The Blount County Historical Museum will host "A Quilted Christmas" from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. The first 50 people through the door will receive a Christmas goody bag filled with candy, fruit, gum and other things.
Vintage quilts will be on display, and guests will have the opportunity to tour the museum. Lisa Stooksbury Thomas’ quilt made from her 3rd great uncles Confederate uniforms will be displayed along with quilts made by George Lane’s grandmother, Lula Belle Wallace Lane. The quilts were made from feed sack. misc cloth, and a heavy wool. A baby quilt from the 1930s will be included. A small quilting frame will will be set up to allow our guest to try their hand at quilting.
Members of the Maryville Model Railroad Club will be on hand to introduce Laurelville, a small town situated within the confines of the Blount County Historical Museum in Maryville. Laurelville and its environs are the creations of Maryville Model Railroad Club members and are based on historical areas in Blount County.
Santa will arrive at the museum at 4 p.m. to take holiday wishes and will be available for photos between 4 and 5 p.m.
In addition, the museum will have items for sale, including T-shirts. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. The museum is located at 1006 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.