Golden Triangle Quilt Guild to hold ‘Carnival of Quilts’

Golden Triangle Quilt Guild to hold ‘Carnival of Quilts’

The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild is holding its “Carnival of Quilts,” a bi-annual luncheon and quilt auction, Saturday, March 2, on the eighth floor of the Lamar University Mary and John Gray Library, located at 4400 South MLK Jr. Parkway in Beaumont. The event will begin with a viewing of the quilts at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. An auction will immediately follow the luncheon.

There will be more than 60 beautiful and unique hand- and machine-made quilts. There will also be a silent auction of mini-quilts, door prizes and a drawing for the annual guild raffle quilt.

Luncheon tickets are $20 and are available at the following locations: Sew What Bernina, 4136 Dowlen Road, Beaumont; The Fabric Store, 1605 S. Highway 69, Nederland; and at Golden Triangle Quilt Guild Meetings (the third Thursday of each month, 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.) at Northwood Christian Church, 5050 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont. Space is limited for the luncheon. The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 21. For more information, visit www.goldentrianglequiltguild.com or call (409) 767-1700. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit Habitat for Humanity and the American Heart Association.

The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and education of the art of quilt making. Past auctions have raised funds for Boys’ Haven, the Humane Society, Some Other Place, and Habitat for Humanity. The guild has also donated books with matching quilts, through a partnership with Region 5, to all schools in the area. These are distributed through the libraries of each school and teachers are able to check them out for their classes. Throughout the year, the guild donates to Boys’ Haven (each boy receives a quilt that he is able to keep forever), Brooks Army Medical Center for wounded soldiers, Some Other Place, Women and Children’s Shelter and United Board of Missions. Quilts are also donated for fundraisers (raffles and auctions) to Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson, Alzheimer’s research, autism research, Quilts of Valor, the Humane Society and many other local community organizations. The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild has more than 200 members from Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana and was founded in 1981 by Anita Murphy.

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