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Clarksville Quilters Generously Donate 224 Hand-Made Trunk Quilts to Clarksville Police

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville area quilters united and generously donated 224 quilts to the Clarksville Police Department.  

The trunk quilts are meant to provide comfort to children or something to hold onto when they are going through a difficult time or feel like the world is crumbling in all around them.

The quilts were made through a collective effort by Clarksville quilters in groups, at home, and, in quilt guilds.

224 Hand-Made Trunk Quilts were donated to the Clarksville Police Department by local quilters.

224 Hand-Made Trunk Quilts were donated to the Clarksville Police Department by local quilters.

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Rivers and Spires’ Quilts of the Cumberland 2017 Winners

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – On April 20th-22nd, 2017, the Rivers and Spires Festival held their annual Quilts of the Cumberland Quilt show at the Madison Street United Methodist Church. There was 42 quilts that ranged from traditional quilts to one of a kind art quilts.

This event showed how talented quilters in the area are. The quilts on display were gorgeous.

The quilt show was free and open to the public.

Kathern Parker & Sandra Fusco won Best of Show at the 2017 Quilts of the Cumberland Show with her entry "Christmas Cactus".

Kathern Parker & Sandra Fusco won Best of Show at the 2017 Quilts of the Cumberland Show with her entry “Christmas Cactus”.

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Clarksville’s 2017 Rivers and Spires Festival starts tonight

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 15th annual Rivers and Spires Festival kicks off tonight, Thursday, April 20th, in Downtown Clarksville Tennessee from 5:00pm until 10:00pm. Chase & Ovation will headline the Public Square Stage tonight performing the music of Prince.

Rivers and Spires is an event for the whole family featuring children’s activities, arts vendors, a car show, military exhibits, shopping and so much more. Those that attend will have five stages of live entertainment with over 100 performers to enjoy during the three day event.

The Rivers and Spires Public Square Stage being prepared for tonight's events.

The Rivers and Spires Public Square Stage being prepared for tonight’s events.

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Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland exhibit kicks off tonight

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – Rivers and Spires Festival’s award winning Quilts of the Cumberland event begins Thursday, April 20th at the Madison Street United Methodist Church at 5:00pm. There will be quilts of different shapes and sizes on display to the public.

The quilts will be on display all three days of Rivers and Spires, April 20th through the April 22nd. This exhibit gives people the chance to view a variety of quilts from traditional to one of a kind art quilts by local artisans.

Volunteers preparing the quilts for Clarksville's Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland exhibit.

Volunteers preparing the quilts for Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland exhibit.

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Customs House Museum & Cultural Center opens Invitational Exhibition “Cut”

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – A new exhibition at the Customs House Museum celebrates the art of cutting. The four women in the show possess patience and vision, and while they work in different styles, and with different materials, they all create their art through the act of cutting.

Cut Messages - Marti Plager

Cut Messages – Marti Plager

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Corey Farlow kicks off Rivers and Spires tonight

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – Rivers and Spires Festival kicks off tonight,  Thursday, April 16th with musical entertainment for everyone. This free festival will have musicians of all genres. Tonight’s hours are from 5:00pm-10:00pm.

Hadley Park will get things started on the Public Square Stage at 5:00pm. Taylor X will will hit the Strawberry Alley Stage with her heavily choreographed, dance-driven show at 5:30pm

Country artist Corey Farlow plays the Public Square Stage tonight at 8:30pm.

Country artist Corey Farlow plays the Public Square Stage tonight at 8:30pm.

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Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland exhibit opens tonight

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – On Thursday, April 14th, the Rivers and Spires Festival’s award winning Quilts of the Cumberland event will kick off at Madison Street United Methodist Church at 5:00pm. Quilts of all shapes and sizes will be on display.

The exhibit will take place all three days of the festival, April 14th-16th. The show will display local artisans with a variety of quilts from traditional to one of a kind art quilts.

Quilts of Valor on display at Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland Exhibit.

Quilts of Valor on display at Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland Exhibit.

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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires to hold Trunk show during Quilts of the Cumberland Thursday, April 14th

 

600 Quilts – and counting.

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – On Thursday, April 14th, the Rivers and Spires Festival will be holding a Trunk show at the Madison Street United Methodist Church during the Quilts of the Cumberland event.

Who loves to cut up perfectly good fabric into many pieces, and then sew them together in a different order? Quilters do!

This will be demonstrated by Starr Howell, the guest host of Thursday night’s free program entitled “Our Quilts tell Stories”.

Starr Howell to present “Our Quilts tell Stories” at Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland Thursday night.

Starr Howell to present “Our Quilts tell Stories” at Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland Thursday night.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum features Guest Lecturer Talking about Quilts January 17th

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum is showcasing part of its quilt collection through January in the exhibit Patterns of History.

Sponsored in part by Legends Bank, this exhibit highlights covers dating as far back as 1830. Included is a Mexican Rose quilt (c. 1850 – 1860) and a “Crazy Quilt” piano runner (c. 1880) made by Lena McLean of Rutherford County, TN.

Judy Schwender of the National Quilt Museum to speak at Customs House Museum.

Judy Schwender of the National Quilt Museum to speak at Customs House Museum.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place January 7th, 2016

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk is produced by the Downtown Clarksville Association and is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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