North Louisiana Quilters’ Guild (NLQG) will be having their 2020 Quilt Show February 21-22, 2020. The Journal is aware of many folks who quilt in this area and we thought there may be some interest in this event on Friday and Saturday.
This year the venue has been changed to the Ruston Convention Center, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston Louisiana, 71270. Show Times are Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm.
In addition to over 200 quilts being available for viewing, the Show will have a “bed turning” of Vintage Quilts, Vendors Market, A Children’s Section of Art and Fabric items, Door Prizes, and Demonstrations from quilters teaching a variety of quilting techniques and tips.
The Raffle Quilt this year coincides with LSU winning the National Football Championship Title. The quilt was designed and made by Susan Broadway, NLQG member. Tickets are $1 each and the drawing will be held on Feb. 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Holder of the winning ticket does not need to be present to win.
Featured Quilter of the 2020 Show is Kathryn “Susan” Wible, charter member of the Guild. Susan will have a number of beautiful quilts ranging from post cards, wall hangings to king size quilts. Susan has always been involved in Fiber Arts. She spent many years designing and creating costumes for several Theaters in West Virginia and Louisiana as Costumer Designer. One of her favorite quilts that will be on display is the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home Centennial Quilt. She designed the quilt blocks and pulled the fabrics and trims for each house on the Children’s Home Campus. Members of NLQG made the blocks, sewed the top together and hand quilted it. It is truly a work of art and labor of love.
North Louisiana Quilters’ Guild has been a long-standing community of quilters since it first began in 1980. The group has yearly projects that benefit local charities and ongoing activities for quilting enthusiasts. For years, the Guild has made several quilts for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). In the past few years, the Guild started making quilts for Pilots for Patients. Additional donated quilts have gone to ARCO, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Red Cross, YWCA’s Battered Women’s Shelter and Seekers’ Springs just to name a few.
Ongoing activities for the Guild include Biennial Quilt Shows, Biennial National Teacher Workshops, bi-yearly Quilt Retreats at Seekers’ Springs, monthly newsletters, monthly chapter meetings, quarterly guild meetings, yearly Guild challenges and additional workshops and playdays throughout the year.