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The Annual Quilt Show, Airing of the Quilts, Will Unfold in the Fort Myers Area

On October 19th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Edison and Ford Winter Estates will host the annual, Airing of the Quilt, Quilt Show. Dozens of quilts from the Quilters' Guild will be on display, suspended from clotheslines between trees and select antique quilts from the 1880s to 1940s will be on display inside the Thomas Edison House, Henry Ford house and the Edison Guesthouse.

Quilters' Guild participants will also have quilts available for sale. Quilts have a long history with the estates as Henry Ford and his wife, Clara, collected quilts and other historical objects that were used by people from all across the United States. The show is included with a self-guided or guided tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and botanical gardens.

The Edison and Ford families left an incredible legacy in the small town of Fort Myers, Florida, where the two celebrated innovators spent their winters. Led by enthusiastic Site Historians, the tour includes the historic homes and gardens of the Edison and Ford families, as well as admission into the museum and the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory.

Guided, historian-led tours run every hour, on the hour, with the first one starting at 10 a.m. and the last tour departing at 4 p.m. Tour tickets start at $18 and are available first-come, first-served basis. Purchase yours now at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

At Lakes at North Port Apartments in North Port, Florida, we believe it’s important to live life vigorously. Soak up the very best our greater community has to offer when you attend this highly-anticipated local event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, October 19, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

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