Sycamore Shoals Stitchers brings their 25th annual quilt show to state park

John Thompson • Updated Oct 1, 2019 at 9:45 PM

ELIZABETHTON — The Sycamore Stitchers will hold its 25th annual Quilt Show this weekend at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park from Friday to Sunday, Oct. 4-6. Doors will be open on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The doors will be open on Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

The Sycamore Stitchers meet at the park each month sharing their love of quilting and engaging in a wide variety of projects. Each year they host the Sycamore Stitchers Quilt Show, which focuses on historic and modern quilting techniques and patterns.

Members have spent hours designing, piecing, and quilting this year’s entries. There is always something new and exciting at each show.

Categories of quilts displayed will include hand-quilted bed quilts, machine-quilted bed quilts, baby/crib quilts, long-arm-quilted bed quilts, juvenile/lap quilts, small/miniature wall-hanging, large wall-hanging, 4-H quilt camp participant quilts, Sycamore Stitcher member youth quilts, the Sycamore Stitchers Challenge, and antique quilts. This year’s challenge is called “Silver Anniversary.”

Antique quilts will be displayed on a bed and turned frequently for viewing.

The exhibit will showcase talent that will be judged only by the spectators. A People’s Choice Award will be given in 11 categories, excluding antique quilts.

Gloves will be provided so visitors can touch and examine the quilts. Visitors are encouraged to photograph any or all of the quilts.

The show is open to the public and free of charge and is sponsored by the Carter County University of Tennessee Extension Service and Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park.

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