The Giving Quilt was recognized by the National Quilters Circle as one of the 10 amazing places to donate your quilt. We are honored to be included in this illustrious group.
You can read the article by clicking here.

Welcome to The Giving Quilt Inc.’s website.  Please explore our website to see past and future activities.  Our mission – to provide quilts of comfort to children and adults – is accomplished by engaging not only our members, but others in our community with a passion for quilting and helping others.  You do not have to be a quilter to be involved with us.  Many hands are needed to carry out our work.  Our annual dues are only $10 per year.  A membership form can be downloaded here.  Feel free to contact me if you would like to volunteer or need additional information.

Gaye Smith               

The Giving Quilt, Inc.
5th Biennial Quilt Exhibit


All quilts displayed are donated to a charitable cause.

February 22 & 23, 2019
Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Lamar Dixon Expo Center
9039 S. Saint Landry Road
Gonzales, LA

Hundreds of beautiful quilts displayed
Special challenge display

Ribbons awarded for first, second, third place and honorable mention in Judges' Choice, Challenge Choice and Viewer's Choice categories. First place in each category is also awarded $100 cash prize.

Vendor Mall
AllBrands, Baton Rouge, LA
All Stitched Up by Angela, Slidell & Metairie, LA
Chateau Sew & Sew, New Orleans, LA
Deborah's Quilts, Lebanon, MO
Karen's Quilt Shop, Bossier City, LA
Mama's Quilt Shop, Independence, LA
Oh Sew Pretty, Opp, AL
Pine Tree Quilts, Baton Rouge, LA
The Giving Quilt, Port Vincent, LA

11 AM  Oh So PrettyQuilter's Select Rulers 11 AM  Karen's Quilt ShopCentury Quilts 
 12:30 PM  Deborah's QuiltsThe Quilters' Cutting Guide, The Sliding Ruler Method  12 noon AllBrands Scan and Cut
1:30 PM All Stitched Up by Angela Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool 1 PM Chateau Sew & Sew  
 2:30 PM   Mama's Quilt ShopMary's Triangle Quilt Block    
3:30 PMPine Tree Quilts Measuring Quilts for Borders & Preparing Quilts for Long-Arm Quilting   

Door Prizes
Special Exhibits and Community Service Activities for all ages

Prize-Winning 2019 Raffle Quilt Pictured Above
"Steppin' thru the Swamp" 
81" x 91"
Tickets: $1 each
Drawing February 23, 2019, during the show

Items for Sale at the Giving Quilt Booth Include the Following:

A hand-quilted whole cloth quilt; Quilts donated by The Giving Quilt members; Hand-made wooden scissors blocks; Hand-made needle cases; Quilt racks; Big boards; Small boards; Hand quilting frames (new and used); A sewing table; Luggage/machine case tags; Hand-made sewing tools; Feed sack tote bags; Lace ornaments; Pressy sticks; and Cookbooks.

Silent Auction for a White Sewing Machine in an Art Deco cabinet, circa 1940.

Raffle for a Featherweight Sewing Machine with Card Table.

Click HERE for vendor information and an application.

Fauxgello Class at the Giving Quilt Exhibit

In this 6-hour workshop, you will use your striped fabric and a contrasting fabric or fabrics to create a 38” by 52” “bargello-style” quilt for a child, for your charity/hospice lap quilts, for your couch. Many quilters avoid bargello because of all the strata sewing and seam matching; it goes much quicker if the fabric does the work for you!
This size was chosen so it neatly fits on a single piece of backing fabric without any piecing. After this class, you will be confident to play with the technique to make a quilt of any size!

Location of class: Lamar Dixon, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales, LA.
Class Date: February 23, 2019
Class Time: 10 AM until 4:30 PM
Cost of Class: $30
Lunch will be available for purchase.
Click Here for your registration form!

The 2019 Giving Quilt Show Challenge


Quilt must contain at least 3 Churn Dash blocks


Blocks can be any size and appear anywhere in the quilt

Quilt Can Be Any Color

Quilt Minimum size of 40” x 48”

Quilt Maximum size of 88” x 88”

Quilt Must Be Completed

Quilt Will Be Donated to Recipient Organization

 of Your Choice

Quilt Show to be held at the 
Lamar Dixon Expo Center 
February 22 & 23, 2019