Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center is part of the Heritage Day Festival Menu, on Saturday, June 1st from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Gallery will exhibit “Hands-On Women’s Work Through the Years”. Over 20 quilts will be displayed to represent quilt making down through the years, including a “Silk Cigar Quilt”, and a “Crazy Quilt” from 1870′. There will be contemporary patterns as well as traditional, owned and or made in Alleghany County, in cotton, wool and silk, both hand quilted and machine sewn.
There will also be demonstrations in Spinning, Hand-Quilting, Bellows-Making, Felting in Miniature, Basket-Making, Broom-Making, and a 1940’s Kitchen Demo.
The raffle for “The Shirt Quilt” going on now at the AHACC will also be drawn on Heritage Day. This quilt pattern is call the CHURN DASH or DOUBLE MONKEY WRENCH, and is made of fabric mostly from what appears to be men’s shirts from the 1930’s-early 1940’s. Come by the Center to read the story behind the quilt, and how we acquired it. Buying tickets will support the center, and perhaps you will be part of the next chapter of “The Shirt Quilt”! Tickets costs are $2 each, or 6 tickets for $10.#townofcliftonforge #virginiacommisionforthear