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North Louisiana Quilters' Guild hosts quilt show at the Convention Center

The North Louisiana Quilters’ Guild is hosting a quilt show at the Convention Center on Friday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The quilt show will include over 200 quilts that have been made by the guild members. There will also be other handmade items.

A special section in the show will include an exhibit to highlight ten featured quilts made by ten of the quilters in the guild.

Admission for the show is $7 for people aged 7 to 79 years. All other visitors will get in for free.

Over ten vendors, quilt stores, and suppliers will be present for the show. Tools and fabric are among the items that will be available for purchase.

Susan Wible, a member of the guild, talks about a special vendor from Minnesota. Wible says, “He makes leather out of fish skins… He is going to do a demonstration on how to use it in quilting.”

Demonstrations will be held every half hour during the show. Wible says that these demonstrations will be on different techniques, tools, and history.

The North Louisiana Quilters’ Guild will also be raffling off a donated quilt designed by Cathy Poe, a member of the guild. Other members of the guild also participated by creating parts and assembling the piece. The winner of the quilt will be announced Saturday evening before the closing of the show.

The North Louisiana Quilters’ Guild also serves the community by donating quilts to the foster children at CASA. The Guild also makes quilts for Pilots for Patients and many other organizations.

For more information about the show, or how to join the guild, information is on the Facebook page at North Louisiana Quilters’ Guild or email nlqgshow@gmail.com

Sydney Russo is originally from West Monroe, Louisiana. She is currently enrolled in The University of Louisiana at Monroe and is studying Communications. Her concentration is in Digital Media.