The Graves County Piecemakers Quilt Guild is featuring an extensive display of local quilting art at Mayfield's Icehouse Gallery through Saturday, April 27.
"Their annual quilt show overlaps the spring exhibit by the American Quilter's Society in Paducah," said Icehouse director Nanc Gunn.
Formed in 1989 by Phyllis Miller, the Piecemakers Quilt Guild now has more than two dozen members who meet regularly to share ideas and techniques and to create challenging projects for all who participate.
"The current exhibit is made up of 82 quilts by various members of the group and includes several dolls constructed by local quilter Cheryl Slaughter," Gunn said. "The exhibit features large works by nationally recognized quilter Lou Ann Philpot, along with three-dimensional flower quilts by Phyllis Miller, a well-known author of several quilting textbooks, and Roxanne Ferguson, a Mayfield quilter known for her extraordinary works that often feature hand-dyed fabrics."
Eleven members of the group have participated in a self-portrait challenge. Each wall quilt in the exhibit represents the artists' unique interests and/or facial features.
"During a monthly meeting in March, guild members placed their final quilts face-down on a table. One by one, each quilt was revealed so members could guess the quilter the artwork portrayed," Gunn said.
Patrons will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite work of art. The winning quilter will receive the Viewer's Choice award.
"You will be able to make your selection from dolls, artful wall quilts, traditional bed quilts, table runners and single blocks," Gunn said.
The Icehouse Gallery and Gift Shop is located at 120 N. Eight St. in Mayfield. Admission is always free. Contact Gunn at the gallery (270) 247-6971 for more information or go online to the Icehouse's website at icehousearts.org.