A Very Unusual Quilt Show

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Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore, Inc. is a popular quilt guild drawing together talented quilt artists from much of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware.

Bayside is hosting a quilt show called “A Garden of Quilts”, May 31st June 1st and 2nd. The location of the show is The Oxford Community Center in the beautiful, Eastern Shore town of Oxford, Maryland.

Oxford community Center is a building that was a K-12 school for the town of Oxford and the gymnasium and auditorium is now used for many different community functions including plays and art displays. On the building’s incredibly high rafters and the members of Bayside Quilters, their helpers and some brave volunteers from Oxford’s Fire Company have figured out ways to hang the quilts from the rafters making for a beautiful display of colorful art works.

Community center set up

Antique quilts are not displayed in the community center, but in two gorgeous old churches. Old St. Paul’s Church on S. Morris Street, now a community building that is used for non-denominational functions, concerts and other gatherings and the John Wesley Methodist
Episcopal Church of Oxford Neck, corner of Oxford & Evergreen Roads. Antique quilt experts, Kay Butler and Cathy Spence, have researched many antique treasures for display in the churches. Docents will be on duty to explain the history of these rarely seen historical quilts.

In addition to the beautiful quilts on display, there will be vendors, two raffle quilts, a boutique, and quilts for sale. Reservations can be made to have quilts appraised (for a separate charge) by well known quilt expert Phyllis Hatcher (Phyllis2775@hotmail.com). Tickets for all locations of the quilt show will be $10 at the Oxford Community Center.

Community center bed turning

On Saturday, June 1st the Oxford Garden Club will hold their biannual garden show, “The Secret Gardens of Oxford”.  Tickets for the garden show are sold separately at the town park in the center of Oxford.

 

 

 

 

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