Snow Camp in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Uncle Eli's Quilting Party
Began here in former Eli Whitney School
In 1923 high school classes relocated to building on this site. In 1928 a primary grade school building was added for students of local one-room type schools: Center, Manndale, Concord, Spring, and Greenhill, along with a uniting connector auditorium that was also used for community events. Here began "Uncle Eli's Quilting Party" in 1931. The one-day quilting and quilt show that continues annually on the first Thursday in April.
Erected by Eli Whitney Class of 1943.
Location. 35° 54.383′ N, 79° 18.04′ W. Marker is in Snow Camp, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is at the intersection of East Greensboro Chapel Hill Road and Bradshaw Trail, on the left when traveling east on East Greensboro Chapel Hill Road. Touch for map. Travel south on NC Highway 87, from Graham, NC. Turn left onto Greensboro Chapel Hill Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4110 East Greensboro Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp NC 27349, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lindley's Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ernest Peter Dixon The Battle of Lindley's Mill Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Spring Friends Meeting (approx. 1½ miles away); General John Butler (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Battle of Lindley's Mill (approx. 2.7 miles away); September 13, 1781 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Saxapahaw (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snow Camp.
More about this marker. The old Eli Whitney School is now used as a recreation center.
Additional keywords. Fabrics, textiles, community quilting bee, Alamance, Snow Camp, Graham, Mebane, Mebanesville
Categories. • 20th Century • Education • Notable Events •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,233 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.