The Northeast Quilter's Guild 2020 Quilt Show Comes to Ruston

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RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - A quilt show is making its way to Ruston. Susan Wible joined us in the studio Tuesday morning to invite the public to the Northeast Quilter’s Guild 2020 Quilt Show.

Susan Wible joined with Jessica discussing the NELA Quilter's Guild 2020 Quilt Show. Source: (KNOE)

Wible says the show is not just but about showing the quilts, but about letting people learn about quilting.

Wible says there will be a "bed turning" of antique quilts where members will talk about the story behind their creations. Guild members will perform demonstrations every hour during the show. A children’s corner will also be featured for kids to enjoy.

Susan Wible is this year’s showcase quilter. Her body of work includes 46 quilts that will also be exhibited.

Wible adds that quilting is not just a hobby but a way to honor family moments and history.

“Quilting goes back to when your grandmother made one for you and the kids to play on," Wible said. "Quilts you dragged out to have picnics on in the backyard. The quilts someone made for a wedding present or welcoming a new baby. “

Over 300 quilts will be displayed along with quilt raffles, door prizes and more. Admission is $7 per person. Children under 8 and seniors over 80 are free.

The show begins Saturday, February 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ruston Civic Center.