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Quilting guild shows off pattern of artwork
'Cabin Fever' displayed at Bowen Center for the Arts
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‘Cabin Fever’

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bowen Center for the Arts, 334 Ga. 9 N, Dawsonville

Cost: Free

More info: www.dawsonarts.org

Quilting takes time, practice and a trained eye, and more than 75 pieces will show off the handcrafted works in Dawson County this month.

Quilters from Dawson, Hall, Lumpkin, Gwinnett and Forsyth counties are displaying their wares as part of the annual quilt show “Cabin Fever” by the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild.

The show will run until Oct. 22 at the Bowen Center for the Arts, 334 Ga. 9 N, in Dawsonville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. A reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. It is free to the public.

Visitors come from all across the Southeast to find a favorite quilt from the Guild, which includes many women and one gentleman. They are dedicated to promoting the art of quilting through teaching, learning, exchanging ideas and fellowship. Monthly meetings consist of programs presented by well-known teachers, as well as the Guild’s own talented women.

Many may think quilting is “old fashioned,” but the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild has members who are “modern quilters.” They use a variety of techniques, materials and skills. The nonprofit organization donates quilts to Project Linus, contributes to Ric Rack Charity & Thrift Store, and will provide placemats to Meals on Wheels. They also participate with the Georgia Quilt Council in some of its projects.

Call Ginny Greenwood at 706-216-2787 or visit www.dawsonarts.org.

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