When Hebron celebrates its 16th Annual Maple Fest this weekend, the Hebron Historical Society will conduct its 17th annual Quilt Show at Hebron’s Old Town Hall. The Quilt Show is open both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Hebron resident and well-known quilter Nathalie Peltier Horton is once again hosting the show. She will be displaying 100 quilts that feature designs and fabrics from the historic to the modern. This year, Horton will be highlighting the quilts of nationally renowned quilter Susan Ferraro. Ferraro has also has appeared on HGTV’s “Simply Quilts” program.
Hebron’s Bicentennial Quilt, crafted in 1976 in honor of America’s Bicentennial, will be displayed for the first time in many years. Other new and unique quilts by Marie Billard, Jane Wielhauwer, Carla Bue, and Pat Muckenstrom, among others, will also be shown.
Horton will be displaying some of her own unique landscape quilts she has created in the past year, and will be providing quilt demonstrations on both Saturday and Sunday. These demonstrations have been especially popular not only for experienced quilters with detailed questions, but also for those new to quilting.
The suggested donation for the Quilt Show is $2 for adults, and free for children under 12.
In addition, Carla Bue, known statewide as a pre-eminent quilt historian and appraiser, will be available at Old Town Hall from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m on Saturday. A few weeks ago, Bue delighted over 50 attendees at the Society’s February program, and she will provide written appraisals for your quilt for a nominal fee of $25.
Joan Toomey will once again be selling her famous “Icy Maple Milk”, but this year will be located in front of the Gale home at 14 Main Street, in between the American Legion and Artisan Framing. Many people come to the Maple Fest just to savor Toomey’s Maple Milk.
The Society will be selling its book, Images in America: Hebron, at the event for $20. There are less than 40 copies of the book left, so this may be your last chance to purchase it!
Finally, the Society will conduct its famous “Teacup Auction” of many valuable gift baskets and collectibles, most of which are hand-crafted by local artists and residents. The Teacup Auction features items which will delight all age groups. Winners will be called Sunday night; you need not be present to win.