Donna Gash submitted a lap quilt made out of more than 100 men’s silk ties, most coming from rummage sales or thrift shops.
If visiting the quilt show inspires you, consider entering the museum’s Spirit of Vermilion County traveling quilt show.
Quilts donated to the museum society will be auctioned in October 2014 as a fund-raising event. Deadline is Aug. 31, 2014. There is no entry fee.
Quilters are asked to consider: What excites you about Vermilion County? Perhaps it’s a person, place, event, landscape, historical place or a concept. Imagine a postcard with those images, inviting others to visit and enjoy the county’s rich heritage.
Colors can be varied, embellishments encouraged and imaginations challenged in the contest.
Quilts should be 24-36 inches and can hang vertical or horizontal. Cloth in three layers (minimum) should be stitched together; can be hand or machine pieced or quilts.
A 4-inch sleeve should be sewn to the back.
Include a short paragraph with the entry to explain your idea and something specific to its execution.
More information will be placed on a tag provided by the museum.
The quilts will be on display at the museum, 116 N. Gilbert St., through July during regular hours of Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular door fees for the quilt show are $2.50, adult; $1, teens 13-17; free for children 12 and under. For more information, call 442-2922 or visit www.vermilioncountymuseum.org.