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QuiltFest Returns April 6-8 to History Museum

QuiltFest Returns April 6-8 to History Museum

The 16th Annual Rising Sun QuiltFest will be held April 6-8 at the Rising Sun History Museum (212 S. Walnut St.) according to this release provided by event hosts, the Ohio County Historical Society. 

The Rising Sun quilt event originated inside long-time residents Betty Ann and Lloyd Pavy’s former furniture store. After the couple’s retirement, the Ohio County Historical Society continued the tradition by hosting the event.

The public is invited to participate in the annual quilt contest. Entry forms, photos and payments must be received at the museum by Monday, March 5.  Quilt submissions will be accepted at the Rising Sun History Museum no later than Wednesday, March 28. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. A $10 fee per judged entry will be required. The number of non-judged entries accepted will be determined by available space.

Entries will be accepted in: applique, pieced, mixed technique, novelty, art quilt and artwork. Cash awards will be given for first and second place (with the exception of the non-judged category) provided there are sufficient entries. Monetary awards will be given for a Best in Show, People’s Choice and the Rising Sun Mayor’s Award.

For a complete list of rules, log on to the QuiltFest website at risingsunquiltfest.com. Additional information is available by calling (812) 438-4915, e-mailing quiltfest@ohiocountyhistory.org. A Rising Sun QuiltFest page is on Facebook.

Along with the quilt contest, the event will feature special exhibits, raffles, door prizes, live music provided by West of Dublin, vendors and daily demonstrations.

Three-day public admission to the April 6-8 QuiltFest is $5 per person.  Event hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

For more information on lodging, eateries, tourist attractions, contact Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism at (888) 776-4786. Additional information is available on their website at enjoyrisingsun.com. Follow Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.