The Capital City Quilters Guild will be exhibiting their cozy creations at the annual quilt show, April 19 through 21 at Centennial Hall, from noon-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This free event is open to the public.
The show will feature more than just the beautiful quilts submitted by guild members for the judging; quilter Judith Morley said they have been encouraging youth submissions of clothes, blankets and more, and that there will be demonstrations and a silent auction. Awards will be presented Sunday in categories including contemporary, hand Appliqué (large and small), mixed techiques (innovative and traditional), miniature, traditional (small, medium and large) and 100 percent hand worked. Also awarded will be best in show for the president’s challenge, this year “Juneau Inside and Out,” best of show, judge’s choice and people’s choice. There is also a category for the committee challenge — pin cushions this year. Unjudged categories include group entries, youth entries and “serendipity,” which includes antique quilts, quilted wearables, totes, non guild member quilts and quilts made as fundraisers for a nonprofit organization.
The guild meets monthly from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, though time and location are subject to change. Members meet to talk, learn and work on quilts. There is an extensive lending library, available at UFO (UnFinished Objects) gatherings, and the group organizes workshops on topics ranging from color theory to applique methods, sometimes featuring visiting quilters. For more information on the guild or the 2013 show, visit www.ccquilters.org .