Byron Museum of History’s Quilt Show July 13-15

BYRON—Area residents and quilters are invited to display their fabric works of art at the Byron Museum’s 20th Annual Quilt Show. The event is July 13-15, during ByronFest. Items will be selected for awards by a judge, and viewers will also have an opportunity to vote on their favorite quilt or wall hanging to win a “People’s Choice” award.

The main categories are: Quilts, Special (Entrant’s First Quilt, Youth, or Clothes & Wearable Art), Wall Hangings, and Just For Show. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. Entry in the Quilt Show costs $5 per article, but Youth or Just for Show entries are free.

For entry information, or to volunteer during Quilt Show, call the Byron Museum at (815) 234-5031 or visit

The Byron Museum of History, 106 N. Union St., Byron, is also working on a number of new programs for the rest of the year, and invites the public to stop in and offer ideas, questions and feedback. The museum is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday.

The Byron Museum of History is dedicated to preserving Byron’s rich history through exhibits, programs and artifact preservation. The museum is an independent non-profit entity supported largely by tax dollars. Built in 1843 for the Read family by Pardon Kimball, the house was a focal point in early Byron. The museum also features local history exhibits and the historic Read House, including Albert G. Spalding, Underground Railroad, Byron schools, farming, outhouse archeology, local railroad, clamming on the Rock River, dolls and much more.

from the July 11-17, 2007, issue

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