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. 2, 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, click HERE.
The open house features free admission to the museum that day, as well as music, a bake sale and other surprises. Veteran Christmas memorabilia collectors Dave Harms and Lynne Eltrevoog are once again collaborating to deck the halls of the museum and stage in holiday finery 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.The museum will open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, through Jan. 5 - with the exception of Dec. 22 and 29, and Jan. 1..