Alabama Quilts! symposium to promote, teach art of quilting

The annual Quilt Symposium of Alabama is set for June 5-7 at Bumpus Middle School in Hoover. (File)

The annual Quilt Symposium of Alabama is set for June 5-7 at Bumpus Middle School in Hoover. (File)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HOOVER — Experienced and novice quilters will take over Hoover’s Bumpus Middle School June 5-7 during the annual Quilt Symposium of Alabama.

The symposium will feature a quilt show and vendor mall as well as half-day and full-day classes. An unlimited three-day pass is $8, half-day classes are $45 and full-day classes are $85.

Class topics, among them computerized quilt design, machine needlelace, applique techniques, threadpainting, patchwork, beading and embellishments, strip piecing and quilting on domestic sewing machines, will be led by nationally-known quilting instructors Barbara Vlack, Judy Simmons, Karen Combs, Mary Stori, Nancy Mahoney and Sharon Schamber.

The deadline for quilt show submissions in May 30. Class registration and additional information is available online at AlabamaQuilts.com.

A wide range of quilts from throughout the state will be on display, from traditional to modern, hand-stitched to mechanized, miniature wall hangings to king-sized bed quilts.

Any quilt guild in Alabama can request a space to promote their guild, sell handmade quilt-related items or give away a guild-sponsored quilt. For more information, email info@alabamaquilts.com.