The Women’s Advisory Council of the St. Bernards Development Foundation will sponsor a free quilt show in Jonesboro Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3.
The Threads of Life show is expected to attract quilters from at least a three-state area and will feature guest art quilter Jenny Williams. The event will be open to the public at no charge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 East Washington Ave.
Quilters from Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee will display some of their favorite works, while antique quilts - those at least 50 years old - also will be displayed in a special area.
This year's show will feature a silent auction, with items including a small quilted, hand-made, knitted items, and more. Proceeds from the silent auction will help support the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards.
This year’s community education emphasis centers on issues about aging.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, Dr. Cristina Rosca, geriatrician at St. Bernards Senior Health Clinic, will talk about “Memory Loss: Should I Be Worried.” At 2 p.m. Linda Willey, registered nurse and program coordinator for Schmieding Center Caregiver Training, will discuss “Caregiving: How to Keep Your Loved One at Home.”
Again this year, a quilt will be raffled during the show. Members of the Sew E-Z Quilt Club pieced and donated a “hobo quilt,” and it was quilted by Ann Davis. Quilt raffle tickets may be purchased from the St. Bernards Development Foundation office at 400 East Street, from members of the Women’s Advisory Council and at the door. The winner will be announced at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.
Proceeds from this year's raffle quilt will benefit the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards and other projects supported by the St. Bernards Women's Advisory Council.