This year, for the first time ever, the annual Friends of Marceline Carnegie Library Quilt and Fiber Arts Show will be held for two days.

The show will be held from 2-8 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 4 and then again on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday will be open for viewing the entries and voting. Saturday will be viewing, voting and several informative presentations.

This is the 18th year for the quilty show. This year’s theme is “Quilted Dreams”.

The featured speaker at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday is Shelly Pagliai of Prairie Moon Quilts. Pagliaiis a pattern designer, quilting teacher, author and professional longarm machine quilter. “The show will include two-bed turnings. A bed turning happened when a quilter would invite several ladies over, serve sweet tea and cookies then show off the quilts she had made by layering them on a bed,” Vicky Bryant, quilt show co-chair said.

Susie Johnson and Chris Ankeney will be sharing their quilts this year. At 1 p.m, Saturday there will be a presentation explaining “Unexpected Tools for Quilters”; and at 2 p.m., there will be a demonstration of how the same quilt pattern may be put together in different ways to render a completely different look.

“Come share your talents by entering your creations in the show,” Bryant said. “Those that are

pre-registered by Sept. 27 will be entered into the show booklet.

Those interested can obtain a form from the Marceline Carnegie Library or online. Participants can also bring their items to the show without pre-registering them but they may not be displayed with their proper category.

The categories for the 2019 Show include: hand quilted, machine quilted/all-over design, machine quilted/customized, appliqued/embroidered, one needle, baby/juvenile, junior entries (16 years and younger), home décor, handwork other than quilts (cross-stitch, knitting, crochet etc.) and none judged.

Winners will be chosen by the public and announced at 3:30 p.m., Saturday.

Eight Vendors will be participating, a quilt will be raffled, there will be hourly door prizes and a silent auction will be held. On Saturday lunch will be available.

“Bring the children to enjoy the Kid’s Corner,” Bryant said. “Gift bags will be given out to the first 125 visitors.”

For more information call Vicky at 816-518-4027 or Joyce at 660-376-3223.

The show takes place at the Walsworth Community Center in Marceline. There is no charge for admission or entry fees.