Thursday, January 16, 2014

Save the Date--Quilt Show Information

Our website is under reconstruction, so our 2014 updates are running late. However, all quilt show information and forms will be available at the MQA Gathering on the Coast February 7-8. They will be posted on the new website as soon as possible.

In the meanwhile, here is some advance information to help you make plans for the show.

Dates: Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Hours: 10-6 Friday and Saturday; 10-4 Sunday
Location: Lake Terrace Convention Center, Intersection of Highway 49 and I-59 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Eligibility: The quilt must have been completed between 2011 and 2014 and never entered in a Hattiesburg show for judging. The show is open to all residents of Mississippi. Current members of Pine Belt Quilters, members of a Mississippi guild who live out-of-state, and those who become members of PBQ by June 1, 2014, are eligible to enter. Maker may enter no more than 2 items per category with a total of 8 entries.

Fees: $8.00 (PBQ members); $10.00 (non-members) per entry
Identifying label: Cloth label stitched to back

Sleeve: A 4-inch double sleeve must be attached to the back of the entry for hanging.

Because of height restrictions, the top of the sleeve must be attached no more than 90" from the bottom of the quilt.

Deadlines: All entry forms MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, August 5, 2014. (Allow for mailing time.)
Delivery of quilts:

1. Hand-delivered quilts must be delivered on Monday, Sept. 29 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

2. If delivering quilt(s) to an Off-Site Registration location, delivery must be made on Friday, September 26, 2014, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. An additional $5 fee for each entry is required for this service). Quilts will be returned on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.  

3. Mailed entries must be received between Sept. 22-26, mailed to

Ellen Hall, 203 Greenwood Place, Hattiesburg, MS 39402.
A photograph is required with each entry form. The quilt does not have to be completed when photo is made; used for identification purposes only.

Adults, $5 per day; Children, $3 (12 years and under). Show entrants will receive a name tag and free admission.

Show Chair: Wanda Wallace
Phone: 601-795-4997 e-mail:
Co-chair: Lida McDowell Phone: 601-299-0646 e-mail:

Judge: Lorraine Covington, Clemmons, NC


Appliqué Large AL 70" or larger Individual

Appliqué Small AS 69" or less Individual

Art – Original design ART Any size Individual

Friendship FR Any size 3 or more

Machine Embroidery/Stitchery/Whole Cloth/Other ME/S/WC/O Any size Individual/Team

Miniatures – Small scale MN Maximum size 24" Individual

Mixed Large ML 70" or larger Individual

Mixed Small MS 69" or less Individual

Pictorial PIC Any size Individual

Pieced Large PL 70" or larger Individual

Pieced Small PS 69" or less Individual

Team Appliqué TA Any size 2 persons

Team Mixed TM Any size 2 persons

Team Pieced Large TPL 90" or larger 2 persons

Team Pieced Medium TPM 70" - 89" 2 persons

Team Pieced Small TPS 69" or less 2 persons

Theme Large (“The Sampler Quilt”)THML 70" or larger Individual/Team

Theme Small (“The Sampler Quilt”) THMS 69" or less Individual/Team

VisitHattie Challenge (“The Zoo”) VHC 24" x 24" Individual

Wearables W Garment Individual

Youth – Ages 10 and 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

January 2014 Meeting

 We started off the new year with a full house of members and visitors. Many suggestions were listed when we were asked to think about a word for the year, such as "hope," "finish," "patience," "gratitude," "excitement."
Our new president, Susie Jackson, gave outgoing president, Betty Allen, a quilt made by the members and assembled by Donna Crager.
We were treated to a beautiful trunk show of quilts by our member Anne Hindmarch and her friend, Bridgette Haas, both of Ocean Springs. Anne is originally from Denmark and Bridgette from East Germany; they married and came to the US in the 1960s.
Bridgette Haas with her batik quilt (above); (below) Bridgette's Log Cabin
Anne Hindmarch and her animals with footwear quilt
Anne's talent is not new to us--she was our 2012 Best of Show winner with her miniature Dear Jane blocks quilt.

The officers and their committees have a busy year planned--monthly fat quarter drawings and door prizes (furnished by those with birthdays that month), friendship blocks, a new round robin challenge, and our ongoing pro bono projects, and, of course, our October 3-4-5 quilt show. This month we took in 28 pillows, 4 walker totes and 9 catheter bag covers for donations to hospitals.
L to R: Margie Hancock, Anne Esteve, Linda Flanders, Susie Jackson, Paula Jones
Our raffle quilt was finished and on display; the name chosen is CONFETTI STARS, and tickets will be given at the February meeting. Each member is expected to sell at least 20 tickets as part of his/her membership responsibilities.

Confetti Stars

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Visitors Bureau Quilts for January 2014

Sally Henderson's quilts are hung at the Hattiesburg Visitors Center for the month of January. They add a touch of warmth to our freezing temperatures.

Thanks to our members Joe and Betty Bingham for hanging the displays for our guild.