Colton Winterfest Quilt Show to include hundreds of pieces of work at five locations Jan. 25-26
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:38 am

Quilts of the Rexford Ladies of East Higley Road in Colton will be featured at Catamount Lodge in South Colton during the annual Quilt Show being held as part of the upcoming Town of Colton Winterfest Weekend. “Family Trees” was created by three Rexfords. Iris Rexford started embroidering blocks in 2001 using designs she adapted from a Dover Coloring Book, daughter-in-law Christine pieced the quilt in 2002 and daughter Judy completed the hand quilting in 2003.  Photo submitted by Ruth McWilliams.

COLTON -- The annual Colton Winterfest Quilt Show will be held January 25-26 and is expanding to five locations including the Colton Hepburn Library, Colton Town Hall, Zion Episcopal Church, Colton Methodist Church and Catamount Lodge.

Most of the quilts on display are made by local quilters.

The quilts of Great Camp Sagamore also can be seen in the Zion Episcopal Church, providing a virtual tour of the camp through quilts.

Phyllis Dumas, owner of The Fabric Corner, will have fabric, patterns and notions for sale in the town hall.

At the Methodist Church, where crafts and food will be for sale, quilters are invited to work on a quilt for the Linus Project.

Catamount Lodge is the site where show goers can see more than a hundred quilts created by the Rexford Ladies of East Higley Road in Colton—Judy Rexford, Christine Rexford and Christine’s daughter Jennifer Smyth who now lives in Vermont. Judy began quilting in 1969 and her sister-in-law Christine in 1995.

The hours of operation run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at each location except Catamount Lodge which will run from 10 a.m. to dusk each day.

Winterfest Weekend is the last chance to purchase raffle tickets for the Higley Flow Trails Lodge Quilt designed, pieced and donated by Terri and Pat Burdick to the Friends of Higley Flow State Park.

Raffle tickets are $2 for 1 ticket or $5 for 3. The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the town hall.

For more information about the quilt show, contact Lorraine Gowing 379-9392.