Quilt Show in Huntsville, Texas
It's fun to hear about all the quilt shows that are taking place across the country, especially at this time of year. Wanda Knott from the Tall Pines Quilt Guild in Huntsville, Texas, wrote to tell me about the Guild's 2009 show. If you are in that area on May 2, stop in to view a very different type of quilt show. This one might be worth traveling a few hours to see.
Sponsored by the Huntsville Arts League, the City of Huntsville, and the quilt guild, the show, Airing of the Quilts, will be held in the historical downtown area. There will be approximately 400 quilts displayed around the city square along with a raffle quilt, a mini-quilt auction, vendors, a challenge quilt display, antiques quilts, quilts for sale and much more. The Viewers Guide and entry to the show are free. Workshops by celebrity quilters will be held on Friday and Monday.
According to member Wanda Knott, this year the Guild is celebrating its 25th anniversary, so these ladies know their quilts. The outdoor venue guarantees an unusual experience.
For more information, a video presentation and pictures from prior years go to TallPinesQuiltGuild.com.
The "Quilt Truck" is a cornerstone of each year's Airing of the Quilts in Huntsville, Texas. The truck belongs to a member of the guild's husband, but for the first Saturday in May each year it dresses up in its own quilt.
Quilts are hung at the courthouse in the
outdoor show in Huntsville, Texas.