The Festival of Quilts--The Art of Quilting, sponsored by Azalea City Quilters Guild, is Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at Mobile Civic Center Expo Hall, 401 Civic Center Drive.
Organizers describe this biennial show as "Not Your Grandmother's Quilt Show." This one, they say, "will be full of fun, kind of like Mardi Gras in fabric and other assorted fibers."
Among the interesting things about this particular quilt show is that the ACQG will present 12 Quilts of Valor to deserving men and women, "Such a moving experience," said Patsy Starkey of the Guild.
Other activities and events before and during the show are that ACQG worked with Spring Hill College Communications Department for students to design their advertising posters; all their works will be on exhibit at the show. Also, there will be a National Board Certified Appraiser on hand to appraise quilts for those who have a desire to know the value of their items.
An Azalea Boutique will have quilts and other treasured pieces for sale; the Quilters have created a beautiful Opportunity Quilt that some lucky ticket holder will take home; and more than 50 gift baskets will be available for the "Chinese Auction: Azalea Style."
Starkey said of the 300+ quilts on exhibit, "We have the fun to the funky to the fantastic--large, small and in-between." For tickets or more information, see http://www.azaleacityquiltersguild.com or contact Joyce Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.