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2019 Quilts of River Country

  • Friday, September 20 - Noon to 4 p.m. and

  • Saturday, September 21 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Admission $3

The Show

This Quilt Show features the quilts, the quilters and the quilt guilds of the Middle Peninsula. Visitors will enjoy a wide variety of quilts, quilting techniques, fabrics and patterns! Along with beautiful quilts, guild members offer visitors interesting Demonstrations, Exhibits, Quilt Appraisals and several Local Quilt Shops will be on site. This show is held in Odd Numbered Years.

The quilts and quilted items on display were made by residents of the Middle Peninsula and Middle Peninsula Quilt Guild Members. There are three quilt guilds on the Middle Peninsula: in Gloucester, River Country Quilt Guild, in Mathews, Bay Quilters and in Middlesex, Stingray Stitchers.

This show is not juried. There are “Viewers Choice” awards only. Every visitor will receive a ballot. All ballots must be turned in by 2:00 pm on Saturday. Awards will be presented around 3:00 pm.

Quilt Appraisals

Lynne Wilder, certified quilt appraiser, will be available on Friday (Noon-4:00 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am-Noon and 1:00-3:00 pm) for appraisals. You may schedule a time with Mrs. Wilder at the show or ahead of time by contacting Debbie Dawson. (

Written appraisals for antique, vintage or new quilts are $65.00 each. Oral appraisals for antique or vintage quilts only are $30.00 each. Cash or Check paid to Mrs. Wilder at the show. Appointments are approximately 30 minutes per quilt. Appraisals establish a replacement value for insurance purposes, establish a value for donation as required by IRS, determine Fair Market Value for sales, create a written record of a family heirloom and can accompany a quilt to be given as a gift.


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