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Community Quilt Day – March 18

Community Quilt Day in Cherokee on Saturday, March 18 (National Quilting Day)

10:00-12:00 pm –  Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual
1:00 – 4:00 pm –  Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Do you make or own quilts? Would you like to learn about quilts made in your community and hear from quiltmakers who live and work near you? Would you like to learn more about the history of vintage or antique quilts that you own? Do you label the quilts that you make?

On Saturday, March 18 (National Quilting Day), join us in Cherokee for a day full of fun, free activities celebrating quilts and their makers.

10:00 am-12:00 pm at the Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual:
Community member Frances Owl Smith will share some of her beautiful quilts and be interviewed about her life as a quiltmaker. We’ll see a video about a vintage quilt in the MCI collection that is too fragile to be exhibited. Quilt historian Merikay Waldvogel will show and talk about historic quilts made in Western, NC,

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Bring quilts (ones you’ve made or ones you own) to share with fellow quilt lovers. We will have photo and video stations set up and activity tables for learning to quilt and put labels on quilts. A quilt historian will be available to help identify quilt patterns and other details of vintage and antique quilts brought in.

Refreshments will be served during both sessions and kids activities will be offered.

You can register for this free event here. We look forward to meeting you!  Complete information on the Quilt Alliance website at https://quiltalliance.org/communityquiltdays/ 


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