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bannerThe Peacemakers are looking forward to a very special Quilt Show on July 31, 2021 featuring the Missouri State Bicentennial Quilt. The show in the sanctuary of Paul H. Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Central Methodist University will open at 10 am. It is free but visitors will have the opportunity to make a free will offering. Proceeds from the offering will go to the Fayette Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry and to the group's Quilt of Valor Project.

quilt showThe Peacemakers Quilt Show is unique in that the quilts are displayed in the beautiful sanctuary of Linn Memorial United Methodist Church. Visitors to past shows were delighted by an awesome display of quilts in a variety of styles and from a variety of eras. This year's show may be have a section devoted to "COVID Quilts" - quilts which were made during the pandemic. Many quilters found their hobby to be a blessing when they were forced to shelter at home and more than one UFO (Unfinished Objects) were finally completed during the Pandemic.

quilt show 2018The stage area in the front of the church is used to showcase quilts representing the theme of a particular show or to display special quilts. The Missouri State Bicentennial Quilt will take center stage during this year's show. The quilt is made up of blocks submitted by Missourians and each block represents one of the Missouri Counties. Jo Rohr, a member of the Peacemakers, pieced the block representing Howard County.

Everyone is encouraged to display quilts. The quilts are most often made by the person displaying the quilt, however, many of the quilts which have been displayed in year's past have been family heirloons dating back to the 1800s while others were received as gifts or purchased at estate sales. There is no entry fee. A registration form will be available on this website in June.

qov displayIn addition to organizing the annual quilt show the Peacemakers also make quilts for the national Quilt of Valor program.  They try to display many of the Quilts of Valor which they have presented in a special Quilts of Valor display in the back of church. The group was unable to present any Quilts of Valor during 2020 but are looking forward to presenting quilts during the DAR's Memorial Day program on the square on May 30 and during Fayette's Fourth of July celebration in the city park.