Extension Service agent to present program at Quilter’s Guild meeting


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

Mary Ann Kizer of the Jefferson County Extension Office will present the program.

A second program on making a quilt carrier bag will also be given. There will be a secret pal exchange at the guild this year and this is the month when members must sign up for the exchange.

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 February 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 a planned meal provided by selected guild members.

The fat quarter choice for February is green. 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. Members are asked to pay their dues at this meeting so the membership book can be prepared.

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. “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.