Pine Bluff Quilter’s Guild to meet Tuesday


The Pine Bluff Quilter’s Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4200 Old Warren Road.

Johnston’s Home Center at Benton will present the program, with Billie Joe demonstrating the Baby Lock sit down quilter and the Baby Lock serger. Following lunch everyone will have a chance to operate the quilter. Those interested are asked to bring bring a 12-by-20 basted sandwich (top, batting and backing).

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 January 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 nametag. Lunch will be soup and bread provided by the guild.

The fat quarter choice for January is pink or red. 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 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.