Elkhorn Creek Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Quilting is a year-round event! There’s always a new fabric to tempt you or an occasion or event to celebrate with the gift of a quilt. March in particular is special for quilters as National Quilting Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of the month!
How do you celebrate National Quilting Day? Local quilt, embroidery, or needle arts guilds will host special events, shows, lectures, demonstrations, trunk shows or gatherings. Here in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky we have the Stringtown Quilters’ Day Out, the Louisville Quilters’ Day Out, and Lexington’s Quilters’ Guild of the Bluegrass Quilters Day Out. These are just three of the many, many, many events happening across the state and nation!
In 2003, the Elkhorn Creek Quilt Guild hosted a small event for Quilters’ Day Out at the library. Each quilter set up a table to show some of their projects and answer viewer questions. Beginning in 2007 the group hung their quilts in the community room at the library symbolizing an important feature of a quilt guild: the community of quilters. Over the years the tradition grew with themed projects for their show and changes in venue. In 2016 the quilts were hung at the Georgetown-Scott County Museum opening up the show to a larger audience and it continues at the museum this year.
You can see the quilts the entire month of March during museum hours, Wednesday through Saturdays, 10am - 4pm, and admission is free! There will be a show host/hostess who can answer questions. The theme for 2023 is the book "The Quiltmaker's Gift" by Jeff Brumbeau and there is an additional "President's Challenge" which are small projects using the English Paper Piecing technique.
We hope you take the opportunity to see the craftsmanship of our local quilting artists and find inspiration for your next project! The museum is directly across the street from Birdsong Quilting, and we would love to talk to you about all things quilting!