The Piecers of the Heartland Quilt Guild 7th Bi-Annual Quilt Show will be held Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $5.
At 10:30 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. a “bed turning” demonstration will be conducted. This year, the presentation is “Our Favorite Quilt.” Members wrote a story about their favorite quilt that will be shared with the audience.
On display will be hand-quilted designs to reflect the old-time tradition of quilting. Other quilts on display will be done via the more high-tech, computerized quilting machines. Both methods result in artistic, beautiful quilting and require a lot of patience and skill.
There also will be friendship quilts, mystery quilts, wearable art, and home décor. Friendship quilts — quilts made by members only — will be donated to Emerald Estates. Each client living there will be given their very own quilt.
Mystery quilts are a popular activity. Each month, participating members of Piecers of the Heartland receive a portion of a pattern to work on. After several months, they bring their completed blocks and attend a workshop to assemble them together. Then the “mystery” is revealed. This year’s mystery was the Disappearing Hourglass pattern.
Visitors can vote for their favorite quilt in 12 categories and also for one quilt they consider Best of Show. Ribbons will be awarded after 2:30 p.m. Visitors may also check the guild’s website later in the month for pictures of winning quilts. The website is: piecersquiltguild.com.
Visitors may also purchase raffle tickets to win a king-sized quilt. This year’s pattern is “Star Around the Garden.” The quilt was donated by Paula Hoffmann. Cheryl Rakestraw spent nearly a month quilting a beautiful computerized design all over the quilt.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will be held July 10 and the winner need not be present to win.