Quilting on the Ridge

Quilting at the Art Center this year is multifaceted, including fabric quilting for beginners, painting quilt patterns on platters, painting quilt boards for the Ridge Heritage Quilt Trail, and  raffling off a fabric quilt as a part of the Town's first Quilting on the Ridge Event.

 We had a group from North Trenholm Church on Saturday, May 5.  Barbara Yon spoke to the group about the quilt block trail in our area.  The group  also visited Saluda and Ridge Spring and ate lunch at Juniper.

On May 10, Barbara Yon hosted members of the Ridge Spring Woman's Club, also talking with them about the quilt block trail.

Mary Ann Roever of Wagner has completed teaching the first 5 sessions for beginning quilters.  Hand and machine quilting were included in the 10 hours of instruction that began April 9.

On Saturday, March 10, Mayor Pat Asbill officiated the drawing for this beautiful quilt, made by Anne Curley.  Kathy Hutchinson won the quilt.

Barbara Yon led a workshop, where participants learned how to design and paint quilt patterns on wood.  Both events were held at the Art Center of Ridge Spring as a part of the Town's first year of Quilting on the Ridge, held March 9 and 10.

May 19, Barbara Yon held another quilt block painting workshop.  When completed, these five new quilt blocks will be added to the Ridge Heritage Quilt Trail.

The second class in Kim Ruff's 2018 pottery series, held February 12, featured a quilt patch platter to commemorate the quilt emphasis.  Quilt designs were painted on the platters with underglazes.

 Gourds for the Birds

     Six little artists from the Girl Scout Troop 1900 from Edgefield painted gourds at the Art Center March 1.  The gourds for this project were donated by a gourd farmer in North Carolina.  Be on the lookout for these creations around town. 

Ruff's Pottery Class Series in 2017

Kim Ruff's last class  was November 13.  Students made a box with a ribbon and also a Christmas Tree. 

Ghosts from the October 9 class

Pumpkins from the October 9 class

On August 14, Kim Ruff began her adult pottery class series at the Art Center.  Students were asked to bring an apron to protect their clothes and a water bottle.  

Kim's September class made a 3-legged cup and a picture frame.

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Home of the Ridge Heritage Quilt Trail 
For information on the quilt trail, 
click Ridge Heritage Quilt Trail            
Pick up your quilt trail map at the Art Center.

       Asbill Family,  located at the entrance on highway 392.

 Coming Events
Unless otherwise noted, all events are located at the Art Center.  These events are open to both members and the general public.

                                    Photograph by D.S. Owens                                                  

Gallery hours in April are 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. first Thursdays

Kim Ruff will host a clay class making a Garden Angel (male or female).  This class will be held on Monday, May 14th at 6:30 at the Art Center.  Students may make a   herb pot and possibly some garden stakes (“dill”, basil, etc).  Class cost is $35 and includes clay. glazing and firing.  Students can bring apron to protect clothing.  Contact Kim Ruff at (803)315-9203 or by email at makerart@aol.com or Joanne Crouch at (803)685-5577 or by email at joanne.crouch26@gmail.com.


Aiken Artist Guild Member Show Awards

Photo by D. S. Owens

Ron Buttler received three awards at the Aiken Artist Guild Member Show May 10, 2018.  "Food Lion" earned him awards for Best Aiken Scene and Judge's Choice.  "The Pond" earned him first place in the Scenic category.

D. S. Owens won first place in the Traditional category with his photograph, "Morning Calm."

                       Photo by D. S. Owens

Donna Minor won second place in the Contemporary category for "Crystal Creek."

Joanne Crouch received an honorable mention  for her gourd piece, entitled "Tree Life. 

More Recent Awards to AARS Members

In April, the Dogwood Festival in Denmark awarded Ron Buttler second place in painting and D. S. Owens third place in photography.  Also in April the Spring Fest Show at the North Augusta Art Center gave D. S. Owens honorable mention for his photography.

D. S. Owens has a showing at the Jim Harrison Gallery in Denmark in May; Ron Buttler will have a showing at the same gallery in June.  Congratulations to both!

"Matilda," painted by Joanne Crouch for the Aiken Gaston Livery Stable benefit auction in 2017

Owens Wins First Place at Western Carolina State Fair

In October, 2017, D. S. Owens took first place in the scenic fine art category for his photograph, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place."

Our mission:  Give our community opportunities to enjoy, create and market art.

Our vision:  Ridge Spring will be a mecca for people who create, enjoy and buy art.  Our citizens will enjoy the cultural and economic benefits of a thriving art community.

  Our physical address is 108 Maintenance Building Circle, Ridge Spring, SC.  For directions on how to drive here, click on "Trip Planner" on the navigation bar.  For more information about AARS, contact Joanne Crouch at joanne.crouch26@gmail.com