If you love antique quilts, you won't want to miss this FREE old-fashioned bed-turning presentation!
For those that aren’t familiar with the term “bed turning,” they are the precursor to our modern “show and tell” programs at quilt guild meetings. Back in those days, women did not have many occasions to get together socially, and when they did it was usually at someone’s home. They would each bring a quilt to share, and since space was limited, they would lay them all out on a bed, stacked one on top of the other. Each woman would take a turn and her quilt would be held up for everyone to see and exclaim over while she told the story of the quilt.
During this FREE event, you will enjoy a variety of quilts, many of which have been handed down for generations and are part of the heritage of that family. In some other cases, the history of the quilt is unknown' while in others it it well documented. Some of these quilt have been found in dumpsters and, once cleaned up, are now treasured by their new owners.
If you have a bed, baby or doll quilt that is more than 50 years old and you would like to have it be a part of the bed-turning, please contact the Festival committee at the following email address:OhAmishCountryQuilt@gmail.com