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In addition to the MainStage and BackPorch series, CoMMA also host many other local and community events from dance shows and Christmas productions to add on concerts and plays!

Friday, September 1 through Satuday, September 23

The Burke Quilters’ Guild invites the community to come and see what members have been working on at its annual quilt show. The quilt show will officially open to the public Friday, Sept 1 and be accessible at CoMMA during the auditorium's business hours for free. Visitors to the show will get to see about 70 quilts, according to quilt show committee member Linda Henson.

Guild president Debbie Mangold thanks the quilt show committee, challenge committee and hospitality committee for helping to pull off the highlight of the guild’s year. About half a dozen members on each committee plan the luncheon, make the quilt show ribbons, distribute quilt show forms, register the quilts, assist in the judging, and hang the quilts up to show.

The quilts are judged each year by a guest quilting professional. Awards will be given to quilters for various categories, such as quality of piecing, appliqué work and machine embroidery. Each category will have first, second and third-place winners and an honorable mention.

The quilt show will run through Saturday, Sept. 23.

Quilt show committee chair Barbara Whipple encourages people to come to CoMMA to enjoy the quilts. “They’ll see a lot of beautiful quilts,” Whipple said. “They ought to come and see what these wonderful quilters can do in this town.” Mangold shared her thoughts. “CoMMA is a beautiful building, and it’s been made very beautiful with the addition our quilts” Mangold said. “We would love to have as many people here as possible to experience both the CoMMA and to see these crafts that enrich the community.”

To learn more about the Burke Quilters’ Guild, visit www.burkequiltersguild.com.


Photo by Tammie Gercken/The News Herald

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Casting for Hope Presents the Casting for Hope Winter Music Fest with pre-concert benefit dinner and post-concert after party. We will rock out to the pure poetry of a full-afternoon suite of local, regional, and national music acts on on December 16, 2017 beginning at around 4:00 at CoMMA in Morganton (stay tuned to this page for updates to this event as details are still coming together). The benefit dinner will start at 5:30-7:30 in the mezzanine at CoMMA. The Main Stage concert series will curtain at around 7:00 at CoMMA in Morganton with an opening performances from regional groups. Casting for Hope’s favorite band is making their fourth annual appearance with us. The after party, being serviced by Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Countryside BBQ, will take place at CoMMA for V.I.P. and Deluxe ticket holders. V.I.P. and Deluxe tickets are available through Co-Founders John Zimmerman and Taylor Sharp. V.I.P. tickets ($75 + tax and service charge to CoMMA) grant entry to all three events; Deluxe tickets ($50) grant entry to the concert and the after party. We can’t wait to see you there. These tickets will sell out quickly. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. now to get your hands on those. Regular seating tickets for the music festival only are available through the CoMMA box office.

VIP $75 Deluxe $50 Regular $15

+ $3.00 per ticket facility fee + 6.75% NC Sales Tax