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29803
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The Western North Carolina Quilters Guild will host a two-day juried quilt show in Flat Rock this May. The show will display over one-hundred quilts from across the mountain region, and teach visitors about quilt styles and quilting techniques.
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38146
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Quilting through the centuries has experienced vast changes in purposes and patterns. Originally a padding for Crusaders’ armor, it gained popularity in the United States through communities such as Amish, community quilting bees, and fads such as the Log Cabin and crazy quilt. Quilting still has a presence in many communities through church quilting groups and community center classes, who can teach styles such as appliqued or pierced.
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37613
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Works of art produced by the Quilt Trail Project are partly utilitarian; within these decorative squares are stories of people from a region. Six Western North Carolina counties host over two hundred quilt blocks whose stories reflect the history of towns as well as individuals. Examples include a block of an open door, which hangs in a Burnsville bank. The bank’s significance lie in being the only one to stay open in that area during the Great Depression.
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23279
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A Roxobel group of women of the Sandy Run Baptist Church Quilters, created a fundraiser to help raise money for local missions.
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36888
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Based on their shared belief that quilt making is one of the most widely known and personally experienced crafts for many North Carolinians, more than 20 men and women aged 14 to 82 have the mission to support, encourage, and document quilting traditions and activities as a part of the Heritage Quilters group.
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36383
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The Farmer-James collection of quilts was a traveling exhibit from January 20-March 14, 2003. It included 37 quilts ranging from Civil War era to the mid-twentieth century. It showcases the difference between folkloristic and artistic treatments of quilt making traditions.
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36380
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Different patterns on quilts made by African Americans used to be a form of communication in the Underground Railroad. Ten to twelve different patterns were used to inform fugitive slaves as to what their next action should be. Although quilting patterns are no longer used for these purposes, patterns are still very important within African American quilting communities.
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16264
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Horton explores the quilt patterns included in The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore.
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4411
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Bold colors, strip construction, and improvisation are characteristics of quilts made by Afro-Americans. Colorful quilt materials are sewn together in strips; then the strips are sewn together to make the quilt. Quiltmakers may start with a pattern, but they often vary it to suit themselves. Scholars feel this Afro-American quiltmaking style is influenced by their African heritage.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 27 Issue 2, Spring 1988, p27-28, il, bibl
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31374
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Jane Long of Cary has won the blue ribbon for best quilt in the show at the North Carolina State Fair for the fourth year in a row. Her latest winning entry, an original design, shows an Amish influence, with quilting done in black thread. This article discusses Long’s quilting techniques, patterns, and materials.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 16 Issue 11, Nov 1984, p18, por
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35841
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Born and raised in Chatham County, Lillie Lee and Jennie Burnett both started making quilts when they were children.
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31380
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For the past ten years, Georgia Bonesteel of Hendersonville has been practicing and teaching lap quilting, a method of making a quilt in small sections and assembling them for the finished product. Bonesteel says the method offers people a way of hanging on to an important part of our heritage and adapt it to today’s lifestyle. This article discusses Bonesteel’s lap quilting technique, and provides a sample of instructions.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Jan 1983, p8-9, il, por
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35830
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Based on 16 interviews and informal discussions with quilters in the Blue Ridge region, the author sought to find a pattern in the techniques used to design the quilts, especially regarding the conceptual and behavioral processes shared by the women who make each type of quilt.
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36022
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A library’s archives typically contain donations of letters and documents. For Hatteras Island’s Library, a 125 year old quilt reflected what the town’s culture perceived as preservation worthy. Current creators of these quilts, in discussing the tradition of quilt-making, also proved that the “Human Library” concept is not so new.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 2 Issue 1, Fall/Winter 1982, p20-21
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9317
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Paul Green, native of Harnett County and Pulitzer Prize winner, turned eighty-five on March 17, 1979. To honor him, his assistant, Rhoda Wynn, gave him a quilt made of nine squares. Each square was made by a person connected with the dramas Green has written. The quilt hangs in Green's home library.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 11, Apr 1980, p24-26, il
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