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.