quilt Roey’s Quilts and The Mountain Thread Company invite you to join them in celebrating the launch of the Blowing Rock Quilt Cooperative – a local network of fiber artisans with a goal to promote fresh approaches to traditional quilt artistry.  Join them at a free launch party and at the Made in the Mountains Quilt Event- June 9-11! All events are at the American Legion Building at 333 Wallingford Rd in downtown Blowing Rock. Free parking is available in the garage next to the building and in various locations around town.

The Opening Reception is on Friday, June 9.  All are welcome to attend this free launch party from 5-7 PM.  Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

Visit the American Legion on Saturday and Sunday for free demonstrations and the Fiber Art Marketplace! If you are a fiber artist or hobby seamster, bring your tools and materials on Sunday for the Open Sew. It’s a whole weekend of fun with fiber!  See beautiful work, learn more about traditional and modern quilting and fiber art, and connect with others who love textiles. Hours are Saturday, June 10 from 9am to 5:30pm and Sunday, June 11 from 9am to 1:30pm. See a schedule outline here.

On Saturday, June 10, Art in the Park will be taking place on Park Avenue at the same time as the Quilt Event. Park Avenue is adjacent to Wallingford Road, and Art in the Park is free as well! The two events are an excellent pairing- so be sure to check out both. For parking on Saturday, there is a free trolley that takes a 15 minute loop from Park Avenue to Tanger Outlets and Food Lion. Simply park your car in one of those larger lots and enjoy easy transportation. The trolley operates 10am to 5pm.

sewing projects and workshop classesSpecial workshops, like a quilt top class and a make-and-take project, will be going on at the event and required pre-registration.  Check with the Mountain Thread Company for other upcoming workshops!

For more information about the Made in the Mountains Quilt Event, call The Mountain Thread Company at 828-372-7024.
For details about Art in the Park, call the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at 828-295-7851.