Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Billboard Advertising Quilt Show

How great it was to see this colorful billboard last week put up by VISITHATTIE on Highway 42 Bypass on the way to Petal. It is quite eye-catching. We have been having people ask, "Is this the year for your show?" (This happens every year, but we are glad they can begin to see publicity for it.) Four-color full-page ads will appear in Mississippi Magazine, Delta Magazine, Portico Magazine, and Country Roads Magazine. In addition, there will be radio ads, radio jingle spots, rack cards placed in the 12 Mississippi Welcome Centers, shops and restaurants.
The quilt show weekend will compete with USM's homecoming game, but we hope quilt lovers will make time to see this great show.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Schedule for Quilt Show Special Events Announced

We have an exciting line-up of lectures, demonstrations, and trunk shows at our 13th Biennial Fiber Art and Quilt Show. Consult this schedule to help plan your time at the show.

QUILT APPRAISALS by Kathy Kansier, AQS certified appraiser, conducted by appointment Wednesday through Sunday. More information and sign up: Martha Ginn 601-264-6884 or marthaginn@bellsouth.net.

SHOW HOURS: 10:00-6:00 Friday & Saturday; 10:00-5:00 Sunday

ADMISSION: $5.00; $3.00 under 12

All events free except as noted:

11:00 a.m.--Enhancing Your Quilts with Beads, Ann Bankston, Village Bead Shop, Ridgeland (repeats at 3:30 p.m.)
12:00 noon--Trunk Show by Kathy Ward, show judge, Riviera Beach, FL ($5.00)
1:45 p.m.--Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine, Sally Henderson, Hattiesburg
2:45 p.m.--Care of Vintage Linens, Carol Vickers, Decatur
3:30 p.m.--Enhancing Your Quilts with Beads, Ann Bankston, Village Bead Shop, Ridgeland (repeat)
6:00-8:00 p.m.--Quiltings of Three Mennonite Sisters: Julia Graber (Brooksville, MS), Barbara Cline (Bridgewater, VA), and Polly Yoder (Greenwood, DE) ($5.00) (repeats Sat. 2:00 p.m.)

11:00 a.m.--Using Hand Dyed Fabrics in Your Quilts, Studio M, Mary Ingalls, Denham Springs, LA (repeats at 1:00 p.m.)
12:00 a.m.--Color and Design for Quiltmakers, Kathy Kansier, appraiser, Ozark, MO ($5.00)
1:00 p.m.--Using Hand Dyed Fabrics in Your Quilts, Studio M, Mary Ingalls, Denham Springs, LA (repeat)
2:00-4:00 p.m.--Quiltings of Three Mennonite Sisters, Julia Graber, Barbara Cline, and Polly Yoder ($5.00) (repeat)
6:00-7:00 p.m.--Lagniappe, Martha Ginn, Fiber Artist, Hattiesburg

11:00 a.m
.--Adding Machine Embroidery Blocks in Your Quilts, Betty Moore, Petal
12:00 noon--Back Basting Applique, Rhoda Libiez, Hattiesburg
1:00 p.m.--Smocking and Heirloom Sewing Trunk Show, Linda Lowe, Hattiesburg
2:00 p.m.--Bindings, The Finishing Touch, Jo Ann Lischynski, Green Springs, OH
3:00 p.m.--Hand Applique, Betty Allen, Columbia
4:00 p.m.--Drawing for Sweet Magnolia Cabins
4:00 p.m.--Close of Silent Auction
5:00 p.m.--Show Closes
6:00 p.m.--Begin return of quilts to makers

Quilts for Homes of Hope for Children

Martha Ginn (PBQ) and Sarah Dixon (Communication Director for HOHFC)
The Boys' Cottage is finished and the first two little fellows have moved in. They are brothers, ages six and eleven, and we were pleased to give them their very own quilts. We also donated a quilt for the 4th Annual Silent & Live Auction held August 7 at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center.
Work is continuing on the Girls' Cottage. Winning $250,000 from the Pepsi Challenge, helped tremendously, and HOHFC is eligible to try for another award.
You can vote once a day per email address on the Pepsi Refresh Everything website. Visit http://www.win250k.org to find information about voting.

August meeting--Molas

Our August program was provided by Therese Springer from Diamondhead and Sharon Pease from Saucier, who are avid Mola collectors. They showed us pieces they had purchased on two trips to visit the Kuna Indians on San Blas Island off the coast of Panama. They explained that the word "mola" actually refers to a blouse which contains an applique/embroidered panel on the front and the back but that we commonly refer to the stitched panels as "molas." They described how the makers would strive to make the chanels as small and uniform as they could, with the entire surface evenly covered, and this was the mark of a good piece rather than a "tourist" piece. The children are taught to sew beginning about age three. There is little electricity on the island, and only for the hotels and other tourist spots, furnished by generators. Although the molas are hand-stitched, some joining seams are by machine on hand-crank Singer sewing machines, and the children turn the wheel for the mother.
Pictured: Sharon Pease and Therese Springer
The women joined in having (temporary) "nose tattoos" applied while they were in Panama. The Indians ascribe to the custom that the larger the nose, the more attractive the woman, and these marks would call attention to the nose.
Pictured: Judy Byrd, Otha Mae Edwards, Barb Peters, Shirley Wiltshire, Pat Routon, and Kathy Houseal, displaying their pieces made during Bonnie Bolt's Christmas workshop.