Just what IS a “Bed Turning” anyway?
“Every quilt has a story — the trick is to learn how to read it.”
A “Bed Turning” is a way of introducing quilters and non-quilters to the beauty of antique or unique quilts in an interesting and different way.
Most often presented at a quilt show or a guild meeting, a bed is brought in and quilts are placed on the bed. As each quilt is turned and held up for the audience, the narrator describes the quilt, and gives information on the pattern and the historical and personal significance behind the making of that particular masterpiece.
The audience is always most appreciative and intrigued with the stories of the quilts and the intricate handiwork involved in their creation.
The theme for 2014 is “NEW QUILTS” Quilts that have been completed in the past year (September 2013-2014).
Showings are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 6 @ 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, Sept. 27 @ 2:00 p.m and will be held at Sew Much More on West Main Street in Clarkson.