Feliciana Stitchers (Saint Francisville, LA)

Feliciana Stitchers (Saint Francisville, LA)
Feliciana Stitchers is a quilt guild of thirty-five members located in St. Francisville, LA. The guild was formed in 2002, and the members' skills range from novice to more experienced.

In addition to "Block of the Month" projects and challenge projects, each year the guild adopts a service project. Some of the past service projects have included lap quilts for the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson, LA; signature blocks for Cancer Society's Relay for Live fundraiser; and quillows for Children's Services in the Felicianas. One of the service projects chosen by guild this year was the Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilt project. Several of the members of the guild are affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The either have relatives who have died of the disease or are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease.

The guild found the Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilt project a fun and challenging way to use their quilting skills.

The guild also participates in the Lost Arts program at Rosedown Plantation. Members demonstrate and explain various quilting techniques and skills to visitors as they tour the plantation home. They also participate in the annual Audubon Pilgrimage held each spring. At the Rural Homestead, guild members teach children, demonstrate quilting for visitors, and display quilts.

The guild is a busy group and the members inspire each other to create. They enjoy using their skills to make quilts for their families as well as to help service organizations.