“Quilt Me a Garden” is the theme of the Hannibal Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s third biennial quilt show on April 4 and 5.

“Quilt Me a Garden” is the theme of the Hannibal Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s third biennial quilt show on April 4 and 5.

The show will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5

at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, 301 Warren Barrett Drive in Hannibal, Mo.

A total of 317 quilts will be displayed, with some of them judged, said Jackie Williams, co-chairwoman of the show with Louise Gill.

“The person who puts them in the show has the option to have them judged,” Williams said.

The $5 admission fee will include attending a Quiltmaker’s Academy, which will have classes both days.

On Friday, April 4, the academy classes will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The teachers will be Christine Carter,  Ann Carrie, Carla Gower, Linda Linenfelser, Donna McCain and Marty Venvertloh, all members of the Piecemakers Guild. They will teach planting the seeds of applique, raw edge, needle turn, reverse applique and hand buttonhole stitch.

The academy classes on April 5, will be:

• 10 a.m. - Quilt show and technique extravaganza - trunk show, taught by Margaret Moorehead of MKKB Enterprizes Inc.

• 1 p.m. - Preparing your quilt for the quilter, taught by Gina Janes of the local guild.

• 1:30p.m. – What to do with orphan quilt squares, taught by Carla Gower.

• 2 p.m. - The bridge between art and quilting, taught by Sue Ann Winking of the Piecemakers Guild.


Quilt appraiser

will attend show


Hallye Bone, a certified quilt appraiser, will be available, Williams said, “so if anyone has a quilt to be appraised for insurance purposes or to sell it, she will do that.”

The show will have a variety of styles, Williams said, and “some of the members have put in their grandmothers’ quilts.”

It will include a quilt boutique, offering handmade items donated by the local guild, with the proceeds used for the guild’s educational programs.

Food will be sold throughout the quilt show by members of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Christine McCourt, who is ready to publish her second quilting book, will have a book signing.

A trunk show, door prizes and opportunity quilts (two raffles) are also planned.

Fabrics, patterns and other quilt-related products will be offered by 18 vendors, Williams reported.

She invited anyone who does quilting to attend the Piecemakers Guild’s meetings, which are at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Park United Methodist Church in Hannibal.

“We have 70 members,” Williams said, from both Missouri and Illinois. “We are a very diverse group, and our quilts are very diverse,” she added.

“We have art quilts, modern quilts and traditional quilts. Members do applique - both hand and machine - and we have quilts in an embroidery category by machine or hand.”

For more details, see hannibalpiecemakers.weebly.com, call Jackie Williams at (217) 248-0038 or call Louise Gill at (217) 430-1090.