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Quilts of the Cumberland


This award-winning event is back again for another year in 2016. Quilts of all shapes and sizes will be on display. These talented quilters put a lot of hard work and creativity into these pieces and it shows!


Prize Winners

Helen Morris

Vicky McCarty

Kay Jay

Carol Thurston



Best of Show

Jack’s Chain by Vicky McCarty: quilted by Vicky McCarty


Traditional Bed Quilt

1st Place                 Oopsie Daisy by Helen Morris : quilted by Carol Thurston

2nd Place               Exploding Feather Star by Carol Thurston: quilted by Carol Thurston

3rd Place                Civil War Journals by Audra Langley: quilted by Carol Thurston


Non-Traditional Bed Quilt

1st Place                 Cosmic Stars  by Kay Jay: quilted by Denise Coulter

2nd Place               Blooming Nine Patch by Helen Morris: quilted by Quilter’s Attic

3rd Place                Heart Bargello by Dana Fucella: quilted by Amish Ladies in KY


Art/Wall Quilt

1st Place                 A Graceful Stitch by Helen Morris: quilted by Carol Thurston

2nd Place               Poinsettia Wreath by Helen Morris: quilted by Carol Thurston

3rd Place                Dogwood Picnic by Helen Morris: quilted by Chris Schulte

Viewers Choice

Oopsie Daisy by Helen Morris : quilted by Carol Thurston




All quilts will be on display at the Madison Street United Methodist Church. Gymnasium entrance off of Commerce Street.
Quilt Show is open Thursday and Friday from 5:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm.


Traditional Bed Quilt (max width 90″)
Non Traditional Bed Quilt (max width 90″)
Art/Wall Quilt (max width 90″)



Prizes will be awarded in each category for the following:
Best in Show ($200)
First ($100)
Second ($50)

There will be a ribbon award for Third Place in each category and Viewers Choice.



To apply as an exhibitor please download the paper application, or apply online.

Contact Wanda Morrison at

We would like to thank our gracious sponsors for their contributions:




Happy Hearts Quilting and Fabric


Quilt Posse


Absolutely Fun Sewing

A Quilting Story from a Starr



On Thursday April 20 at 5:30 p.m. Quilts of the Cumberland, Rivers and Spires ‘quilt show will host Starr Howell’s trunk show and quilting demonstration. Starr made her first of 600 quilts in 1978, and hasn’t stopped yet. She belongs to Nashville’s Music City Quilt Guild and will offer a free program of how “our quilts tell stories”.

Starr loves to try new techniques , new tools, and like most quilters, loves new fabrics. She specializes in combining machine applique’ and machine piecing, with many fabrics and many pieces in unusual combinations. She is often inspired by her guild’s “Show and Tell” sessions where guild members bring their newly completed projects, or recently “found” treasures.

The trunk show will be held in the gymnasium of the Madison Street United Methodist Church , which can be entered through the Commerce Street entrance. The Quilts of the Cumberland Quilt Show will open following the Trunk Show. The public is invited to attend, but they are reminded that food and drink are not allowed in the quilt area.

Please join Clarksville in Welcoming Starr Howell to our Rivers and Spires celebration.


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