Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 5 p.m.
10th Anniversary Show
Exhibit remains through March 27th
Burnett Gallery & Jacobs Foyer
Ten years ago the long tradition of quilting in our
coastal communities was transformed into a guild. To
celebrate its Tenth Anniversary, Pacific Piecemakers Quilt
Guild will host a multi-faceted event which will begin with the
opening of its 2006 Challenge Show in the Burnett Gallery,
and a Challenge Retrospective and reception in the Jacob
Foyer, both at 5 p.m. A display of "President's Quilts" made
by the guild's past presidents, and a gala dinner and
entertainment for guild members, and their guests, follows at
6:30 in the Coleman Auditorium.
"A Perfect Ten" describes this year's Challenge, in
which quilters find a way to use the number or concept of
"ten" creatively in their quilts. This could be done in many
ways: a quilter could use ten blocks, ten shades of blue, the
word ten or "X" in the quilting, ten fingers on a baby's hands,
or an infinite number of other methods of rising to the
challenge. Viewers will be challenged as well, to guess how
and where the quilter used "ten" in her quilt. A covered legend
on each quilt back solves the mystery.
Wine and appetizers will be served in the foyer from
5 - 6:30 p.m., where quilts from many past challenges will
form a Challenge Retrospective. The Quilt Challenge
tradition goes back to the early 1990's, predating the guild
The auditorium will be hung with President's Quilts,
each one created by a past guild president from blocks made
for her by guild members. Traditionally each outgoing
president chooses a pattern for her memory quilt. The
members make blocks and present them to her when her term
of office is over. The president then sews the blocks together
to create her "President's Quilt." These beautiful and creative
quilts have never been displayed together before, so this show
will be an opportunity for the members, as well as the public,
to enjoy these memorable quilts.
Dinner features cuisine prepared by the illustrious
Gualala Arts Culinary Guild, and all who attend will be treated
to a program of entertainment and dancing throughout the
evening. Reservations required. Call Lynne Atkins, 884-3838
or Kathye Hitt, 884-3744 for information.
Quilts in the
gallery and foyer will
hang through March 27,
and the auditorium
show will continue
through April 3.
pictured above, "Loon,"
was made by Pam
Wilson for the 2002
Gualala Arts Center is located
at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, and is open from 9 am to 4 pm weekdays,
and weekends from noon to 4 p.m. Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information.