One More Chance to Register for the Vintage Quilt Weekend!

We’ve extended our deadline one more time, to April 8!  Join us!

http://garrettbarnquilts.org/vintage-quilt-event/

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Registration Deadline Extended for Vintage Quilt Weekend!

Join us for our first ever Vintage Quilt Weekend April 12-13!

Our registration deadline has been extended to April 1

No Sewing Required!  Just bring your love of heirloom and vintage quilts!  We’ll learn, share, and laugh together in a relaxed atmosphere!

More information at: http://garrettbarnquilts.org/vintage-quilt-event/

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Vintage Quilt Weekend Press Release – Please Share!

We are starting to get registrations for our Vintage Quilt Weekend – but we need more!  Please share our press release and website link with folks who may be interested!

Here’s the press release: (adobe pdf file)

retreat press release #1

Thanks!  Hope to see you there!

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Vintage Quilt Weekend Pairs Quilt Lovers with Heritage April 12-13

Vintage Quilt Weekend Pairs Quilt Lovers with Heritage

The Barn Quilt Association of Garrett County, Inc. announced two vintage quilt events to be held in Garrett County on April 12 and 13, the “Vintage Quilt Share & Tell” and lectures by Mary Kerr, titled “A Quilted Memory: Out of the Trunk and Off the Tables” and “Saving Our Treasures”.

The “Vintage Quilt Share & Tell” will be held Friday, April 12 at 6:30 pm at Dutch’s at Silver Tree.  Participants are encouraged to bring vintage quilts to share, discuss, and admire in a relaxed, social atmosphere.  Members of local quilting groups will be on hand to discuss the design, techniques used, and other aspects of the quilts brought to the event.  The cost includes light refreshments.

Saturday’s activities will be at St. Peter’s Social Hall in Oakland and start at 8:30 with registration and light refreshments.  At 9:30, Mary Kerr presents “A Quilted Memory: Out of the Trunk and Off the Tables”, a unique trunk show and discussion about quilting with “found” fabrics.  Participants are encouraged to bring a treasured linen to show and share, to discuss new ways to honor older textiles and the memories they inspire.

After a noon lunch, Mary Kerr presents “Saving Our Treasures”, a trunk show and discussion that focuses on preserving our quilted textiles.  Participants are invited to bring their own vintage quilts to discuss repair, restoration, conservation, and appreciation.

Mary W. Kerr is an American Quilt Society certified appraiser, author and an award winning quilter.  She is a quilt historian whose lectures and workshops focus on quilt history and preservation of antique textiles.

Registrations are requested by March 20.  The cost for all events Friday and Saturday is just $55.00, including light refreshments both days and lunch Saturday.  Fees for individual days/events are listed on the Barn Quilt Association website: www.GarrettBarnQuilts.org at the ‘Vintage Quilt Weekend’ link.  For more information and registration, visit the Barn Quilt Association website, email info@garrettBarnQuilts.org or call 877-577-2276.

This event benefits the Barn Quilt Association of Garrett County, Inc., is sponsored by Four Seasons Stitchery in Grantsville and Heritage Quilters, and has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

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Festival Heirloom Quilt Show Guide Available

Check out the historical significance (and maybe help us fill in some gaps in the stories) of the beautiful quilts on display at the 2012 Barn Quilt Festival!

http://garrettbarnquilts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Heirloom-Quilt-Show-Booklet-2012.pdf

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Nice Blog Post about Barn Quilts – and We’re Mentioned!!!

:) What a nice post!!

http://therevivalist.info/quilt-squares-appalachia/?utm_source=The+Revivalist+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ea69c709ce-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN

Enjoy!

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Barn Quilt Festival Saturday Events Schedule Set

Check out the schedule of events for Saturday – Lots of fun activities!

http://garrettbarnquilts.org/2012-barn-quilt-festival-schedule-of-events/

Hope to see you there!

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Barn Quilt Tour Contest Winner will get their own Barn Quilt!

Ooh, more info on the Barn Quilt Festival’s Tour Contest has been posted! You could win a 4’x4′ Friendship Star Barn Quilt for your garage or barn! Check out the details here:
http://garrettbarnquilts.org/12-barn-quilt-festival-tour-contest/

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Festival Quilting Retreat & Local Foods Dinner Info Updated!

Our Quilt Retreat is sure to be a fun day for all!  We have six different classes available (3 in the morning, 3 in the afternoon) for every quilting skill level (there’s even a class for people who have NEVER quilted before!)

Our Local Foods Dinner menu is set and tickets are available!  We’re sourcing as many of the ingredients from our local farmers as we can – it’s going to be a delicious buffet of freshness!

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Welcome to our new and improved website!

We’re so happy to be introducing our new and improved website!  It’s been a long process of going through several different web editing and hosting options!  We hope you like the look and feel of it!

And please, let us know if you find a typo!

:)

 

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