“A quilt will warm your body and comfort your soul.” Who said quilting was a lost art because the Red River Quilters don’t think so at all. On September 27 – 28, the Red River Quilters will have a quilt show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds Agriculture Building in Shreveport. They are part of the Red River Revel which is one of the largest art festivals in the South!
The Red River Quilters group is a non-profit organization in the Shreveport/Bossier City area formed in March of 1983. It started with six women; Pat Birmingham, Louise Cooke, Thelma Green, Gloria Ingram, Alice Pearce and Pam Pelletier. Their mission is to promote the appreciation and preservation of quilts in an effort to give to charity. In addition, they wanted to foster a meeting place for people to express their art of quilting and share ideas. They reach out to local communities ever since their first project helping children make stuff animals at Northwest State School for Christmas. Now, there are 250 members and they continue to have service projects for organizations such as the American Red Cross and Shriners’ Hospital.
This annual quilt show will have 200 plus quilts to show off! In addition, there will be demonstrations, silent auctions, and items for sale. When you buy a ticket, there will be a donation quilt drawing on Saturday. There will also be an educational factor to the event with guest Artisan, Beth Morris. She will teaching “The Art of Rug Hooking” which is pulling of fabric through a woven base such as burlap or linen using a crotchet-type hooking. This event is FREE and their will be free parking at the fairgrounds too. For more information, visit their website here or Facebook page here.