Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Heritage Craft Class

On Wednesday, January 26 through Friday, January 28, 2011 a Heritage Craft Class will be offered in the Ocracoke Community Center. The class schedule is 9am-5pm each day. Each year Ocracoke partners up with the Beaufort County Arts Council with funding from a Grassroots Grant from the NC Arts Council and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to host, among other things, a Heritage Craft Class. This year the class will be a quilting class teaching the "NC Island Lilly" pattern. Below is a brief description of the quilt pattern to be taught. For anyone interested in signing up, contact Marcy Brenner at 252-928-2555.

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Description: The “NC Island Lily” is a NC quilt pattern using plaids. Learn about NC styles, fabrics, patterns. NC Island Lily pattern is an oversized square; pieced pattern with appliqué stem and leaf, background pieced plaid (students bring fabric, shirts, clothes to use); Plaids are typical in clothing fabric but not in quilting fabrics; students to bring “upcycling” to re-use for its “truer and finer purpose”

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the early twentieth century Doxsee Clam Factory in Ocracoke village. You can read it here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:21 PM

    What a great opportunity for those who enjoy quilting! What a pretty quilt pattern. I adore beautiful quilts; but, sadly, this NC mainlander is not a quilter.

    Nice to hear Beaufort county is involved in this worthwhile project. My late husband's family live in the Belhaven area, so I have fond memories of this part of NC.

    I hope there will be a lot of interest in this event.