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November 1st, 2014 | Events, News |

16 Hands Fall Studio Tour

Members of 16 Hands will be hosting their fall studio tour on two weekends this year. The tours will be November 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th.

In addition to the artists members of the group, each studio will host visiting artists and apprentices at the studios.

October 29th, 2014 | Uncategorized |

Benefit for Guitars for Vets to be Held at The Bent Mountain Center

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, the Bent Mountain Center will holding a benefit for Guitars for Vets. The menu is oven fried chicken, mash potatoes, vegetable, and homemade desserts. Take out dinners will be served starting at 5:30, and the sit down dinner will be served starting at 6:00; cost is $10.00 per person.

At 6:30, Bob Schmucher will perform on the acoustic guitar, and then we will be recognizing all Veterans. Following the recognition, a benefit for Guitars for Vets, a group of Veterans from The Salem VA hospital, will perform. Guitars for Vets is a non-profit organization that helps injured and ailing veterans through the healing power of music. The group Guitars for Vets will perform for 45 minutes. [Read more »]

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 »]