Sunday, June 3, 2012

MQA Workshop Gathering

Mississippi quilters gathered at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson for MQA's annual workshop Gathering June 1-2. What a great facility it was--large meeting room for meals and program, and small classrooms for learning and creating. President Judy Stokes and the education committee had arranged an interesting program, displays, and meals. Our members taught classes and also had their quilts displayed in the meeting room and hallway. The classes offered were:
  • Art of Quilting - Rhonda Blasingame
  • Twisted 9-Patch - Marietta Johnson
  • Mystery Quilt - Jeré Funk
  • Ghost Quilting - Martha Ginn
  • Scrappy Sweet Sixteen - Watana Cantrell
  • Free Motion Machine Quilting - Ann Tullos
  • Mosaic Tile - Billie Thompson
  • Wacky Squares - Marilyn Rose
  • Hunter Star - Diantha Stafford
    Works by (L) Ann Fox and (R) Martha Ginn

Ann Fox, Martha Ginn, Rhonda Blasingame, Marilyn Rose

Long Beach quilters showed what we all called the "miracle quilt" that had been made for the city of Long Beach before Katrina. It was hanging in a public building and survived the storm with only crushed leaves clinging to the lower part of it. It suffered no water damage, and the dried leaves were brushed off and the quilt tumbled in a dryer.
Gloria Green with Pine Belt Quilters raffle quilt

Marilyn Doheny is the Educational Seminar teacher; she will present two-day classes
July 23-24 in Hattiesburg
July 25-26 in Jackson
July 27-28 in Starkville
 More information can be found on the MQA website.

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