Quilt festival celebrates history and heritage

The 6th annual Patchwork Folk and Fabric Festival is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the Jackson County Recreation Center.

Quilts will be on display, with each one telling its own story. On loan from local women, these quilt stories bring forth memories of a community.

Brenda Anders and Larry Walther of Dillsboro’s Dogwood Crafters will be holding a “bed turning,” with more than 30 quilts. As they turn each quilt, they will tell its story.

Surrounding the quilt displays and raffles will be demonstrations of spinning, weaving, crocheting, tatting, rug braiding, caning, sewing, cornshuck creations, and more. Vendors will have nature art and photography, aprons, local plants and flowers, jewelry making, cloth rugs, scarves, pillows, homemade chocolate candy creations, hand-painted hand saws, glass beads and more. Live music will be provided by Ron Smith.

Organizers are still looking for other quilts to share at the bed turning during the festival, so please contact Brenda Anders if you want to display your treasured quilt. 828.506.8331 or 828.293.3053.

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