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Cowee Valley Quilt & Fiber Celebration
May 5 - May 6
The first annual Cowee Valley Quilt & Fiber Celebration will be held at Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center May 5 & 6, 2023. This two-day festival will celebrate all aspects of textiles & quilting! Friday, May 5th will be workshop day, with exciting programming in felting, knitting and sewing taught by award-winning fiber artists. Seats are limited, so don’t wait to register. There will also be a Quilt Exhibit, demonstrations and vendors on Friday.
Saturday, May 6th will be a festival day, with fiber vendors, Quilt Exhibit, raffles, fiber animals, food, music and more. Demonstrations in rug hooking, silkworms, quilting, tablet weaving, tatting, wool applique and drop-in spinning will be ongoing throughout the day. Fashion shows for adults & kids will be held. Kids activities will be offered as well, including sewing, hand quilting, stamping and hoop weaving. Entry to the festival and all activities are free! Come celebrate our heritage, learn something new and have a great time at Cowee School! View the full workshop & event schedule at www.coweeschool.org.
Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center is located at 51 Cowee School Drive in Franklin, NC. Built of local stone in 1943 on the site of a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp, the Cowee School educated area youth for nearly seven decades. The historic structure, in the heart of the Cowee-Wests Mill Historic District, is now an arts and heritage center serving Western North Carolina residents and visitors. The purpose of Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center is to promote the teaching and preservation of the cultural and artistic heritage of the Southern Appalachians and Cherokee people and to serve as a community resource and gathering place.