With the blessing of Donna Sue Groves…let’s come together
National QUILT TRAIL Gathering 2016
August 10th – 13th, 2016 * Greeneville, TN
To celebrate the American Quilt Trail as a model for how the Arts are a force for sustainable community enrichment, tourism, and economic development.
QUESTIONS? Call Emily at the Appalachian RC&D Council/quilt trail of northeast TN : 423-979-2581 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO? Representatives of Quilt Trails from across North America; Tourism Professionals; Quilters, Artists and Advocates for the Arts; “Main Street” Program;
WHAT? Workshops…Three-Minutes-of-Fame…Exhibits from each Quilt Trail…Best Practices… Storytelling… Vendors…downtown quilt trail walking tour….A quilt barn bus tour…quilt shows…& Southern hospitality.
All Quilt Trails will be an active participants in the Gathering. Each Trail will have a table in the Exhibitors area for showing, giving away, or selling any items pertaining to their Trail or community; Trail representatives will be asked to come prepared to give a 3-minute powerpoint presentation (or photograph slideshow) during Three-Minutes-of-Fame; additional small things are in the works for Quilt Trail representatives to swap items as well as contribute to a collective piece of art. Stay tuned for more details!
WHERE? Greeneville, located in East Tennessee is the state’s 2nd oldest town. It showcases its rich history and community pride in bricked sidewalks, immaculate historic sites and Civil War history, historic homes, churches, antique shops, and the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site—all against a backdrop of farming country, majestic Appalachians and Cherokee National Forest. Visit Greeneville: www.VisitGreenevilleTN.com
Greeneville-Greene County’s active artist-volunteer-led downtown and barn quilt trail is thrilled to host sister Trails from across the country. Tennessee is home to several grassroots Quilt Trails and hundreds of quilt blocks (see www.vacationaqt.com http://uppercumberlandquilttrail.com and www.quilttrail.org).
Fun Day Trips from Greeneville include the Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Dollywood and Splash Country; the Bristol Birthplace of Country Music, TN/VA; Cherokee National Forest (horse, hiking and biking); the Appalachian Trail; Nolichucky River whitewater tubing and boating; Birthplace of Davy Crockett; Knoxville; the Greene County Fair is that week….and that’s in addition to site-seeing via our area Quilt Trails. A wonderfully located area to visit!!
TRAVEL: Located off I-81 and within a days drive of 60% of the United States; two major airports are within 60 miles: Knoxville and TRI.
ACCOMMODATIONS: General Morgan Inn and Conference Center has completely dedicated itself to the Gathering. We’re taking over! Book now to get your beautiful room is this historic lodging as only 51 rooms are available! Be sure to say you are with the Quilt Trail Gathering. (Trip advisor review of the GM Inn.)
ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION: The following hotels are also ready to welcome Quilt Trail attendees. Call to reserve and mention Quilt Trail. Rates listed below (+ 16.75% room+sales tax)
Hampton Inn – 3130 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville, TN 37745 // (423) 638-3735 // $119
Quality Inn of Greeneville – 3160 E Andrew Johnson Hwy, Greeneville, TN 37745 // (423) 638-7511 // $72.99
Nolichuckey Bluffs Cabins (on the Quilt Trail) – 295 Kinser Park Lane, Greeneville, Tennessee, 37743 // 1-800-842-4690 // email@example.com // $120-$160 per night depending upon what size cabin
Embree House Bed and Breakfast (on the Quilt Trail) – 142 Matthews Mill Rd, Telford, TN 37690 // (423) 913-3812
Holloway Quilts – Quilter’s Inn – Outfitted and comfortable for a sewers group of up to 10 to stay, sleep, and sew – 3892 Cosby Highway, Cosby, TN 37722 // (423) 487-3866
QUESTIONS? Call Emily at the Appalachian RC&D Council/quilt trail of northeast TN : 423-979-2581 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Quilt Trail website is: www.QuiltTrail.org
We also have a mobile app – download to your Android or Apple phone! Search for Follow the Quilt Trail.