POMEROY — The Pomeroy Branch of the Meigs County District Public Library will host its first ever, all-day Quilt Expo on Saturday, September 29.
Quilts can be entered in the Best of Show contest beginning at 2 p.m. The contest will be sponsored and judged by the Middleport Arts Council. There will be two categories, hand quilted, and machine quilted, with a $50 prize for each category.
There will be various educational and learning experiences offered throughout the day. Browse books from fiction to non-fiction on the art of creating memorable quilts and the stories behind them. Walk around the library and admire quilts made by generations of artisans.
Beginning at 10 a.m., experienced quilters will be on hand for friendly question and answer session. Those attending can try their hand at quilting with Rosalie Story and the Hemlock Grove Quilters.
Tables will be set up by local merchants like The Fabric Shop and TC Quilts and Embroidery. Historical quilts will be brought in by the Chester Shade Historical Society and a Donor Memorial Quilt panel will be on display from Lifeline of Ohio.
At 1 p.m., guest speakers Cathy Cooper and Kathy Reed from The Fabric Shop will discuss the history of quilting as compared to the modern methods used today.
Quilting books, resources and exhibits will be displayed at the Pomeroy Library throughout the month of September.
Please contact the library for information about entering your quilt.
For more information, contact Anna at the library at (740) 992-5813, check out our website at www.meigslibrary.org, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meigslibrary.