Phillips Old Home Days Quilt Events
Friday, August 16, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Quilts on Display
Phillips, Maine, has two active quilt groups, the Mad Hatters Quilters and the Narrow Gauge Quilters. During Phillips Old Home Days 2019, both groups will present quilt shows featuring a wide variety of quilts created by local quilters.
The Mad Hatters Quilters’ two-day quilt show will take place on Friday, August 16th, 10:00 – 5:00 and Saturday, August 17th, 10:00 – 3:00, on the Dark Star Fabrics lawn, 30 Main Street, Phillips.
Narrow Gauge Quilters’ one day quilt show will take place on Friday, August 16th, 10:00 – 5:00, at the Phillips Congregational Church in downtown Phillips.
Have you made quilts you would like to display? All entries are welcome. You do not need to be a member to show your work.
Download the Mad Hatters Quilters’ Entry Form.
Download the Narrow Gauge Quilters’ Entry Form.
In addition to some beautiful quilts from Phillips, the shows will include quilts from other nearby quilters, including members of the Reeds Mill Quilters (Madrid Township) and the Stitchers in the Snow (Kingfield).
As part of their quilt shows, the Mad Hatters Quilters and the Narrow Gauge Quilters will each raffle off a lovely quilt. Raffle proceeds will be donated to local charities.
The drawing for the Mad Hatters Quilters’ Snowy Owl quilt, pictured above on the left, will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, August 17th. See the Mad Hatters’ Quilters poster for ticket details.
The drawing for the Narrow Gauge Quilters‘ Home in Western Maine quilt, pictured above on the right, will also be held on Saturday, August 17th. See the Narrow Gauge Quilters poster (pdf) for ticket details.
Root Beer Floats
Ready for something delicious? Treat your taste buds to a root beer float.
Porter Knight and Byron Knight will be selling root beer floats with vanilla ice cream in front of the Dark Star Fabrics building on Friday, August 16th.
Would you like an orange soda float instead? Porter and Byron will have that for you, too.
More Quilt Events
The Phillips Historical Society, 8 Pleasant Street, Phillips, will exhibit their collection of antique quilts throughout the Old Home Days weekend. Posted hours are Friday, August 16th, 10:00 – 4:00, Saturday, August 17th, 10:00 – 3:00 and Sunday, August 18th, 1:00 – 3:00.
The Maine High Peaks Barn Quilt Trail, sponsored by the High Peaks Creative Council, features 25 barn quilts in and around Phillips. The Council says the trail of hand-painted quilt murals, created by over 600 children in Northern Franklin County, “connects and celebrates two parts of American culture, agricultural barns, and quilting.”
Phillips Old Home Days 2019 also has a big parade, a street dance, a chicken barbecue, the Morning Bridge Center’s Wonderland and many more events. The Daily Bulldog has the highlights.
See you there!