Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Quilt Show and Wheat Weavers return to Bishop Hill - May 13,14 & 15

Over 100 quilts, furnished by members of the Prairie Queen Quilt Club, will be on display in the Colony School this weekend at the
The Bishop Hill Quilt Show

Friday thru Sunday, May 13 – 15
Each year a special theme is chosen; the title and featured subject for 2016 is Lattice, Leaves, and Landscapes. Presenting quilters range in age and experience but are unified by the excellence of their work. This annual event attracts a large, appreciative audience. Come and see for yourself the vast variety of color combinations, design details, fine stitching and applique techniques that make each quilt a memorable work of art. Be amazed by the painstaking process by which these artists interpret and achieve this year’s theme with bits of fabric and thread! Stroll Bishop Hill to find additional quilts and exhibits in our shops and museums. Visit a special BHHA quilt display at the Steeple Building.

Are you a fan of tradition and exquisite detail? 
Stop in at the Steeple Building for a 
Wheat Weaving Show and Sale 

Friday thru Sunday, May 13 – 15
Representatives of the Illinois Association of Wheat Weavers will be on hand to demonstrate this ancient art form. Watch as they transform wheat straw into woven works of wonder. Try your hand at wheat weaving techniques, guided by members of the IAWW. They will gladly answer any questions you may have. Their weavings, books, and tools, will also be available to purchase.

A Vintage Wedding Exhibit featuring wedding dresses dating back to 1883 will be on display throughout the entire weekend at the Henry County Historical Museum. Friday and Saturday will feature a “vintage” program at 2pm.
Sweet Annie Primitives will host “A Day in the Garden” open house on Saturday from 10am-4pm. Explore Sweet Annie’s primitive d├ęcor for your home and garden. Light refreshments will be served. Details: 309 927-3072.
Check out the Schoolhouse! 
Exploring the Colony School and its grounds when it overflows with treasures is the ideal way to discern how splendid a venue this is for parties, reunions, and other happy events. Rent the School - complete with a spacious commercial kitchen and historic hall, for your own use. For terms, download an application here, but to ensure your date is available, please contact a representative of the BHOSA by email or at 309-927-3044.