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Annual Art Guild Quilt Show Aug. 14-26 at Art Gallery

It is a time again for the quilt show hosted by the Ava Art Guild and Piece and Friendship Quilt Guild.
At the first show in 2016 more than 60 people visited from Douglas and surrounding counties. There were over 25 local quilts displayed from vintage to new.
For this year’s show there will also be a contest sponsored by local citizens and businesses. Sponsors chose a theme for the quilts that will be judged in their categories. They are listed below. People are welcome to bring in quilts to be displayed or put into the contests. There is no entry fee.
Quilts will be accepted for the show/contest on Aug. 10, 11 and 12 and will be displayed from Aug. 14 to 26.
Quilt Contests: Sponsors have provided prizes and themes for the contests. (Contest quilts remain the property of the quilter).
* United Country Real Estate-Area Land Realty – Theme: “Our Country Home.” Prize $25.
* Piece and Friendship Quilt Guild – Theme: “It’s A Small World.” Entries not to exceed maximum perimeter size of 80 inches. Prizes $50 first prize; $25 second place.
* Caryl Posada-Stillings – Theme: “Wild for Animals.” Prize $25.
* Douglas County Herald –Theme: “Hear Ye Hear Ye.” Prize $50.
Quilt Show: There will be a general show/exhibit for old, new, borrowed, gifted or purchased quilts. Any quilt not entered last year is eligible to be entered in 2017. Large quilts must have a hanging sleeve.
AAG will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for viewers’ choice. Also an “Eye Spy” contest will be conducted during the quilt show. For more information contact Jo Anne Heriford, 417-683-2104; or Caryl Stillings, 417-683-1129. The show is held at the gallery at 303 E Washington Ave., Ava (across from the Douglas County Herald office.)
The Guild conducts workshops throughout the year (except January and February) and has a different artist and different project each month. The workshop on Aug. 12 will be led by Grace Ferguson, who will teach embellishments of mason jars and other containers. This should be a fun workshop.
Grace said, “I’m hoping that most can bring their own jar. Wide mouth jars are best so that a small candle or tealight candle can be inserted if desired, but we will have some jars for people who don’t bring one.” All supplies are provided by Grace and the Art Guild and there is no cost. Workshops are open to everyone. They are held at the Gallery at 303 E Washington Ave, Ava.
Social time begins at 1 .p.m., business meeting at 1:30 and workshop at 2 p.m. See you there.
Upcoming workshops:
Aug. 12, Grace Ferguson, embellishing glass jars.
Sept. 9, Elizabeth Brown, woven bags.
Oct. 14 Suzy Meelhuyse, gourds.
Nov. 11 Debra Piper-Slaughter, stained glass.
Dec. 9 Tamara Griswold, polymer clay ornaments.
For more information on Ava Art Guild, the workshops or other events see:,, call Caryl 683-1129 or follow us on Facebook.