Organizers urge area quilters to prepare for this year’s Hootin and Hollarin show
Area quilters are encouraged to prepare their entries for this year’s Hootin an Hollarin quilt show to be held during the annual Sept. 20-22 festival.
Lily Branco, one of the show’s organizers, says the quilt show is one of the highlights of the festival as it exhibits “the awesome quilts created by the ladies, men and children – as old as 90 and as young as 10 – who spend many hours creating works of art in cloth. They are an inspiration to those who have yet to catch the quilting bug. So don’t be shy! Bring your creation for the visitors to admire. The only requirement is that it has never been in our quilt show before.”
This year’s show will be held in “The Meeting Place,” a storefront four doors west of the square on Third Street that formerly housed the Gainesville License Office. Quilts to be judged need to be brought Wednesday, Sept. 19, to be entered.
Categories that will be judged are baby quilts, wall hanging , table cloth or runner; first quilt; embroidery or applique’ by machine; embroidery or applique’ by hand; machine-pieced and machine-quilted; machine-pieced and hand-quilted; hand-pieced and machine-quilted; hand-pieced and hand-quilted; youth 18 and younger.
Special ribbons will also be awarded for Judges’ Choice, Best in Show, People’s Choice, and one for the 2018 Hootin an Hollarin Theme, “Happy Days in the Old School.”
“We look forward to displaying your talents,” said Branco. For information, contact her at 679-3163 of firstname.lastname@example.org.