Join us and get wrapped up in the Quilt Trail this summer!
August 10th-13th is a Summer Celebration of the Quilt Trail, hosted by Greeneville/Greene County!
With quilt shows, artist lectures, the world premiere of “Pieced Together”, a Farm Dinner and a Motor Coach Tour. The full schedule of events is at www.nationalQTgathering.com.
Spotlight on these events:
Wednesday Aug. 10th: 5:30pm – Free! –Unveiling of 3 new quilt blocks and the dedication of “quilt alley” outside the General Morgan Inn. Followed by a complementary reception sponsored by the General Morgan Inn.
* Thursday morning, 9:00am – Elizabeth Ellis, “Telling Your Story” – – $10 Tickets still available.
“As a storyteller, Elizabeth Ellis doesn’t mince words. Filled with hilarious and poignant honesty, her stories deliver down home wisdom, southern style. Hers is a voice that finds the heart and the funny bone, riveting audiences of every age where ever she goes.”In “Telling Your Story,” Elizabeth will step us through the dynamics integral to good storytelling.
*Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm – Patricia Mink, “Fibers Art and Modern Quilting” -$10 Tickets still available. Mink is an internationally renowned fibers artist and was recently featured in the PBS documentary, “Soul’s Journey: Inside the Creative Process.” Her work encompasses both contemporary and traditional quilting as she utilizes a broad approach in her technique. Her lecture will coincide with a showing of her work at Artspace 4 Gallery, inside the General Morgan Inn.
Watch the preview online: http://www.piecedtogetherdoc.com/. Using grassroots support, Julianne Donofrio directed “Pieced Together” – the first documentary film about the American Quilt Trail movement. “Pieced Together” tells the story of Donna Sue Groves, a breast cancer survivor who changed the American landscape by creating the barn quilt square trail.
Donofrio is a Peabody Award-winning producer and veteran of ABC News, and is a freelance journalist living in New York. “Pieced Together” is her first documentary feature.
Located at the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Greeneville, this will be the film’s World Premiere. A dessert bar will be included w/ the $10 ticket.
* Friday morning – 9:00am –Merikay Waldvogel, “Soft Covers For Hard Times” – -$10 Tickets still available.
Merikay Waldvogel is a Knoxville-based folk life preservationist, historian, lecture and author. She is internationally respected as a key player in the late 20th century quilt history revival. Her books include Quilts of Tennessee, Southern Quilts, and Soft Covers for Hard Times. These are regarding as key works on mid-20th century quilts and quilt-making. She has dedicated her career to documenting quilt stories. www.quiltershalloffame.net/Waldvogel.html
This event includes many of our favorite things here in Northeast Tennessee; good food, good music, great company, quilts, and storytelling! This event will feature a traditional Bed Turning with quilts, storytellers from our local trail, mountain music, and a farm to table dinner.
The venue could not be more perfect. Still Hollow Century Farm, located on the Nolichucky River, is a favorite spot for locals and visitor alike. The farm is both a Tennessee
Century farm and a part of the Northeast Tennessee Quilt Trail. They host many events and educational opportunities providing “an ideal setting for a living history lesson on a working family farm.” This will truly be an Appalachian experience! More information about Still Hollow Century Farm can be found here: http://www.stillhollowfarm.com/
Saturday Aug. 13th: Back after many years its a Motor Coach Tour of the Quilt Barns! See below Schedule and full details at www.nationalQTgathering.com. Only 15 seats left: Tickets. The chartered bus tour, led by local storytellers and experts, will showcase a number of stops and allow opportunity to meet quilt barn owners and shop local goods. It’s a relaxing day enjoying the countryside and good fellowship. Guests will learn more about Appalachian Northeast Tennessee’s agricultural heritage and unique stories. Lunch and refreshments will be included–lunch served at Tennessee Quilts in Jonesborough! Tickets are $60. Call 423-979-2581 or buy online. Tickets still available