Annual charity quilt show, May 22-June 3

Press release:

7th Annual Customer Charity Quilt Show

Asheville Cotton Company
1378 Hendersonville Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803

We are excited to announce the dates of the 2017 Asheville Cotton Co. Customer Charity Quilt Show.

This is the quilt show for the rest of us. Our quilt show is different from other shows in that you don’t have to be an expert to enter the show or to win. Any size project is welcome, and it doesn’t even have to be quilted yet to enter.

Quilts will hang in our store from Monday, May 22 through June 3, ​where the public is invited to come view the quilts and cast their votes. Voters will vote by making donations toward their favorite quilts. ​This year, all donations will go to the MANNA FoodBank here in Asheville.

MANNA FoodBank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Western North Carolina since 1983 and an accredited member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. MANNA is located in Asheville, North Carolina on Swannanoa River Road. In 2015 MANNA distributed 15.7 million pounds of food through some 229 community-based food assistance agencies in 16 Western North Carolina counties.

The quilt makers whose quilts receive the most money in donations to MANNA will win valuable prizes! In addition to voting with donations, voters will also get one free vote for their very “Favorite Quilt” and one free vote for their favorite “Beginner’s Quilt” (the entrant has been quilting for less than a year). The winners in these categories will also win prizes.

In past years, we have raised several thousand dollars each year for charity with this event. We always look forward to this show, and to seeing all the beautiful things being made each year.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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