FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013 - Airing of the Quilts Workshop featuring Carol Daniel
10:00am to 3:00pm - Deb's Cats N Quilts - 106 West Palmer Street, Franklin, NC
The 2013 "Airing of the Quilts" workshop will held on Friday, May 10 from 10:00am to 3:00pm and will be taught by Carol Daniel of Shiner, TX. We are thrilled that Carol has agreed to travel to the mountains of NC to teach Square in a Square (SNS). This workshop will be limited to 18 students so register
quickly to insure your spot.
Workshop fee is $55 and includes lunch. A supply list and pre-cutting instructions will be sent to you once you register. The project is called "Mystery solved"and uses three of the many SNS options. Whether you're new to SNS or just need a refresher, join us for a fun filled day. » DOWNLOAD APPLICATION (PDF Format)
Carol Daniel is a Certified Square In A Square & Diamond Certified SNS instructor. In 2011 and 2012 Carol was recognized for being the number 1 teacher of the 80 certified teachers world wide. She is very proud of this accomplishment.
Carol loves to visit guilds to do trunk shows and lectures but her favorite thing is teaching workshops and doing guild shows. Although Carol has owned The Square Quilting in Shiner, TX for five years she continues to travel and teach.
Although Carol teaches many things through her shop her favorite by far is the SNS method invented by Jodi Barrows. Both in the shop and on the road Carol carries all the SNS tools, books, kits and fabrics. Fast easy and accurate, you NEVER have to cut or sew a triangle with this method. We call it smoking needle quilting.
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday, May 11 - 9:00am to 11:00am - Lower Level of Franklin Town Hall
Schedule an appointment with certified quilt appraiser Ken Gleason. No walk ins please. You will need an appointment. Call Deb’s Cats N Quilts at (828) 349-8912 to schedule an appointment. Fee is $40 per quilt for a certified insurance appraisal. Verbal appraisals are $10 per quilt. This fee is to be paid directly to the appraiser at the time of appraisal.
6:00 p.m. - Franklin Town Hall (lower level) - 95 East Main Street, Franklin, NC
Suzi Parron, author of the popular book, Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement, will offer a special presentation in the lower level of Franklin Town hall. Barn quilts are replicas of traditional cloth quilt patterns, painted on wood and then mounted on buildings—often barns—for passersby to enjoy. There are over 4000 such quilts on display in forty-four states and Canada.
Suzi spent three years traveling the country talking with barn owners and others who have participated in this new form of “quilting.” She will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from one woman’s wish to honor her mother’s quilting art. Suzi’s presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.
The presentation is both informative and entertaining, as Suzi explores the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand.
SuziParron is a quilter, backwoods traveler, avid kayaker and folk art collector. She earned a Master of Arts in English from the University of Florida and now lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia. She was honored to be chosen by quilt trail founder Donna Sue Groves to tell the story of the quilt trail in her book and now enjoys sharing the story with quilting organizations across the country.
2013 Airing of the Quilts Block Challenge & Art Challenge
Two special challenges are being held for this year's Airing of the Quilts.
- The Airing of the Quilts Block Challenge is open to all quilters. Blocks may be made any size and may be in any technique including: pieced, applique, embroidery, or a combination of these.
The challenge is that your block must answer this statement: If I could put a block on my barn, home or businesse, it would be ________ because________.
Attach a note to your entry using this sentence and filling in the blanks.
» DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM (PDF Format)
Deadline to enter is Monday, May 6, 2013. Judging will take place on Friday, May 10 and blocks will hang as part of Airing of the Quilts on Saturday, May 11. The overall grand prize winner will receive a cash prize. Ribbons will also be awarded for 1st - 3rd place.
- The Airing of the Quilts Art Challenge is geared to all school aged children. Simply draw a picture of what the word "quilt" means to you. It might be a picture of grandma making a quilt, a picture of your dog or cat curled up on a quilt, or someone with a quilt hanging on their clothesline. Use your imagination!!
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There is no fee to enter the Art Challenge. Your entry must be turned in by Monday, May 6, 2013 at Franklin Town Hall or Deb's Cats n Quilts in Franklin, NC.
Saturday, May 11, 12Noon - Lower Level of Franklin Town Hall - The Story of Quilting During the Civil War
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, this presentation demonstrates Ken & Connie's love of history and quilting. In period costumes, they begin to transport you back to the 1860's. The display of reproduction quilts and historical presentation continues to draw the audience in through 'edutainment' - knowledge and fun.
Presentation objectives include:
- Impact of quilting
- Importance of quilts to the soldiers
- Ladies' organizations
- Other uses of quilts
- Historical timeline
About the Presenters:
Connie, has quilted for over 40 years. She learned from her grandmother, plus many hours of classes and practice.
Ken, currently a Civil War re-enactor after 35 years as a U.S. History and Government teacher, learned the quilt basics by cutting material for Connie when rotary cutters became available. He started making reproduction Civil War quilts to keep him warm while camping. As the "quilt guy" he has worked quilt shows from Florida to Maine, as a Professional Quilt Appraiser.
Their RV life style allows them to travel all over the U.S. visiting quilt guilds, shops, and shows. Tap into this "Civil War" couple's revealing talks.
Friday, May 10 & Saturday, May 11 - Whistle Stop Mall
The Whistle Stop Mall will be airing the "World's Largest Quilt" along with quilts displayed throughout the mall. Hours are from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Saturday, May 11 - "Childhood Memories" Vintage & Miniature Quilt Show
This quilt show that will feature vintage quilts, but more importantly miniature quilts by local quilters. Come and see these tiny creations displayed with other miniatures such as doll beds, antique toy sewing machines, and more. This show will be in the windows in the old Macon Furniture Mart location on Main Street. Hours are from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call (828) 349-8912 for additional information.
American Quilt Alliance Interviews - Representatives from this ground will be in town to record interviews with local quilters. The American Quilt Alliance seeks to record as much information as possible about quilters past and present. Make an appointment to show them one of your quilts and tell your story, or tell the story of a quilter in your family no longer here to tell it herself. There is no charge for this event but you MUST have an appointment. Call (828) 349-8912 for additional information.
Saturday, May 11 - United Daughters of the Confederacy Wreath Laying Ceremony
11:00am at Rankin Square in Historic Downtown Franklin, NC
The Franklin, North Carolina Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy along with Civil War Reenactors will hold a wreath laying ceremony at the Confederate Monument in Historic Downtown Franklin. The event is a moving annual ritual that you will not want to miss.
Saturday, May 11 - Franklin Garden Club Annual Plant Sale - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Each year the Franklin Garden Club gathers perennials, hanging baskets, and pots of annuals and offers them for sale during their annual fundraiser. Airing of the Quilts is pleased that the Franklin Garden will host their sale this year during our event. Hours for the plant sale are from 8:30am until 3:00pm. They will be located in the Clock Tower Square in Historic Downtown Franklin.