NORTH LOUISIANA QUILTERS GUILD
We Just Enjoy the Art of Quilting

 

QUILT SHOW 2018 will be February 23-24 




The biennial quilt show  is held in the even years at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, LA.

 Hours are:  Friday, 9:00 - 5:00 and Saturday, 9:00 - 4:00

 
We will have vendors, demonstrations, raffles, two donation quilts and, of course, many beautiful quilts to admire.

*Interested vendors may contact Kathy Spencer at 318-348-5883, spencerkatherine@hotmail.com.
 
 
For general information about our quilt show, contact Jackie Walters at 318-366-1245.  
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 Previous Featured Quilters
 
Mary Crew
2000  
Marie Thompkins
2002  
Jane Rowen
2004
Lil Griffin
2006
Mary Shamblin
2008
Lenita Smith
2010
Jeannette Rolen
2012
Kathy Huff
2014
Linda Easterling
2016


2016 Featured Quilter
Linda Easterling
 
 
 
 

 
 
2018 Quilt Show Committee

Guild President - Carolyn Patrick
2018 Chair - Jackie Walters 
Co-Chair- Mary Smith  
Publicity - Linda Foote
Social Media - Mary Smith
Vendors -  Kathy Spencer
Demonstrations - Edna Haden  
Bayou Creations:   Christie McRight
Cotton Corner:  Janet Wade
Donation Quilts:  Joyce Divers
Raffle - Lisa Taylor
Tickets - Sandy Harrington
Show Layout - Charlotte Jackson
Hospitality - Robin Epps and Christie McRight
Feature Quilter:  Jeannette Rolan
Quilt Hanging - Irene Danna
Registration - Stephanie Wilkes
Printing - Linda Foote
 
 
 
 
 
 






 

                                                                                                                                                    

Our Featured Quilter for the Quilt Show 2018 - Charlotte Jackson

Charlotte Jackson has lived, worked and quilted in Monroe, Louisiana for 40 years. She began working for Ouachita Parish School System 1977 where she became a permanent fixture at the Graphic Arts Center in 1978 and worked her way up to Director in 2000. Charlotte retired in 2015 and now enjoys quilting and traveling with her husband, Charles of 47 years.

Charlotte’s love of quilting came after the death of her mother in 1986. She found some quilt blocks that her mother had been working on and made them into a quilt. Not knowing what she was actually doing, it was pieced and quilted block by block and then assembled into a quilt that looked like a 5-year-old had put it together; you know…long stitches. Charlotte decided that she wanted to learn more about quilting so she enrolled in her first class. The class was taught by Nan Bell and lasted for

6 weeks. After the class ended, Charlotte was hooked and thus began her involvement with quilting.

            Charlotte joined the North Louisiana Quilt Guild in 1986 per Nan’s recommendation and has been an active member ever since. Some of her favorite memories were when she began teaching various technique classes in 1989 from beginning to advanced quilting, as well as precision hand and machine piecing to hand and machine quilting. She was also asked to give lectures to several community and charity organizations on past and present quilt making and color techniques. Charlotte judged the El Dorado Quilt Show in 1996 and was commissioned to make several full size quilts. She has taught in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi for approximately 11 years. Close lasting friendships were formed during those years.

            Charlotte continues to expand her quilting knowledge taking classes from the National Quilting Association Quilt Show in Little Rock, International Quilt Show in Houston, Gulf States Quilting Association in Longbeach, Mississippi and Baton Rouge, American Quilters Society in Paducah, Kentucky, Regional and Local Quilt Shops and Red River Quilt Fest.  Not only has she been a member of Gulf States Quilting Association, Red River Quilters, Mississippi Quilting Association Board of Directors and That Patchwork Place Top Teachers Club she has also served as President of Gulf States Quilting Association, 1100 members strong and President, Vice-President, Secretary and Executive Board Representative for the Moonlight Chapter of North Louisiana Quilt Guild. Charlotte has been a part of several committees and boards including the Mississippi Quilter’s Association Education Committee and the North Louisiana Quilters Guild. She has been on the Quilt Show Committee for as long as she can remember, being responsible for the printing of materials associated with the quilt show, for checking the quilts in and out of the quilt show and currently responsible for the lay out of the 2018 show.

            Charlotte has made many quilts over the years ranging from small wall hangings, thread painting, miniature quilts, heirloom quilts, full size quilts and several other projects. She has many quilts in the process of being made, quilted and created. Charlotte has many finished quilts and is running out of places to store them along with all her fabric.  Her husband says she doesn’t need any more fabric and besides that she will never be able to use all she has in her stash. The problem is that there are too many beautiful quilts out there that are calling her name and too many friends that are saying let’s make this quilt. Her favorite color is RED and her favorite fabrics are BATIK. If she had to choose a weakness, it would be that she is weak in finishing what she has begun before starting a new project.         

Charlotte knits, crochets, tats and beads but her strength as a quilter comes from all the friends she has made through quilting. She loves those friends; they get her into trouble, good trouble that is. Many have been there since the beginning and she is continuing to meet new people at each show and quilting event. There are no friends like quilting friends!!! Charlotte would like to thank all her friends who have helped her to become the quilter she is today.

 

 

 

Our 2018 Donation Quilt

These beautiful quilt tops were gifted to the NLQG by the family of Glenda Worley, our long time friend and member who passed away in 2016.  All who knew Glenda loved and admired her service to the guild and her talents as an accomplished quilter.

The tops were beautifully quilted by long arm quilters, Theresa LeBlanc from The Quilting Saloon and Chrisity Dulaney from Quilt-N-Stitch.  The guild is indebted to these ladies for donating their time and skill in honor of Glenda and on behalf of NLQG.  

Due to the generosity of Glenda's family, there will be two winners, one for each quilt.  Tickets are $1 and may be purchased from any NLQG members or at the Quilt Show in February.   All of the NLQG members are hoping to win a part of Glenda's quilting legacy.