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|Show, quilt raffle to be held during Catfish Festival|
The Franklin Piecemakers are planning the biannual quilt show which is held in odd-numbered years during the Catfish Festival. The theme this year is "Bountiful Louisiana" and will be held at the Franklin parish Library Learning Center on April 4.
Members have been working on quilts for the past two years and these quilts will be displayed in the beautiful facility. Featured quilter for this year's show is Elaine Browder Price, a lifelong resident of Franklin Parish and a charter member of the club, she is also an active member in the community and a member of Winnsboro First Methodist Church.
Tickets for the show are $1 each and attendants can view the quilts for as long as they like. Each quilt will be identified by the name of the quilter who made them.
Each year, the club makes a quilt to finance a $500 scholarship for a Franklin Parish senior. The scholarship quilt for this year is called "Farmer's Daughter." Tickets are available for $1 each and can be purchased from any club member. During the Catfish Festival, tickets will be on sale at the quilter's booth in front of the Library Learning Center where the quilt will be displayed.
Members invite everyone to come by for a chance to win this beautiful quilt.
"Farmer's Daughter" is the name of the quilt to be raffled during the Catfish Festival by the Franklin Piecemakers. Proceeds from the ticket sales go toward a $500 scholarship awarded to a Franklin Parish senior. The quilt was hand-quilted by Gracie Richmond and pieced by the Franklin Piecemakers. The Franklin Piecemakers promote knowledge and understanding among persons interested in the art of quiltmaking in the parish and surrounding areas. Members meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Church of Christ.