GILBERTSVILLE – Quilters of all ages, disciplines and talents are expected to make their way to the Major’s Inn over the weekend for the 18th annual Quilt Show, with this year’s theme, “Quilter’s Dream,” an understatement as far as the show’s organizers are concerned.
More than 260 quilts – coming in all shapes and sizes – will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the historic, Tudor-style inn, with all proceeds from the event benefitting restorations and upkeep at the iconic location.
Entry into the event is $5 per person, and an additional $6 will afford those attending a tasty lunch, according to CeCe Rowe, executive director of the Major’s Inn Foundation.
According to Rowe, the yearly event continues to grow, and has steamrolled in recent years with new quilters attending from all parts of the state and across the northeast. That unexpected success, she added, makes the days of work leading up to the Quilt Show all worth the effort.
“It really has taken off and every year there are new creations,” said Rowe, who – along with fellow organizer Diana Heeman – have been dedicated to the event since 1994. “This is the only time many of these quilts will be seen at this show. These quilters are exceptional and their workmanship is fantastic.”..