A steady crowd of on-lookers admired the impressive display of artistry and craftsmanship by exhibitors at this year’s Quilts in Bloom, held Friday and Saturday at the Keystone Complex in Shedden. It was the fifth edition of the biennial event which showcases the talents of quilters working in both traditional and more modern interpretations.
One way to ensure the knowledge continues on is by encouraging new generations to give quilting a try. Pat says, “Even children love to quilt. They may have trouble threading the needle, but once that’s done, they are often very good at quilting.” Some of her classes include camps on PA days.
Quilts in Bloom is hosted by the Shedden Agricultural Society and is also one of their fund-raisers. Quilting committee and Agricultural Society member Shirley Longhurst noted that this year’s event was very successful – and busy. Visitors could view more than 150 large quilts, along with many other quilted pieces, stop for lunch and check out several vendors on hand.