Pumpkintown Festival (FREE ADMISSION to Museum)

Saturday, October 8 is the Annual Pumpkintown Festival in Downtown Athens!

In support of this celebration admission to the Museum will be FREE!

Stop by and tour the Annual Quilt Show and over 10,000 unique artifacts.

Hours:  10am -4pm

Quilt Workshop by Karen Malone (Oct 29)

Join us for a hands-on workshop by Karen Malone, a Ten Mile resident and lifelong textile artist. She will be teaching techniques related to collage quilting.

Karen states "One style I use is 'stitched collage,' in which I put together various pieces and they end up coming together to create a unique work"

Workshop Cost: $10

Please call the Museum to register, 423-745-0329 (contact Mary Alton)

Quilt Appraisal by Cindy Stuart (Oct 22)

The Quilt Appraisal will be hosted by Cynthia (Cindy) Stuart of Maryville, TN, a Certified Quilt Appraiser.

Cindy specializes in quilt restoration; teaching beginner dating quilts classes and cotton quilt restoration classes.

She will offer written appraisals of quilts for $50 each. Written appraisals are necessary for insurance purposes in the event a quilt is damaged or destroyed.

Please call the Museum 423-745-0329 (Mary Alton) if you have questions.

American Quilt Study Group (Oct 19)

Contact the Museum today to sign up for the American Quilt Study Group hosted by Merikay Waldvogel. Merikay Waldvogel has collected and researched quilts since the mid 1970s.

Although she has also written about older quilts, her primary interests are in the 20th century: the 1933 Sears Quilt Contest, Depression Era Quilts,

as well as quilt designers, authors and companies that propelled the 20th century quilt styles. The group will examine both 19th Century Civil War & 20th Century quilts.

Trapunto Quilt Class by Linda Roy (Oct 15)

Trapunto quilting is a technique used to add another dimension to a quilt. Puffy, raised areas of quilting add a unique texture to a flat piece of art.

The class will be taught by Linda Roy (Knoxville, TN), a renowned quilter who has won numerous Best of Show honors in both regional and national competitions.

Linda will share some of her techniques.

Class cost: $35

Kit: $5

Please call the Museum to sign up 423-745-0329

"Cuddle Quilt" Sew In (Oct 8)

This Sew In in hosted by the Heritage Quilt Guild, local quilters are invited to bring their materials and sew baby blankets

which will be donated to Full Circle Medical Center for Women. 

Bring your sewing kits and enjoy an afternoon of quilting! 

The Pumpkintown Festival will be held on this date and the entrance into the Museum is Free to everyone!

Quilt Show Opening Ceremony & Awards (Oct 1)

Annual Quilt Show Opening Ceremony & Awards! Celebrating 30 Years of Quilts

This month-long show will include classes, appraisals, workshops, a quilt study group and much more!

Contact the Museum to enter your special quilt. Receiving dates are Sept 22-26.

Show dates: October 1 - October 31

Categories: Antique, Contemporary Pieced, Contemporary Applique, Small Bed, Mixed Technique, Group, Modern, Wall Hanging

Quilt Show is sponsored by DENSO Manufacturing of Athens

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Tour the Museum to explore over 10,000 artifacts!

Tuesday - Friday (10am -5pm)

Saturday (10am -4pm)

*New McMinn County Schoolhouse display!