NEW BERLIN – Festivities get kicked off in the heart of the Village of New Berlin at approximately 10 a.m., Saturday with quilting workshops and children’s entertainment.
From approximately 1 to 4 p.m., handmade quilts will be seen hanging from homes on porches throughout the village. In addition to viewing the quilts there will be a contest for the best-liked piece at the New Berlin Housing and Preservation tent. In celebration of the Town of New Berlin’s Bicentennial this year a special signature quilt was handcrafted by Linda Foote and will be on display at the Town office building. Also being unveiled that day will be an 1800s replica painting of the Town of New Berlin by local artist Jim Parker. Events at the Town Hall begin at noon.
On hand for this years event is professional quiltter Pat Sloan; a quiltter for approximately 15 years. In addition to publishing her own patterns, Sloan designs patterns for McCall’s Quilting, McCall’s Quick Quilts, American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilters World, Create & Decorate, and the Fons and Porter magazines. She also has several fabric lines with P&B Textiles, see the lines at my Fabric page.