More Details on the 2010 Jefferson Quilt Show
The 7th Annual Jefferson Quilt Show, sponsored by the Jefferson Regional Quilt Alliance and the Jeffersonian Institute, will be held January 22 – 24. Quilts on the Bayou is a viewer’s choice, open show held in the Cypress Valley Education Center located at 120 East Austin Street, Jefferson, TX.
Featured Artisan Gayle Wallace, an award winning quilter, will present her workshop “A Spin Around New York” on Friday. Wallace has competed and won at the Home Machine Quilters Show, Machine Quilters Showcase, Machine Quilters Xpo, American Quilters Society, International Quilters Association, National Quilting Association, Road to California and other prestigious shows.
Traditional quilt maker and long-time show judge Brenda Jeschke offers lectures and demonstrations with “What the Judge Looks For” and “Tips and Techniques – What the Books Don’t always Tell You”. Jeschke has been competing in quilt shows herself since 1989 and her work has been featured in Mastering the Art of McTavishing and the Ziegler Museum in Jennings, LA.
Additional lectures include “Better Labels for Your Quilts”, by Texas native Jean Merrill and Chris Christensen’s humorous, male perspective on “What It’s Like to Live with a Quilter”.
On display in the Gallery will be Amy Butler’s trunk show of quilts, home décor and wearable items, as well as the Hoffman/Sulky Paisley Challenge Collection.
Quilts on the Bayou is a viewer’s choice, open show with prizes and ribbons awarded.
Daily activities include lectures, workshops, demonstrations, tips, techniques, a raffle and the Merchant Mall. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children and $9 for a 3-day pass.
More information can be found online at www.jeffersonquiltshow.com.
Jefferson, the county seat of Marion County, is located on Big Cypress Creek and Caddo Lake at the junction of U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway 49. Founded in the 1840s and named for Thomas Jefferson, the town established itself as one of the largest river ports in Texas. As the primary entry point for settlers, immigrants and supplies, the city quickly earned the nickname “Queen of the Bayou”.
Today, Jefferson is also known as “The Bed & Breakfast Capital of East Texas” and entertains a global visitor base. Boasting nearly 70 entries on the National Register of Historic Places, a Carnegie Library, Historical Museum, ghost tours, historic home tours and a local railway, Jefferson is a celebrated, year-round destination for tourists.
Additional information about Jefferson can be found online at www.VisitJeffersonTexas.com.