Ribbons and prizes for the quilt competition are sponsored by Linda Wilson Realty of Harrodsburg. Seventy-four quilts were entered in last year's Quilt Exhibition, and more are expected this year.
Handmade divisions include: Category 1 - pieced; category 2 - appliqud; category 3 - cross stitch; category 4 - full cloth; category 5 - covers, e.g., baby quilt and crazy quilt; category 6 - wall hangings; and category 7 - beginner. The Heirloom Division is viewers' choice.
Entry form and quilts must be hand-delivered to Shaker Village between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. by Tuesday.
For an entry form for the Pleasant Hill Quilting Competition, call Ruth Keller at (800) 734-5611.
Horticulture entry information
An heirloom vegetable variety is one that is open-pollinated - not a hybrid and will reproduce true from seed - and has been in cultivation for a period of time. The Pleasant Hill Shakers were Kentucky's premier farmers, experimenting with selective breeding of both livestock and garden produce Shakers were often invited to serve as judges at local fairs.
Some common varieties grown today are proven heirloom varieties. Those include black seeded Simpson lettuce, Detroit dark red beets, Henderson bush lima beans and Kentucky Wonder pole beans. All entries are open to the general public and bear no entry fee. There is no limit to the number of classes that may be entered.
The following categories of heirloom fruits and vegetables are open: beans; okra; root crops; squash; tomatoes; melons; cucumbers; peppers; pumpkins; pickles and relishes; canned vegetables or fruits; preserves and sweet meats; honey; sunflowers and bouquets.
Michael and Bill Best of the Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center in Berea will judge these categories. The Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center is dedicated to preserving Appalachian seed varieties.
For a registration form or additional information on the Horticulture Exposition, call Deborah Larkin at (800) 734-5611, ext. 125, or e-mail Georgie@shakervillageky.org.