PARKERSBURG – The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History is internet hosting the 18th Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show by means of November 20.
Brenda Wentzel, Chair, stated this year’s theme was “Quilts for all seasons.” The theme included quilts for winter, spring, summer season, fall and all main holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Theme class is simply one of many judged classes for the quilt show. Wentzel stated that quilts do not want to be included within the theme class. The different classes embody massive quilts, small quilts, miniature quilts, and vintage quilts (unrated). Awards are given for Best Overall Show, Best Show Hand Quilt, Best Show Machine Quilt, People’s Choice Award, Superintendent’s Choice Award and Best Theme Award.
Overall, Best of Show was awarded to, “Autumn Stars”, an Al Williams quilt quilted by Lemon Twist Quilting. The identical quilt additionally acquired Best Machine Quilted and Best Themed Quilt.
Best Hand Quilted was awarded to, “Quilt of Quilts”, made and quilted by Kim Logan.
The Superintendent Award was acquired by “Autumn Splendor”, which was made by Sandy Bach and handquilted by Barbara Robinson
Wentzel has been the chair of the quilt show for eight years. Sowing consists of their day by day life.
“I work part-time at a quilt store. So I’m nonetheless within the materials, patterns and textiles,” She said. “It’s simply in my blood.”
She stated her seventh grade dwelling economics trainer impressed her to begin sowing and he or she realized extra about it from her mom and grandmother. It’s helped her get by means of some powerful occasions in her life, she stated.
When requested why the quilt show is particular to her, Wentzel stated: “The variety of the folks making the quilts, the alternatives they make of their materials, the patterns they use and the life they carry to the museum. And folks can show their love for quilting, and it is an important factor when folks see that the artwork of quilting isn’t misplaced.”
Quilt Show attendee Cheryl Sparks has been quilting since 2008. She was one of many few volunteers to present a reside demonstration of hand quilting throughout the quilt show. She stated that hand quilting wants a thimble, needle, thread and a few form of sample, in contrast to machine quilting, which makes use of a stitching machine to sew rows or patterns.
Sparks stated she realized to quilt in Meigs County after retiring from work.
“comradeship,” Sparks stated when requested what she likes about quilting. “There is a bond between quilters whether or not they hand quilt or machine quilt. It’s simply an artwork that I like and I’m fairly good at it.”
Quilts within the show might be on show Tuesday by means of Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by means of November 20. Visitors to the quilt show can vote “People’s Choice” which might be introduced on November twentieth.
Admission to the museum is $4 for adults and $2 for kids between the ages of 4 and 12.
The 2023 Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show theme might be Garden Party. It might be held November 11-19 on the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History at 137 Juliana Street in Parkersburg.
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