Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 3:00 will be the hanging of the first heritage quilt square on the south side of the Appalachian Center at Carson-Newman College. This will be the first large representative quilt square being mounted in Jefferson County as part of the Quilts in the Smokies project under the leadership of Brenda Sloan and Annette Loy. The idea is to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of our area as preserved in quilt-square patterns from our region and to celebrate our Appalachian heritage and traditions. The Jefferson City Fire Department will be here with their truck to help mount the quilt square, and Aramark will be on hand with cake and cider for all. Please drop by (bring the kids and others) for some good fellowship and celebration.
The quilt square being mounted on the Appalachian Center is based on a “School House” quilt made by Sarah Moore, a noted East Tennessee quilt maker from slave ancestry. The square celebrates the talents and contributions of local quilt makers and our educational heritage.