April 6, 2012

8th Annual Blennerhassett Quilt Show

The eighth annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show, sponsored by the Friends of Blennerhassett.

Area quilters exhibited their quilts, quilted wall hangings and quilted wearable fashions. Quilt categories for entries include: bed quilts (hand and machine); wall quilts; crib quilts; duet quilts; group quilts; antique (pre-1950) quilts; quilted fashions; and other.

Awards were given for Best of Show for hand-quilted and machine-quilted, People's Choice and Superintendent's Choice.

Approximately 80 pieces were displayed in the quilt show, organizers said.

This is the third year Parkersburg resident Brenda Wentzel displayed her sewing machine collection at the Blennerhassett Museum as part of the quilt show. Wentzel has been collecting sewing machines for about 15 years, including items from the late 1800s up through the 1970s, with a wide range of toys and actual sewing machines.

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