October 20, 2005
VISUAL ART "Five on Fire," an exhibit featuring glass sculpture by five Centre alumni , through Oct. 28, AEGON Gallery, Jones Visual Arts Center, Centre College. Featuring the works of Paul Hugues '92, Paul Nelson '92, D.H. McNabb '02, Jonathan Swanz '01 and Brook Forest White Jr. '91. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Paintings and drawings by LaChrista Ellis , through October, grand hall, Community Arts Center. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
November 10, 2009
Wanda Baber, left, and Edna Williams presented a quilt Williams made in memory of the late Sam Painter, using his ties as part of the pattern. Painter and his wife, Betty, who also died recently, were members of Forest Grove Christian Church, which had a large display of hand-made quilts on exhibit Saturday in the sanctuary and fellowship hall.
September 15, 2010
If you love to quilt but don't want to spend alot of money, here's some ideas to help you with your hobby. Join a local quilting guild . If you are local - The Pieceful Hearts Quilting Guild in Lincoln County meets at the Lincoln County Extension Office once a month. (They have a morning and an evening class). This gives you access to many other quilters who can share ideas, material, patterns and skills. The charge to meet with this group? Only $12 a year!
October 10, 2011
FORKLAND - A large handmade quilt will be part of the silent auction at the 40th annual Forkland Festival and Revue Oct. 14-15 at the community center on Ky. 37 in Western Boyle County. The 112- by 97-inch quilt is made of 40 different stars, each with names, and designed by Forkland folks and Mary Yoder to commemorate the 40th festival. The piecing and quilting was done by Mrs. Yoder and her family, former residents of Forkland. They currently live in Metcalfe County. The material in the quilt is a variety of colors and bordered by cream and green fabric.
July 31, 2008
Quilts are art, tell stories of life, and have become a booming business across the nation. On Friday and Saturday, Berea's Quilt Extravaganza will offer two talks on the heritage of quilt-making that will include experiences from Madison County and beyond. Kate Egerton, a quilt collector, quilter and assistant professor in the department of English, Theatre and Speech Communication at Berea College, will present "Piecing Is Orderly, But Stories Are Not: Quilting Traditions in American Literature.
September 19, 2007
They want to weave color, combined with history, through the county - with quilts. The Art Depository has started a quilting project which will put Jessamine County on both the Kentucky and National Quilt Trails. The National Quilt Trail originated six years ago in Adams County, Ohio when Donna Sue Groves painted a quilt square for her mother and mounted it on the barn. The idea quickly caught on and can be mapped through several states. Mary Kuster, gallery director at the Art Depository, is currently coordinating the project here in Jessamine County.
August 25, 2003
Marlene Martin of Danville chose to reveal her sympathy with the plight of Africa in quilt form. Now her work is a finalist in a national show in Nashville. Her quilt, "Tears for Africa," will compete for one of 12 winning slots and $24,750 in prize money in the American Quilter's Society's Nashville 2003 Quilt Exposition. It was one of 482 entries. The 50-inch by 58-inch quilt was made using crazy-quilted African fabrics in the competition's crazy quilt category. The work will be judged by an international panel of experts prior to the Wednesday opening of the exhibit.
February 5, 2008
OLIVE HILL - Carter Caves State Resort Park will host the Carter County Extension Homemakers 2008 Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Quilts may be entered in the show from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday. The categories will include: Appliqu, Feed Sack, Cheater Cloth (preprinted), Hand Pieced/Hand Quilted, Hand Pieced/Machine Quilted, Machine Pieced/Hand Quilted, Machine Pieced/Machine Quilted, and Tacked and Old. There is no entry fee and prizes will be awarded. For more information, call (606)
June 10, 2004
A red, white and blue heritage quilt displayed in the Casey County Fair Floral Hall this week is the result of a quilt block contest involving the county homemakers clubs. The quilt is a fund-raiser, and bidders can try their luck at the silent auction that ends at 5 p.m. Saturday, the final day of the annual fair. Proceeds will help fund the Floral Hall with the help of Quilt King of Liberty, sponsor. The 35-block heritage quilt has a variety of squares from the rising sun to crosses and stars in patriotic colors.