Quilt Show at the River Valley Pioneer Museum

What a busy Fall Foliage Festival weekend—so many places to go, and so much to see. The River Valley Pioneer Museum had a wonderful turnout for its annual quilt show. The total number of quilts on display was 52, which made for a room full of color and patterns. Museum visitors had the chance to vote for a favorite, proving to be difficult with so many to choose from. Mary Jane Fast’s “Twilled Flower Stars” quilt with hand twilling, was the crowd favorite.

This lacy bordered white quilt was machine quilted and pieced by Mary Jane Fast. She hand-twilled around the stitching, which raises the pattern above the fabric.
This lacy bordered white quilt was machine quilted and pieced by Mary Jane Fast. She hand-twilled around the stitching, which raises the pattern above the fabric.
from the museum's collection
from the museum’s collection
from the Museum's collection
from the Museum’s collection
This quilt belonged to Nancy Carol Jones, Olivia Sims' aunt. Nancy died from polio at the age of 5 in 1943. Nancy's mother, Maggie Mae Graves Jones Perry, kept this quilt in a trunk with the rest of Nancy's belongings. After Maggie Mae passed away in 2004, Olivia took the trunk home and found this quilt inside.
This quilt belonged to Nancy Carol Jones, Olivia Sims’ aunt. Nancy died from polio at the age of 5 in 1943. Nancy’s mother, Maggie Mae Graves Jones Perry, kept this quilt in a trunk with the rest of Nancy’s belongings. After Maggie Mae passed away in 2004, Olivia took the trunk home and found this quilt inside.
This quilt hanging was machine pieced by Blossom Newell and machine quilted by Donna Francis
This quilt hanging was machine pieced by Blossom Newell and machine quilted by Donna Francis
Owned by Sue Lynn Krehbiel, this quilt was hand-quilted and pieced by Margret Biggs Guner, in memory of her daughter, Irene Gunter George, who passed away on Aug. 30, 1929. Margret used the ribbons from her daughter's funeral flowers and hand-stitched the ribbons into rosettes in shape of a star. Both Margret and Irene were members  of Eastern Star, thus the shape and colors.
Owned by Sue Lynn Krehbiel, this quilt was hand-quilted and pieced by Margret Biggs Guner, in memory of her daughter, Irene Gunter George, who passed away on Aug. 30, 1929. Margret used the ribbons from her daughter’s funeral flowers and hand-stitched the ribbons into rosettes in shape of a star. Both Margret and Irene were members of Eastern Star, thus the shape and colors.
This House pattern quilt will be given to the Houston Relief after Fall Foliage. It was machine quilted by Vicki Kunka (note the interesting patterns following the fabric designs) and machine pieced by Ilene Floyd and Round Robin Friends.
This House pattern quilt will be given to the Houston Relief after Fall Foliage. It was machine quilted by Vicki Kunka (note the interesting patterns following the fabric designs) and machine pieced by Ilene Floyd and Round Robin Friends.

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