ASHEVILLE, NC – Western North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage comes to life on August 7, 8 and 9 at The North Carolina Arboretum as it hosts the Asheville Quilt Guild’s Annual Show.
The popular show is a judged event featuring more than 250 quilts of exceptional craftsmanship from across the U.S. and worldwide. The three-day show offers live demonstrations, a merchant’s mall and more!
This year’s theme is "Carolina Blues," and new features will include a merchant’s mall at both the Education Center and Baker Exhibit Center, as well as a new "wearable art" category, according to the show’s committee chairperson, Julie Simpson.
The show runs Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Entrance to the Quilt Show requires a $5 parking fee to The North Carolina Arboretum and $4 admission fee for the Quilt Show.
Visitors to The NC Arboretum during the Quilt Show will also be able to explore "H. Douglas Pratt and John C. Sill’s BIRDS: The Science of Illustration." In conjunction with The North Carolina Arboretum’s celebration as an official part of the NC Birding Trail, this exhibit explores how art and science work together in Pratt and Sill’s artistic illustrations of birds. Located at the Baker Exhibit Center, additional features include:
- A bird nest collection, containing nests and egg replicas of local songbirds.
- An interactive bird song display.
- A habitat match-up interactive mural designed to teach concepts of animal needs and the distinct habitats of local birds in habitats that occur in WNC.
- An illustration table with sketch paper, pencils, erasers and colored pencils.
For information, call 828.665.2492 or visit www.ncarboretum.org.