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A M E L I A I S L A N D Q U I L T G U I L D E V E N T S
All Guild meetings are open to the public. Check out this month's Program.
November 3, 2018
“Crossroads: Changes in Rural America”,
a Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibit at the Old Callahan Train Depot.
On Saturday, the 3rd, 9am to 1pm, the West Nassau Historical Society
has asked our Guild to participate in this event by displaying quilts and
to have an opportunity to share with the community
the many contributions made by quilters.
We will have our community quilt available for the public to quilt on.
Celebrating Our 30 Year Anniversary
Amelia Island Museum of History
This year, as we continue to celebrate our 30 years as a quilt Guild, we are hosting a joint celebration with the Amelia Island History Museum. Beginning on November 16 and running through the end of January, we will sponsor a quilt show featuring Mary Kerr’s “Recycled Hexies”. We’re honored to work with the Museum to show Ms. Kerr’s quilts along with featuring some of our quilts and art as well as having an opportunity to speak about our work. Below is a summary of the event:
November 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.: Opening of the show at the Museum. During the Museum’s monthly “3rd on 3rd”event, the Guild will be on hand to promote the “Recycled Hexies” Show and participate in a panel discussion for our community speaking about our history, our current work as a Guild, the art and technique of quilting and Mary Kerr’s work.
Raffle Quilt: Tickets for the beautiful raffle quilt made by our Charity Quilters will be available that evening and throughout other events. The drawing will be held on February 16, 2019.
Community Quilt: There are several opportunities throughout the county this year to feature this quilt and have community members actually quilt on it! We have thread, thimbles and needles (could always use more!!). A big thank you to Dell and Bobby Dunman for creating and making a quilt stand for us.
November 16 and January 31, 2019: During the run of the show, we will have several opportunities to volunteer at the museum to speak about our work and display our community quilt for others to help us quilt.
February 16, 2019: We will host a “30th Anniversary Party” at the Museum where we will have some of our member’s quilts on display. As the site of our very first Quilt Show this feels like a wonderful place to celebrate All Guild members and family plus our community is invited. Refreshments will be served.
We are happy to have a strong committee working to create a memorable time as we celebrate both the Guild and the art of quilting. Thanks to Julie Keith - Chair, Lauree Hemke - Board Representative, Patsy Troxell, Holly Yurchison and Pat Avakian.
We look forward to all of you helping throughout this time!
Crossroads: Changes in Rural America
November 3, 2018
Old Callahan Train Depot
“Crossroads: Changes in Rural America”, a Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibit will be at the Old Callahan Train Depot October 27 thru December 8. On Saturday, November 3rd we have been invited by the West Nassau Historical Society to participate in this event by displaying quilts and sharing with the community the many contributions made by quilters. We will make our Community Quilt available for the public to practice the art of hand quilting. Our 2019 Raffle Quilt tickets will be available. Contact Lauree Hemkee to volunteer for this event.
S A V E T H E D A T E
Quilts By The Sea Triannual Quilt Show
February 20-21, 2020