Quilt show held at Corning Painted Post Historical Society

CORNINGN, N.Y. (WETM) — Over the weekend, more than 150 people visited the “Threads of Time: Quilts Through the Ages,” quilt show presented by the Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Approximately 100 quilts were displayed at the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society; the first time a quilt was held since 2014. The quilts shown were made locally from the Corning area and a wide range of them were designed from the 1800s and early 1900s.

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One of the visitors Betty Taynton said, “I’m in awe of it. If you look at these older quilts and they were hand quilted, and the tiny stitches, they’re just beautiful, and the fact that they didn’t have the materials like we do, but they may do with different materials and salvage to do everything. They’re beautiful, the patterns.”

Another attendee Leon Golder added, “The designs and a lot of the designs have a meaning to them. Whether it’s log cabin or dutch quilt or wedding ring quilt, or etc. So it seems like each pattern goes back in history a long ways and that history is continually brought forward and they’re still making those same patterns today.”

An exhibit featuring memorabilia of farm teams associated with the Boston Red Sox, who played in Corning during the 1950s and 1960s is scheduled to open at the Corning-Painted Post Historical Society on Thursday, June 27. It will remain open until the end of September.

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