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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00

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Quilt show at WCU

The Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild will hold its biennial quilt show beginning Thursday, Sept. 22, and concluding on Mountain Heritage Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 24, at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center.

The quilt show will have more than 300 quilts from members and nonmembers alike on exhibit, plus vendors and a book table, and feature several fundraising events, including a silent auction and quilt raffle. 

WCU’s 42nd annual Mountain Heritage Day is a free, family-oriented festival celebrating Cherokee and Southern Appalachian culture through a full schedule of mountain music, fun activities, more than 100 booths of the region’s finest arts and crafts, and vendors offering ethnic, heritage and festival food.

Admission to the quilt show is $7 per day and free to any student, faculty or staff member holding a WCU identification card. For more information, go to



• Paint Nite Waynesville will be held at 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Mad Anthony’s Bottle Shop & Beer Garden. Grab a pint of craft beer and get creative. $20 per person. Group rates available. Sign up at Mad Anthony’s or call host Robin Smathers at 828.400.9560. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• The “Octoberfest Arts & Crafts Festival” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Highlands United Methodist Church. Live demonstrations, artisan crafts, food vendors, and more. All proceeds go to the church’s new Faith & Fellowship Center. 828.526.3376. 

• Laurey-Faye Dean will be the featured artist with a live demonstration and discussion at “The Potter’s Wheel” series from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at The Wild Fern in Bryson City. 

• Gallery Zella (Bryson City) will host live music, hors d’ouevres, wine and newly unveiled art collections. Artists featured from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 30 are Jo Ridge Kelley, impressionist painter; and Brian Hannum, fine art photographer. $25 per couple, which can be applied toward purchase of $100 or more. 

• Art historian Karen Britt will present “Mosaics in the Middle East” at 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Large Lecture Hall at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. 

• “Art Beats for Kids” will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. A new project every week. $20 per child, with includes lesson, materials and snack. To register, call 828.538.2054. 

• The “Photography of Bayard Wootten” exhibit will be on display through Nov. 23 in the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. Wootten was a female pioneer in the field of photography from the early 1900s to 1950s, when men dominated the field. All 35 photographs in this exhibition are of North Carolina subjects, which are on loan through from North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives at UNC-Chapel Hill.

• The Adult Coloring Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Living Room of the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. An afternoon of creativity and camaraderie. Supplies are provided, or bring your own. Beginners are welcome as well as those who already enjoy this new trend. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.524.3600.

• “Stitch,” the community gathering of those interested in crochet, knit and needlepoint, meet at 2:30 p.m. every first Sunday of the month at the Canton Public Library. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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