The Daughters of Utah Pioneers are hosting a quilt project and display on Saturday, April 15 from 10 AM to Noon. The public is invited to help us make a quilt that will be donated to a local charity. Come and have fun and be a part of history!
Your help is needed! Come join us as we make a quilt to be donated to a local charity. You will help sew the quilt and sign your name to a block of fabric. The blocks will be sewn into a crazy quilt design and the finished quilt will be donated. An announcement will be made when the donation is ready.
The Daughters of Utah Pioneers of Washington County is hosting this quilt project and a display of quilts on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10 AM to Noon at the McQuarrie Memorial Museum located at 145 North 100 East, St. George.
Several unique and beautiful quilts are being loaned to the Museum for display during this event. One of which is a 160-year-old quilt made in Ohio. There will be vintage baby quilts, hand embroidered quilts and other types of quilts showing different quilting techniques. It is surprising how each quilt has its own charm and unique features.
The quilt designs have changed dramatically over the years but the basic quilt process is still the same and it is fascinating to look at the differences. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the different quilting methods can visit different tables in the museum and will be given an opportunity to learn how to tie or hand stitch a quilt. With the hands-on experience, it may renew or spark a new interest in quilting.
In addition, the Museum will be highlighting quilts from its own collection. Several women among our early settlers of southern Utah, who dedicated their time and energies to making those quilts, will be highlighted by the sharing of their histories.
Come to the museum, have fun, and be a part of history!
Admission is free to event and to the Museum