first_img Museum quilt show to host Gee’s Bend Quilters Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Friday, February 8, 2013 You Might Like Free trees available in Troy The Alabama Forestry Commission and the Pike County Chapter of the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association will give away free trees… read more By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Email the author Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The much anticipated and long awaited Pioneer Museum of Alabama Quilt Show is just around the corner. The 2013 quilt show will feature demonstrations and stories by the Gee’s Bend Quilters and a quilt turning demonstration by noted quilter Sherry Burkhalter.The Gee’s Bend Quilters will be at the museum on March 2 and Burkhalter on March 9.Kari Barley, museum director, said the biennial show will include nearly 100 handmade quilts from an heirloom quilt that dates back to 1775 to quilts just out of the frame.The museum is accepting entries to the biennial show through Feb. 20. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Skip Barley said many of the quilts that will be on display at the museum have stories.“The stories make the quilts even more interesting so we encourage those who have stories to share them,” she said.For more information, call the museum at 334-566-3597. Those who would like to enter a quilt in the show are asked to bring their quilts to the museum and fill out the necessary paperwork.“If there is an interesting story about the quilt, we would like to have the story printed on a card so that it may be placed next to the quilt for everyone to enjoy,” Barley said. “There is no entry fee to the show and we encourage everyone to enter their quilts. We do ask that quilts that are in fragile condition not be entered. However, if the quilt has an unusual pattern or history, we will try to make arrangements.”Barley said the museum’s 1775 quilt is the oldest quilt that has been displayed at the museum’s quilt shows.“Not only is it the oldest quilt we have at the museum, it also has an interesting story,” Barley said. “The quilt is a feather quilt that belonged to the grandmother of Mrs. Passmore, who donated the quilt to the museum. The story is that the family moved from South Carolina to Monticello in Pike County. The lady who made the quilt stood wrapped in it as she watched the Indians being forcefully moved along the Trail of Tears to the Indian Territory that is now Oklahoma.” Latest Storieslast_img read more