The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild created an exhibition of quilts in the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor Center and hosted an opening reception on Jan. 11. The nature-inspired quilts were chosen from a juried show with entries from the 75 active fiber artists. The title and theme for the show was “Creatures in the Garden,” and included quilts that featured a variety of creatures (birds, butterflies, cats, etc.) embedded in scenes with flowers, trees and natural landscapes.

A group of six to eight lacemakers set up in the Visitor Center on Thursday mornings, enjoying the natural sunlight and charming curious visitors. Once a month, a photo share group meets in the Visitor Center encouraging photographers to explore the Garden with their cameras. Many photographs used by the Garden for publicity have been donated by volunteer photographers.