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fine art Asheville Quilt Guild presents the

30th Annual Asheville Quilt Show

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t has become a bit As the quilt show of a cliche around has grown, additional town that these attractions have been mountains are added including quiltso chock full of ing skills demonstraartistic talent you can’t tions by members of hardly walk down the the Guild, many of road without running whom are nationally into a world class artist. known. A schedule of The same is true the demonstrations in the local quiltis listed on the Guild ing community. This website and on the Opportunity Quilt. year’s Asheville Quilt Asheville Quilt Show Show, coming up Facebook page. September 28 through 30 at the WNC Ag More than 20 vendors will be on hand, Center’s Expo Building, will provide an as well as a Guild Gift Shop with arts and opportunity to view a wide variety of local crafts made by Guild members. New this quilts as well as entries from all over the year is a Gallery of member’s quilts for sale. country. The theme this year is “Color The show runs from Friday, SeptemYour Life…with Quilts!” ber 28 through Sunday, September 30; 9-5 The quilt show, which started 30 years Friday and Saturday, and 10-5 on Sunday. ago as a part of Bele Chere, has grown Admission is $6 per person. Parking is free from 35 quilts to a well-respected show of and the facility is handicap accessible. over 200 quilts. This year’s over $7000 in prize money will go to winners of Best of IF Show, Outstanding Hand Workmanship, YOU For additional information, GO contact show chairs Katie & Roger Outstanding Machine Workmanship, Best Winchell at (828) 298-2560 or via Theme Quilt, Best First Quilt, and Viewer’s email at katie@winchell.us. Or check our Choice. This year’s judges are internationwebsite at www.ashevillequiltguild.org/ ally acclaimed quilt artist and author, Frieda show.html. “Like” the Asheville Quilt Show Anderson, and Scott Murkin, M.D., NQA on Facebook for last minute updates! certified quilt judge.

WNCAP’s Raise Your Hand Auction

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estern North BY PAM SIEKMAN Carolina AIDS Project collection of Lonas’ (WNCAP) work can be seen selecting a at Blue Spiral 1 Signature Piece of art to Contemporary Art be the cornerstone of the Gallery in Asheville. agency’s annual “Raise “Each year this Your Hand” auction. auction rallies the Artists from across the people of Asheville region submitted work to to Raise their Hands compete for the honor. and join us in the onAflight by Mitchell Lonas. The 2012 Signature going fight against Piece winner is Mitchell AIDS” states Pam Siekman, WNCAP Board Lonas, for his incised painted aluminum President. The gala event will include both titled “Aflight.” Lonas, a longtime supsilent and live auctions featuring fine art porter and donor to WNCAP’s auction from across Western North Carolina, vacaoften gains inspiration from nature. His tion packages, fine wines, and antiques. inspiration for this winning piece came from neighbor and close friend Annie Lalley. When Lalley gave him a Downy Hawk feather from her yard, Lonas proceeded to IF use his skillful sgraffito technique. YOU WNCAP’s auction will be held at GO the Doubletree by Hilton, Asheville To Lonas, the feather represents peace. – Biltmore on Saturday, September Lonas states that “for anyone living with 29. Learn more about WNCAP, visit HIV /AIDS, I wish them a feeling of peace, www.wncap.org or call (828) 253-7489. peace as represented by a floating feather.” A

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