Quilt show coming to historical village
Forty vintage quilts will be on display from March 24 to April 30 at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, at 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. From all over the country and dating from the 1830s through the late 1900s, they will be arranged and hung for viewing in the nine historical buildings. The works of art and craftsmanship are from the museum’s permanent collection. There are traditional as well as contemporary quilts and they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. The older quilts, which are hand-stitched, tend to have muted colors and simple patterns, while the newer machine-sewn quilts feature brighter colors and more complex patterns. One of the oldest and rarest quilts in the exhibit is a child’s crib or carriage quilt made in the 1830s. The village is grateful to Stephanie Rahe, Judy Addison, Karen Roberts and Bonnie Frankel for their help in coordinating and hanging this year’s show. For more information, call 239-472-4648 or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org.