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Nov 30th - Jan 15th

Bubbles, Buttons, Balls and Balloons: Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild Annual Challenge Exhibit

  • Location: Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts
  • 217 E. Tuscaloosa Street
  • Florence, AL 35630
  • Phone: 256-760-6379

Bubbles, Buttons, Balls and Balloons: Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild Annual Challenge Exhibit

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Entries in the Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s Annual Challenge will be on display at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Annex Galleries from November 30th through January 15th. This year’s exhibit marks the 32nd year of the Challenge.

The Guild members have new rules for the Challenge each year and the creative way the rules are followed by each member makes this exhibit an exciting adventure. This year the challenge is called Bubbles, Buttons, Balls and Balloons. The quilts on display as part of the quilt challenge will include circular patterns, including traditional patterns such as wedding ring, log cabin wreaths, storm at sea, snowball, etc. or an "art quilt" such as a textile painting. A small portion of fabric (the "challenge fabric") was provided each quilter and it must be included in the design of the quilt. The shape and size of the quilt is up to the individual quilter but must have been completed entirely by each artist within this calendar year of 2020. The normal three - layer quilt with binding is required.

The Guild members will judge their peers work at the initiation of the exhibit, they choose their Favorite Quilt, Best Use of Theme, and other awards. The public chooses the People’s Choice Award by voting for their favorite quiltduring the period of time that the exhibit is on display at Kennedy-Douglass Art Center by marking ballots available in the display area.

The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Florence. New members are welcome. The Guild is made up of quilt makers at all levels of expertise and people who are interested in promoting the collection and preservation of quilts.

We observe safe distancing at the art center, and limit visitors to eight people in each gallery at a time. We ask that all visitors wear masks while viewing the exhibit.

The Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is free and open to the public Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

This event is sponsored by the Florence Department of Arts and Museums. Call the Center at 256-760-6379 for more information.