Annual quilt show returns to Gallery Zeke

If you love quilts, you will not want to miss the upcoming Show-Me Quilt Show. This annual exhibit at the Steelville Arts Council’s Gallery Zeke starts on September 2 and will be on display through September 7. The gallery will be open daily Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The word “quilt” comes from the Latin word “culcita,” meaning “stuffed sack.” No one is exactly sure when quilting began, but from evidence found in the temple of Osiris at Alydos, Egypt, it seems that people wore quilted clothing as far back as 5,000 years ago.

Visiting this quilt show is a wonderful way to share in the rich history of quilting. Quilts that have been hand-pieced and quilted, appliqued, and embroidered will be on display, along with many other styles.

For those interested in entering a quilt in this show, registration forms will be available at Gallery Zeke, located on Main Street in downtown Steelville, or can be downloaded from the arts council website at Contact Rita Stulce at 573-775-5338 (evenings only) for more information.

The Steelville Arts Council was created in 2010 as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Its mission is to promote arts in the community through awareness, appreciation, education, and support, creating a connection between artists and audiences to enrich the quality of life for all.

For more information about the arts council, visit their website or find them on Facebook or Twitter.

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