Left to right: Aicha Bourouh / Melting Away, Geneva Carroll / Miscommunications

For the first featured show of 2024, the Gallery at the Park welcomes back the Tri-City Quilters’ Guild! The Guild has been regularly featured at the Gallery at the Park for more than 30 years.

The Tri-City Quilters’ Guild was founded in 1982 by a small group of quilters. Since then, its membership has grown to almost 300 quilters. The Guild’s goals include sharing information about quilting history, patterns, techniques, and trends; creating comfort quilts for local agencies; and enjoying other activities related to quilt creation, collection, and appreciation.

Each year, the Guild presents a raffle quilt made by local members. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales go toward fabric and other materials used to create comfort quilts. Comfort quilts are regularly delivered to organizations in need such as the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, My Friend’s Place (a local shelter), and more.

The 2024 raffle quilt, titled “Good Day Sunshine,” was created by the Sew Scattered Stitches, a group made up of Judy Deneen, Michele Boston, Janelle Domarotsky, Tina Foley, Judy Gelhaus, and Katie Harris. The quilting was done by Dana Pearson.

The Gallery exhibition features the raffle quilt alongside quilts based on the theme “Inspired by Tradition.” The theme was chosen by the Tri-City Quilters’ Guild show chair, Renee Grabiec, and co-chair, Jodi Hassell.

The exhibition also showcases quilts from the Guild’s featured member artist, Mark Palmer. Palmer particularly loves making quilts with machine embroidery, especially machine applique.

Learn more about the Tri-City Quilters’ Guild at tcquilters.org.

The Tri-City Quilters’ Guild show will be on display at the Gallery at the Park from January 3 – 27.

The reception will be on Sunday, January 7, from 1 – 3 pm.

The Gallery at the Park is located at 89 Lee Boulevard in Richland and at galleryatthepark.org. The Gallery’s hours are Tuesday–Thursday, 12 – 4pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10am – 5pm.