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Edison and Ford Winter Estates will host the annual Airing of the Quilts quilt show on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dozens of quilts from the Quilters’ Guild will be on display, suspended from clotheslines between trees.  Select antique quilts from the 1880s to the 1940s will be on display inside the Thomas Edison house, Henry Ford house and the Edison guest house.  Quilters’ Guild participants will also have quilts available for sale.

Lars Cain, a certified quilt appraiser, will be on site and conducting appraisals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  His vast experience includes the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution.  He has been sharing his expertise for many years and has spoken to more than 1,500 quilt groups throughout the Midwest, New England area and in Florida.  Since 1977, he has appraised more than 20,000 quilts.  Visitors may bring antique quilts for assessment.  Verbal appraisals will be offered for $20, and the fee for a written appraisal is $50 per quilt.

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