The two-day event will draw quilters and vendors from throughout the region to Metropolis and Paducah Saturday and Sunday.
An assortment of exhibits and activities will be held in both cities.
The guild’s quilt show combines instruction, classes and demonstrations for an event of super measure at the Harrah’s Riverfront Event Center in Metropolis, while exhibits, demonstrations and lectures by known experts will be featured at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah. Many of the activities are either free or low cost.
The Massac Quilters Guild Quilt Show will feature a Super Block Challenge and exhibitors demonstrating sewing machines, needlework, basketmaking and more. The guild will host a Quilting Zoo, with demonstrations throughout the day. New this year is Fat Quarter Frenzy. Attendees are asked to bring one Fat Quarter for a chance to win all of them.
Among the activities scheduled are:
Metropolis Schedule of Events
• 9 a.m. until noon: Autumn Leaf Table Runner Class by Paula Spillman and Quilt in a Day. Attendees should bring their own machine or use machines provided. Cost for class is $20 plus kit. A free Turkey Table Runner pattern will be included. Individuals should pre-register by calling Quilt in a Day at 270-442-2155.
• 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.: Massac Quilters Guild Quilt Show, with a $2 donation. Show also features the Pilgrim/Roy Challenge Quilts exhibit. Quilting and Artist vendors, Demonstrations and chances to win door prizes.
• Super Block Challenge. Contest open to all quilters. Visit www.massacquilters.org for entry information.
• 1 p.m.: The Story of Fabric with Cath Evans. There’s more to fabric than meets the eye. Why is thread count important? Is the fabric from a quilt shop different than fabric from a superstore? How can I prevent fabric from bleeding when I wash a quilt? Learn more about fabric and fabric construction, printing and dye techniques, fabric finishing, fabric selection and quilt care. This event is free.
• 1-3 p.m.: Quilters Tea at Summers Riverview Mansion in Metropolis. Tours will be offered of the home adorned with quilts and coffee, tea and desserts will be served.
• 3 p.m.: Fabric Portraits with Susan Mogan. Learn how to transform a photograph into a quilt. This fusable method is suitable for all skill levels. The class is free.
• 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.: Massac Quilters Guild Quilt Show with a $2 donation. Show also features the Pilgrim/Roy Challenge Quilts exhibit. Quilting & Artist vendors, Demonstrations and chances to win door prizes.
• Noon: Luncheon and lecture with Caryl Bryer-Fallert will be offered. Attendees will have lunch with fellow quilters and then listen to a lecture by Bryer-Fallert, entitled Inspiration and the Creative Process.
Bryer-Fallert is internationally recognized for her award-winning art quilts, which have appeared in hundreds of national and international exhibitions, collections, and publications. Honors include 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century, NQA, Masterpiece Quilt Award, and selection as one of the thirty most influential quilt makers in the world.
Bryer-Fallert has lectured and taught in eleven countries around the world before opening the Bryerpatch Studio and Workshop Center in Paducah in 2006.
The cost is $20 for lunch and lecture or $10 for lecture only at 12:30 p.m. Reservations required for luncheon by calling 877-424-5025.
• 2:30 p.m.: Improve Your Rotary Cutting with Cath Evans. In this lecture workshop, quilters will learn a collection of cutting techniques to improve the accuracy of their rotary cutting. Whether a beginner who is looking for a set of rules to follow or an experienced quilter looking for tips to improve speed and accuracy, everyone, including left-handers, will benefit from this class, which is free.
• 3:45 p.m.: Massac Quilters Guild Show: People’s Choice Winners announced.
Paducah Schedule of Events
• 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Quilt Exhibits: Regular Admission. Free guided Museum Gallery Tour will be offered at 1 p.m. with paid admission. The museum will offer two exhibits.
The Chicago School of Fusing, with guest artist Susan Else, will be featured. Fusing as a technique has been refined by Frieda Anderson, Anne Lullie, Emily Parson, Judy Perez, Jane Sassaman and Laura Wasilowski. This exhibit showcases their vibrant quilts, joined by the 3-D work of Else.
A Sense of Balance, curated by Jerry Roy, explores how quilt makers of the past balanced form, color and line in their quilts, whether consciously or unconsciously.
• 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Celebration Quilts sale: Fiber artists with quilts in the museum’s collection donated small quilts to raise funds for the National Quilt Museum. More than 30 quilts remain available.
• 10 until 2 p.m.: Demonstrations by the Yo Yo Club of Paducah, which is free to the public.
• 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.: Learn beading and embellishment with Sherry Johnston of Poppy Seeds and Beads. Beads will be available for purchase. This will be offered free in the lobby.
•2:30-3:30 p.m.: A free color theory lecture will be given. Quilters will be able to confidently choose colors for any project after learning these color secrets. Attendees will understand how to use a color wheel, determine values, understand warm versus cool and to make colors “pop” or blend in.
• 1-5 p.m. Quilt Exhibits: Regular Admission. The museum will offer two exhibits: The Chicago School of Fusing and A Sense of Balance.
• 1-5 p.m.: Learn beading and embellishment with Sherry Johnston of Poppy Seeds and Beads. Beads will be available for purchase. This will be offered free in the lobby.
• 1–5 p.m. Baste-In: Don’t have the room or expertise to finish a quilt? Individuals are encouraged to bring their quilt top, batting, backing and pins, and museum volunteers will pin baste it for $5 or 1⁄2 yard of fabric. Registration is required by calling 270-442-8856.
• 1-5 p.m. Celebration Quilts sale: Fiber artists with quilts in the museum’s collection donated small quilts to raise funds for the National Quilt Museum.
• 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Quilt Care and Conservation lecture by Judy Schwender. Schwender is the curator of collections/registrar of The National Quilt Museum and has a degree in textile history. Free.
Community art and other events include:
— Paducah Stitch ‘N Quilt Guild Quiltfest at Broadway Church of Christ, 2855 Broadway, Paducah on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Annual guild show featuring vendors, demonstrations and quilts galore. Admission donation requested.
— Paducah’s Lowertown Art District 2nd Saturday. Art galleries open late till 8 p.m. and feature special events. Jefferson-Park Avenue and from Third up to Ninth streets.
— Fort Massac State Park. Living History on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. French and Indian War period living historians will present displays and interpretive programs on the 18th century “tavern” life and brewing. Free.
— Super Museum and Americana Hollywood Museum in Metropolis. Visitors receive half price admission on Saturday and Sunday with their free souvenir Super City Quilt City Connection button available at both the museum and the Riverfront Event Center.
A complete listing of events and special lodging information is available at www.metropolistourism.com. Event and museum information can also be viewed at http://NationalQuiltMuseum.org.
For more information, call Metropolis Tourism at 877-424-5025 or The National Quilt Museum at 270-442-8856.