42nd Ozark Quilt Fair: Virtual Edition

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, the Ozark Quilt Fair held on the museum grounds every September is not possible this year. However, we still want to provide a showcase for quilters and quilt-lovers, so we’re creating a virtual quilt fair.

We invite you to send a photograph of one quilt to be included in a gallery which will debut here on our website, Saturday, September 12. This is not a competition; there is no entry fee and no prize money will be awarded. It is, however, a wonderful opportunity to share a treasured quilt with the whole wide world! Entry deadline is August 31.

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

  • Show the entire quilt. Tip: hang quilt from clothesline or spread it out  on a bed or floor and take the photo from above.
  • Images should be jpeg format and taken in good lighting. Tip: go into “settings” in your camera or smartphone and select the largest image setting. The quality of the photo you send in will determine the size at which it can be displayed on our website. See below for an example of how a quilt photo and accompanying information will be displayed on our website.
  • The filename of your photo should be your first and last name with no spaces between them, for example, joansmith.jpg.

Questions about quilts? Email collections manager Carolyn Reno.

Questions about photographs? Email outreach coordinator Susan Young.

EXAMPLE OF ONLINE GALLERY

Quilt maker: Amanda Adaline Graham Graham Fritts (1854–1937)
Quilt owner: Jewel Cathcart Collection, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Quilt pattern: Oak Leaf and Cherries appliqué
Category: Antique, circa 1890
History: Amanda Adaline Graham Graham Fritts lived her entire life in the Monitor community east of Springdale. She and her first husband, Robert Graham, had three children. Robert Graham died in 1888. In 1899, at the age of 44, Amanda married Phillip Fritts and became stepmother to his four children. Amanda and Phillip also had a daughter who died at birth.

Oak Leaf and Cherries applique quilt

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42nd Ozark Quilt Fair Registration

Your contact information will not be published. Your quilt's information will be published along with the photo of the quilt.
  • Quilts are considered antique if they are at least 25 years old. Quilts less than 25 years old are considered contemporary.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg.
Oak Leaf and Cherries applique quilt

Click to enlarge.

Quilt maker: Amanda Adaline Graham Graham Fritts (1854–1937)
Quilt owner: Jewel Cathcart Collection, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Quilt pattern: Oak Leaf and Cherries appliqué
Category: Antique, circa 1890
History: Amanda Adaline Graham Graham Fritts lived her entire life in the Monitor community east of Springdale. She and her first husband, Robert Graham, had three children. Robert Graham died in 1888. In 1899, at the age of 44, Amanda married Phillip Fritts and became stepmother to his four children. Amanda and Phillip also had a daughter who died at birth.

42nd Ozark Quilt Fair Registration

Your contact information will not be published. Your quilt's information will be published along with the photo of the quilt.
  • Quilts are considered antique if they are at least 25 years old. Quilts less than 25 years old are considered contemporary.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg.