Cottonport Festival of Quilts October 3 & 4

About Evergreen

Published August 6, 2009

COTTONPORT: "While the hunters hunt squirrel, ladies can hunt bargains at
the annual Festival of Quilts at the Cottonport Museum and Cultural Arts
Center", said Sandy Joffrion, Museum Board President. 

This year's Festival of Quilts will be held on Saturday October 3 and
Sunday, October 4, at the Cottonport Museum, 220 Cottonport Avenue,
Cottonport, Louisiana.  Quilts will remain on display for public viewing
through October 17.  Quilters may elect to display their quilt (s) for show
only or if interested, may price their quilt (s) for sale.  The deadline for
entry is September 23. 

"This is the first year we are offering cash prizes for quilt entries,"
said Joffrion.   The "Grand Prize" winner  will receive a $100 cash prize
with the "Overall Division" winners in hand and machine quilting  receiving
a $25 cash prize.  Ribbons will be awarded to winning entries in each

Quilt categories include both Hand Quilted and Machine Quilted Divisions.
Quilts in each division will be judged in Appliqué, Embroidery, Pieced and
Whole Cloth categories. There is no entry fee to enter a quilt. 

Quilters who are interested may choose to show and/or sell their quilts and
should contact Donna Mayeux, 318-876-3797; Jean Lemoine 318-876-2386 or
Josie Poret, 318-876-2172 for entry forms and to make arrangements to
deliver the quilt.  All quilts must be received no later than 1 p.m.
September 23.

Art and craft booths will be open in the town square to allow Festival
attendees to get a head start on their Christmas shopping.  Booths will
include everything from clothing and jewelry to original art and quilting
supplies.  Vendors interested in obtaining booth space should contact
Jeanette Sweeney 318-876-3512.  Vendor space rental is $15 for a 10'x 10'
space. Deadline for obtaining booth space is September 23.

As an additional fund raiser for the Museum, the Cottonport Quilting Ladies
will be selling delicious homemade cakes and entrée casseroles at the
Festival on Saturday, Oct 3.  Festival attendees are advised to arrive early
as both promise to taste great and "go fast." 

"This annual fund raising event is a great way to spend a fun weekend while
the men are away," said Joffri

Pelican Footnote:
Donna's husband, Raymond Mayeux, was the last principal of Evergreen Elementary School when it closed in 1988.

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