The Brownwood Quilters’ Guild will soon be sharing the talents and skills of its members with the public. They will host an exhibition of members’ quilts on October 1 at the Depot. The exhibition will be open to the public during the day at no charge. The exhibit will remain up that evening in conjunction with the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Corks and Caps Event. At that event, the Guild will be giving away a quilt that was made by Guild members and quilted by Angela McCorkle of Priddy. Everyone still has a chance to win this quilt; just drop by the exhibit and make a donation. Your name will be entered in the drawing. A percentage of the proceeds received by this project will be donated to Toys for Kids at Christmas.
Guild president, Lana Webb, stated that she “hopes everyone will drop by Saturday between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm just to enjoy the beauty and wide array of quilts. There will be antique quilts, art quilts, baby quilts and many more that will be shared with the public. Some of them will even be available for sale.”
The Brownwood Quilters’ Guild was established in 1984 so members could share their knowledge and love of quilting with each other. Membership is open to anyone who would like to join. Dues are only $24 a year. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at the First Christian Church on Coggin Avenue at Thirteenth Street. The meetings begin at 9:30 in the morning.
The group has a lot of fun but also shares their skills with others. They make baby blankets and quilts for children who are in the Brownwood Regional Hospital. Another project benefits children who are removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. Bags are made for the children to put their possessions in since they don’t usually have luggage.
If you enjoy quilts or quilting, don’t miss the exhibition. Mrs. Webb stated that “this is not the large show we have hosted in the past. We hope to have the annual quilt show at some point in the future, but for now we hope you’ll join us as we celebrate our members and support the Chamber of Commerce in the process. We thank the Chamber for allowing us to tag on to their event!”