OURAY – The Ouray County Historical Society invites the community to lend heirloom quilts for display in the OCHS 2014 Quilt Show. This year’s show, Aug. 26-Oct. 10, is limited to quilts pieced or embroidered prior to 1960.
The show is open to both quilters and non-quilters, in that individuals may enter family heirlooms or quilts made by friends and acquaintances in the past. Quilts should be brought to the Ouray County Historical Museum, 420 Sixth Avenue in Ouray, between Aug. 11 and 16. Summer hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon-4:30 p.m. Each quilt requires a separate entry form, available at the museum. Both quilt and completed form should be submitted in a pillow case identified with owner’s name and phone number.
The OCHS welcomes historic information about each quilt. Ideally, each entry should include a typed information sheet that explains the story of the quilt, such as where and when it was made and for what purpose. Quilts will not be judged for awards or prizes.
The show will close with the traditional Quilter’s Tea, held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Venue Roscoe Fox, 539 Main Street in Ouray. The tea will include a presentation by Sue Hillhouse, leader of the OCHS Quilting Team, on the making of the OCHS 2014 raffle quilt, “Candy Stripe.” The event will conclude with the long-awaited raffle drawing for the prize quilt.
The quilts will hang in the Ouray County Historical Museum for the duration of the show. Quilts may be picked up Oct. 16-18. For more information, call the museum at 970/325-4576.