Denham Springs adds  to Quilt Mania exhibit

The Quilt Mania exhibit is open at Old City Hall Museum and Welcome Center, 115 Mattie St., Denham Springs. The exhibit includes quilted, crocheted and embroidered items as well as dolls, linens and antique sewing machines and more.

The exhibit will run through Oct. 31.

With the unveiling of two colorful outdoor wooden squares, Denham Springs joins the Louisiana Northshore Quilt Trail, which is the only quilt trail in the state and runs through five parishes: Livingston, St. Tammany, St. Helena, Tangipahoa and Washington. It features more than 80 registered squares that are on permanent display.

Tourists follow the trail to view the squares, which are installed on the outside of homes, businesses and barns.

The wooden square on Mattie Street re-creates the intricate pattern of the original textured white ceiling tiles, which were installed in Old City Hall when it was built in 1940, exhibit organizers said. The colors and patterns were designed by the Livingston Parish Quilt Guild, and the square was painted by Paulette Ferguson and Virginia Berthelot.

The wooden square at Train Station Park features an abstract of a train that was designed and painted by Denham Springs High School student Bryce Richard.

Quilt Mania is sponsored by the Denham Springs Main Street Commission. For information and photographs, visit denhamspringsmainstreet.com or call (225) 667-7512.

For information on the Northshore Quilt Trail including maps, visit louisianaquilt
trail.com
; information on trails throughout the USA are at americanquilttrail.com.