Appalachian Artisans Showcased At Smoky Mountain Visitor Center In Townsend

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - by Amanda Stravinsky

A series of Appalachian demonstrators will be featured in March at the Smoky Mountain Visitor Center in Townsend. The exhibits are free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quilts made by the members of the Foothills Quilters Guild in Maryville will be showcased March 1-16. This exhibit, including hand-made and machine-made large and small quilts, will highlight the talent and skill of the Guild’s members. Visitors will have the opportunity to see true Appalachian heritage and culture exude from the pattern and stitching of each quilt on display.

Local woodcarvers’ creations will be on display March 19-30. Visitors will also have the opportunity to observe the unique and precise technique of these local woodcarvers as they demonstrate the craft of turning a piece of wood into a work of art.

For more information, visit www.SmokyMountains.org.

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