Sacred Threads Exhibition-2


JULY 15th – 29th


           A special midsummer event featuring beautiful art quilts will grace the Parish Hall of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hayesville, NC from July 15th through the 29th.


Sacred Threads is a collection of exquisitely crafted fiber art that portrays a wide range of emotions and spiritual matters, from grief to joy, inspiration to peace, healing to brotherhood. Each piece has been made by an individual artist.


The 2018 exhibition features all new quilts. A show in 2016 brought over 1,000 visitors to Good Shepherd, and more are expected for the upcoming event. Groups are welcomed.


Good Shepherd Episcopal Church is located at 495 Herbert Hills Drive in Hayesville, NC. Exhibition hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is open on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Sacred Threads Exhibition this year does have a special feature. Good Shepherd’s Arts and Spirituality Ministry Chairman Jane Oliver says, “We expect to hang 37 quilts. Each quilt has an audio connection which allows you to listen to the artist speak about the piece via your cell phone. So please bring your phones.”


“Earbuds are helpful if you have them already,” Oliver continues. “This makes the exhibit a bit longer to see but the recorded statements make each quilt so much more meaningful. There will be adequate seating among the pieces to allow viewers to take a break and get off their feet as desired.”


Each quilt has a unique story as to its origins, and visitors will be allowed to listen to each quilt’s “story.” There is no ticket or entrance fee, although donations are appreciated.


A trip to view this remarkable collection makes a perfect day trip to the beautiful mountain village of Hayesville, NC. Quilting groups, art enthusiasts, quilt lovers, clubs and groups, and all who appreciate beauty will find this exhibition a delightful destination. Hayesville and the surrounding areas provide many wonderful restaurants and other beautiful sights and experiences.


For more information about Sacred Threads, particularly for group visits, contact Jane Oliver at


           For additional information about the individual quilts and artists, visit