Take part in the Barn Art Quilt Contest and design a block that could be placed at the end of the building that houses Quilt at Sew in Trenton, KY!
We would like our quilt block to represent our community - not just the community of Trenton, but the community of quilters who visit and make up Quilt and Sew.
How to participate:
1. Turn in a finished 12” block (unfinished at 12 1/2”) with your name and contact information and your story as to why this quilt block should be chosen.
2. Must have a background or be compatible with a white background.
3. EXTENDED: Deadline to turn in your block is April 13, 2013.
4. All blocks become the property of Quilt and Sew. Blocks that are not chosen will be set into quilts that will be completed and raffled off for a local charity.
5. The winning block will be unveiled in September 2013 at the final Barn of the Month meeting.
3 Quilt Show Events in April
Quilt shows are such a great way to share your work with others, and to see what your fellow quilters have been up to recently. Always inspiring! This month, there are quilt shows all around our region.
The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County are having their 24th annual quilt show April 9 through the 27th. This exhibit showcases both old and new quilt masterpieces from area quilters and always proves to be one of the Museum's most colorful and artistic displays each year.
For a special treat, go on Saturday, April 20 from 10:30am-2pm for an old-fashioned Quilting Bee. Members of the Knot Just Quilters, a local quilting group, will be on site to demonstrate their skills and to chat about their art. See more at this link: Hopkinsville-Christian County 24th Annual Quilt Show. (If you are in the Hopkinsville area and want to join a quilt guild, find out more about Knot Just Quilters here.)
Rivers and Spires, an annual festival in Clarksville, Tennessee, will have "Quilts of the Cumberland" Quilt show and contest again this year. It will be April 18th through the 29th. You may enter in several categories for cash prizes. Entries must be postmarked by April 10. This year there is a special event on Thursday evening: Guest Speaker Libby Smith will lead a discussions at 6:30 entited "Vertically Challenged." Learn more here: Quilts of the Cumberland.
Quilt and Sew will have a booth at Rivers and Spires, so please stop by while you are visiting the quilt show. We look forward to seeing you there! Additionally, The Quilt Posse will be at this quilt contest and show, so please stop by and chat with these quilter's as well. Find out more about this local quilter's guild here: The Quilt Posse.
The annual AQS QuiltWeek has made Paducah, Kentucky "Quilt City" every April for the past 29 years. This is a premier event for quilters from all over the globe. We're lucky to have it right in our own backyard! This year, it is Wednesday thru Saturday, April 24-27. Every day's calendar is full of events, tours, vendor booths and more. You can go for a day, or get the multi-day pass. Here's a link to Quilt Week: AQS QuiltWeek.
If you are traveling through to the QuiltWeek, or know someone who is, Quilt and Sew is offering extended hours so you'll have a chance to stop and explore our shop. Thursday through Saturday (April 24 through 27) we'll be open from 9am til 7pm. And we're also open Sunday, April 25th from 11am til 4pm. We'll be offering specials during those days as well. Keep an eye out for newsletters and Facebook posts!
New Class: Tennessee Waltz is April 16 and 30!
Gayla Deal will be teaching this intermediate class. This is a two day class, and you'll end with a beautiful new quilt top. Make it your own just by choosing different fabrics.
Go to our events calendar for details.