The second annual Quilts on Historic Main Street, St. Charles,
MO., will be held this year on Saturday, September 6, 2003, from nine a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you love quilts and want to see hundreds of quilts hanging outdoors on twelve
blocks of circa 1870's buildings, you'll love Quilts on Main! Main Street overlooks
the scenic Missouri River and is the place where Lewis and Clark began their expedition.
Main Street was the perfect location to link history with the lore of the quilt.
Last year's event was a blockbuster-thousands of quilt lovers
flocked to St. Charles to celebrate quilting. Quilts of all eras and types-from
applique to "friendship" signature quilts-were displayed from fences, balconies, and
roofs. St. Charles has been called the "Williamsburg of the Midwest". The 150 vintage
buildings have been preserved and house outstanding restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts,
and quaint shops. You can purchase everything from calico to lamps or fudge on
Main Street. The atmosphere is enchanting and their motto is: "The past is our
present to you."
This year, features include a men's quilt display so we can
see how much men contribute to the art of the quilt. Another highlight will be a
collection of Civil War quilts. Local area guilds will have their quilts on
display and will sell raffle tickets.
For quilters and history lovers, you can't beat Quilts on
Main. It's a quilter's dream to see an entire street awash in quilts.
For further information:
Patches Quilt Shop