MENA — The Ouachita Quilt Show Committee has selected Nancy Philpott as the featured quilt for the upcoming 40th Annual Quilt Show.
Some of her quilts, along with her diary and quilt book, will be on display at the Polk County Fairgrounds show on November 4-5. Her one of Philpot’s quilts won a People’s Choice award at last year’s Quilt Her Show.
“Nancy started quilting in 1996,” said the news release. “After she and husband Lawrence (Larry) Philpott retired to Mena that year, she found an invitation to Quilt and Chat in Pine Ridge from May. Dell Sykes offered a way to make new friends.” She learned to make quilts by hand and worked for others. Quilting for several years. Janet Pratt helped Nancy learn the appliqués of the first blocks used as medallions. It also includes block building techniques, all of which set the stage for her quilting career.
Philpot believes that appliqués make a quilt special when it’s added to the border.
Philpott is a longtime member of the Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild held monthly in the Education Building of the Polk County Extension Office at 211 Dequeen Street, Mena. In addition to preparing for the upcoming Washita Quilt Show, Guild has been participating in the Mystery Row Quilt for the purpose of teaching and learning new techniques for 12 months. “Nancy provided freezer paper appliqué instructions. All quilters are welcome to join the Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild.
Philpot was also instrumental in setting up a fabric booth at the Material Girls Quilt Show last year after a retired quilter donated her stash of fabrics to sell for charity. Another family donated quilt fabric after the quilt passed away earlier this year. activities, school backpack programs, and other community needs,” said the release.
This year the show is free to enter.Quilting products are accepted from 12:00 to 5:00 pm on Tuesdays