Stitches in Time Annual Quilt Show

Stitches in Time Quilt Show, March 17-April 2, 2016

Stitches in Time the Museum's annual Quilt Show opened on Thursday evening, March 17 with the opening awards ceremony. 

The 2016 Stitches in Time quilt show opened to an excited crowd of quilters on Thursday evening, March 17. Ribbons were already placed on winning quilts, including this year’s Best in Show – Thistle Pods by Mary Ruth Younger (pictured on the cover) – and the Judge’s Choice – Inner Circle by Kimberly Wilson.

Visitors to the show will get to see 52 beautiful and unique quilts from antique and modern bed quilts, to art quilts and wall hangings.

Visitor also vote for their favorite to win the Ruth Hale Viewer’s Choice award, which will be announced at the close of the show on April 2 at 2:30pm.

This year’s show brought in several important changes to help make it our best show yet! Some changes were simple, such as the new eleven-category system that accommodates many unique quilt types. We also eliminated entry fees so any area quilter could enter up to three of their creations at no charge.  The change to ticketing is even more exciting.  Anyone attending one of the show's educational or workshop programs only pays admission once. That’s right: once. For our normal one-time admission fee ($5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors) attendees will receive a personalized entry voucher good for the duration of the show. This includes admission to the quilt gallery and all programs. And, like always, admission to the gallery and programs is free for Museum members.

The quilts this year are displayed on brand-new, specially designed quilt racks that display up to six quilts each. We are extremely grateful to Museum member Bill Johnson for donating his time and expertise to design and build these incredible racks that will be used for years to come.

One more addition - quilt appraisals will be available for an additional fee on April 1-2 from professional appraiser Cynthia Stuart. Cynthia has studied quilt appraising with the American Quilter’s Society in Kentucky and has lectured on quilt history at a variety of organizations, including the Tennessee Quilt History Group. For any quilter interested in ascertaining the dollar value of their quilt for insurance purposes, this is an excellent opportunity.