Save the Date for the PebbleCreek Quilters’ Quilt Show

Linda Rowe

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. you are invited to the Creative Arts Center at Tuscany Falls for the “Art of Quilting” quilt show. Quilting has been used for making clothing and furnishings since 3400 BC. In America, quilting dates to 1770. Quilting has evolved from basic utilitarian items to decorative home furnishings and true works of art. PebbleCreek Quilters will display over 350 quilts. Quilt show categories will include: Art, Modern, Traditional, Hand-quilted/Vintage and Applique.

In addition, PebbleCreek Quilters Club members will display entries for this year’s Challenge Quilt Theme: Thoughts of Home. Member Kathleen O’ Connell, who develops the annual theme, challenged quilters to create a quilt demonstrating what comes to mind when they think of home. There is no designated style or technique so the quilts are expected to be very unique. Challenge quilts will be on display through the month of March.

The PebbleCreek Quilters Club is pleased to have the PebbleCreek Rug Hookers group join the event this year by providing a display of their work. While not as old as the art of quilting, rug hooking is believed to have started in Yorkshire, England in the 19th century and focused on floor mats/rugs. This art form has evolved from being utilitarian in nature to a decorative art using yarn and alternate fibers such as sari silk, silk brocade, velvet, spandex, and Crepe de Chine. Items may include rugs, wall hangings, and pillows with very simple to extremely complex designs.