Quilt lovers reign supreme during April 17 & 18 event

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6-NN-Quilt-pic-1ELIZABETH CITY — The Colonial Quilt Lovers Guild presents a Quilt Show every other year, in odd-numbered years. In even-numbered years, they host a Day of Sharing, a large show-and-tell for area guilds.

So this year, 2015, look for the bi-annual ‘Color My World’ quilt show, where these marvelous works are offered both for exhibit and for judging! The event is scheduled for Knobbs Creek Recreation Center in Elizabeth City on April 17 and 18, from 10 am. until 5 pm.

The Colonial Quilt Lovers Guild promotes and perpetuates the art of quilting. The work of the guild is designed to benefit and educate all persons interested in preserving, continuing and advancing this art. The guild encourages a high standard of design and techniques in all forms of quilting, and promotes the art of quilting by teaching and sponsoring exhibits like the quilt show.

Colonial Quilt Lovers Guild supports the following community service projects such as Project Linus, which is a nonprofit organization with a two-fold mission. First, to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and Afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” Second, to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

Hundreds of Military Quilts have been presented to all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing. Comfort Quilts are provided by the members and friends for seniors and people in wheelchairs in area health care facilities.

Other local charities have also been selected to receive quilts from the Colonial Quilt Lovers Guild, which has donated quilts to Girls, Inc., the VFW, Guardian Ad Litem, the Albemarle Crisis Pregnancy Center, the Museum of the Albemarle, and Hopeline.

Workshops offered each month are a great way to improve or learn new skills. Programs or workshops are offered on the third Saturday of each month. Any questions about joining the guild can be answered by a visit to www.cqlguild.org.