The Flint Festival of Quilts to blanket downtown Flint

FLINT — Don’t miss the excitement! The 24th Annual Flint Festival of Quilts will be blanketing downtown with unique histories and expressions of creativity starting Oct. 10 and running through Oct. 12.

“It’s going to be an exciting three days,” smiles Greg Fiedler, President and CEO of Greater Flint Arts Council. “We have six different venues in and around the downtown area and believe me, you are going to want to visit all of them!”

As in the past, festival locations include First Presbyterian Church, Flint Public Library, Greater Flint Arts Council and The Good Beans Café. Added to the list of hot spots this year is Hoffman’s Deco Deli on Saginaw Street and Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle Church on Hughes Avenue.

In addition to attracting some of the most talented artists in the nation, there are a number of free presentations scheduled throughout the three-day festival starting at Greater Flint Arts Council on Oct. 10, with Beyond the Patchworks – Challenge and Art Quilts.

This show represents many beautiful quilts juried from the Oakland County Quilt Guild.

On Oct. 12, at Flint Public Library, the Flint African American Quilters Guild, co-sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Flint Alumnae Chapter presents internationally known artist, Juanita Yeager.

Yeager is an accomplished quilt maker, educator and curator. Her quilt creations using watercolor pigment painted on silk broadcloth have been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally.

Exhibits are scheduled to be open varying times, so festival attendees should check with each presenting organization or venue to confirm.

For more information about exactly what, where and when something fun is happening, visit geneseefun.com or call the Greater Flint Arts Council at 810- 238-ARTS. — G.G.