Join us as we celebrate the rich history of quilting as a practice and an art! GMAHS will feature its 8th annual Vintage Quilt Exhibit & Sale on Saturday, August 25th, from 10am-4pm at Promont. Admission is $5 per person at the door. The exhibit will have approximately 50 quilts on display, as well as a collection of quilts for sale.
This year’s featured quilt dates to 1922-1923 and was made by Lillian and Frank Iddings of Dayton, Ohio. Married in the early 1900’s, the couple experienced an unexpected health complication when Frank was diagnosed with cancer in 1921. To help her husband pass time when he became bedridden, Lillian taught him to cut, piece, and hand-finish quilts. He made several, including the featured quilt created for their young daughter, Sara Nancy.
“One can only imagine the conversation and love shared between Frank and Lillian as they worked to complete this quilt,” says Diana Kuhnell, quilt show coordinator and member, Greater Milford Area Historical Society. “Frank passed away in 1924 at only 46 years of age. I was told by his granddaughter that Lillian never made another quilt after that.”
In addition, the Vintage Quilt Exhibit and Sale will feature five Crazy Quilts, circa 1890-1928, with two thought to have local connections. These quilts have an extraordinary amount of detailed work with hand-painted accents and a large variety of floral and animal designs.
Saturday, August 25th, 2018
10 AM to 4 PM
906 Main Street
Milford, OH 45150
Tickets: $5/person at the door
Quilts represent so much of the bond between family and community. Join us in honoring the stories within the stitches and how these threads hold us together …And perhaps you will even find the perfect quilt to add to your family’s story while you’re here!