TUSCUMBIA – “A Century of Quilts,” will be on display Wednesday, October 3 - Saturday, October 27 at Belle Mont Mansion located at 1569 Cook Lane in Tuscumbia. The display is an exhibit selected largely from the extensive personal collection of Glenn Rikard.
Many of the quilts were made in the Tennessee Valley region and date from 100 years ago to the present. Quilts from other private collections drawn from the community will also be showcased.
The historic house museum will be open Wednesday–Saturday each week from 10am–4pm. Regular admission rates will apply: $6 adults; $5 seniors, students, military; $3 Youth (6-18 yrs).
Glenn Rikard was inspired to assemble his 100+ piece quilt collection by the beautiful and colorful patterns made and quilted by loved ones in his own family. He has added those quilts about which he knows the original owner’s story and quilts that he has made. His collection offers a sampling of quilt patterns which have been popular through history.
Each Friday during October a special 1pm program on the quilts will be presented. Each session will include time for a show and tell. Those attending are invited to bring quilts from their personal collections to share. Quilts may be heritage examples with a story to tell or may be contemporary quilts designed and made by the owner.
For more information about the October Quilt Show and to book group tours at special rates, call 256-381-5052 or 256-383-0783. Find Belle Mont on Facebook and visit www.bellemontmansion.org.