Shelton House -
History, Heritage, and Crafts
July 2019 Newsletter
A Shelton House
Special Exhibit 2019
"Garden of Quilts"
Open through
Labor Day

Seventeen of our oldest quilts on display for you to see...but don't miss it. Once it's over these quilts will be packed away in storage for a well deserved break. Who knows when you will have the chance to see them again! Many of these quilts are local Haywood County & Jackson County quilts with some pretty familiar names...Kinsland, Francis, Jones, Plott, Buchanan, and more...$6 includes a house tour. $5 for the Quilt Exhibit.
We are already thinking about our Special Exhibit 2020..."Medicine in Early Haywood County". You won't want to miss that one either. How about an X-Ray machine from the turn of the century? We've got an incredible collection of Haywood County Medicinal History and we can't wait to share it with you!

An additional Special Exhibit that can be seen at Shelton House through Labor Day Weekend!
"Pottery Traditions
in WNC"
The journey from daily use to works of art on loan from Anna Fariello, local expert on Appalachian crafts and Culture.

Special Thanks to Pam Meister and the "Qualla Arts and Craft Mutual" for their loan of the "Legendary Artistry of Cherokee Crafts" exhibit during the Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend .
July's Kids Craft Event at Shelton House
"A Beach Bum Summer"
Shell Fish Kids Craft 
On July 13 th at 10 am, bring your kids to the Shelton House Barn to create a Beach Bum Summer craft. We’ll be creating hand painted shell fish, complete with googly eyes and fins! You’re welcome to drop your children off to enjoy a fun crafting event, snacks, and punch while you stroll the Historic Haywood Farmer’s Market or you can stay and join in on the summer fun! All kids’ crafts are free, but we do request a $5.00 donation (or more!) towards the preservation of the Shelton House. 

Summer Crafter Showcase
at Shelton House
July 20, 2019
Bill and Deborah Douglas
10 am to 12 pm
Stop by after your visit to the Farmers Market
(Refreshments served)
Bill Douglas and his wife, Deborah moved to Western North Carolina ten years ago and, while looking for something to do in their retirement, decided to learn basketry and the weaving of chairs. They were inspired by the Heritage Crafts they saw displayed throughout North Carolina and by the mountains themselves. Besides basketry and caning, Deborah also creates greeting cards and stamped coasters. They look forward to demonstrating their craft in the hopes of teaching others what they have learned while living here in our area.
Summer Fun with the Haywood County 4H Club who visited Shelton House on June 19. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit!
Did you miss it?
Despite a little rain...OK, a lot of rain...The 1st annual Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend went off without a hitch on June 22 & 23, 2019. The crafters arrived early to set up their wares, the Historic Haywood Farmers Market was hopping, and the food and drink vendors were putting out some awesome refreshments. Almost three hundred people took advantage of our Open House and got to see inside Shelton House, many for the very first time, and the "Shelton House" Garden of Quilts Exhibition opened with members of the Shady Lady Quilting Group volunteering to answer many quilting questions.
Sunday brought some foot stomping Blue Grass music to the HART Theatre with "Possum on a Whale" and "The Whitewater Bluegrass Company" playing lively tunes and then, many people showed up for some clogging and square dancing led by Joe Sam Queen and the J. Creek Cloggers!
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE OUR FIRST BLUE RIDGE HERITAGE WEEKEND A SUCCESS. Don't worry if you missed it this year. We'll be back again next year!
Mahala Shelton, wife of the original owner Stephen Jehu Shelton, joined the J. Creek Cloggers,Whitewater Bluegrass Company and Joe Sam Queen for our
"Birth of Clogging Exhibition at the
Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend.

Volunteers Still Needed!
Please call (828)452-1551
 if you can help.
Leave a message if we don't answer. We will return
your call.
The Shelton House
Gift Shop
in the Shelton Carriage House behind the main house. (Turn on Shelton Street off Pigeon St., then left into our driveway).
We are open 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday with 33 local WNC Artists and Crafters!
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