ZUMBROTA – More than 50 quilts were displayed at the Covered Bridge Festival Quilt Show on Saturday, June 20, at the historic First Congregational Church. Quilts of nearly every style were shown, including hand-pieced and hand-quilted heirlooms, traditional style-machined pieced, with machine quilting; both free hand and computerized, pieced and tied, paper-pieced, embroidered, applique, whole cloth, crazy and bargello quilts. The collection included baby quilts, lap quilts, full-sized bed quilts, table runners, wall hangings and quilts honoring recent graduates.
Visitors of all ages, male and female, found something to admire. With the 150-year-old church as a background, it was difficult to decide what to focus on first, the awesome 1870s pump organ, the huge double-hung windows, the ornate alter area or the outstanding colorful quilts.