From now through Oct. 19, the Bowen Center for the Arts is hosting its annual quilt exhibit, featuring quilts handmade by the members of the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild.
According to a press release by the Bowen, this year’s show features “Think Spring” with a challenge competition “Spring Fever”. The event is free to attend and features over 75 quilts, with several for sale.
“There are several hand-quilted works along with the traditional and not so traditional, and all with incredibly complex color patterns and visuals,” the release said. “Each year, visitors walk in the front door and stop to gather it all in. Quilt Guild docents guide them through the maze of quilts and treat them to stories and techniques.”
Each year, the Quilt Guild also provides a raffle quilt to donate to the Bowen to give back. This year’s raffle quilt is titled “Shoo Fly Garden” and is a queen size quilt featuring K. Fassett fabric and a unique hand-sewn border appliqué. According to the release, over 45 guild members helped to create the raffle quilt.
The drawing will be held on Dec. 13. Tickets are on sale for $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets and are available for purchase at the Bowen or online at bowenarts.org. All proceeds from the quilt raffle will go to the nonprofit Bowen Center for the Arts.
“Each year, the Bowen welcomes back the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild and this overwhelming display of hard work and talent,” the release said. “We hope the Quilt Guild understands what a tremendous impact their art means.”The Bowen Center for the Arts is located at 334 Highway 9 North in Dawsonville. For more information about the Bowen and its shows, go to bowenarts.org or call 706-216-2787.