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Sugar Creek Quilters Guild displays artwork at CDPL

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The Mary Bishop Memorial Gallery at the Crawfordsville District Public Library would welcomes the public to view the annual exhibit of Sugar Creek Quilters Guild.

Creative textiles by Guild members will be on display through the end of April during CDPL’s hours of operation.

A limited amount of quilted works will be for sale during the exhibition through the circulation department.

There are more than 40 quilts of various sizes and shapes. Their display is hung in such a way that it celebrates the “made” and “unmade” bed, and draws attention to the different ways quilters use their skills to create several other household items. Some items are hand-sewn and there are a variety of techniques used on their quilts. There is even a quilted cow. The Guild often participates in technique-based challenges with other regional quilting groups, such as the Braid Challenge which is currently on display within this year’s exhibit.

On Sept. 14, 1992, the first assemblage of the Sugar Creek Quilters Guild met at the Old Jail Museum. At that point, they decided their purpose was to encourage the enjoyment of sewing and strengthen the bond between quilters. The guild had its first exhibit nearly 30 years ago, and they have exhibited their quilts at CDPL almost every year since 1995.

The Guild is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for beginners and advanced quilters by introducing new techniques, group challenges, expert-led workshops and guest speakers. They meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the library. They are continually accepting new members, professional and amateur, advanced and beginners, all are welcome.

For more information about CDPL’s hours of operation, visit www.cdpl.lib.in.us. If you are an artist or a member of an artists’ group and are interested in displaying your work at the Mary Bishop Memorial Gallery in 2023, contact the gallery coordinator at 765-362-2242 for more details.

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