Knox quilt show draws 125 visitors

To the Editor:

The quilts of Knox have been displayed, scrutinized, exclaimed over, and admired, and are now safely returned to their owners. The quilt show Sunday, on Aug. 3, sponsored by the Knox Historical Society and the Helderberg Quilt Barn Trail, drew 125 visitors from nearby and out of state.

Many quilting enthusiasts came to see the quilts stitched by the women of Knox Reformed Church. Several of those quilters attended the show to reconnect with each other and reminisce over the slide show and scrapbooks.

Pat Lightbody and Kris Zimmer demonstrated hand quilting as they worked on a vintage quilt top made of salesmen’s fabric samples. John Elberfeld showed his method for constructing and painting barn quilts to many interested attendees.

People’s Choice prizes were awarded: first place, “Cross-stitch Flowers” made by Edith White and owned by Margaret Torok; second place “Eight Star” made by Celestina Passage and owned by Sue Lotterle; third place, “Feedsack Quilt” made by Nickie Barber and owned by her granddaughter, Amy Barber Morgan.

The prizes were donated by Beebe Farm IdeaWorks, the Knox Historical Society, PinchPenny Threads, and Township Tavern, all of Knox. Lowe's provided financial support for the construction of the quilt display frames.

Donna Gwin and her committee would like to thank everyone who volunteered and especially all who loaned a quilt or two for this event.

Jane McLean, vice president
Knox Historical Society