Historical Speaker Series– June 19th 2021– Juneteenth and the ‘Conspiracy of Silence’
Join us at Davies Manor as local author- historian Dwight Fryer returns to help us celebrate Juneteenth by discussing the “Conspiracy of Silence” around slavery at the first Juneteenth and today. Mr. Fryer will host our first event after the pandemic over zoom as well as in Hillwood (3570 Davieshire Dr Bartlett 38133), the event hall at Davies Manor, to allow for social distancing. Masks are required in person. The talk will go from 3-4 pm, with the Manor house open for an hour after the event. The event is free but donations are encouraged. Please RSVP below for either zoom or in person attendance.
There is a regular quilting club that normally meets Wednesday morning at Hillwood at 10:30. Quilting club is currently on hold until further notice. Members will be polled to see what their preferences are for reopening. Bring your own projects and join our regular group of gals who come for the quilting and stay for the company. For more information, please call the office at 901-386-0715.
Annual Quilt Show
The 2020 Davies Quilt Show is CANCELED in the interest of protecting our staff and participants. We had hoped to show some of your quilts virtually, but unfortunately will not be able to do so. We have been in contact with Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto, creator of the special exhibit scheduled for our show, namely the quilts from the Inspired by Elvis Challenge. We will reschedule that showing, but have not set a new date at this time. Keep checking our web site, Facebook and Instagram for updates.
Check out this November 9-15th, 2020 virtual show that includes a showing of beautiful quilts, and classes by nationally know instructors and vendors. Do all the things from a regular quilt show all from the comfort and safety of home!
We will miss seeing all of your at Hillwood this year, but we hope to be back next year bigger and better than ever.
If you are interested in donating to the preservation and restoration of the Davies Manor Quilt Collection, please consider donating.
Christmas in the Country
Our annual Christmas open house has been cancelled