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“Spring in the Hollow” just around the corner

Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

By June Pugh

Quilts will blossom with beautiful patterns and colors during “Spring in the Hollow” at the Annual Quilt Show sponsored by fce on April 28. There will be both hand and machine stitched quilts and spreads plus a variety of other quilted items such as wall hangings, clothing, purses, pillows and table mats.

Spring is not normally the season to bring out the quilts. Yet, every Spring in the Hollow since 2011, the front room of the IBIS building has “blossomed” with a beautiful array of patterns and colors, all for the admiration of quilt lovers from surrounding counties and states who visit Lynchburg to enjoy this display. The 2018, 8th Annual Quilt Show will consist of quilted items only. There will be both hand and machine stitched quilts and spreads and a variety of other quilted items such as wall hangings, clothing, purses, pillows and table mats. Sponsored by fce, admission is a donation of any amount which benefits the many fce community projects such as the Imagination Library and the Heart of Gold Citizenship Award. Visitors will also be asked to vote for their favorite quilt–a choice most find to be very difficult. Ribbons will be awarded to the top four. Lynchburg’s Quilt Show receives high praise for its representation of quilts from every era, from the 1800s to “not quite finished.” When asked how she liked the show, a visiting quilt lover made the following comments: “I love it so much, I don’t want to leave. I attend quilt shows in some of the big cities and I don’t find the high percentage of old quilts and hand-stitched quilts in those shows that you have here.” Spring in the Hollow is April 28, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. If you would like to display one or more of your treasures, bring them to the IBIS Building on Friday, April 27, between 12:30 and 4 p.m. If possible, a bit of information about the item adds to the interest. Fce members take meticulous care of these prize quilts. No food or drinks are allowed to be brought into the show and visitors are asked to wear a pair of white gloves. It’s not too soon to call your friends and plan a pleasant outing to Lynchburg’s Spring in the Hollow, highlighted by the Quilt Show. For more information email Dianna Milner at djmilner46@gmail.com