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June Issue 2010
Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Features Quilts for the Haywood County Quilt Trail
The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Haywood Heritage Trail: Quilts of Bygone Years, featuring traditional quilt squares for sale by area quilters and quilting guilds, on view in Gallery 86 through June 19, 2010. In addition, several full-sized and heirloom quilts will be displayed alongside tools of the quilting trade like frames, antique sewing machines, etc.
Participating artists include members of the Cruso Quilting Guild, the High Country Quilting Guild, and the Shady Ladies Quilting Group, among others. Members of both the High Country Quilt Guild and the Shady Ladies Quilting Group are donating proceeds from the sale of their quilt squares to the Haywood County Arts Council for the Haywood County Quilt Trails project.
The gallery exhibition not only helps reinforce the rich tradition of quilting in Haywood County, it also raises awareness of the newly-launched Haywood County Quilt Trails project. The idea is to develop heritage trails comprised of painted quilt blocks that have been installed on barns and buildings throughout the county. Each block tells a unique story about the location or family history. The Shelton House Museum will receive the first quilt square on the Haywood County trail later this summer.
The mission of the Haywood County Arts Council is to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve mountain artistic heritage. This project received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
For further information
check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Council
at 828/452-0593 or visit (www.haywoodarts.org).
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