Quilt Art by the Shady Ladies – Exhibition

Quilt Art by the Shady Ladies
Quilt Art by the Shady Ladies

The Barns of Haywood County

Enjoy the region’s finest quilt art in the annual exhibition, Quilt Art by the Shady Ladies.

The Shady Ladies, a quilt group in Haywood County, will host June 3-5 its 13th annual quilt show this year at the Folkmoot Friendship Center located in the Historic Hazelwood School.

The newly renovated gymnasium will be filled with over 100 beautiful quilts.  Many quilts will be for sale and the boutique will feature quilting-related items made and provided by the members.   Proceeds from the $5 per person admission will be donated to Folkmoot.  In addition, each year the Shady Ladies combine their talents to create a quilt to raffle off at the show.  This year raffle ticket proceeds will be given to Broyhill Children’s Home and Hospice of Haywood.

The highlight of the 2016 quilt show will be a special exhibit “THE BARNS OF HAYWOOD COUNTY”.  As an artistic tribute to the rural heritage of Haywood County, each Shady Lady has created an 18″ square fabric depiction of a barn of her choice.  Visitors to the show will recognize many beloved Haywood County structures such as the Shelton House Barn, the Cataloochee Ranch horse barn and all three historic barns in Cataloochee Valley.  Marilyn Sullivan remembers the Caldwell Barn from early explorations of the Valley with her sister.  “I was fascinated by the structure.  We climbed all over the interior of the barn, an experience which lead me to design my barn square as an interior view.”

The quilt show will be open Friday and Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and Sunday from noon to 5PM.

“The renovated gymnasium in the Folkmoot Friendship Center is perfect for our show,” explained Jane Cole, one of the leaders of the Shady Ladies, “with lots of light, big open spaces and a wonderful refinished wooden floor.”  “The location is very accessible, which is another plus” added Wendy Bowen, the other leader of the group.  “We hope it will be easy for lots of people to visit the show.”

For information about Shady Ladies, visit Shady Lady Quilting Group on Facebook.

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