Deadline to Enter is October 1, 2020; Raffle Tickets On Sale Now
Franklin County Arts Council is hosting its 2nd Annual Quilt Show at Historic Person Place on Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10am-5pm. The Quilt Show is for anyone who enjoys the fiber arts and wishes to see “where the quilts of our grandmothers have evolved.”
With the postponement of this Quilt Show due to the coronavirus, the deadline to enter quilts for consideration has been extended to October 1, 2020. Area quilters are encouraged to submit their works for the Show before that deadline. Submission Guidelines and an Entry Form may be accessed via fcacarts.org/events.aspx.
During the annual Quilt Show, entries by North Carolina quilters will be on display; several quilts will be available for purchase. Come to this in-person event and see the beautiful creations submitted from across the area.
Quilt Raffle: Purchase raffle tickets in advance of the Quilt Show for a chance to win the quilt being raffled: “A Journey Through the Tar and Roanoke Rivers Quilt Trails” (63″ x 78″). The quilt is hand-make, pieced by The Lake Royale Quilting Ladies and quilted by Clear Creek Quilting. It is composed of 20 blocks from the Franklin County part of the Quilt Trails of The Tar & Roanoke Rivers (each block is repeated twice). Raffle Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. There are two ways to purchase raffle tickets:
- Order and pay online at website http://www.fcacarts.org/events.aspx Events Tab and Franklin County Arts Council will mail tickets to you. When ordering online include your name and mailing address in comments.
- Contact Franklin County Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets from an Arts Council member.
Note: The FCAC’s Gallery on The Hill in Louisburg, NC is currently closed due to the coronavirus; reopening date is not yet announced.
The raffle drawing will be held during the October 17, 2020 Quilt Show at 4pm. The winner need not be present to win. Proceeds will be used for Arts programing for children and adults.
The Quilt Trails of the Tar & Roanoke Rivers is a Franklin County Arts Council project that captures the history of our community through the display of quilt blocks on historic buildings and structures in Franklin and surrounding counties. While traveling through Central and Eastern North Carolina to view the quilt blocks, travelers can enjoy the area’s art, history, agriculture, and scenic byways. What began as a local endeavor has spread from Franklin County to 7 counties with plans to follow the Tar and Roanoke River basins to the coast covering Eastern North Carolina.
For more information, and to access a Quilt Trails map, visit fcacarts.org/quilt-trails.aspx.
Source: Ellen Queen, Franklin County Arts Council