Moses Cone Manor

Milepost 294 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock NC | 828-295-7938
OPERATING HOURS:
March 30- November 30, 9am to 5pm

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With abundant natural beauty at the Cone estate, the Guild bridges the landscape with its people in a splendor of craftsmanship.

At the turn of the century, Moses and Bertha Cone built their home, nestled among the mountains with vast views of the Blue Ridge. For over six decades, the Guild and the National Park Service have opened the house to the public each spring. Turned bowls, ceramic tableware, woven garments, and more handmade crafts are displayed throughout the first floor in different rooms. Come enjoy our seasonal craft demonstrations on the front porch while soaking up the views.

Upcoming Events

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THE MAKER'S TABLE: LORRAINE CATHEY

Tuesday, August 21 at 6-7pm
159 Chestnut St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

The Southern Highland Craft Guild presents, The Maker’s Table, a monthly program where Blowing Rock Art & History Museum invites visitors to spend an evening with a master maker while they share the ins and outs of their craft. In this talk, Lorraine will cover a brief history of felt making, both wet and needle felting. She will also describe the fibers and tools used to achieve 2D felted landscape pieces and demo her process.

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THE MAKER'S TABLE: JEN SWEARINGTON

Tuesday, September 4 at 6-7pm
159 Chestnut St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

The Southern Highland Craft Guild presents, The Maker’s Table, a monthly program where Blowing Rock Art & History Museum invites visitors to spend an evening with a master maker while they share the ins and outs of their craft. In this talk, Jen will discuss the imagery in her work and her methods for putting it on fabric, including a Japanese shibori resist dyeing demonstration.

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THE MAKER'S TABLE: JEFFREY NEIL

Tuesday, October 9 at 6-7pm
159 Chestnut St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

The Southern Highland Craft Guild presents, The Maker’s Table, a monthly program where Blowing Rock Art & History Museum invites visitors to spend an evening with a master maker while they share the ins and outs of their craft. In this talk, Jeffrey will share the features and forms of Shaker boxes, and also show how he incorporates American quilt blocks with his pieces.

Seasonal Demonstrations

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Children’s Hours are free, best suited for ages 4 – 12. Activities are hands on simple crafts. An adult or older responsible attendee must stay with children in order for them to participate.

August Maker Demonstrations:
1-4, Jay Pfeil (print making, etching)
1, 10:00-11:00 - Children’s Hour
5-9, Jen Swearington (drawing, dyeing, sew, print)
8, 10:00-11:00 - Children’s Hour
10-12, Sandy Adair (needle tapestry weaving)
13-16, Ronnie McMahan (wood carving)
17-19, John Turner (raku glazing)
20-21, Lorraine Cathey (felted bears & landscapes)
22-27, Lynn Jenkins (wheel throwing, raku)
28-30, Judy Brater (ceramic hand building)
31, Jen Swearington (draw, dyeing, sew, print)

September Maker Demonstrations:
1-3, Jen Swearington (drawing, dyeing, sew, print)
7-9, Lorraine Cathey (felted bears & landscapes)
14-16, Lee Entrekin (flute making)
21-23, Sandy Adair (needle tapestry weaving)
25-30, Lynn Jenkins (wheel throwing, raku)

October Maker Demonstrations:
1-3, Lee Entrekin (flute making)
4-7, Allen Davis (wood turning)
9-11, Jeff Neil (shaker box construction)
12-14, Peter Werner (broom making)
15-20, Lin Oglesby (crocheting, knitting, yarn plying)
21-24, Tom Gow (cottonwood bark carving)
28-30, Jay Pfeil (print making, etching)