Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Challenge Quilts on Display

The Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild is now displaying its annual “Challenge Quilts” in the upstairs gallery at the Ashe County Public Library. “Challenge Quilts” can be no smaller than 20” and no larger than 30” square.  Twenty-two challenge quilt pieces offer us cats, birds, owls, flowers, abstracts, and many others.  The only limits were to use black, white and one other color with the design left to the maker’s imagination and imagine they have.  They are on view until the end of October, 2016.

In 2002, the Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild was organized for quilters throughout the local area quilters to come together to quilt, socialize and learn quilting skills.  The meetings consist of a social time, business, show & tell, and a program. 

There’s a “Sew Day” on the first Thursday of each month at the Senior Center at 12:30 to give members a chance to work together on charity quilts and other projects
The Guild has educational programs & workshops, Sew Days, road trips, Secret Pals, a Quilt Fair, Challenge Quilts, Mystery Quilts & exchanges, Charity Quilts, and an Opportunity Quilt. 

Each year until 2015, they held a Quilt Fair at Jefferson Station as part of “On the Same Page” a celebration of reading held during September.  If you need a “quilt fix” one is available at the Ashe County Public Library each month as the Library displays a member’s individual quilt.

The Guild meets the second Thursday of each month with a social time at 2:00 p.m. and business meeting at 2:15 p.m. at the Ashe County Senior Center. The Senior Center is located at 180 ChattyRob Lane in West Jefferson

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