Hallye Bone, a quilt specialist from St. Louis, will speak at 10 a.m. each day on the care and preservation of quilts.
The Monroe County Historical Society is hosting its second Salt River Quilt Show the weekend of Oct. 14-15. The show will be held at the Mark Twain Memorial Shrine in Florida, Mo. The purpose of the event is to showcase the talents of quilters in the Salt River and adjoining areas. The Historical Society will also welcome quilts from quilters throughout the state. The theme of the show will be “One Hundred Years of Missouri State Parks.” Other categories include baby and children’s quilts and seasonal and holiday quilts, but quilts of all kinds will be welcomed. There will be an entry fee of $5 a quilt, used to cover quilt show costs and prizes.
Three different presentations will be given on each day of the show. Hallye Bone, a quilt specialist from St. Louis, will speak at 10 a.m. each day on the care and preservation of quilts. She will also be available each day to do quilt consultations and quilt appraisals. Karen Seward will present a program on the quilts of WWI each day at noon as 2017 is also the centennial of America’s entry into WWI. A third presentation on the Missouri State Parks Centennial will be given at various times throughout each of the days.
A food vendor will be available each day and plenty of picnic tables to use. If you wish to sell items related to quilting or crafts at the show, please contact Marianne Bodine at the Memorial Shrine for table space. The talented Jenny Kuntemeyer of Palmyra, Mo., will be back again this year to sell her barn quilts.
Entry to the quilt show is free of charge, but donations will be accepted to assist the Monroe County Historical Society with its work in preserving the history of the county.