Antique Quilt Show Feb 13-18

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February 13 to February 18, 2023
Grant County History Museum
135 E. Maple Street
Lancaster, WI 53813

The Grant County History Museum,  (135 E. Maple Street, Lancaster, WI. 53813)  is hosting an Antique Quilt Show, Feburary 13-17, viewing the quilts at normal musuem rates, Special Event, February 18, 2023, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, non-members $10 and members $5.

Antique quilts belonging to the museum and Grant County Historical Society
Members will be in the spotlight at the Grant County History Museum in
Lancaster, WI, during their Antique Quilt Show running from February 13-18 with
the following special events happening on Saturday, February 18 th . “Before the
(Civil) War” will be presented by Allison Rainboth, a 2022 Quilt Expo presenter,
at 10AM. It is an opportunity to learn more about Baltimore Album quilts, the
Mexican-American War, and the first printed patterns as she shares some early
quilts and events that inspired them. Then at 1PM Barbara Peterson, also a 2022
Quilt Expo presenter, will make a presentation titled “Preserving Quilt Heritage” in
which she discusses methods to clean and store quilts, how to do minor repairs,
and how best to finish vintage quilt tops with a Q&A to follow.
Allison is also an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser and will be doing quilt appraisals
for those registering beforehand for the service. Joey Mahieu, owner of Against
the Grain Quilt Shop in Mineral Point, will also be on hand for informal
assessments of quilts for anyone wishing to bring in a quilt for her to help answer
questions regarding its date and pattern. In addition to these quilt experts, the St.
Clement Quilters will be demonstrating hand-quilting using a frame at various
times of the day. Sponsorships by the Old House Enthusiasts, Hidden Quilts, Pins
and Pieces Quilt Shop, the Quilt Peddler, Lancaster’s Chamber of Commerce, JEM
Antiques, and Bette Steinbrenner make these presentations possible.
Since the Grant County History Museum located at 135 E. Maple Street in
Lancaster is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization, they are also sponsoring a
raffle. An appraised antique Dresden Plate quilt, a barn quilt by Kathy Reisen, a
night’s stay at Lancaster’s Sleep Inn, pillows and pictures made using antique quilt
blocks, a gift basket from The Coffee Tree, and a gift certificate and pillows from
RES Embroidery & Sewing are among the great prizes. There is also an admission
of $5 and free to GCHS members from the 13 th through the 17 th for the quilt display
during Museum hours of 1-4PM. On Saturday, February 18 th , the Museum will be
open from 9AM-5PM and admission is $10 or $5 for GCHS members to help with expenses.



Event Details:

Grant County History Museum
135 E. Maple Street
Lancaster, WI 53813
Monday, February 13 to Saturday, February 18, 2023