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Patoka Valley Quilters Guild exhibit in Jasper

Patoka Valley Quilters Guild exhibit in Jasper Patoka Valley Quilters Guild exhibit in Jasper

Jasper Community Arts, with support from Bargain Barn, announced the summer exhibit of work by the Patoka Valley Quilters Guild is on display through Aug. 20.

Many quilts and pieces of fiber art are currently on display at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center. The works represent a variety of techniques from traditional pieced and appliquéd quilts, machine and hand-stitched, to some cutting-edge art and decorative pieces.

The Patoka Valley Quilters Guild was established in 1992 and currently has more than 80 members from the area, including Dubois, Spencer, Davis, Perry and Pike counties. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to join. Its mission is to educate and keep the art of quilting alive.

Each meeting features a program about a quilting topic, which gives members the opportunity to learn new skills or brush up on traditional techniques. The Guild hosts quilting retreats and monthly sewing days.

Community service is an important commitment of the guild. Members annually host programs at the Dubois County Museum for Heritage Days for area fourth graders to learn about quilting and to design a quilt block. Members provide Comforts for Kids for distribution to youngsters in distress, totes and quilts for Crisis Connection and quilts for area nursing homes.

Annual dues are $15. Prospective members may attend two meetings before joining and are always welcome to be a guest at the monthly meetings.

Anyone wishing to join may call Ann Jordan at 1-812-631-3919.

The galleries at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, 100 3rd Ave., suite A, Jasper, are open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m.

School groups, clubs and students are welcome. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

For more information, call 1-812-482-3070.