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Rising Sun QuiltFest, Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2017

February 26, 2017 Leave a comment

Rising Sun, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2015, all rights reserved.

By Kendal Miller

RISING SUN, IND.: The Ohio County Historical Society and the Sunshine Stitchers announce the annual Rising Sun QuiltFest. The event will be held March 31-April 2, 2017, at the Rising Sun History Museum located at 212 S. Walnut Street in Rising Sun.

The Rising Sun quilt event originated inside long-time residents Betty Ann and Lloyd Pavy’s former furniture store. After the couple’s retirement, the Ohio County Historical Society continued the tradition by hosting the event.

The public is invited to participate in the annual quilt contest. Entries will be received at the Rising Sun History Museum no later than Wednesday, March 22. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. A $10 fee per judged entry will be required. The number of non-judged entries accepted will be determined by available space.

Entries will be accepted in: applique, pieced, mixed technique, novelty, art quilt, art work and emerging quilter. Cash awards will be given for first and second place provided there are sufficient entries. Monetary awards will also be given for a Best in Show, People’s Choice, and the Rising Sun Mayor’s Award.

For a complete list of rules, log on to the QuiltFest website at Additional information is available by calling (812) 438-4915, e-mailing, or liking the Rising Sun QuiltFest Facebook page.

Along with the quilt contest, the event features special exhibits, raffles, door prizes, live music, vendors, and daily demonstrations.

Three-day admission to the annual QuiltFest is $5, with limited $1 off postcards available at various businesses/organizations while supplies last.

For more information on lodging, eateries, tourist attractions, contact Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism at (888) 776-4786. Additional information is available on their website at Follow Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Rising Sun Quiltfest in Ohio County, Apr. 1-3, 2016

February 7, 2016 Leave a comment

The 2015 Best in Show and Best Machine Quilt was “Star Struck” by Julie Yaeger Lamber of Erlanger, KY. Photo provided by the event organizers and used with written permission.

By Kendal Miller
On behalf of Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism

The Ohio County Historical Society along with the Sunshine Stitchers is pleased to announce Rising Sun Quiltfest 2016. The event takes place April 1-3, 2016 at the Historical Museum located at 212 Walnut St. in Rising Sun, Indiana. The contest is open to the public. Participants need not be local or residents of the state of Indiana to participate.

Entries entered into the quilt contest require an entry form and payment of $10 per quilt. Forms will be accepted at the museum no later than Friday, March 4, 2016. Quilts must be delivered to the museum between Monday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 23. Forms and rules can be downloaded from the Quiltfest 2016 website at

Museum hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. Entries previously exhibited at Quiltfest are not eligible.

Categories include: applique, pieced, mixed technique, novelty, art quilt, art work, youth, and novice.

Monetary awards for first and second places in each category will be awarded provided there are sufficient entries. First place receives $100 with $50 for second. Awards will be presented for Best in Show, People’s Choice and youth entries. A special Mayor of Rising Sun monetary prize will be given. Additional cash awards, merchandise or certificates may be awarded at the discretion of the QuiltFest 2016 Committee.

Along with a quilt contest, Quiltfest 2016 will feature quilter Sandra “Charlie” Charles, demonstrations and live music. Three-day admission is $5.

For additional information, contact the Ohio County Historical Museum at (812) 438-4915, e-mail, or log on Quiltfest 2016 is sponsored in part by Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism.

For information on lodging, county events, eateries, and historical sites, contact Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism at 888-776-4786 or log on Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.