Displayed inside the City Hall

The Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild of Hempstead was organized in 2024 after a group of beginners began meeting at Walmart for Mrs. Ruth Beach to teach us how to quilt. It was supposed to be a 6 week class and we met every Tuesday at 11:00 AM. We did not want to quit when the class was over and some of the ladies still meet on Tuesdays at the Hempstead Recreation Center. We will be hosting the Quilt show at the Watermelon Festival this year as we have done for the past 3 or 4 years. You are invited to enter a quilt if you like. You may contact Pat Williams at 979 826-3025 no later than July 12 in order to get your quilt in. The previous deadline of July 1 has passed and quilts are due to be turned in on July on July 13 to prepare them for the hanging for the show.

Quilting was becoming a lost art but has rejuvenated itself in the past few years. In the beginning, quilts were made for warmth and to be used. Many today are used for that purpose as well but nowadays they are made in more modern manners, include multi medias such as applique, embroidery (both hand and machine), photos, crystals, embellishments of all kinds and of course the traditional quilts. Most quilts in today’s market are machine quilted however there are still a few who hand quilt. Come visit us to see the work of some of our very talented local Hempstead, Prairie View and Waller, Texas ladies. We are always looking for a good design for a quilt. The show will open at 9:00 AM or immediately following the parade and will remain open until 4:00 PM.

The show will be inside the City Hall of Hempstead in the air conditioning. There will no food or drinks allowed where the quilts are hung. We ask that you do not touch the quilts. A viewer’s guide will be provided for you to refer to as you visit the quilt show. You can re-cycle the booklets as you leave so that other viewers may have them to refer to. If you have any questions during the show, check with one of the quild members and they will try to help you. There will be no quilts for sale at the quilt show but we do plan to have a boutique table that you may purchase small items from to help the guild cover their expenses for the show. Come see us and cool off in the air-conditioning.