TUNKHANNOCK — The downtown community will welcome visitors Saturday, Oct. 1 with a variety of quilt displays, art demonstrations, shows and more, during the Quilt and Artisans Walk.
The event’s focus is the quilted treasures of area residents who have quilts they worked on, as well as those of their mothers and grandmothers. Several area churches are hosting quilt displays, including the Pilgrim Holiness Church, The Tunkhannock Methodist Church, The Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church and Nativity Church, with a display in the Fr. Nalin Hall. Quilts will also be displayed at Triton Hose Company, Tunkhannock Manor and Sherwood Chevrolet.
The Dietrich Theater is hosting an assortment of events that are both quilt and art related. The movie “How to Make and American Quilt” will be shown at 11 a.m., with free admission sponsored by the Tunkhannock Rotary Club. There will also be a “make a quilt block” activity offered free of charge from 1 to 3 p.m., during which time visitors can stop by and paint wood or ceramic blocks or use color paper quilt squares.
The Dietrich will also be the launch spot for individuals interested in participating in the Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tour. For more information and preregistration, call 570-996-1500.
The Wyoming County Examiner office is serving as an information center. The Wyoming County Historical Society is offering an Heirloom quilt display and the Genealogical Library will also be open. Keystone Konfections is offering a quilt display and award winning art. There will also be an opportunity to decorate a quilt cookie between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is also an interactive mural, along with a sensory garden and specials on a slice of pie and cup of coffee.
PA Designs and Friends is hosting an eclectic Quilt and Fine Crafts Show and Sale at Triton Hose during the event. Members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will also display quilts at the Hall. The Tunkhannock Manor is offering an opening house for the public to enjoy a quilt display including those of residents.
The Tunkhannock Public Library is hosting a quilt display and book sale that includes quilt related items.
At Kitson and Co. the Kitson Arts Alliance, is hosting live music from 9 to 5 p.m. During the day Alliance musicians Bob Zamber, Drew Kelly, the London Force duo Angelo Maruzzelli and Shannon Walling, and Skip Monday, featuring Kaylin Karr and Nathan Montella, will be performing on the sidewalk in front of Lenahan and Dempsey and the Kitson Gallery at Pen Corners, 34 East Tioga Street at the corner of Bridge Street. The location will also have a bin on hand to accept new canned or boxed food items for the Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen. The Kitson Gallery will be open with special exhibits of art, antiques and collectibles, and complimentary refreshments.
The Blogg Pub and Grill will present London Force Band with a $5 cover from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. All proceeds donated to Seven Leaves Soup Kitchen. Presented by Kitson Arts Alliance.
Greenwood’s Furniture is presenting the award winning quilts from the Wyoming County Fair in their front window.
Nimble Hill will offer wine tasting, beer flights, a quilt display and the art of Kary Felton from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Warren Hotel is hosting the Plein Air registration at 9 a.m. and the Plein Air Art Exhibit from 4 to 7 p.m. Ebb’s Landscaping and Candy Jar will become the “Hundred Acres Woods” with Winnie the Pooh and Friends getting ready to go trick or treating.
For more information visit Tunkhannockbusiness.com.