Monday, March 4, 2019

2019 Lakefarm Park Annual Quilt Show

Running through March 10, 2019 at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio is the Annual Quilt Show. We went to visit this year, as I had no entries of my own, and it was a totally enjoyable experience.  The show runs Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00 pm.

Fewer and fewer people are quilting these days. Of the group I started with, we have all moved on to either observers of this beautiful hand stitched art form because of eyesight problems, hand problems, the quilt too heavy to lay in your lap, it's too hard to sit at the quilt frame anymore or... just plain moved on to the ethereal existence. I wonder how much longer we'll be able to have quilt shows with so few people quilting these days.

Lake Farmpark does a wonderful job with the annual quilt show. They always have a nationally recognized feature quilt artist. This year is was the wonderful Karen Eckmeier from Kent, Connecticut.  

This quilt show attract talent from all over the United States. They conduct classes, workshops, and lectures. They even have a vendors weekend (March 1 - 3) with quilting merchandise you don't see around here, plus a variety of demonstrations and tons of free advice.

Photos by Carol Kauffman for Vision and Verse.

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