Tomorrow, October 10 marks the first day of the annual Flint Festival of Quilts. The festival runs from Thursday through Saturday and takes place at a variety of Downtown Flint locations.
At the Flint Public Library, beautiful quilts from the Flint African American Quilters Guild will be on display as well as world renowned artist Juanita Yeager whose quilts are held in private collections, in the National Quilt Museum and exhibited in shows around the world.
The Greater Flint Arts Council will be home to juried patchwork and art quilts from the Oakland County Quilt Guild complete with a “Layered Landscapes” workshop at 10:00am on Saturday. After visiting the Greater Flint Arts Council, why not head down Saginaw to Hoffman’s Deco Deli and take in the crocheted quilts courtesy of the artists in the Flint Handmade Yarn Brigade.
The First Presbyterian Church is home to the “Sacred Threads” traveling quilt exhibition. These quilts portray the spirituality inherent to all persons. On Friday night, stay for the Concert in the Chapel featuring guitar duo Brad DeRouche & Erik Gibelyou.
The Good Beans café will host the work of Carol Trojanowski and the Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle Church will feature over 30 quilts by the CAT Quilters.
The festival is in its 24th year and is once again sponsored by the Greater Flint Arts Council. Head Downtown this weekend and take in some wonderful works of art created by quilting professionals.