6th annual Quilt and Fiber Arts Show at St. Bernards Auditorium

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Quilters and crafters from across Region 8 came together for the 6th annual Quilt and Fiber Arts Show Saturday.

The show, presented by The Women's Advisory Council of the St. Bernards Development Foundation and sponsored by St. Bernards Senior Services and St. Bernards Village,  was held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  at the St. Bernards Auditorium.

Members of area quilt guilds and other quilters from Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee will display some of their favorite works along with fiber arts members in the Diamond Chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America, Ozark Folk Fiber Guild, yarn spinners, and knitters.

Displays for crochet, smocking, and other fiber arts are also on display.

The show features a Raffle Quilt and a silent auction in addition to the exhibits. Members of the Sew E-Z Quilt Club in Jonesboro made and donated the quilt.  Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and may be purchased at the Foundation office, from members of the Women's Advisory Council, members of the quilt club, and at the door.  The quilt will be raffled at the show on Sunday afternoon, April 14, at 3:00 p.m.  Participants do not have to be present to win.

For the silent auction, all quilters and sewers contributed hand-made items for the auction , such as baby blankets, youth and lap quilts, pillow cases, wall hangings, knitted and crocheted items, handbags, travel bags and other items related to quilting and fiber arts.

Admission is free and donations are welcome. Net proceeds from the Raffle Quilt and the silent auction will be donated to the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 870-207-2500 or Nancy Chrisman at 870-243-1077 or by email at nancychrisman@sbcglobal.net.

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