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A contemporary quilt exhibit this summer at the Appalachian Center for Craft offers viewers a glimpse into the artist’s impressions of the Garden of Eden.

Juanita Yeager’s collection of contemporary quilts, entitled From My Eden, will be exhibited in the Craft Center’s Gallery Two through July 28.

The focal point of the quilts Yeager creates is the large-scale flowers she uses to convey her feelings of joy, happiness and serenity through their clear colors and bold presentation.

She uses her own hand-dyed fabrics for richness and depth, while integrating a variety of commercial fabrics to add pattern and texture.

Yeager’s work is based on actual flower specimens she observes and uses as design models. In her artistic creations, however, she takes free license, mixing and matching flower parts from several plants to make a new whole.

The Craft Center is located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273. Go south toward Smithville on Highway 56, and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge.

For more information about the exhibit, call the Craft Center at 931/372-3051 or 615/597-6801 or visit its web site at