Quilts to be on display at Mahon Public Library - FOX34 Lubbock

Quilts to be on display at Mahon Public Library

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

The South Plains Quilters’ Guild’s annual quilt exhibit will hang at the Mahon Public Library from November 2nd through the end of December. This annual tradition creates a colorful backdrop on the main floor of the library, and is a special treat for library patrons as the holiday season approaches. Quilts in the show have been made by South Plains Quilters’ Guild members, many of whom have won ribbons at local and regional quilt shows.

Of particular note this year, are seven quilts made cooperatively by members of the Guild in a Row-by-Row challenge. Individual members made a row of blocks (or 2 or 3) around one of six theme fabrics. Volunteers from the Guild assembled the rows into quilt tops, then machine quilted, and finished each of the seven quilts. During the coming year, these seven quilts will be donated to various charitable groups in the area, and some may find their way to fund raising auctions.

Quilts hanging on the north side near the children’s area are from an ongoing service project of the South Plains Quilters’ Guild called Kid’s Quilts. These quilts are made for area children facing special challenges and the quilts are donated through the Women’s Protective Services and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest.

Several members from the guild are donating their time to the Lubbock County Detention Center working with the men and women inmates. Sewing machines are available for them to learn sewing techniques. These men and women in the detention center volunteer their time for the designing and making of quilt tops for the children. They also assist the guild to finish quilts by tieing the layered quilts sewn by guild members.

This year’s Quilt Display can be seen during the regular operating hours of the Mahon Public Library from November 2 through the end of the year. A guide to the show will be available upon request at the library desk. The guide identifies the name of each quilt and its maker. The quilts designed and sewn by LCDC inmates will be labeled as well.

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