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Arts association installs quilt square boards

Arts association installs quilt square boards

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 8:01 pm

The Gibson County Visual Arts Association’s project — the GCVAA Gibson County Quilt Trail — has taken root and is sprouting all around Gibson County.
So far, some 30 quilt square boards have been installed or are in some stage of production. Recently, the Bradford Art Club completed the painting of “Red Pinwheels” installed on the Senior Citizen’s Center and of “Chevron Square” on the Bank of Bradford.
Another beautiful quilt square recently added to the Gibson County Quilt Trail is at the front entrance of the Gibson County Gas Utility District. Pat Riley chose the “Spider Web” design and the board was painted in the company’s colors using blue and white.
“I think it is important that our company invest in the arts in the community. The arts are very important and are so often overlooked. We have a tremendous amount of art talent in our community,” Riley said.
The Gibson County Quilt Trail will be published in various brochures, websites and publications, so that quilt enthusiasts will be able to travel the backroads and byways of Gibson County following the trail. This project was sponsored, in part, with Arts Build Communities funds furnished by the Tennessee Arts Commission through Northwest Tennessee Development District.
For more information about the project or how to assist, call Royce Harris at (731) 784-4120.

Published in The Messenger 10.21.11

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