Last updated: July 08. 2014 11:11AM - 216 Views
By Kitsey E. Burns

Handmade North Carolina quilts will be on display at Horne Creek Farm.
Handmade North Carolina quilts will be on display at Horne Creek Farm.
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PINNACLE — An equal measure of skill and love go into making textile items. Come out to Horne Creek Farm on Saturday to obtain a real appreciation for the work done by 1900 era women and their modern counterparts.

Demonstrations will include: quilting, weaving, spinning, natural dyeing, crocheting, basket weaving, and making handkerchief and spoon dolls. Twenty-five to 40 quilts will be showcased throughout the Visitor Center and Hauser Farmhouse in the exhibit “Common Threads: 150 Years of North Carolina Quilts.” They will beautifully illustrate what it is possible to make given enough time and attention. Stories and poems about quilting, along with expert advice on the care and conservation of textiles, will further add to an entertaining and educational day.

In the spirit of the “buy local” movement, handmade items will be available for purchase in a marketplace at the Visitor Center. Among the many products available will be: goatmilk soap, spoon dolls, baskets, barn quilt paintings, crocheted doilies, baby hats, booties, blankets, handkerchief dolls, yarns, and scarves. Vendors for the day include: Pinnacle Hills Goat Farm, Rita Dee Farms, Creative Knitting, StoneMar Studio, Kenneth Webb Weaving, Debra Wagoner, and Carolyn Tilley.

Food and live music groups will not be part of the program. No pets allowed.

Horne Creek Living Historical Farm includes the Hauser farm, a typical 1900s period Piedmont farm that includes a tobacco barn and corn crib, and demonstration fields. Horne Creek is located at 308 Horne Creek Road, Pinnacle. For information, call 336-325-2298 or email hornecreek@ncdcr.gov. The site is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

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