Annual "Airing of the Quilts" at Edison Ford


Chris Pendleton, President & CEOLisa Wilson, Marketing & PR Director239-334-7419 Annual "Airing of the Quilts" at Edison Ford
 FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 19, 2016) -- On October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host the annual "Airing of the Quilts" with a clothesline quilt show. Dozens of quilts from the Quilters Guild will be on display, suspended from clotheslines between the palm trees on Thomas Edison's estate. Antique quilts from the 1880s to 1920s will also be on display inside the homes and area antique car clubs will bring cars for viewing.


Quilters Guild participants will have quilts available for sale and artist, Marie Dyer will demonstrate and teach silk scarf painting. Living history characters of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford as well as their wives will be on site for photo opportunities. 

Henry Ford and his wife, Clara, collected quilts and other historical objects that were created and used by ordinary people from all across 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 to 19, $11 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. The event is free for Edison Ford members. 

For more information, call 239-334-7419 or

Edison & Ford Winter Estates 

Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford has been awarded the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. Recently, the Edison Botanical Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.