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Local award-winning quilter to lead teddy bear workshop


The Pine Bluff Quilter’s Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4200 Old Warren Road.

This month’s program will be a trunk showing by award-winning local quilter and teacher, Barbara Wingfield.

Wingfield will also lead a workshop after the noon lunch, where attendees will make a teddy bear. Those who wish to participate need to bring a sewing machine, white thread and normal sewing supplies. There is a $5 charge for all members who attend the workshop.

During the meeting, plans will be finalized for the guild’s fall retreat set for Oct. 21-24.

Show-and-tell, along with fat quarter and door prize drawings, will be held after the business meeting. Members with a birthday during the month of October are asked to bring a door prize, which should be related to quilting or sewing. Door prizes are given out at the end of the meeting and all winners must be present. Members are also reminded to wear their name tag. Lunch will be provided.

The fat quarter choice for October is purple. At any time, white, white-on-white or beige or beige-on-beige fabric is accepted. Everyone is encouraged to bring a fat quarter (18-by-22 inches) of 100 percent cotton.

The Pine Bluff Quilter’s Guild has an annual membership fee of $20. Anyone interested in learning the art of quilt- making is welcome to come, visit and become a member, according to a club spokesman. Membership is open to all who are interested in quilting, no prior experience is needed.

The purpose of the Pine Bluff Quilter’s Guild is to ensure the continuity of the craft by teaching the techniques of quilting, and to encourage, and promote an interest in quilting to the public.