Muncy Historical Society Quilt and Textile Show

History & Heritage

July 8, 2022 to July 9, 2022

First United Methodist Church

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Spend a Weekend in Historic Muncy

Always more than a Quilt Show- in 2022, featuring a national challenge, antique, vintage, traditional and contemporary quilts and woven coverlets, accessorized from pieces from the
Muncy Historical Society collections.


 17th Annual Quilt & Textile Show

July 8-9, 2022

Sponsored by the Muncy Historical Society (MHS)


MUNCY – The quaint and beautiful river town of Muncy once again is the setting for the Muncy Historical Society’s annual Quilt &Textile Show. Slated for July 8-9, visitors will have the opportunity to view antique, vintage and contemporary quilts at the Show in the Celebration Centre and Living Water Cafe, at the show’s location, First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market Street. This location features easy access and convenient and ample parking. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 8 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9.

This juried show is open to all quilters! This is an opportunity for quilters to enter a quilt, or quilts, and for the non-quilter to exhibit quilts from their private collections (see registration instructions below). We anticipate that show entries will be stunning antique, vintage, traditional and contemporary quilts, representing virtually all styles. This year’s show will include contemporary quilt entries, which add new twists to an age-old craft.

Now in its seventeenth year, the event will be a showcase of spectacular hand and machine workmanship, appliqué and quilting techniques, reflecting the originality of the makers and their expertise with needle and thread, as well. Judith Cole Costello, quilt designer, lecturer, and author, along with Abby Appleman Schrack are the Society’s show chairs. The show is always “set” so that attendees can “step far away from the quilt to see the quilts geometric design and color patterns as a whole composition, or to stand inches away and observe the combinations of fabric, stitching, batting density and handmade variations.”

A three-person panel will judge the quilt entries and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons will be awarded in the Quilt Challenge, Appliqué, Other Techniques, Use of Color, Hand Quilting, Domestic/Hand-Guided Machine Quilting, Computer-Guided Machine Quilting, Wall Hanging, Youth and Contemporary categories. The judges will award only one winner for Best of Show, selected from all first-place winners, a Best Original Design winner and a Judge’s Choice winner. Friday show attendees will nominate their personal favorite for the Viewer’s Choice award.


2022 Challenge Quilt Theme

The 2022 Quilt Challenge theme is “Two Color” -- a quilter’s choice to register a quilt using traditional two colors of fabrics or a quilt made with fabrics of similar hues, creating different visual textures.  


Always More Than a Quilt Show!

Always more than a quilt show, the show activities have been selected to appeal to all ages and young people are encouraged to attend. This event is designed to be a glorious, colorful, and educational experience. As with every year, there will be several special exhibit and demonstration areas!     

This year’s show will feature an extraordinary exhibit of wholecloth and trapunto quilts, complete with the interesting history of how the Muncy Historical Society became the recipient of three of these quilts that will be showcased. There will be a “watch it grow” exhibit, several examples introducing the 2023 “Replication” challenge, a multi-generational exhibit, and a tribute to Helen Hyduke. And, always special to the Muncy show, antique quilts will be exhibited throughout, in recognition of quilters from our past, most of them left their legacy anonymously.  

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at spinning and weaving, join us for this unique opportunity, designed for young people and adults alike. The hands-on spinning and weaving demonstrations are set for Friday, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

We are delighted to once again host Tammy Belsky, owner of Happy Valley Quilting, an online retailer based in the heart of Happy Valley, near Penn State University. Tammy’s love for American history and heritage is at the heart of Happy Valley’s product inventory, comprising of reproduction fabrics from the 1700’s to 1940’s. Tammy acquires store’s high-quality fabrics from among today’s most respected designers and manufacturers to ensure that customers have materials that will inspire their creativity, enhance the nostalgic beauty and traditional style of their heirloom quilting projects…and, of course, stand the test of time! There will be other shopping opportunities as well – Society-published books and patterns and a modified museum-sponsored fabric and sewing supplies sale, which will run both days, or until sold out.


“Aurifilosophy: It’s all about the Thread”

Friday, July 8 -- 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Featuring Karen L. Miller

Designer of Redbird Quilt Co., Educator, Author, Quilter, & Aurifilosopher


   We invite you to participate in a “virtual” presentation featuring Karen Miller and her cotton thread education program. She’ll introduce you to Aurifil threads so that you can achieve brilliant results when you use a variety of their amazing weights in your quiltmaking. She’ll cover thread basics, including information on weight & ply, spool positioning, bobbin weights, needle, and tension settings.

   Attend the “virtual” program at the show and you’ll receive an Aurifil Bag of goodies. Your ticket to participate, either at the show or from your own home, can be purchased online. ($10/ticket)



To Register A Quilt(s)

To exhibit a quilt(s) from your private collection you must complete a show registration form, available by calling 570-546-5917 or online at Registration forms and quilt entries must be received by the Muncy Historical Society from June 28-July 2, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon, or earlier by advance appointment.  Quilts should include a cloth label with the name of the quilt, the owner’s name and address sewn to the back of the entry. A 4-4 ½” hanging sleeve should be affixed to the quilt. Quilt pick-up is scheduled for Saturday, July 9 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. or by appointment at the museum.



Directions to the Quilt Show at First United Methodist Church are: I-80 to exit 212W to I-180 exit 13A, Rt. 405 to Muncy. Turn left on South Main Street, 1.0 mile, right on Mussers Lane. One block, right on S. Market Street, church is on the left. Please wear comfortable, flat-heeled shoes.


Program support made possible in part through donations and grants from the PA Council on the Arts and quilt enthusiasts.








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