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News Community ‘Historic’ quilt displayed at library

A very special art quilt depicting buildings in Macon County that are either listed on the historic register or are in historic districts was on display at the library on Siler Road last month.

The quilt was funded by a grant from the Town of Franklin and was a partnering project between the Macon County Historical Society and the Macon County Art Association located at the Uptown Gallery on Main Street.

The piece was auctioned at the Diamonds and Denim Fundraiser at Bloesma’s Barn on Sept. 26, but the owners graciously agreed to permit the display at the library through the month of October.

The proceeds from the auction are being shared by both non-profit groups.

Karen Smith of the Macon County Art Association, who worked on the “quilt” alongside other member artists, said that the project was a successful collaboration between the Art Association and the Historical Society, and will contribute to the preservation of Macon County’s heritage. Photo provided.





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