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October 14th, 2014 | Events, News |

Searching for Quilts From Southwest Virginia

Volunteers analyze a quilt for the statewide research project. Area quilt owners can bring quilts to the Jax Center on Oct. 18, from 10 am to 4 pm for a Quilt Documentation & Discovery Day.

Volunteers analyze a quilt for the statewide research project. Area quilt owners can bring quilts to the Jax Center on Oct. 18, from 10 am to 4 pm for a Quilt Documentation & Discovery Day.

Quilts tell us about our past. That is why quilt historians are looking for local quilts and stories about the makers to add to a statewide research project. On Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 volunteers from the Floyd Quilt Guild and the Virginia Consortium of Quilters will be photographing and recording information about quilts from 10 am to 4 pm at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts.

Quilt owners are asked to bring their quilts and family history to add to the state’s database. Quilts will be measured, patterns identified, dated, and photographed. Owners can learn about their quilts, about care, and storage. No appointment is needed. Documentation is free and will be handled first come/first served. Owners are requested to bring a photograph of the quilt maker, if available, for copying. There is a limit of three quilts per person. [Read more »]

September 4th, 2014 | Events, News |

48th Annual Floyd County Arts & Crafts Festival

The 48th Annual Floyd County Fall Arts and Crafts Festival sponsored by the GFWC Floyd County Woman’s Club will be held on October 4th-5th, 2014 (Saturday 9AM-5PM and Sunday 12 Noon-5PM) at Floyd High School.

Over 180 crafts and food vendors. Free Parking. Free Admission.

Shuttle bus to and from Courthouse and Floyd Recreation Park. For more information, please visit us on the web at floydcountywomansclub.org/arts-crafts-festival.

Contact Carlotta Summers theĀ Event Chairman for vendor questions at 540-789-7486 or by email at pofarm@swva.net.

September 1st, 2014 | Events, News |

Traditional Dance Class at Floyd Country Store

Join Lesia Linkous for a traditional dance lesson before the Friday Night Jamboree on September 26th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Flatfooting and clogging are the mainstays of the dance floor at The Friday Night Jamboree. These are traditional Appalachian dance styles handed down through the generations. There is a magic synchrony that happens when the band and the dancers are working together.

The cost is $15 at the door (students $10).