Forge, TN – February 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / Pigeon
Forge (Tenn.) invites you to be immersed in the tradition of quilt-making
at the 24th Annual
A Mountain Quiltfest on March 20 – 24, 2018. More than 500 quilts will
compete in a variety of different categories for $20,000 in prize money.
Located at the LeConte
Center at Pigeon Forge (2986 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 37863),
the artistic quilts are displayed throughout the 232,000-square-foot event
center, and attendees can peruse the vendor booths stocked with quilting
essentials and one-of-a-kind accessories. Free parking is available at
the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.
Quilt show and vendor
A Mountain Quiltfest is an opportunity
to not only admire the intricate handiwork used to create the popular American
folk art, but to learn and expand your own quilting skills through classes
tailored to skill level and technique. More than 70 classes are available
during the five-day event for a fee, but admission to the quilt show and
vendor hall is free. A complete class schedule and registration is available
Wednesday, March 21: 9 a.m.
– 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 22: 9 a.m. –
Friday, March 23: 9 a.m. – 5
Saturday, March 24: 9 a.m. –
Class participants on Tuesday,
March 20, can enjoy a special lunchtime performance by award-winning cowgirl
poet Yvonne Hollenbeck and songbird of the prairie Jean Prescott. Students
must register to order lunch in advance at MyPigeonForge.com/events/quiltfest.
LeConte Center at Pigeon
Forge to host 24th Annual ‘A Mountain Quiltfest’
In addition to the classes,
many people visit A Mountain Quiltfest to get appraisals of heirloom quilts.
Cindy Stuart, an American Quilter’s Society certified appraiser, will appraise
quilts March 20 – 24 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. by appointment only on a first-come,
first-served basis. (Make appointments by contacting Cindy Stuart at 865-980-2162
Several antique quilt bed
turnings are scheduled during which local quilters and guild members offer
detailed information about collections of quilts made before 1966.
Due to popular demand in
2017, two new Historic Churches of Sevier County bus tours were developed
by Kathy Gwinn and feature churches offered for the first time. Gwinn will
conduct Tour 2018A on March 21 and March 23 and Tour 2018B on March 22
and March 24. For those who missed last year’s tours, local historian and
storyteller Ruth Carr Miller will lead Tour 2017A on March 23 and Tour
2017B on March 24. For a complete schedule and to register for the bus
tours, visit MyPigeonForge.com/events/quiltfest.
Information about visiting
Pigeon Forge is at MyPigeonForge.com.
Details of A Mountain Quiltfest are at MyPigeonForge.com/events/quiltfest.
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