Fayette Festival of the Arts

July 30, 2022

Happy Holidays Theme Enjoyed by All!


“Incredible,” “awesome,” “amazing,” and just plain “wow” were just of the few of the reactions of visitors to the Peacemakers Quilt Show which was held in the sanctuary of Linn Memorial United Methodist Church in conjunction with the Fayette Festival of the Arts. One of the Peacemakers’ goals for the show is to raise money for the Fayette Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. Thanks to the wonderful support for the show, they will be able to present a check to the Food Pantry in the next few weeks.
quilt show 2022Another goal is to share the beauty of quilting with the community and to provide quilters with a beautiful venue in which to show their work to others. Quilters and non-quilters alike commented on the beauty, the creativity, the hours of work, the number of stitches and the love that went into making the over 170 quilted items in the show. The reds and greens of Christmas took center stage with a beautiful display of quilted Christmas items ranging in size from king-size quilts to place mats. Christmas trees and Santas added to the festive exhibit. The Halloween quilts displayed to the left of the stage were particularly popular with visitors to the show. Four full-size quilts which hung from the balcony were among the favorite non-holiday quilts.
In addition to organizing an annual quilt show the Peacemakers also make quilts for the national Quilt of Valor program. They were able to display about 20 of the 59 Quilts of Valor which they have presented in a special Quilts of Valor display in the back of church. A “flag quilt” created by Lola Watts using old neckties and brocade as well as red, white and blue quilts added to the patriotic “Fourth of July” display in the back of the sanctuary.
The Market Place manned by Peacemaker Connie Shay and featuring Christmas ornaments, pincushions, placemats and other quilted items, dish towels and quilt magazines, did a lively business throughout the show.
The Peacemakers would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Peacemakers Quilt Show a success including those who helped set up and take down the show, those who exhibited quilts, those who attended and those who donated to the free-will offering. In addition, the Peacemakers would like to thank Commercial Trust for donating funds for the booklet, the congregation of Linn Memorial and Central Methodist University for allowing them to use the sanctuary, and the Fayette newspaper for providing coverage of the event.
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