The first annual “Airing of the Quilts” festival made its debut last Saturday in downtown Franklin and throughout Macon County.
More than 300 brightly colored quilts were hung out for display by businesses and locals for the Mother’s Day weekend event, according to Main Street Program Director Linda Schlott. “This has been a great opportunity and a fun experience to see so many quilts,” she said. “The work that goes into these is just amazing. This turnout has exceeded my expectations.”
Among the quilts adorning Rankin Square in Franklin were children’s quilts provided by the Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild. The quilts were donated to Head Start, an endeavor the organization performs every year.