Gilbert Historical Museum Offers History & Annual Quilt Show

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HD SOUTH, Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum is presenting its 15th Annual Quilt Show from February 25 to May 26 with more than 100 quilts on display. “The Art of Quilting” will feature a wide variety of styles of quilts made by members of the community. The theme for this year’s exhibit is Nine Patch Quilts.

The Museum is a repository of artifacts chronicling the town’s rich history and invites you to explore the past, experience the present and imagine the future. Visitors can enjoy newly remodeled exhibits and discover the history that each room holds, including the courtyard packed with authentic farm equipment, some of which dates to Gilbert’s earliest days.

A Quilters’ Boutique filled with handmade items for sale will be open during the show and remain open year-round at the museum. The Show’s Raffle quilt is king sized and cross stitched with an autumn leaf motif. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and the winning ticket will be drawn on May 25th and the winner need not be present to win. A Silent Auction will feature assorted quilts, quilt blocks and other items.

A special program on The Joy Of Quilting and The Shoebox will be presented by Dima Cook on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Join Dima Cook, a quilt artist with over 40 years of experience creating beautiful quilts, for this presentation on the joys found in quilting as well as the significance of “the shoebox.” Dima will bring examples of her work plus discuss Gilbert’s Millennial Quilt project. Registration is required at Cost is FREE.

Museum Admission is required for one-time access to the Quilt exhibit—Adult: $6; Senior, ages 60+, $5; Youth, ages 5 to 12, $3; and children under 5 years old admitted free. All proceeds from the exhibition, silent auction and raffle drawing will benefit HD SOUTH, Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum. 

The Gilbert Historical Museum is located within HD SOUTH at the southern end of the vibrant Gilbert Heritage District at the southwest corner of Gilbert and Elliot Roads. The Museum has been at the heart of the Gilbert community since 1982. The HD SOUTH building, the original Gilbert Elementary School built in 1913 and home to the museum, sits proudly on the National Register of Historic Places, the only building in Gilbert with that designation.

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