Belle Mont Quilt Show October 4

by Ninon Parker
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TUSCUMBIA-The annual Belle Mont Quilt Show, an exhibit of more than 20 antique quilts selected from the personal collections of Glenn Rikard and others, will be on display beginning on Wednesday, October 4, and continuing through Saturday, October 28, at Belle Mont Mansion. The historic house museum, located at 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia, will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm.  Regular admission rates will apply.

During the month-long exhibit, there will be a special presentation each Friday at 1:00, when Rikard will discuss the quilts being shown and will conduct a guided tour of the display. Individuals are invited to share quilts from personal collections in a “show and tell” format during these programs.

Glenn Rikard was inspired to assemble his extensive quilt collection by the beautiful and colorful patterns made and quilted

by loved ones in his own family.  His collection now numbers approximately 200 quilts which illustrate popular patterns and fabrics, some more than 100 years old. A number of these quilts will be part of the exhibit.

Glenn Rikard

Belle Mont, was built circa 1828.  It is one of Alabama’s most distinguished Federal period homes. Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation currently operates the museum, which is owned by the Alabama Historical Commission.

For more information about the October Quilt Show or about the museum call 256-381-5052 or email  Groups of 10 or more may schedule private tours. Find Belle Mont on facebook and visit

“The Belle Mont Quilt Show has become a popular annual exhibit, one that is much anticipated by lovers of antique and vintage quilts, as well as crafters who create contemporary textile designs.  It also affords visitors the opportunity to tour the historic home and to enjoy its story and its antique furnishings.  October is a great time to visit Belle Mont Mansion!”
– Ninon Parker, Site Director
Belle Mont Mansion
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