Rock Around the Quillted Tree & Holiday Open House

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UNION – The McHenry  County Historical Society will host a month-long quilt contest and show kicking off with its annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the county historical museum, 6422 Main St. in Union.

Quilters are invited to enter their holiday themed or colored quilts in the month-long show: Rock Around the Quilted Tree. All quilt-makers regardless of experience, both amateur and professional, are invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded. For entry guidelines, visit the MCHS website at www.gothistory.org.

This year's themes include Log Cabin patterns, snowmen (50th anniversary of Frosty the Snowman) Heirloom (pre-1965) and Just For Show (log cabin or snowmen, no judging).

Ribbons will be awarded in each of the five categories for first and second place, as well as a “people’s choice” and “judge’s choice” selected from among all the entries. Quilts should be dropped off between 1 and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 22, pending a special arrangement with the office. Call 815-923-2267 with any questions.

The Dec. 7 open house features free admission to the museum that day, as well as music, a bake sale and an appearance by Frosty.Veteran Christmas memorabilia collectors Dave Harms and Lynne Eltrevoog are once again collaborating to deck the halls of the museum and stage in holiday memorabilia for your viewing enjoyment.

Regular admission, $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students, applies for the remainder of the month, following the open house.

For a registration form and contest rules, click HERE.

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