Photo - Nacogdoches Quilters' Guild members Jerry Rogers, left, and Janice Kimmey hold up the quilt to be raffled at the Blueberry Festival of Quilts happening June 11 - 12.
The Nacogdoches Quilters' Guild will present its Blueberry Festival of Quilts Show on Friday, June 11, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Fredonia Hill Baptist Church, 1711 South St., approximately 1.5 miles south of downtown Nacogdoches. The show is held every two years in conjunction with the Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Brookshire Brothers.
"The judged show will include many beautiful quilts and quilted items, a merchant mall and a country store," quilters' guild member Jerry Rogers said. "Prize ribbons will be awarded in several categories, including a Blue and White category in honor of the blueberry festival."
Admission is $5 and is good for both days. Go to nacquilters.org to view quilts from the 2008 Blueberry Festival of Quilts Show.
A quilt made by several members of the guild will be raffles during the next few months, and the winner will be chosen at the close of the show. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) and the Christian Women's Job Corps.
The Nacogdoches Quilters' Guild is composed of 65 quilters from the area. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. New members and visitors are always welcome.
Contact Chairperson Pat Curtis at 936-568-9286 for more information.