Back in 1982, Bell Buckle started their first ever Quilt Walk. The historic little Victorian style town is full of post-Civil War homes and for many folks visiting these homes is the highlight of the event. Private homes, each with its very own individual charm, will be showcasing not only an array of quilts but also the older, renovated turn of the century architecture.
Quilting and patchwork has attained public recognition as an art form. A stunning kaleidoscope of colors and patterns reflect the variety of quilts. You will be able to see nearly every style from the traditional all hand-sewn quilts to English batted, painted, patterned, trapunto, shadow, embroidered, machine quilted, so-called Crazy, appliquéd and probably some other creative construction. Like the architecture of Bell Buckle’s historic homes, quilts are a tangible, tactile record of life in America’s past and present.
The Quilt Walk is free to all wishing to attend. Brochures and maps will be available. Visitors can even catch a ride on Santa’s trailer if they would rather ride than walk! More information on where to pick up brochures and maps will be posted to the Bell Buckle Chamber website and Facebook page closer to the event.