Published On: Thu, Mar 31st, 2011

Snowbird Seniors undertake Barn Quilt Project

The Snowbird Senior Citizens Center recently undertook a barn quilt project. Shown (left-right) Cherokee County – Snowbird Rep. Diamond Brown Jr., Eve Rogers, Judy Davis, Jack Teesateskie, Anona Lambert, Jeanette Teesateskie, Edith Deyton, Samantha Teesateskie, Bobbie Fox, Nellie Stewart, Carroll Ray Lambert, Frieda Brown, Yvonne Teesateskie, Agnes Adams, Alton Panther, Iva Rattler, Ruth Adams, Brenda Wachacha, Roger Smoker, Maybelle Welch and Cherokee County – Snowbird Rep. Adam Wachacha. (Photo courtesy of Snowbird Senior Citizens Center)

     In the spring of 2010, the Snowbird Senior Citizens Center undertook a barn quilt project under the direction of Graham County Extension Agent Eve Rogers. Jackson Teesateskie, a local artist, designed the picture and the senior citizens all had a hand at painting the quilt.

     The color and design were chosen to represent the Snowbird Community. Due to the lack of a barn, currently, the quilt is hanging at the Snowbird Gym.

     “Special thanks goes out to the Snowbird Community Watch Free Labor group for hanging the quilt, Tony Johnson, Diamond Brown Jr., Brian Johnson, Lloyd Johnson, Tony Rattler, Luke Swimmer, and Roger Smoker,” related Center officials. “And, special thanks to Louise Reed for taking the picture.”

     The Barn Quilt Trail Project is coordinated by the Graham County Cooperative Extension office to promote tourism for Graham County and to beautify the local barns. The barn quilts are a part of local traditional heritage.

     There are currently eight barns throughout the county displaying different types of quilts. It is hoped that a total of 12 will be displayed by the time the project is finished. At a later date, the maps and brochures can be found at the Graham County Travel and Tourism office located on the 129 bypass. It will be funded by a grant from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

– Snowbird Senior Citizens Center

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