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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Calling All Local Quilters!

Calling all quilters in the Sabine and Natchitoches Parishes area

Once again Rebel State Park in Marthaville will have a February quilt show featuring OUR quilts!!  That’s right… they want to display YOUR work (or quilts you have that were made by other people)!  This is NOT a fancy-dancy quilt show!!  DON’T say “My work isn’t good enough for a show.”  (This is now referred to as the MWIGE statement.)  

They want ALL types of quilts:  old quilts, new quilts, red quilts, blue quilts, quilts that have little cars, quilts that have little stars…  (Sorry Dr. Seuss… I just couldn’t help myself!  If you don’t recognize the source of that text, it means you did not read the book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish to your children a gazillion times like I did.)

She wants everything from utility quilts, baby quilts (She is planning a special display of baby/small quilts in the round room.) on up to bed quilts.  EVERYTHING you send will be greatly appreciated.

(Sidebar -  I hear a lot of you say, MWIGE…. There is NO SUCH THING!  This is NOT a judged show, and Staci wants a great VARIETY of quilt types.  PLEASE don’t miss entering because you think that MWIGE!)

Just pick several of your quilts to share with us all, and call Staci at 472-6255 to let her know you are willing to help her out.  She will even come and PICK YOUR QUILTS UP FOR YOU!!  She is hoping to do pick-ups on Jan. 28 and 29 so she will have the next week to hang them.

Please tell others you know that own quilts (even if they are not quilters) and encourage them to enter.  This is a community show and everyone is welcome to participate!

The quilt show will run the entire month of February, so your quilts will need to spend the month away from home, but the good news is, YOU HAVE VISITATION RIGHTS!!  The quilt show is FREE, and you can go as many times as you wish.

100_1234ALSO:  On Saturday, Feb. 13th she will have a morning of scheduled programs to interest all quilters.  The theme this year is the evolution of quilting. (BOY!  Have things changed since your Grandmother made quilts!)

100_1232 (This is some of last year’s group… Don’t they look like they are having FUN?  Well, they DID have fun… they just don’t like having their picture taken!)

So pass the word, and PLEASE enter several of your quilts!!  (I’m begging here, on my knees, hands folded in the prayer position, desperate look on my face.)  OK…  Now stop laughing and go get those quilts!!


1 comment:

  1. I wish I were close enough to come see the quilt show. I know it will be wonderful.


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