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The ninth year of Quilt Hop is rapidly approaching
By Emily Porter, Director of Tourism, Bonham Visitor Information Center
Jul 22, 2018
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Bonham, Texas -- Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 are the dates to remember for this year’s event.  Our United States has been celebrating 100 years since World War I all of this year. The Sam Rayburn House will be continuing this celebration with quilts that were made or thought to have been made during the World War I Era.  These quilts are on loan from the University of Texas, Winedale collection.  They will be on display in the climate-controlled building south of the caretakers cottage, which is by the garden at the Rayburn House.  An added attraction at this location is one that the men visitors will enjoy.  Some of the vehicles that belonged to the Rayburn family will also be displayed in the same building.

The Bonham Public Library will display quilts that are smaller than a twin-sized bed.  These could include wall hangings, baby quilts, lap quilts, table runners and other items.  If you have items that you believe could be part of their displays and you would like to display that item please call the Bonham Library, 903-583-3128.

Saint Mark’s church in Honey Grove will be displaying family quilts with a story.  This historic church is worth the drive and the beautiful quilts are a wonderful addition.  When you finish looking and enjoying these quilts, please feel free to drive around town and see the Barn Quilt Squares that are on the backs of most of the downtown buildings.  Maps of the Barn Quilt Trail will be available at the church and at several other locations in Bonham.

Again, there will be ten different locations for you to visit and see the over 300 quilts that will be displayed.  The Quilt Hop will open Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at 9:00 a.m.  On Friday the attractions will close at 4:30 and the reception at the Creative Arts Center will open at 5:00 pm.  Please do not miss this opportunity to meet and visit with this quilt artist.  She takes applique to a new level.  On Saturday the event will close at 4:00 to allow all quilts to be taken down and readied for pick-up at 4:30. Come Hop Along With Us!