I’ve never been very big on family heirlooms, which is probably because my family never really had any. However, one thing that I do have is a quilt that my grandmother made while my mother was pregnant with me. It’s tucked away in a closet and I don’t ever really think about it, partly because it’s pink (sorry for the disappointment, grandma!), but my mother insisted that I hold onto it and so it stays….in the hall closet that we never open.
What is interesting is that the longer this pink quilt sits in my closet, the more attached to it I become, even though I never even look at it. I know it’s there, and I’m not getting rid of it.
That might be the worst introduction ever, but it’s what popped into my mind when I sat down to write an event piece about the upcoming 20th Annual Autumn in the Park Quilt Show. I don’t know a whole lot about quilts or quilting, and you might not either, but I’ll bet you have one sitting around somewhere that someone made for you. Those people who do the quilting, they’re all heading to Brady’s Run Park this weekend to show off their best work.
The Autumn in the Park Quilt Show will be held at the Brady’s Run Park Lodge on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend. The show will run from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and then from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. There will be more than 100 handmade quilts on display from local quilters. There will also be vendors, raffles, and food! Admission is $7.00 for anyone over the age of 12.
I’ll be the first to admit that a quilt show is not my idea of a happening weekend, but the idea of local artists displaying their work in the stunningly beautiful Brady’s Run Park on a cool autumn weekend has really grown on me over the past few weeks. Perhaps I might find myself getting caught up in a new hobby this weekend.