ROGERSVILLE—Two events that help make Heritage Days Weekend complete for many visitors to Rogersville are the annual art and quilt shows, and both events are looking for entries.

The Heritage Days Quilt Show will again be held in Hawkins County Courthouse, located on the Town Square.

This year’s theme is monochromatic with each entry coming from only one color family or jewel color. Organizers said entrants will be judged in several areas, including hand piecing and hand quilting, machine quilting, as well as, group quilting.

Happy Hearts Quilt Guild will also have its Club Challenge on display, which will be judged separately with specific criteria.

“This is an ever popular event, because it showcases the talents and skills of local quilters,” Beth Metz with Rogersville Heritage Association (RHA) said. “Quilting, sometimes, is considered a dying art. Seeing grandmothers, mothers and daughters participate together is something special.”

“But don’t be fooled,” she added. “Men participate, too, and are equally talented.”

The Quilt Show, however, is not limited to quilts. There is a variety of other quilted items including wall hangings, clothing, tree skirts, and more. Viewers will also have the opportunity to vote on a Viewer’s Choice Award, as well as, and a chance to travel back in time to view an antique quilt exhibit.

“Come stroll the hallways of the Courthouse and see the exceptional local talent on display,” Metz said.

Some of the display items will also be for sale.

Quilt Show exhibition hours will coincide with the Heritage Days Weekend schedule to be announced.

The Heritage Days Quilt Show is sponsored by Holston Electric Cooperative (HEC).

Across the street, located in the USBank Building, the 2016 Heritage Days Art Show with showcase numerous artists from across the region.

Metz said all artists are encouraged to enter and display their talents for public viewing. The show includes a variety of media including: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, needlework, fiber art, and other three-dimensional art forms.

The Heritage Days Art Show is sponsored by TRW and will be open to the public during festival hours in the US Bank Community Room.

Anyone who is interested in entering the art show or the quilt show can obtain additional rules, and an entry form, at the RHA Depot Museum, Hale Springs Inn, U-Save Pharmacy, Rogersville-Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce, Mountain Star Mall, Local Artist Gallery, The Rogersville Review, and online at

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