Sew and Sews Quilt Guild is proud to present the 2023 Treasure Mountain Quilt Show featuring quilts and needlework items by area residents and members of the guild. The display and needlework demonstrations will be Sept. 15 – 17 at the Pendleton Community Building in Franklin.
Quilters and needle crafters from Pendleton and the surrounding counties are encouraged to enter the show. Membership in the quilt guild is not a requirement to enter. The show will be judged, and ribbons will be awarded. The quilt show will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16 and from 10 a.m. until noon Sept. 17.
Participants can enter the following categories: hand-quilted quilts, machine-quilted quilts, knotted comforters, antique hand-quilted quilts, antique knotted comforters, antique crazy quilts, baby quilts, small, medium, and large wall hangings, lap quilts, whole cloth hand-quilted quilts, quilted household items (i.e. pot holders, table runners, placemats), wearable art (i.e. quilted vests and purses), hand-quilted applique quilts, cross stitched quilts, embroidered quilts, embroidery, crocheted afghans, crocheted miscellaneous items, knitted afghans, knitted miscellaneous items, printed cross stitch, counted cross stitch, crazy quilts (not antique), printed cross stitch, counted cross stitch, miscellaneous needle craft and antique miscellaneous.
Youth categories are open to anyone 18 years of age or younger. The youth categories are as follows: knotted comforters, hand-quilted quilts, machine-quilted quilts, wall hangings, pieced pillows, needlework and knitting.
Many quilts are family heirlooms, handed down from generations. Each quilt has a story to tell and reflects the style of the era in which it was made. The entries in the show revive the past and inspire many to carry on this tradition into the future.
As the items on display in the quilt show represent untold hours of craftsmanship, great care is taken to keep them in top condition. No food or drink is allowed in the display area. Items cannot be touched, but an attendant (wearing white gloves) can show the back of items if anyone is interested.
Items to be displayed and judged may be brought to the community building from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept.13 or from 9 a.m. until noon Sept. 14. They may be items that a person has made or heirlooms handed down in one’s family. Participants will fill out a registration form and a ticket for each item. A receipt stub will be given to participants that must be presented when the item is picked up after the show. The show will close at noon Sept. 17 for quilt guild members to take down the quilts. Items must be picked up from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. unless prior arrangements have been made. If there is a history or story of interest about a quilt, please jot it down and bring that along.
Don’t miss this display of handcrafted treasures from the past and present at this year’s festival.