PB Quilter’s Guild to observe Christmas in August

The Pine Bluff Quilter’s Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4200 Old Warren Road.

This month’s theme is Christmas in August. The morning program will be making a Santa ornament and in the afternoon there will be a program on making folded Christmas tree napkins.

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 August 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 reminded to wear their name tag. Members are asked to bring appetizers as their lunch.

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

The Pine Bluff Quilter’s Guild has an annual membership fee of $2o. 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 and 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.

“Come and join us, what you don’t know about quilting, we can teach and what you know about quilting, we can learn,” a guild spokesman said.