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Run for the Borders - Quilts...To Have and to Hold Onto
Everyone's pickling. You stole your grandma's canasta set. Middle schoolers are dyeing their hair gray. We're going back to our roots, which is why quilting is making a comeback and making for future heirlooms!
Since NC was the center industry in textile for so long, it's no wonder there's a love of creating intricate, one-of-a-kind quilts that function as bed coverings, throws, or wall hangings throughout the state. If you want to learn to quilt or just want to own one (old or new) we have some tips for you.
Cary Quilting Company - This shop started as an extension of Patchwork Memories, where a group of quilters joined together and created custom quilts from your cherished t-shirts and clothing. The owners have all been lovers and consumers of fabric and notions for many years. It was a natural fit for them to begin sharing their love of fabric and notions with other quilters by opening Cary Quilting Company. Founder, Julianne Walther, has been quilting since the mid 1990's, and has been sewing since childhood. She is an active member of the Capital Quilters Guild in Raleigh and also belongs to the Piecemeal Quilters Bee. She's created thousands of quilts with many on display throughout the state.
Need a place for your bee or quilting group to meet? Cary Quilting can host you in their shop. They have a big classroom with plenty of seating and work space.
Cary Quilting Company: 226 East Chatham Street, Cary, 27511, phone: (919) 238-9739. Website.
Old Maid Quilts
sells antique quilts, vintage fabrics and feedsacks. They are the home of Tiger Tape™, a guide for evenly spaced stitches. The feedsacks are all washed and ironed and are all 100-pound bags. There's always ample supply of them in different colors for your next great project.
Old Made Quilts continue to find the most beautiful old quilts to sale that have heavy hand quilting and are in great condition for one to enjoy for many years to come.
Old Made Quilts: 1156 Grassy Creek Road, Oxford, NC 27565, phone: 919-692-1060, Email, Website.
Wish Upon A Quilt - Your one stop shop for the best fabrics available at reasonable prices. This Raleigh quilt shop will inspire you to create something memorable. Wish Upon a Quilt will help you turn your dreams into reality through service, selection and savings. The staff is all quilters and is committed to providing the highest levels of customer service. Bring in your projects for personalized attention.
Beginning Quilters Classes - A class you have been waiting for! If you want to learn quilting from the very beginning, this class is a must. In just 4 sessions you will learn rotary cutting, piecing, how to lay out your blocks, borders, basting and binding a quilt. There will be homework required for each class and at the end you will have a gorgeous quilt. Class size is limited to 4 students so that you get individual attention. Class Fee - $85.00 plus supplies.
Wish Upon A Quilt: 8817 Westgate Park Dr. #104, Raleigh, 27617, phone: 919-782-6363
Store Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri 10am - 2pm, Thur. 10am - 7pm and Sat. 10am - 4pm. Email. Website.
Stand the Test of Time - If you just love the artistic work that goes into quilts and want to own a few to hang or for your bedding, then be on the hunt for old vintage quilts that tell their story and speak to you. At Hunt and Gather on Bernard Street, we found some gorgeous old quilts that you'll want to check out.
Hunt and Gather:1910 Bernard St. Raleigh, 27608. Phone: 919-834-9989. Website.
Yancey County, NC, is just one of the Quilt Barn Trail communities you'll find throughout the United States. Travel to the county and you'll see colorful, painted quilt blocks displayed on all sorts of buildings, from barns and businesses to public buildings and personal residences.
Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina - With over 200 quilt blocks, NC has the highest concentration anywhere in the US! Come to Yancey County to get started on your great quilt adventure! Just 45 minutes north of Asheville, (exit 9 off I-26, or exit onto Hwy 80 off the Blue Ridge Parkway).
Six contiguous counties host quilt blocks, with the highest concentration in Yancey and Mitchell Counties. The Quilt Trails project got its start in Ohio when Donna Sue Groves put a block on her barn to honor her mother. From that simple act, the project has spread to 30 states and Canada.
Nine different driving trails take you to view vividly painted quilt squares installed on barns and buildings of participating communities. Even if it is raining you can still enjoy a day of adventure finding the quilt blocks. Stop by the Quilt Trails Gift Shop in the OOAK Gallery on the Loop in Micaville to purchase a driving map and one or more of the nine tour guides that tell the stories behind the blocks. Website.
Best in Show
Upcoming Art Shows in NC for Quilts
16th Annual Priceless Pieces Quilt Show 2013
Date and location: Mar. 2 - 23, 2013. M-F, 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm; closed Sundays.
Roanoke Island Festival Park in Mantoe, NC.
Description: Old and new quilts with ties to Eastern North Carolina on display. Free admission. Sponsored by Teacup Quilters. For more information, visit: http://home.earthlink.net/~teacupquilters/
Charlotte Quilters Guild 2013 Quilt Show
Date and location: March 8 & 9, 2013, 9 am to 5 pm
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, Charlotte, N.C.
Description: Quilt Show with $6.00 entry fee featuring over 200 quilts, many vendors, daily demos, raffle quilts. Super venue easy access!
Randolph Quilters Guild Quilt Show XIV 2013
Date and location: November 8 & 9, 2013, 10:00 am - 5 pm
Description: Randolph Quilters Guild presents our 19th quilt show featuring over 200 quilts, many vendors, daily demos, bed turning, and raffle quilt. Food available on site. Admission: $6.00. For more information contact: Carole Bulla at 336-460-0886; Email, email@example.com.