Appalachian Quilts

June 13 to June 15


Western Front Hotel / Milton's Music Hall

3025 Fourth Avenue
St. Paul, VA 24283

Visual or Performing Arts


10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day


Lou A. Wallace
276 608 0642

Although the Appalachian mountain range extends to Canada, its cultural region consists of only the central and southern portions of North America. The mountains' hilly terrain prevented the development of large-scale farms. As a result, subsistence farming, in which farmers only grow enough food to feed themselves and their families, became the backbone of the Appalachian economy. The mountain isolation allowed for a unique cultural tradition to flourish: quilting. The Appalachian iteration of quilting mixed Scottish, Irish, and German folk traditions with local Native American, Amish, and Quaker influences. Quilting patterns from these cultures tend to be geometric and often express family history or local events. The Crooked Road Quilters Guild is committed to promoting and preserving our mountain heritage and the love and art of quilts through education of its members and to inspire community involvement. Demonstrations will be at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Saturday is Sales and Craft Day.

Visit this quilt exhibit and see antique quilts along with new quilts still handmade in the Appalachian tradition. Many quilts will not be for sale; however, several quilts will be available to purchase.