Haywood dedicates first quilt block on downtown walking trail

The Haywood County Arts Council will host a dedication ceremony for the “Stars & Stirrups” and “City Streets” quilt block at 5:30 p.m. on June 19 at the Town of Waynesville Police Department & Development Office on Main Street.

The quilt block, which was installed on May 25 on the Ned Hildreth Memorial Walking Quilt Trail, is comprised of two quilt patterns: “Stars & Stirrups” and “City Streets.” The “Stars & Stirrups” pattern pays homage to the history of the installation site as a livery stable, with the star representing law enforcement. “City Streets” is in honor of the late Ned Hildreth who, with his partner Paul Germann, took daily walks through downtown Waynesville. Quilt blocks located within the downtown district are being partially funded by Ned’s $5,000 donation to the Downtown Waynesville Association.

If you are a property owner or a business owner within the DWA district and you are interested in having a block on your building, partial funding is available through DWA courtesy of the Hildreth Estate funds. Representatives from DWA and the Haywood County Arts Council are available to meet and discuss specifics of the project at your convenience.


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