Thank you to everyone who came out to Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens to give special attention to the 6 quilt owners who came to tell the stories of their barn quilts. This was a chance to support the ARC&D’s most visible project, the Quilt Trail, a 12-years strong initiative enhancing rural economy through celebrating the Arts. We heard and were inspired by stories of faith, family, mistakes, exquisite artistry, growing up, and things once lost now found.  How can these stories be shared beyond a Telling such as this? We also presented the Quilt Trail mobile app that is available for smart phones and tablets (free for Android devices through the Google Play Store; a one-time $0.99 download in iTunes for iPhone/iPads).

Sponsors of the day: Tennessee Quilts; TN Arts Commission Arts Build Communities; ETSU Emerging Technology Center.

The event was filmed and recorded with plans to host that footage online, so stayed tuned!

Meanwhile here are pictures from the event. We hope to do it next year, in conjunction with QuiltFest again.