Story last updated at 3/25/2009 - 10:58 am
JUNEAU - Capital City Quilters presents their annual quilt show this weekend at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 28 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 29.
Mary Kay Palmateer, CCQ President, said the quilts on display this year will be a mixture of old and new. In past years, quilt show entries were judged by guild members, but judging will not take place this year.
CCQ invited other guilds around the state to take place in this year's show with a challenge: to depict "Seward's Folly" in quilt form. Four quilts were submitted in response and will be on display at the show.
Over 20 small quilts will be available at a silent auction as well as packs of fabric and CCQ cookbooks for sale. There will be demonstrations of the original style of English Paper Piercing which began in the 1700s. Presentations will also be held on hand appliqué and other quilting methods.
CCQ is a local nonprofit organization of over 100 men and women dedicated to sharing and promoting quilting in the Juneau area.
CCQ supports other nonprofit organizations by donating an annual raffle quilt. Over the years, these quilts have provided several thousands of dollars to support local organizations. They have also donated quilts to the Child Advocacy Center, hundreds of pillowcases to the Aware Shelter and yards of fabric to local school projects.
The CCQ annually sponsors local and national teachers for classes as well as many other activities including quilting retreats. Information will be provided at the show about the guild and how to become a member.
Admission to the show is free of charge.