The Giving Quilt 3rd Biennial Quilt Exhibit
February 7 & 8, 2015
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm        Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm
No Charge for Admission

Lamar Dixon Expo Center, TradeMart Building
9039 S. Saint Landry
Gonzales, LA
Hundreds of beautiful quilts will be displayed and donated to a multitude of charitable causes. See the Schedule of Events to be sure you don't miss anything.

Cash prizes for first place and ribbons for first, second, third and honorable mention will be awarded to the winning quilts in three categories; Judges Choice; Viewers Choice and Viewers Challenge Choice. The judges for the Judges Choice are Donna Britt, WAFB news personality; Maida Ownes, LA Folklife Program Director; and Bill Bodine, Handi Quilter Technician.

Visitors are invited to participant in several activities during the show.
  • Block by Block for Quilts of Valor (QOV) Sponsored by the National Quilting Association
    February 7 is National QOV Sew Day. In recognition of and to donate to this worthy cause, the Giving Quilt is hosting Block by Block February 7 & 8. This event is sponsored by the National Quilting Association. The goal is to complete 3 QOV quilt tops with blocks made at the show. Click here for more information and to learn how to sew a block before the show.
  • Kids Draw for Kids (KD4K)
    Both February 7 & 8, children and young-at-heart adults are invited to draw quilt blocks. The blocks will be included in quilt tops that are destined to comfort a child in need.
  • Camp G.R.A.C.E. Pillowcases
    The popular Camp G.R.A.C.E. (God's Really Awesome Camping Experience) pillowcase extravaganza is back. Visitors will use antique featherweight machines to make pillowcases for children whose parents are incarcerated. This event is sponsored by Granny Hugs of Gonzales. 
  • Stuff-A-Bear
    Sponsored by Sassi Strippers Quilt Guild and one day only, February 7.  Visitors are encouraged to stuff-a-bear to benefit children at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge . 
  • Baton Rouge Quilts for Kids (BRQ4K)
    Sponsored by Sharon Hicks, director of BRQ4K, and one day only, February 8. Visitors are invited to sew quilts blocks and assemble quilt tops for the BRQ4K program.
In addition to the activities mentioned above there will be door prizes and demonstrations during the show. See below for an alphabetized list of the vendors present.
  • All About Sewing
  • All Stitched Up by Angela
  • Cottage Creations
  • DJ's Creations
  • Mama's Quilt Shop
  • Martelli Enterprises
  • Southern Essentials
  • The Quilt Corner
  • The Quilt Cupboard
  • The Quilted Owl

A representative from the LaPlace Sharpening Center will be with us at the show to sharpen all your scissors. The cost is as follows. Fabric shears and Pinking shears:  $5.85.  Knife-edge shears:  $7.42. This is a great opportunity to get your scissors sharpened.

Pricing for local hotels follows. Some have run $99 specials so check the internet frequently.
Hampton Inn Gonzales (Hilton) - from $119/night
LaQuinta Inns & Suites - from $129/night
Holiday Inn Express and Suites - from $139/night
TownePlace Suites by Marriott - from $179/night 

Camper sites are available at Lamar Dixon during the show. For more information, contact Flo Magee at 225-621-1700.

Ragtime Fun!!

Jelly Roll 1600"!!

2011 Quilt Exhibit.