Over 100 quilts will be on display at the Bedford County Historical Society as part of the Bedford Fall Foliage Festival.
The 31st Annual Quilt Show features the same assortment of quilts as in previous years, including Antiques or Heirloom, Junior Division, Group Entries, First Place, Art Quilt, Apparel and Accessories , home accessories, baby quilt, miniature, sofa throw, wall quilts and the Pioneer Challenge.
“I swear to you, every year it gets more beautiful,” said Gillian Leach, executive director of the historical society. “Some of these things are just amazing.”
Leach said some of the quilts take years to complete.
“It’s really art,” she says. “Just like painting. “
There is a different theme for the Pioneer Quilt Challenge each year. This year’s theme centered around the women’s suffrage movement, honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020. The theme was originally planned for last year’s show, which was canceled due to the pandemic.
The annual raffle quilt is “Blue Star”, reconstructed and donated by B. Ann Wambaugh, designed by Wendy Sheppard, machine-quilted by Helen Terza. Its “Rhapsody in Blue” fabric is designed by Mary Koval.
The quilt won first place at the company’s 2017 Quilt Show.
Raffle tickets are on sale until October 4. Tickets cost $ 2 each or six for $ 10.
The quilts are on display on the second floor of the historic 6441 Lincoln Highway.
The quilts can be viewed every Fall Festival weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of the last Sunday, which ends at 4 p.m. The show is also open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.