The song made famous by singer Ray Charles has been on the hearts and minds of quilters in the state and it’s visibly apparent at the Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville.
The center is hosting its annual quilt show “Georgia on My Mind” by the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild from Oct. 3-31 at 334 Ga. 9 N in Dawsonville.
More than 75 handcrafted works have been prepared by quilters from Dawson, Hall, Lumpkin, Gwinnett and Forsyth counties. This year, exhibiting quilters from Dawsonville include Maud Brodd, Eileen Buchner, Carol Corner, Sandra Curle, Renetta Dorman, Pam Haffner, JoAnn Hause, Dianne Johnson, Regina Johnson, Ellen Masters, Joan Peterson, Jackie Somerville and Kat Tomiczek. Other exhibitors include Jane Broaddus, Jan Fambrough, Deborah Raptis and Barbara Venable, all of Dahlonega; Harriet Briscoe, Joan Sievenpiper and Liz Smith, all of Gainesville; and Marjorie Higgins, Sylvia LaFalce and Shannon Morgan, all of Cumming.
During the exhibit, the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild docents will be available for questions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as visitors tour the quilts.
The variety of techniques, materials and skills from old fashioned to modern are shown and illustrated by the talented Guild Members.
The Guild is a nonprofit consisting of more than 40 members dedicated to promoting the art of quilting through teaching, learning, exchanging ideas and fellowship. It produces and donates to charitable community opportunities such as Project Linus and Ric Rack Charity & Thrift Store and participates in projects with the Georgia Quilt Council.
Its biggest labor of love each year is the Raffle Quilt, and its proceeds are donated to the Bowen Center for the Arts. Members participated in the planning, sewing and promoting of the quilt, which features a historic design with mid-1800s era reproduction fabrics this year. Raffle tickets are $1 per ticket or 6 for $5. Anyone can win.
Enter for chance to win the quilt at the Bowen Center, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, contact Ginny Greenwood at 706-216-2787, email@example.com or www.dawsonarts.org.