May 5, 2004
Reprinted with permission from The Tyron Daily Bulletin
Hospice of the Carolina Foothills introduces its second annual Art for Hospice
benefit during the month of May, featuring the 4’ by 6' quilt created and donated to Hospice by noted local
artist Martine House.
Quilts serve as a powerful symbol in our culture. Whether as a family heirloom
or a gift for a new baby or an organization, quilts are reminders of love shared through the artistic handiwork
According to Hospice Executive Director Jean Eckert, the quilt’s meaningful name has been replaced by the
simple title, “the Hospice quilt.”
During the 2004 Art for Hospice benefit, the quilt will be made available to the public
as a limited edition, museum-quality print. Each unframed, 18"x 23" print will be numbered and signed by the artist
and available for sale. All proceeds from the sale of prints will go to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills to support
the services and programs it provides in Polk County and Upstate South Carolina.
Prints will be available on May 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at an artist’s reception honoring Martine House and an
exhibit of her quilted objects that can be seen May 3 through June 4. The public is welcome on May 25 to meet the artist,
and at any time Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to view the exhibit and reserve a print.
Prints can also be reserved by returning the postcard order form mailed to those on the Hospice mailing list;
filling out and mailing in the order form that will appear in the Bulletin; visiting www.hocf.org; or by calling the
Hospice Center during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call Marsha Van Hecke at 828-894-7000 or 800-617-7132.
The Tryon Daily Bulletin
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