Piecemaker quilts on display
Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 8:00 pm
The Ice House Gallery in Mayfield, Ky., is exhibiting quilts made by The Piecemakers of Graves County through May 4.
The Piecemakers is a quilting group established in 1989. Their main objectives are learning new techniques and passing on their knowledge to new quilters. Each of their monthly meetings has a segment during which members discuss current projects, and then all members share in a quilting lesson. The group has workshops throughout the year.
The group also supports many charities with their projects. Some examples of their charitable contributions were quilts given to wounded soldiers, baby quilts for Hope for Life, more than 60 quilts for seriously ill or injured children in local hospitals, lap-sized quilts for dialysis patients, stuffed dogs and bears for children who have experienced trauma, and raffle quilts to benefit the animal shelter, Habitat for Humanity, The Mayfield/Graves County Art guild and quilted Christmas stockings for children at Lighthouse Ministries.
The exhibit includes a wide range of quilts and techniques. There are both traditional and art quilts as well as hand-quilted and machine-quilted. The Piecemakers will also have a bazaar and bake sale in the Ice House’s workshop room during the last full week of April to coincide with AQS Quilt Week in Paducah, Ky.
The Piecemakers welcome new quilters to participate with their group. They meet every fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Graves County Library. Some of their members also meet at the Ice House every first and third Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m.
The Ice House is located at 120 North Eighth St. and is open Tuesdays–Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.
Published in The Messenger 4.19.13