Quilted items to cover Creston Museum during annual quilt show

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Museum exhibits covered with quilts in a previous year’s quilt show.

Museum exhibits covered with quilts in a previous year’s quilt show.

Once again, the Creston Museum is gearing up for its annual quilt show and sale.

On Sept. 20, dozens of quilts will be on display at the museum. It has over 20 antique quilts in its collection, and local quilters are starting to bring in their own creations for display.

This is the one day of the year that museum is completely upholstered in quilts and quilted items. The record is about 200 quilts on display in, around and over the regular exhibits. The entire museum becomes one big patchwork piece, bringing together every colour, texture and style, both new and old.

The museum’s quilt show grew out of the Creston Valley Quilt Festival. When the festival started, the museum participated with an antique quilt show.But, a few years later, when the festival shut down, the museum began showing all sorts of quilts, old and new. Since then, it has also added an opportunity for people to purchase one of these works of art for themselves.

Local quilters and quilt owners are invited to loan their quilts to the museum for the day. Any quilt, of any size, and all quilted items are welcome.

The show runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 20, and admission is by donation.

For more information,  contact the museum at 250-428-9262 or mail@creston.museum.bc.ca.