The 2013 Donation Quilt, ‘The Heart of Enchantment,’ a purple and green bargello design. Courtesy/LAPQG
2013 Quilt Market at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy/LAPQG
Dozens of beautiful quilts will be on display in the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show, “Our Favorite Quilts,” at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery beginning with an opening reception 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 2.
Each year the Guild makes a donation quilt that is raffled off after the September Quilt Market at Crossroads Bible Church. Funds raised by the sale of Donation Quilt tickets each year support the Guild’s community service projects and informative seminars for interested quilters.
Last year more than 1,600 tickets were sold for the 2013 Donation Quilt, “The Heart of Enchantment,” a purple and green bargello design. This year’s Donation Quilt will be on display at the show’s opening reception. Raffle tickets for the quilt will be for sale during the reception. The quilt also will be on display at the Arts Council Spring Arts and Crafts Fair May 3 on the Fuller Lodge lawn.
Laura Erickson, current guild president, says that the members of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild are really looking forward to exhibiting some of their favorite quilts for the public.
The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild is a not-for-profit educational organization that encourages and develops the art of quilting. The Quilt Guild supports its members through monthly meetings that include workshops, teachers and speakers, an extensive library of quilting books, and, especially, by bringing together members with mutual interests and different skill levels.
The Guild supports the community through service projects, such as their annual Sew-a-Thon, that benefit deserving causes. The annual Sew-a-Thon this year is a community service project dedicated to sewing blocks for Veterans Quilts. The finished quilts are presented by Bear Paws Quilt Guild of Jemez Springs to family members of New Mexico veterans that have died in the past year.
Recently the Piecemakers made quilts for the “Komfort for Kids” Project. “Komfort for Kids” supplies the Los Alamos Police Department with backpacks filled with quilts or afghans, snacks, water and a coloring book, which police officers can hand out to children in stressful situations.
The Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, except July and December, with meetings alternating between United Church of Los Alamos and White Rock Baptist Church. New members are always welcome, regardless of skill level.
More at: http://www.losalamos.com/lap/
The quilts can be viewed through May 31 in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery, open during regular library hours:
- 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday
- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday
- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
- 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday