One of Ohio's largest displays of antique and contemporary quilts will be hosted by the Summit County Historical Society the weekend of Oct. 22 and 23 in downtown Akron.
The Second Annual Mutton Hill Quilt Show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 22, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday at the John S. Knight Center at 77 East Mill Street. Parking is free both days in nearby decks.
The display of antique and contemporary quilts, including new categories this year, will feature nearly 250 quilts, many submitted for competitive judging.
FREE QUILTING LECTURES
11 a.m. - Linda Miller, "Entering Your Quilt in a Judged Show"
1 p.m. - Barb Callahan, "Using Vintage Treasures in Your Sewing"
3 p.m.- Dr. Virginia Gunn, "Nineteenth-Century Quilts and Woven Coverlets: Recognizing the Connections"
11 a.m.- Laura Loew, "Red Work"
1 p.m.- Peg Bingham, "Contrast in Quilt Fabric Selection"
Reservations are not necessary but attendees must pick up a free ticket before the presentation.
A CELEBRATION OF OHIO CRAFT PREVIEW PARTY
The Summit County Historical Society will host a Preview Party, "A Salute to Ohio Craft," on Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Knight Center.
Information about these and other events related to the Quilt Show is available at www.MuttonHillQuilts.org.
ADDITIONAL SHOW EVENTS
A nationally recognized display from Athens, Ohio will be part of the Akron show. The Dairy Barn Arts Center will display 45 quilts, part of its Quilt National '15, a biennial juried exhibition of innovative art quilts from 33 states and 8 countries.
The Summit County Historical Society will show twenty of the 150 historic quilts and coverlets in its collections.
Additional activities will include a raffle of baskets appealing to quilters and sewing enthusiasts alike. The Society seeks tax-deductible donations of quilts for sale or auction with proceeds supporting the mission of the Summit County Historical Society and its textile preservation initiative.
A limited number of quilts will be offered for sale at the show. There will also be an auction of quilts Friday evening as part of the preview event.