Southern Highland Craft Guild Annual Meeting 2010
Blue Ridge Assembly

Black Mountain, NC

April 17, 2010

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend this year's SHCG Annual Meeting. In addition to taking care of Guild business we enjoyed a wonderful weekend of seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and sharing ideas.
During the awards ceremony the following were recognized:

Honorary Membership
Tim Barnwell

Life Membership

Bill Alexander
Nancy Darrell
Bob Wagar

Lifetime Achievement
Robert S. Brunk
Arval Woody

Mary Dashiell was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees, and Sandra Rowland and Freida Terrell were re-elected to serve, joining current Board members: Lila Bellando, Teresa Brittan, Hugh Bailey, Tom Bauman, Rob Mangum, and Tommye Scanlin.

So many people and so many details helped to make the meeting successful. Here are a few details I will remember from the weekend: Nikki Josheff's daffodils brightening each locale, Chuck Hunner's signs leading the way, Tamela Well's handmade nametags to help us remember and get to know one another, the buzz of excitement during the tool swap, seeing good friends Sherry Masters and Andrew Glasgow during Friday evening's reception, hearing the punch line of one of Lee Davis' well told jokes between meetings on Saturday, hearing all about Jim Rittmann's Alabama adventures, working on the group art project hosted by Sandra Rowland, the merriment of a square dance called by Billy Edd Wheeler on Saturday night in the Bryson Gym at Warren Wilson College, and a delightful Sunday morning brunch hosted by the Herricks on top of the mountain (I've got to get that french toast recipe!).

If you have your own fun stories to share about Annual Meeting leave your comments here. Thanks, April Nance.

"The Guild sometimes seems to be an overloaded bus full of weary pilgrims and squawking chickens groaning up a steep incline. At other times it is an ark, a moveable feast, an improvised drama."
Robert S. Brunk, Guild Member since 1973

Quilt Block by Connie Brown depicting the tunnel at Craggy Pinnacle
on the Blue Ridge Parkway

I'm pleased to share with you a sneak preview of what is sure to be an amazing work of art created by the Asheville Quilt Guild in honor of the Blue Ridge Parkway's 75th Anniversary. Several members of the Guild will be creating their own "square" which will be incorporated into a wall size quilt. All the images on the quilt will relate to the Parkway. Examples include flora and fauna of the area as well as some recognizable landmarks such as Mabry Mill, Linville Falls, and the Folk Art Center.

The quilt will be unveiled at the Southern Highland Craft Guild's Heritage Weekend in September and will be installed at the Folk Art Center for visitors to enjoy for years to come. Stay tuned for more updates on the quilt's construction and the many wonderful artists donating their time and talent to this fantastic project.

To learn more about the events going on throughout the year to celebrate the 75th Anniversary checkout the website: