The Gilbert Historical Museum will be home to “The Art of Quilting Quilt Show” from March 1 to May 30 with more than 100 quilts from the community on display. The quilts at this 11th Annual Event will be in a variety of sizes, eras, styles, either machine or hand-stitched and many will be in red and white.
A Silent Auction of several large quilts and wall hangings will be held throughout the show and end on May 30. A Sampler Quilt-Block of the Month and a Scotty Dog quilt—each with an estimated value of $600 to $800—will be raffled off during a drawing held on May 30. Tickets are $1each or six for $5. Various quilting-related items will be for sale during the Show and quilting demonstrations will be held on select Saturdays.
A national, travelling display from the American Quilt Study Group will be featured. AQSG is a non-profit quilt research organization with more than 1,000 members around the world. The group sets standards for quilt studies and provides opportunities to increase knowledge about quilts and textiles, their history and their place in society.
On even years, AQSG puts forth a challenge to its members—make a quilt in miniature using an antique quilt as your inspiration (no more than 200 inches around). The travelling exhibit on display in Gilbert will include fifteen quilts patterned after the Colonial Revival period of the early twentieth century.
The “Art of Quilting Quilt Show” will also be on display during the Gilbert Historical Society’s annual “A Night at the Museum” fundraising gala on March 5. Please visit www.gilbertmuseum.org for more information.
Located at 10 S. Gilbert Road in the Heritage District, the Gilbert Historical Museum has been at the heart of the community since opening its doors in 1982. Built in 1913, the building was the site of the original Gilbert Elementary School and is on the National Register of Historic Places. A repository of artifacts and archives chronicling Gilbert’s rich history, the Museum has been welcoming visitors to its exhibits for nearly 30 years; inviting guests to explore the area’s past, experience its present, and imagine its future.
The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is: adults, $5; seniors over sixty, $4; children, ages five to twelve, $3; and free for children under age five. Museum admission applies to Quilt Show attendance.