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Wednesday, 18 July 2012 00:00

Historic Windover Inn joins Haywood Quilt Trails

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art quiltsquareThe Haywood County Arts Council will dedicated “Four Little Birds,” the first quilt block at a Haywood County bed and breakfast, at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at The Windover Inn.

The Windover Inn Bed & Breakfast was built in 1910 by James H. and Pearl Howell. The Colonial Revival style home has been a family residence since 1910, and hosted its first guest in 1911 when Mrs. J.H. Howell (Pearl) established it as a tourist home and gave it the name “Windover.”

The Windover joins 24 other locations in Clyde, Maggie Valley, and Waynesville that are part of the Haywood County Quilt Trails project. The concept is based on similar projects in western North Carolina where quilt squares are painted on wood en frames and installed on barns, public structures, shops, and other appropriate buildings around the community. The heritage-based project aims to help communities in Haywood County find and tell their stories.

The website www.haywoodquilttrails.org provides block names, locations, photos and short stories about each block. Maps and brochures are available at area Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Centers and at Haywood County Arts Council at 86 N. Main Street, Waynesville.

 

Who: Haywood County Arts Council’s Quilt Trails project

What: Dedication of the “Four Little Birds” block at The Windover Inn. The first Bed & Breakfast to join the trail in Haywood County

When: 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25

Where: The Windover Inn, 40 Old Hickory St., Waynesville

How much: Free, public invited

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