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Abingdon celebrating the art of quilting

March 26th, 2013 12:25 am by staff report

ABINGDON — This is not your neighborhood block party. This party is all about quilt blocks, a real celebration of the art of quilting and it’s happening all over town.

On April 4-6, 34 Abingdon businesses, including retailers, restaurants and art galleries, will display new and antique quilts and other “quilt-y” things.

Join in an old fashioned quilting bee at the Fields Penn House Museum, see quilt blocks rendered in stained glass at The Glass Peacock, view demonstrations of quilting techniques by seasoned artisans at Holston Mountain Artisans.

Don’t miss the current exhibit at William King Museum, Quilt National: The Dairy Barn Arts Center Biennial, the inspiration for the Block Party event.

Quilt National showcases contemporary quilts from artists all over the world. Maps of these participating venues will be available at each location and at the Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau: William King Museum, Fields Penn House Museum, Holston Mountain Artisans, Marcia Fields, Jeannine’s Fabrics and Quilt Shop, Greer Jewelers, Ellis Soda Shoppe, Secret Garden Gallery, Brandywine Antiques, Mallory Fine Art, A Likely Yarn, Light’s at Stone Mill, Washington County Historical Society, Zazzy’Z Coffee Shop, Hidden Memories Antiques, Vagabond Trader, Thistle Ridge Soap, Capo’s Music Store, The Peppermill, Barter Theatre, Plumb Alley Beads, VA Highlands Quilt Shop, The Glass Peacock, The Gallery @ Barr Photographics, 128 Pecan Restaurant, Whole Health Center, Arts Depot, Camella’s Remember When Tea Parlor, White’s Mill Mercantile, Abingdon Muster Grounds, Full Circle, Heartwood, Ludovina’s Italian Fresh Market, and Abingdon Olive Oil Company.

For more information about Block Party, contact Holston Mountain Artisans at (276) 628-7721 or visit

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