Saturday, September 25, 2010

Quilts on display at the Visitors Center

Quilts by (top row): Maryann Hyatt, Carolyn Watts, Nancy Knight,
Maryann Hyatt, and Carolyn Watts; (second row): Nancy Knight, Maryann Hyatt, Vivian Plummer; (third row): Doris Dunn

Our PBQ member Nancy Knight hung a quilt display in the north end of the Hattiesburg Visitors Center (in front of Lake Terrace Convention Center). Kristie Fairley, Deputy Director of VISITHATTIESBURG, said the display is beautiful and issued this invitation:

"We would like to invite all the members of Pine Belt Quilters to come by the Visitors Center and view the display. If a member comes by the Visitors Center between now and Thursday, October 7th (th
e day before the show), we will give them a prize--a tote bag! Just a small way for us to say "Thanks" to the PBQ for what they contribute to our community."

We say "Thanks" to VISITHATTIESBURG for supporting our show with such great advertisement. Kristie has bags in three colors--green, orange, yellow, with the name of our show printed. These will be great to take to the library, grocery store, or to carry a project.

Also, be listening to KZ 94.3 on weekday mornings for the Hattie jingle featuring the promotion of the upcoming Quilt Show.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Another Hattiesburg American Article

Our local newspaper published another article last week, listing the entire Schedule of Events for the three days of the quilt show. The online version omits the picture, but the schedule will help show visitors plan when they want to be at the show. There will be information on vintage linens (by Carol Vickers of Decatur), using beads on your quilts (Ann Bankston of Ridgeland), quilting on your embroidery machine (Sally Henderson), and other features.
We encourage quilt owners to take advantage of the opportunity to have a certified appraiser give them information and a value estimate of their quilts. These can be family heirloom quilts or even newly made quilts hanging in the show.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thanks to Our Show Sponsors

Thanks to all the individuals, businesses, and organizations who agreed to be sponsors for our show and to advertise in our show catalog. This support makes possible a much greater show than we could do alone!

Bernina Sewing, Etc., Ridgeland
Magnolia Sewing Center
Kelley's Pins & Needles
David & Wanda Wallace
Wesley Medical Center
Dr. Carrol Wicker
Forrest General Hospital
Pine Grove
Dr. and Mrs. John & Della Faust
Oak Grove Family Dentistry
Mary Nell Magee
Samuel E. Farris
S. Christopher Farris
Jonathan M. Farris
Timothy M. Farris
Katie Rose McClendon
Martelli Enterprises
Superior Threads
Robert St. John
A Gallery
Lake Terrace Convention Center

When you visit the show, be sure to see the ads at the back of the show catalog.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hattiesburg American article about our show

Forrest County quilters preparing for the upcoming Fiber Art & Quilt Show include Debbie Demarks, Bonnie Bolt, Sharon Barnes, Martha Ginn, and Pat Routon. The show is set for Oct. 8-10 at Lake Terrace Convention Center

Our local newspaper, the Hattiesburg American, has a newsy article and picture about our show here: