Nichole Hannahs

Not so old Fashioned

by Nichole Hannahs on July 16, 2010 at 11:31 am

Every quilt tells a story and they’ll be many to tell this weekend.

A quilt gathering is taking place at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds Veteran’s Hall. It features hand sewn pieces as well as those machine made. Those in charge of the even say that though many think sewing is an old fashioned idea, that’s not so locally.

"This is a large quilting community around us," said Sherry Gillespie. "Some people think sewing is a dying art but all they need to do is look at the art around us and see that it’s flourishing in Muskingum County and surrounding areas."

205 quilts will be on display at this year’s event, along with vendors showing the latest trends in quilting and for those of you looking to learn more about the craft there will be workshops taking place.

"Hopefully we’ll inspire some people to pick up and quilt that quilt that’s been in their closet for 10 years, take a class and learn to quilt and let us show off our talent," said Gillespie.

Along with the show and Irish chain quilt will be raffled off along with several mini-quilts that are part of a silent auction. The show runs Saturday from 9-5pm and Sunday from 11-4pm. There is a $3.00 admission fee.