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Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:22

Quilt trail adds another block

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The Haywood County Arts Council’s Quilt Trails project will dedicate its sixth quilt block at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10, at the historic Boone Orchard Apple House in Waynesville.

The Apple House block joins other blocks on the Shelton House in Waynesville, the Shook House, Lil’s, and Haywood institute in Clyde, and Town Hall in Maggie Valley.

The Boone Orchard block is based on the Biloxi or Fox Chase quilt pattern design and was selected by Waynesville artist Sylvia Everett. The block is a gift from the neighbors of the Apple House on Wolf Pen Mountain for allowing them to park at the Apple House in inclement winter weather.

The 8-foot by 8-foot 8 wooden block is the largest square on the Haywood County Quilt Trails and is comprised of four 4-foot by 4-foot blocks hung together. The block was painted by Sylvia Everett, Dawn Johnson, and Zibs Reiter.

The Boone Orchard Apple House was built around 1920 and was in operation until 2010. At one point, some 20 varieties of apples were produced on the adjacent land.

As the Haywood County Trail grows, self-guided trails maps will be developed to direct sightseers to view these icons of tradition.

For up-to-date information and block locations visit www.haywoodquilttrails.org.

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