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NC Quilt Symposium 2015 “Mountain Stitches” May 28 through May 31, 2015.

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2 NC Quilt Symposium 2015

3 “Mountain Stitches” May 28 through May 31, 2015

4 Bonclarken Conference Center Flat Rock, NC Next door to Hendersonville, NC 30 miles south of Asheville, NC 35 miles north of Greenville, SC 114 miles west of Charlotte, NC

5 What is NC Quilt Symposium? A three day annual quilting event Co-sponsored by the NC Quilt Symposium Inc. (NCQSI) Board and a NC quilters guild Held at a conference center or college campus

6 Symposium includes… Stay at the conference center with fellow quilters 3 days of quilting classes and lectures Enjoy a fabulous quilt show Shop at a great selection of vendors Participate in other events

7 Symposium is every year… First Symposium was in Raleigh in 1979 with a grant from the Raleigh Arts Council Since then, guilds from around the state have hosted the event at various college campuses and conference centers

8 In 2015… Co-sponsored by: Western NC Quilters Guild in Hendersonville To be held at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC There will be various attendance packages offered.

9 Bonclarken Conference Center

10 Accommodations This is not a college dorm ! Private baths Queen/twin beds

11 More Accommodations Cabins and a Motel

12 Bonclarken Conference Center Other Activities Walking Trails Lake Tennis Rocking on the porch

13 Other Things To Do in the Area before or after Carl Sandburg National Historic Site Flat Rock Playhouse (NC State Theater) with a quilt block Biltmore Estate Thomas Wolfe Home Memorial Folk Art Center Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest – Hiking trails and waterfalls Historic downtown Hendersonville

14 NC Quilt Symposium 2015 Classes and lectures Friday – May 29, 2015 Saturday – May 30, 2015 Sunday AM May 31, 2015

15 Symposium Teachers Wendy Butler Berns Georgia Bonesteel Karen Combs Susan Edmonson Susan Brubaker Knapp Mary Ellen Kranz Mickey Lawler Heidi Lun d

16 Symposium Teachers Nancy Mahoney Nancy McNally Marti Michell Stacy Michell Sue Nickels Patsy Thompson Barbara Vlack Laura Wasilowski Cindy Williams

17 Variety of Classes Machine work Fabric dyeing Embellishment Hand work Machine quilting …and more

18 Quilt Show Thursday May 28 10 AM – 5:30 PM Friday May 29 10 AM – 5:30 PM 7 PM – 9 PM Saturday May 30 10 AM – 5:30 PM NO QUILT SHOW SUNDAY

19 Quilt Show Participants may enter quilts in the judged Quilt Show Rules and categories are posted on Participants may enter a 14” – 18” doll cradle quilt in the quilt challenge for a Viewer’s Choice award. (Quilts and cradles will be donated to a Hendersonville county children’s charity.)

20 Vendors Thursday May 28 10 AM – 5:30 PM Friday May 29 10 AM – 5:30 PM 7 PM - 9 PM Saturday May 30 9 AM – 5:30 PM NO VENDORS SUNDAY

21 Symposium Schedule Wednesday 2 PM – Early Registration Evening - Soon to be announced local activity

22 Thursday Schedule 1 9 – 12 and 1:30 – 4:30 Registration Cindy Williams “Terrific Triangles Retreat” day 1

23 Thursday Schedule 2 10 AM – 5:30 PM Quilt Show and Vendors 7 PM Welcome Door Prizes Teacher Intro “Vendor Bucks”

24 Friday Schedule 1 9 – 12 and 1:30 – 4:30 Classes and Lectures Cindy Williams “Terrific Triangles Retreat” day 2 1:30 – 4 PM Georgia Bonesteel’s Home Tour – limited space available

25 Friday Schedule 2 7 PM – 9 PM Laura Wasilowski’s “Art Quilts the Musical” 7 PM – 9 PM Quilt Show and Vendors

26 Friday Schedule 3 7 PM – 9 PM Open House at Beginnings Quilt Shop

27 Saturday Schedule 9 – 12 and 1:30 – 4:30 Classes and Lectures 7 PM “Live and Learn in the Quilt World” with Georgia Bonesteel Scholarship Awards

28 Sunday Schedule Breakfast “Passing of the banner” to the next guild to host Symposium in 2016 9 – 12 Classes Check out and go home inspired and eager to try the new techniques you learned

29 Thursday, Friday and Saturday Each day there will be time to visit the Quilt Show and Vendors Early evening – You may want to go to Main Street in Hendersonville for dinner

30 Ways to attend Full-time boarding all three days – Classes and Lectures Quilt Show and Vendor Mall Lodging at Bonclarken Meals in the Dining Room Full-time day all three days – same as above but without lodging

31 Other Ways to attend “A Day of Fun” – One day of classes, lectures, Quilt Show and lunch only “A la Carte Day” – Part-time day of classes/lectures

32 More ways to attend “Make Your Own Retreat” for your Guild  Private work area  Group housing at Bonclarken including meals  You pick the days & program Attend the Quilt Show only

33 How to register Registration forms will be posted on the web beginning January 5, 2015. Go to or click on the link from the NCQSI site The catalog will be on the web site or we will mail one to you for $10.

34 When to register The sooner you register the more likely you are to get the classes you want But not before January 20, 2015

35 Bring Good walking shoes Rolling cart Sweater for class Sewing machine in good working order (if needed) Basic sewing supplies Check supply list for each class

36 Come prepared to have fun and learn a lot

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