PUBLISHED: 11:52 AM on Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Pieces come together for annual quilt show

Photo by Amanda Gragert
  Joanne Wilder, left, works on a quilt while Mary Kay Palmateer makes prize ribbons for the annual Capital City Quilters show, which will be held Saturday and Sunday at Centennial Hall.
All the pieces are sewn together for the annual Capital City Quilters show Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4-5 at Centennial Hall.

The guild of about 100 members will display, but not sell, quilts with varying techniques Quilts will be judged in an array of categories, including the People's Choice Award.

"The public can come out Saturday and vote on their favorite and Sunday the winner will be announced. It's always interesting to see which quilts the community is drawn to," said quilter Mary Kay Palmateer, who was making the prize ribbons for the show.

Group member Joanne Wilder said dues paying guild members usually display more than 100 quilts.

"We never hang the same quilt twice. It's always something new and different," Wilder said. "It's our gift to the community."

Quilting will be demonstrated throughout two-day event, which is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

"It's a chance to show the public what we're doing. Anybody interested in quilting is welcome to join (the group)," Palmateer said.

"We're always looking for new members."

Wilder said quilting experience is not required to join the group.

"It's fun to teach somebody and watch them work," Wilder said.

The guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the last Monday of each month at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Members also hold retreats and quilting days that can last until midnight.

"We do all kinds of things. Sometimes it's come in your jammies and quilt," Wilder said.