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    2016 Festival of Quilts Saturday Morning Coffee Talk

    Presented by and Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast

    September 10, 2016


    2016 Festival of Quilts Saturday Morning Coffee Talk



    2016 Flint Festival of Quilts: SATURDAY MORNING COFFEE TALK

    HOST:  Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast

    Saturday 9:30am-10:30am Sept 10                                                                                                                             


    pieces of my heART

    Presented by

    Nationally Known Artist Gilbert McCann


    Quilts are made from pieces, as is Gilbert McCann’s quilt made from pieces of his metal art.  Each piece of art is special to him. 

    Come hear about Gilbert’s heart and his art.


    Flint Native and Greater Flint Arts Council Member Gilbert McCann has created his metal treasures across the nation. His works address issues of the heart and values in our society. His sense of whimsical and fantasy come together producing solid common sense and reflective commentary. He delights in exploring new territories and seeing just how far the mind and hand can travel together. Gilbert happily returned home to Flint, MI in 2010 with his encouraging and delightful wife Vicki. They have 3 children, one of whom is an artist in their own right. He has 4 grandchildren he enjoys passing his love of the arts to. He is currently collaborating with his daughter Mel McCann on the Wings Project to be unveiled in 2018. Gilbert has brought his expert knowledge and metal working skills together for the 2016 Festival of Quilts as he tackled a new idea and direction by lovingly combining the SCRAPS of his past works over the last few years. He plans on saving his scraps in years to come to create a new and beautiful new “Quilt” each year for our fun festive Flint Festival of Quilts preserving the memories and stories of his own art, at the same time, producing art for generations to come. He will be working toward placing his “quilt” art in public areas throughout Flint in order to remind viewers to remember the beautiful genre of Quilting all year long!


    For all ages

    Knob Hill brings a delightful gourmet table each morning to guest of the Inn. ON our visit to this lovely Bed & Breakfast owners Diana Phillips and Allen Griggs share complementary sweet breads and fruit with a variety of tea and coffee to help us get a bright start to the last day of our quilting fun!


    For More Information

    Contact Gilbert McCann at 810.701.0690 or visit



    Flint Festival of Quilts... ALWAYS the 2nd Friday in September ...the Thursday before ...the Saturday after!!!!

    Don't miss ALL the exciting events, lectures. workshops and of course Quilts! Quilts!! QUILTS!!!... made by MIchigan Quilters!!!... during the 2016 Flint Festival of Quilts...this year at 13 locations!!! ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, CALVARY APOSTOLIC TABERNACLE, FIRST CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, FLINT PUBLIC LIBRARY, GOOD BEANS CAFE, GREATER FLINT ARTS COUNCIL, the HISTORIC SPENCER HOUSE MORTUARY, KNOB HILL BED AND BREAKFAST, THE LOCAL GROCER, ST. MATTHEW ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, TOTEM BOOKS AND WILDROOT COFFEE!!!...It gets Even Better!!!...Flint's Nationally Acclaimed MTA Bus Service created a Special Dedicated Route just to serve the patrons of the 2016 Flint Festival of Quilts!!! Get your wrist band today at 6 different locations and hop on board to make new friends and save the gas!!!!... Only $10.00 for a 3 Day Pass and $5 for a Daily Pass!!! It's never been easier! Get your wrist band at any of 6 locations: WHITE HORSE TAVERN ( Also Offering A 10% Discount off your Dining bill!!! for other specials and offers around town too!!!),TOTEM BOOKS, GOOD BEANS CAFE, WILDROOT COFFEE, KNOB HILL BED & BREAKFAST, and GREATER FLINT ARTS COUNCIL.

    ***If you, your friends, or family are interested in showing your quilts, creating a related special event, art project, lecture, or workshop...or becoming a host site for future Flint Festival of Quilts...or Volunteering for this very special event of the season this year or years ahead...please contact the 2016 Flint Festival of Quilts Coordinator, Lanie Nix of Greater Flint Arts Council, at 810.336.9555. If you, friends, or family are interested in offereing discounts, door prizes, or sponsorship opportunities please contact the Greater Flint Arts Council Director of Development, Tanya Lane at 810.238.6875.


    Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast

    1105 South Street
    Flint, Michigan 48503

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Free. Don't Forget! Lunch at the Valley Restaurant on Sunday September 11th at 11:30am for all 2106 Flint Festival of Quilts festival-goers who wish to gather and enjoy each other a while longer is Dutch Treat.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Sign language may be offered throughout the festival at participating locations. Please contact the 2016 Flint Festival of Quilts Coordinator, Lanie Nix, at 810.336.9555 for other special is the intention of Greater Flint Arts Council to make the Festival of Quilts as accessible as possible for as many as possible with an attitude of fun community service for ALL!

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