Shady Ladies quilt show to make a splash at Lake Logan

art shadyladiesThe Shady Ladies quilt league will unveil their latest artistic creations during their annual quilt challenge showcase running May 31 through June 2 at the Lake Logan Episcopal Center in Haywood County.


Earth, wind, fire and water were the building blocks of this year’s challenge, with the theme being “It’s elemental.”  

“In the fall, we each drew one of the four elements out of a bag. Right away, you began to think about it and pretty soon it became an obsession,” said quilter Lynne Rose. “The elements stimulated incredible inspirations, including aboriginal mythology, global climate change, a trip around the world to Singapore, the four seasons, leaves in autumn, migrating geese, an archaeological dig, and Hurricane Sandy.”

Many of the Shady Ladies creations will be available for purchase. The event will also include a boutique stocked with small quilts and quilt-related items.

The quilt show will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. A $5 admission charge will be donated to Lake Logan’s Summer Camp Program. Lake Logan’s Dining Hall is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can purchase chances to win a quilt, with all proceeds going to Haywood County charities. or 828.456.8885.


Learn to quilt with a Shady Lady

“Learning to Quilt” with Linda Nichols will be held weekly from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 5–July 24, on the Sylva campus of Southwestern Community College.

With over 30 years’ experience in quilting and teaching, Nichols is a sought-after expert in the art. She has shown quilts on a national level, has won several blue ribbons, and a Best of Show — and is a member of four different quilt guilds!

For Nichols, quilt-making is a way of life — it’s a way to have fun, a way to meet people, and a way to pass along a rich heritage art.

$80. 828.339.4426.

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