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'Quilts for Vegas' for 1 October victims on display in Las Vegas

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Handmade quilts for 1 October victims will be on display at the Clark County Government Center until July 20, 2018. (Eric Green/FOX5) Handmade quilts for 1 October victims will be on display at the Clark County Government Center until July 20, 2018. (Eric Green/FOX5)
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Handmade quilts created by people around the world for the victims of 1 October will be on display at the Clark County Government Center through July 20. 

The exhibit is hosted by Clark County and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. It is located in the Rotunda on the first floor of the government center on 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy in downtown Las Vegas. The exhibit is open to the public. 

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The exhibit was organized in partnership with the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild. The group launched a quilt-making driver called "Quilts for Vegas" after the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip to provide comfort and support to victims. The 70-member group created 250 quilts with the help of hundreds of other quilters in the U.S. and other countries including Germany, Switzerland, and Canada. 

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During the exhibit period, survivors and family members of victims registered with the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center can sign up to participate in a raffle to receive a donated quilt. At the conclusion of the exhibit, the quilts will be shipped to the names drawn in the raffle. Survivors and family members of victims who provided an email address to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center will receive an electronic invite for the raffle that has a registration link. Anyone who did not receive an email, or has not yet been in contact with the center can contact them by email through the website, or by phone at 702-455-2433 or toll-free at 1-833-299-2433. 

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