Valley Historical Society holds annual quilt show

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Valley Historical Society, which has a museum at the corner of Main and Lester streets in the village, recently held its annual quilt show.

Each year, interested persons are asked to bring in an old quilt for the show to put on display for all to see. Betty Jean Ridout coordinated the show with the help of Lois Anderson and Mary Shearman. This year, 36 entries were displayed this year. Each quilt takes up a lot of space. With clothes lines hanging in the main room, and the second display room, and the use of all counters, the display was made possible.

A wonderful turnout of people showed interest in the art of quilting. One of the quilts, a signature quilt with names sewn on every triangular block, dates back nearly 100 years.

Shown in the photograph are Mary Shearman, who serves as the secretary of the historical group, and one of the coordinators, Lois Anderson.

For more information on the Valley Historical Society, write to P.O. Box 1045, Sinclairville, NY 14782. Visitors and new members are always welcome.