Monday, August 22, 2011

Quilt Show Categories for 2012

The Show committee has firmed up the category list for our 2012 show. This will be posted on our website soon, but for now, here are the categories. A few general guidelines are:
Minimum size on any side = 8"
Maximum size on any side = 115"
Limit of two entries per category per person, with total of eight entries
Youth division has been divided into two age groups. The youth do not have to quilt their entry; the quilts will be judged on the TOP only.
Pine Belt Quilters Fiber Art & Quilt Show
Web site:
Lake Terrace Convention Center - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
October 5-6-7, 2012
Category Abbreviation Size Requirement #of Makers
Appliqué Large AL 70" or larger Individual
Appliqué Small AS 69" or less Individual
Mixed Large ML 70" or larger Individual
Mixed Small MS 69" or less Individual
Pieced Large PL 70" or larger Individual
Pieced Small PS 69" or less Individual
Appliqué Team AT Any size 2 persons
Mixed Team MT Any size 2 persons
Pieced Team Large PTL 70" or larger 2 persons
Pieced Team Small PTS 69" or less 2 persons
Theme Large
("Life on Our Planet") THML 70" or larger Individual/Team
Theme Small
("Life on Our Planet") THMS 69" or less Individual/Team
Machine Embroidery ME Any size Individual/Team
Whole Cloth/Stitchery/Other WC/S/O Any size Individual/Team
Friendship FR Any size 3 or more
Art – Original design ART Any size Individual
Pictorial PIC Any size Individual
Miniatures – Small scale MN Max. size 24" Individual
Wearables W Garment Individual
Youth* – Ages 10 & under Y/10 Any size Individual/Team
Youth* – Ages 11-15 Y/11-15 Any size Individual/Team
NOTES: Two (2) entries per person per category; maximum of 8 entries per person.
Entry Size Limitations: No smaller than 8" on any side; No larger than 115" on any side.
*Quilt top only will be judged.

August Meeting and Quilt Show Judging

Ella Lucas, Martha Ginn, Susie Jackson, Ellen Hall
It's not too early to begin to think about what we will enter in the 2012 quilt show. Our program at the August meeting featured the judging sheet with discussion and explanation of what each part of the form meant. Martha Ginn described what creates good visual impact. Ella Lucas discussed the quilting design and how to determine what was enough and appropriate for the piece. Ellen Hall talked about the importance of good, solid construction. Susie Jackson gave pointers on what is necessary for the quilter to furnish to the longarm quilter.

Claire Clinkscales

The church secretary where we meet, Claire Clinkscales, recently welcomed a new baby grandson. To show our appreciation for all Claire does for PBQ, we presented her with one of our children's quilts. She was ecstatic!

Monday, August 8, 2011

100 More Pillows

Betty and Joe Bingham have been on another pillow-making marathon. They completed 100 and bagged them up and delivered to Forrest General Hospital. Betty said this brings their total to 250 that they have made.

Betty Bingham with Stacy Lewis at Forrest General
100 pillows in bags ready for delivery