Quilt Turning for the Quilt Trail
Jun 13

Quilt Turning for the Quilt Trail

Quilt Trail of Northeast TN

Johnson City, TN

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If you are a local history buff, a quilt lover, or just love a good story, you won't want to miss our annual Quilt Turning, held this year in the storytelling capital of the world! Come to our 4th annual special community storytelling, featuring the antique and heirloom quilts behind the Quilt Trail, and stories told by the quilt barn owners themselves! An enjoyable summer afternoon where you feel like family gathered to hear special stories and see quilts that you won't experience anywhere else. Every quilt has a story: of the heart that designed it, the hands that stitched it, and the family who was warmed underneath it.


Wednesday June 13th, 12:00pm
McKinney Art Center, Jonesborough
Lunch will be catered by Boone Street Market (Jonesborough’s year-round farm store) from seasonal produce and local goods.

The event is held in conjunction with East TN Shop Hop (June 7-16) when hundreds of quilting enthusiasts from across the region, and country, flock to East TN to visit quilt shops and experience the mountains.

Tickets ($40) now online or call 423-979-2581 to reserve.

What is a quilt turning, you ask?
Past events & photos: 
http://arcd.org/2017/07/25/quiltturningprogram2017
http://arcd.org/2015/07/23/bed-turning-a-success/
A bed turning is a form of informal performance in a comfortable setting, where storytellers stack quilts on a large bed and then peel back the layers, as they peel back the layers of time. Everyone gathers around to enjoy the “turning”: hearing the stories behind the quilts, the quilt-makers, and the intricate handiwork stitched into them.

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Stories of the quilts told by the families of the quilt owners
Stories of the quilts told by the families of the quilt owners
Stacks of beautiful quilts
Stacks of antique and heirloom quilts -- with the stories behind them
Quilt Turning for the Quilt Trail

103 Franklin Ave
Johnson City, TN 37659

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$40 ticket price includes lunch.
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