Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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March 10, 2013

Quilting uncovered

Traditional handiwork to be celebrated at Highlands during Quilters Day Out

ASHLAND — The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center will be the center of activity on 2013 Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Quilter’s Day Out District 10, scheduled for Saturday and hosted by Greenup County Hospice Quilters.

The museum will be the location of the exhibit “Century of Quilts.” Nancy K. Osborne, Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society District 10 (FIVCO) leader, said the exhibit will include at least 30 quilts.

Along with the exhibit, the museum will have a special showing of Elizabeth Mitchell 1836 Graveyard Quilt Top will be one of those displayed.

“This quilt is so frail that it may be some time before it is on public display again,” Osborne said. “The Mitchell’s quilt top and quilt in Frankfort is not only a Kentucky treasure quilt, it is one of two known world treasures and we have both here in Kentucky.”

Osborne will mark 10 years of working with the quilters’ group this year.

“How the time has gone by and how much fun it has been getting the community to see the beautiful quilts made in the area,” she said.

In celebration of Quilters Day Out, Ruby Tuesday will participate in the Community GiveBack program and will give 20 percent of profits from diners who have attended the exhibit before coming there for lunch.

Two local quilters will be featured in the exhibit:

‰the late Fannie Hatfield, who started the Greenup County Hospice Quilters. The group of 52 has made and donated about 1,900 quilts to Community Hospice Care Center since 2005.

‰Karen Young, a Boyd County quilter who makes traditional patchwork quilts and designs her own pieces in modern patchwork.

Also on Quilter’s Day Out, Sandy Stark will offer written quilt appraisals for $30. Stark has been an avid quilt maker since 1984 and became interested in the study of quilt history and appraisals in 1990. She was Museum and Archives Chairwomanson for five years for the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society. She has studied appraising, construction, care, dating, ethics, regional differences, preservation and textile history and is the president of the Lawrence County Quilted Treasures.  For an appointment, call (606) 923-4784.

Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is at 1620 Winchester Ave. For more information, call (606) 329-8888 or email christine@highlandsmuseum.com.

LEE WARD can be reached at lward@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2661.


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