BUCKHANNON– Quilts were blowing in the breeze at Jawbone Park Sunday afternoon as part of the Quilters at Heart Quilt Guild’s outdoor quilt show.
This was the first year the guild hung quilts at Jawbone Park after several years of hosting it at the river walk.
“A storm blew down several of the trees we used to hang quilts,” Vicki Phillips, outdoor quilt show chair, said. “The city had previously suggested we try Jawbone Park so we decided to try it this year.”
Club members were pleased with the Jawbone Park location this year, Phillips said. She added the Walk of Valor banners honoring veterans and those currently serving in the military were very nice above the quilts.
“We’re really happy with putting the quilts down here,” she said. “We may do it here next year.”
There were about 22 quilts spanning the promenade including large quilts and baby quilts.
“We have a mix of our member-made quilts and ones from family members,” she said.
“I think that mix of in the past and present is nice, like the writing on the mural that says ‘The promise of tomorrow with the dignity of yesterday.’
“They look so beautiful when they move and sway,” she said. “They take on a very vibrant character.”
Barbara Lane, president of the quilters guild, said, “It’s a beautiful day to have it.”
The outdoor quilt show allows the quilts to be displayed as they should.
“It makes the quilts blowing in the wind like you hang on the line,” she said.
Lane was showcasing a log cabin quilt in the show.
The quilt guild meets on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.
Any quilter of any experience level is invited to come to the meetings.
“You don’t have to be experienced; anyone that is interested in quilting is welcome,” Lane said.