March – April: Main Gallery
Local Quilters Host Modern Quilt Exhibit
Free and Open to Public
Local quilters and members of the North Louisiana Modern Quilt Guild are showcasing their works at the Schepis Museum in historic Columbia, La! Modern Design, a Modern Quilt Show, from March 4th until April 28th will feature quilts, wall hangings, and more made by NELAMQG members on display for public viewing M-Sat 10am-5pm. Also included in the show will be a winning quilt from USUN Geneva Quilt Show that was displayed in Geneva, Switzerland at the United Nations, at the US embassy in Rome, at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas and finally at Kean University. The Schepis Museum invites all to see the showcase at our opening reception March 9th from 10am-5pm!
“This is the first show of its kind that our guild has presented to the public,” says Angela Harrison, the guild’s president. “We’re looking forward to sharing our modern quilts with the community in a whole new way, and we hope anyone who is interested in quilting or modern design will come see the show!”
Attendees can learn more about the Northeast Louisiana Modern Quilt Guild onsite at the show. The guild will have registration forms for anyone who would like to join, as well as information about guild meetings, activities and events. “My hope is that our show can change people’s perspectives of what it means to be a quilter,” says member and Modern Quilt Designer Mary Burke Smith. “Modern quilting is inclusive and creative. I hope my designs can inspire others to participate in this new art form.”
The Modern Quilt Guild is made up of more than 150 guilds and 10,000 members around the world. Our mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community. Learn more at themodernquiltguild.com. The Northeast Louisiana Modern Quilt Guild is a local chapter of the international Modern Quilt Guild (MQG). We are a small group of dedicated quilters who meet on the third Saturday each month. Each meeting includes a short program and a sit and sew.