Monday, March 17, 2008

Quilt Trail

There is a project to put huge painted quilt squares on buildings around the area. You can find these is several parts of the country, but Western NC has a huge number. The arts council began the project locally while I was on the board and it has since spun off into it's own group.
Visit their website
Be sure to click the link for Mitchell/Yancey county.
The quilts are set up on driving routes and there are many blocks going up at artist studios.
I've been working on mine this week, I've got the first three colors painted. My block is 2' X 2'. We modified a traditional block depicting a butterfly bush.

Here's mine as of this morning. (The dark blue is tape) Yet to come is the green leaves and dark purple background.

I'm pretty excited about the project and I hope to paint a few more. If you're in the area and would like to paint they have a great facility set up at the high school, so you don't even have to have the space at home.

1 comment:

carolyn said...

how cool is this...I can't wait to visit and get to see some of them. Maybe this summer.