Quilts not only keep you warm and comfy in the cold weather months of Michigan, but they are also an art form.  You'll have a chance to see these hand sewn works of utilitarian art in downtown Flint during the 18th annual Flint Festival of Quilts.

The quilts will be on display at several downtown Flint venues, including the Brown Sugar Cafe, Flint Public Library, The Lunch Studio, Greater Flint Arts Council, First Presbyterian Church, Longway Planetarium, Hoffman's Deco Deli and the Stockton Center at Spring Grove.

Each venue will feature different themes of quilt art, and the festival goes from 9-5 Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Festival goers will enjoy demonstrations and lectures, have the opportunity to buy quilts and register to win quilts and other prizes.

The 2012 Flint Festival of Quilts is produced by the Greater Flint Arts Council, and is part of the Parade of Festivals, made possible by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

For more information, call the GFAC at (810) 238-6496 or www.greaterflintartscouncil.org