Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wellsville Quilt Show This Week-end

As it can only happen in Wellsville, what started out as one lady's idea has mushroomed into what appears to be a great event. Seamstress Jan Wasko thought it would be neat to have a quilt show in Wellsville. Jan has the O Sew Good Alterations shop on 5th Street. Quilting is a hobby of hers and she is friends of several other quilting enthusiasts. It's something she has never seen in Wellsville. Jan says many in the Wellsville area are very talented.

She thought maybe it would only involve 35 to 40 different quilts. As of early Tuesday afternoon folks had lent her at least 60 quilts and as of this morning they are still coming in. They will be displayed all through the River Museum.

The Wellsville Historical Society offered the use of the River Museum. Those good folks wanted to do something special to help show case the many quilts. They decided to have an old fashion Ice Cream Social and Weenie Roast on the front lawn of the museum. Weather permitting tents will be set up on the front lawn for that.

Some of the quilts to be displayed are antique family heirlooms, some are award winners, some are recently made and all are very pretty pieces of art. All are handmade by artisans from the Wellsville area. Also on Saturday the Wellsville Public Library will have Joan Dodds on hand from Noon to 2 PM with expert advice on care and restoration of quilts. Ms Dodds is the owner of Stitch-A-Long Quilt Shop.

This special event is open to the public with free admission. Guests are asked to sign the Visitor's Register at the museum sometime before you leave. Saturday the hours for the show are 10 AM to 5 PM. Hours for the Saturday only Ice Cream Social/Weenie Roast will be 12 Noon to 5 PM. Sunday will only feature the quilts with hours set for 1 to 4:30 PM.

You won't want to miss seeing all those quilts...

ole nib

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