Baking, Quilting Contests Showcase Ike's Abilene

Contests will be at Eisenhower Presidential Library on Sept. 19.

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Home cooking and quilting experts have a chance to showcase their skills and earn recognition by entering the Ike's Abilene Cooking and Quilting Contests at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene. Each contest will be held Sept. 19.

The cooking contest requires a modern interpretation of a recipe dating from Dwight Eisenhower's life in Abilene. Three categories, cake, pie and cookie will be open to two divisions. The youth division will be for bakers from 12 to 16 years old and the adult division is for bakers 16 and older. Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 1.

Historical cookbooks are available online or in person at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and the Abilene public library.

The quilting contest challenges entrants to create a wall hanging using the Evening Star pattern, which was often used by Ike's mother, Ida. There are two categories, traditional and modern, up to two divisions, youth, 17 and under and adult, 18 and over. Entry is by pre-enrollment and is due Sept. 9.

Volunteers to judge or help with the contests are welcome. The guidelines and entry forms for each competition are available on the web site at For more information or to have the entry form mailed to you, call the Library at 785-263-6700.

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