The Pultneyville Homecoming Celebration will include a Captain’s and Sailor’s Quilt Show in its lineup of festivities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 21 at Pultneyville Reformed Church, 7784 Hamilton St., Williamson.
Joyce Lytle, a visiting quilt artist from South Carolina and Williamson native, will display her popular quilts, as well as her latest project that replicates a photo of a red fox taken by Skip Kask, a nature photographer.
Lytle has quilted for 35 years. She was senior technical editor at C&T Publishing, and edited over 100 quilting books.
New and heirloom quilts from artists across the state and beyond will be on display in the Captain’s and Sailor’s Quilt Show. Co-chairmen Barb Frost and Karen Dobbs planned a show to inspire and engage everyone in the art and pleasure of quilting. Visitors will view historic tapestries, artistic illustrations and special memories of people and events before deciding who will win a Best of Show Award. Quilt demonstrations and products from quilt-related vendors will be available during the show, and a selection of quilt squares from the Susan B. Anthony 2020 Quilt Project will be on display.
The quilt show is one of the new additions to the Pultneyville Homecoming Celebration, which has celebrated community and tradition every summer for the last 60 years.
Sponsored by the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society, this 61st annual celebration will start on July 20 with the Captain’s and Sailor’s 5K Run and Walk. Pultneyville Mariners Club will host a Community “BonD” Fire at Crescent Beach after the race. Gatesinger Co. will perform “Princess Ida,” a Gilbert and Sullivan musical, at 8 p.m. on July 20-21 and 3 p.m. on July 22 in Gates Hall, 4107 Lake Road, Pultneyville.
The July 21 lineup includes an open-air marketplace of antiques, vintage, repurposed, found object and hand-crafted goods. Other highlights include an auction, antique car show, historical scavenger hunt and the homecoming parade at 2 p.m. Food trucks will park on the east side of Gates Hall; Pultneyville churches and restaurants will offer food as well. Additional activities include music, a dunk tank, an ice cream social and a bounce house.
The celebration will continue with an outdoor community church service at 9 a.m. and community band concert at 1:30 p.m.
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