Monday, March 28, 2011

Hoffman Challenge

Donna Crager showed the 2011 Hoffman Challenge Fabrics to our guild meeting in March. She encouraged members to create a quilt for this event and enter the contest. We have many talented quilters, and after seeing one of the Hoffman traveling exhibits at our October 2010 show, Donna knew that many of our members should be taking part in this challenge.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pine Belt Quilters Hosts MQA 2011 Spring Gathering

Pine Belt Quilters hosted the February 2011 Spring Gathering of the Mississippi Quilt Association at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. Afternoon demonstrations and activities set up for attendees to enjoy included:

"Easy Curves" by Barbara Peters and Minnie Parker

"Mile-A-Minute Quilts" by Vivian Plummer and Martha Ginn

"Nickel Quilts" by Mary Nell Magee, Elaine Magee, and Elvia Edwards

"Straight to the Point" by Donna Burges

"Shiva Paintstiks" by Gloria Green

The room was filled with examples of "Nickel Quilts." Table decorations were examples to carry out PBQ's 2012 show theme: "Life on Our Planet" (anything living, breathing, growing)

A lively auction of donated quilt tops was conducted by David Wallace, with proceeds of $450 going to PBQ's ongoing Children's Quilt projects.

The answer to "How Many Ways Can You Applique?" was provided by PBQ members Rhoda Libiez, Ella Lucas, Ellen Hall, Sally Henderson, and Betty Tudor.

Favorite Gadgets were shown by Kelley McKenzie, Jo-Ann Evans, Julie Radavich, and Wanda Wallace

Saturday's program featured Carol Vickers (MQA member from Decatur) with a discussion on care of textiles and quilts, along with appraisal information furnished by quilters who showed their quilts that Kathy Kansier had appraised during the October 2010 show.

Martha Ginn completed the program with a presentation of "Make Time For Your Creativity."

New officers for the year were voted in, and incoming president Billie Thompson introduced her committees and spoke of her plans for MQA during her tenure.

The event concluded with an always inspiring Show and Tell. Stitch-N-Frame provided shopping opportunities for the quilters.