Quilting group’s work now on display

COOKEVILLE-The Cookeville Crazy Quilters (CCQ) is currently presenting a colorful and amazing display at the Cumberland Art Society Backdoor Gallery located here at 186A S. Walnut Ave.

The exhibit opened Sunday April 3 and it will continue through Sunday, April 24.

A reception was held opening day with demonstrations by CCQ members.

The Backdoor Gallery is open noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday.  For more information call the art society at 931-526-2424.

 

About CCQ

The Cookeville Crazy Quilters began organizing in 1989.  The by-laws were proposed on July 5, 1990 which included the following objectives:  to promote the appreciation of and the knowledge of fine quality quilts; to sponsor, support and encourage quilting activities; to learn quilting techniques and textiles, the history of patterns and quilters; and to promote fellowship, mutual aid and common interests among the members.

As a community service, this non-profit organization donates baby and toddler quilts and cosmetics and toiletries to Genesis House, a domestic abuse shelter.  CCQ participated in a fund raising project for the Cookeville Humane Society by creating animal blocks that were used in quilts.

On a statewide level, the Cookeville Crazy Quilters guild support the Tennessee Valley Quilters Association in making “Home of the Brave” quilts for family members of fallen Tennessee soldiers.

The Cookeville Crazy Quilters guild meets twice monthly in the lower level of the Putnam County Library.  They sponsor workshops that add to the quilting skills and techniques of the members.  They are a member of the TVQA that sponsors bus trips to shows in all areas of the United States, a three-day spring seminar, a fall quilting retreat and an annual Assembly Day.