Macon to hold Airing of the Quilts

Macon County will celebrate its quilting heritage with Airing of the Quilts on May 12.

Centered in downtown Franklin, Airing of the Quilts will feature hundreds of quilts along with an antique quilt show, quilt appraisals, quilting related merchandise, live music and more.

The historic West’s Mill District of Cowee will also feature quilts and tours of Rickman’s Store, Snow Hill Inn and Pleasant Hill Church, which will include quilting demonstrations from the Cowee Quilters.

Visitors can tour the Macon County Quilt Trail with more than 20 quilt blocks that have been installed on barns, homes and businesses throughout the county.

In addition, the United Daughters of the Confederacy along with Civil War Re-enactors will hold a special ceremony at 11:30 a.m. to observe N.C. Confederate Memorial Day.  The ceremony will be held at the Confederate monument at Rankin Square.

Also that weekend, the Mother’s Day Gemboree will be taking place at the Macon County Community Building. The three-day gem, mineral and jewelry show is now in its 11th year.


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