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Midland Quilters Guild Presents "Roads We Have Traveled" Quilt Show

The Midland Quilters Guild presents the 2013 Quilt Show, "The Roads We Have Traveled". The guild has a quilt show every odd year to raise operational funds for two years.
MIDLAND -- The Midland Quilters Guild presents the 2013 Quilt Show, "The Roads We Have Traveled". The guild has a quilt show every odd year to raise operational funds for two years.

In addition to normal operating expenses, the funds enable them to bring national and worldwide teachers to the community for lectures and workshops. When space is available in the classes, the classes are made available to the public. The guild also receives a grant every year from the Arts Council of Midland.

The guild has two chapters: Tuesday evening chapter and Wednesday afternoon chapter, with meetings held the second Tuesday @ 7 pm and Wednesday @ 1 pm of each month. Everyone is invited to the meetings which are currently being held at Alamo Baptist Church, 1305 N. Midland Drive.

The guild also has a Board composed of officers from both chapters, which meets once a month to discuss matters pertaining to both chapters. Members of the guild teach classes at our local quilt shop, from beginning level to expert level classes.


Members make quilts for donation, which are given to the following organizations:

Quilts of Valor program (both nationally and locally at the V.A. hospital in Big Spring)

Allison Cancer Center

Hospice of Midland

Safe Place

Rape Crisis

Habitat for Humanity



The upcoming quilt show is a judged show, meaning each entry will receive a critique from a judge, and prizes will be awarded based on the judging.


The guild also has a beautiful raffle quilt this year that someone will win! Tickets are available for purchase now through the time the show closes. At the close of the show, the raffle winner will be announced.

There will be items for sale at the show in a silent auction and Quilters’ Market. Vendors from the Permian Basin and New Mexico will have booths for purchasing quilting items.

The featured quilter is Joan Bechtel, a Midland resident and retired architect. Quilt appraisals will be done by a local quilt appraiser.


Quilting has been handed down from generation to generation. Quilts come in all sizes (bed quilts, miniature quilts, wall quilts, etc.) and range in style from traditional to modern. Techniques vary, including quilting by hand or machine. Each quilt is a unique piece of art because of the choices the quilter makes in the construction of the quilt, including choice of fabric, thread, batting, binding, and quilting pattern.

Quilts started out as mainly utilitarian in purpose--to keep the family warm on a cold night. But, today, the art of quiltmaking is a worldwide, multi-million dollar industry.

The Permian Basin has produced several quilters who have won awards at major worldwide quilt shows—Dallas and Houston. Others have had their work published in quilting magazines and some have won national competitions.



2013 Quilt Show, "The Roads We Have Traveled"
Grand Texan Hotel and Convention Center, 4300 W. Wall, Midland, TX
Saturday, October 5
9 AM - 5 PM

For more information: www.midlandquiltersguild.com or Peggy Byrom - 694-3243
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