Piecemakers Quilt Challenge 2012 On Display For All To See

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Florence-Entries in the Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s Quilt Challenge ‘12 will be on exhibit at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts in Florence from November 14 through December 14. This year’s exhibit marks the 24th year of the Challenge.


The Guild members have new rules for the Challenge each year and the creative way the rules are followed by each member makes this exhibit an exciting adventure. This year members were challenged to create a quilted item using at least 50% recycled fabric. Members were free to make items such as table runners or clothing as well as traditional quilts. Each quilter must also follow other rules on size and presentation.


The Guild members chose the Best of Show, Best Use of Theme, and other awards. The public chooses the People’s Choice Award by voting for their favorite quilt.


The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Florence. New members are welcome. The Guild is made up of quilt makers at all levels of expertise and people who are interested in promoting the collection and preservation of quilts.


Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is located at 217 East Tuscaloosa Street, and is open, free of charge, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Museum programs are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.  Sponsored by the Florence Department of Arts and Museums.  Call the Center at 256-760-6379 for more information.



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