(Bucks County, PA) Visit Bucks County recently unveiled the 11th Annual Bucks County Quilt Show on display at the Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem. Presented by The Quilt Academy of Bensalem and Quilts for Kids, this exhibit features 111 quilted pieces hanging from 25-foot high beams displayed throughout the Main Gallery.
Members of the Quilt Academy of Bensalem, an organization offering a variety of quilting classes, presented 101 pieces for this show, five of which were created between 1900 and 1930 by a member's great-grandmother. Additionally, Quilts for Kids, an organization that provides quilts for children in need, is displaying ten pieces. This Langhorne-based not-for-profit organization makes more than 30,000 quilts a year for children with life-threatening illnesses and victims of abuse, both locally and globally.
In order to raise funds and spread awareness, The Quilt Academy will be raffling off one quilt with proceeds benefiting ConKerr Cancer, a nationwide not-for-profit that provides homemade pillow cases to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. ConKerr Cancer has delivered more than 990,000 pillowcases in just seven years to 250 hospitals throughout the country. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $2 each or three tickets for $5 at the Bensalem Visitor Center.
Stop by and browse the beautiful quilts and other pieces created by Bucks County locals and learn more about the inspiration behind each design, as well as the individuals who created them!
Check out the Quilt Show photo tour at http://facebook.com/visitbuckspa and share photos of your favorite quilts on Instagram with the hashtag #BucksCountyMoment.
The Quilt Show is free and open to the public Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Quilt Show runs through September 30, 2015. For more information, please check out VisitBucksCounty.com.
Contact: Jessica Lawlor
Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 ext. 227
About Visit Bucks County
Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County. The tourism office, with more than 450 tourism/hospitality partners throughout Bucks County, promotes all there is to see and do to potential visitors and residents. In addition to consumer travel, Visit Bucks County targets sports tournaments, motorcoach groups, meetings, special events and weddings. For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to PARX Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.