The Piecemakers Quilt Group’s annual show is open now through April 23. The show always draws very large crowds to the Icehouse and to Mayfield. This year the Quilt Group is displaying 92 quilts, wall hangings and other handmade quilted artwork. The Icehouse will have special hours from 9:00am until 5:00pm Monday through Saturday during the week of April 18 through 23 to coincide with Paducah’s Quilt Week; members of the Quilt Group will be on hand to demonstrate their skills and to offer quilting tips to visitors. A quilter’s bazaar will run throughout the duration of the final week, April 18-23, and will offer fabric along with books and tools at bargain prices, with all proceeds going to the Icehouse Gallery.
This year’s raffle quilt, a wall hanging by Piecemakers Group member and well-known author of quilting reference books, Phyllis D. Miller of Murray, will be introduced at the show. Quilt raffle tickets will be available for $1 each at the Icehouse or online by PayPal until December when the winning name will be drawn during the Impressions exhibition reception. Click below for details.
These quilts all tell a story and some are displayed with placards describing their special characteristics. Roxanne Ferguson of Mayfield headed a project involving all of the group’s members. Called “whisper project,” an image is given to the first person on a team, and then the second person is showed the quilt based on the image, but not the original image. The second person creates a quilt based on the first, and then shows that to the third team member. The interest is seeing what the last person on the team creates compared to the first. It’s like the game where a word is whispered down a row of people and the word heard by the last person is compared to the original word to see how it has changed. Lou Ann Philpot from Murray is displaying a “bridge quilt” that she made for her son, Dr. Timothy Philpot of Rolla, Missouri. Dr. Philpot is in charge of a bridge design team at the University of Missouri and is the author of a major textbook on the subject. The quilt depicts seven major bridges from around the world. There is also a warm tribute to Janet Crider, a member of the Quilt Group who passed away during 2015.
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Phyllis D. Miller, Mary Helen Boyd and Fran McEachern, three Quilt Group members who installed the show. Not pictured are Lou Ann Philpot, Cheryl Slaughter and Lindsay Luciano.
Piecemakers Quilt Group annual show in the Icehouse Gallery, featuring more than 90 quilts, wall hangings and other hand-quilted items.
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The Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild and our Icehouse Gallery are supported primarily by contributions from our membership and the corporate community. Nine percent of our operating budget comes from the City of Mayfield, Graves County Fiscal Court and the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which receives state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.