Quilting has been a popular pastime in the United States since the 1700s, with many of the heirlooms surviving to be enjoyed today.
Organizers of the annual Antique Quilt Show held during the Warren County A&L Fair are encouraging folks to share their keepsake quilts with visitors. It’s been said every quilt has a story, and each one has its place in history.
Sheila Bell is the quilt show chair and is assisted by Hearth and Home Quilters Guild members. Brenda Clark is president of the guild of approximately 30 members, and all are dedicated to preserving the art of quilting.
Quilts for the show will be accepted for display on Friday, Sept. 9 from 12 – 5 p.m. at the Fairfield Village Courthouse. The exhibit must remain on site until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Awards will be presented to three places, as well as a Best of Show and a People’s Choice.
All quilts entered must be hand pieced and quilted and should be at least 50 years of age. Information provided should include the approximate age of the quilt, name of the present owner, and, if known, the name of the original quilt maker.
Classes open for judging are:
• Crazy Quilt
• Unquilted Tops
• Most Unusual
• Pieced and quilted as made
• Crib quilt