Posted: Jul 11, 2013 4:49 PM
Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government and the Quilters' Guild Acadienne will conduct a ceremony for the unveiling of an original commemorative quilt Tuesday morning.
The quilt, entitled "Lafayette and Washington, an Enduring Friendship," was designed and created by members of the Quilters' Guild Acadienne using the techniques of hand and machine quilting, hand appliqué, embroidery, couching and fabric inking.
The Marquis quilt was created to honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de LaFayette, and for whom the City of Lafayette is named. It has been displayed in Washington, D.C. and other venues.
The Marquis quilt will be unveiled at 11 a.m. and will remain on permanent loan and displayed at City Hall, 705 W. University Avenue where it can be viewed by the public.