Annual “Airing of the Quilts” at Edison Ford
On October 15 dozens of quilts from the Southwest Florida Quilters’ Guild will be on display, suspended from clotheslines between the palm trees on Thomas Edison’s estate. There will also be antique quilts from the 1880s – 1920s displayed inside the homes.
Members from the Southwest Florida Quilters’ Guild will have quilts available for sale and artist Marie Dyer will demonstrate silk scarf painting. Visitors may also get their photo taken with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. There will also be antique cars from some of the area’s finest antique car clubs on display!
The Ford family has a long history with quilts. Henry Ford and his wife, Clara, collected quilts that were created and used by people from all over the United States. The quilts were often made from modest scraps of material which demonstrated the resourcefulness of American women.
“Airing of the Quilts” is included with general admission. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for teens ages 13 – 19, $11 for children ages 6 – 12, and children 5 and under are free. Edison Ford Members are Free.