Red River Quilters Annual Quilt Show
Theme: Quilting is my heART!
Dates: Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2, 2016
Friday, September 30 – 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, October 1 – 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday, October 2 – 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Riverview Hall, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101
Admission: Friday: $5; Saturday/Sunday: Included in Red River Revel ticket
- 200+ quilts and quilted items on display
- Featured Quilter: Sylvia Neil of Haughton, LA
- Special Exhibits
- Silent auction of quilts and quilted items
- Merchant mall
- Technique and product demonstrations
- Door prizes
- Tickets for “Midnight in the Garden” queen-sized donation quilt made by Red
- River Quilters guild members (tickets $1 each) – proceeds fund community service projects
More Information: www.redriverquilters.com
Featured Quilter: Sylvia Neil of Haughton, LA
Sylvia Neil of Haughton, Louisiana, is a quilter, mentor and active Red River Quilters quilt guild member who has served in many roles, including President, since joining the guild in 1990. She will display 16 quilts that showcase her favorite pieces – wall hangings and queen-sized quilts – to include one quilt that won a Viewer’s Choice Award. Her quilts reflect her work since she began quilting in 1983.
Sylvia makes mostly queen-sized quilts, but she also enjoys making wall hangings to try out patterns. Her quilts combine piecing and applique, and paint medium and material dye. Often she adds embroidery to her quilts. She machine pieces her quilts on Bernina and Janome machines, and quilts many of her quilts on her Gammill long arm machine.
Today she contributes to Red River Quilters service projects. She makes baby quilts for our Love Wrappers program and makes dresses for orphans in support of First Baptist Church of Haughton’s ministry program.
Special Exhibit – Antique Quilts from Spring Street Museum
Red River Quilters will host a collection of antique quilts and textiles on loan from Shreveport’s Spring Street Museum. The special exhibit includes Victorian-era crazy quilts and commemorative quilts, all with connections to Shreveport families.
About Red River Quilters
Red River Quilters was formed in 1983, with the purpose to promote the appreciation and preservation of quilts, to encourage the art itself, to foster charitable endeavors with quilting, and to provide a forum in which quilters and quilt lovers might share their common interest in the craft.
The guild’s annual quilt show is one way of sharing the art of quilting with the public. We participate in Red River Revel’s 4th grade school children’s activities during the Revel. We also sponsor a youth activity booth at the Revel – Children’s Sew Day – where the youngsters draw a picture on a 6-inch square of muslin and sew their block to another block of fabric. Red River Quilters members sew the blocks together to make hundreds of quilts that we donate to local hospitals for babies, children, and teens in need. We also make hundreds of comfort caps for cancer patients each year.