Thursday, August 18, 2016

August and Vicksburg Old Man River Quiltfest

My Round Robin Pathways is enjoying another successful quilt show appearance. It won a 3rd place (white) ribbon in the Old Man River Quiltfest in Vicksburg yesterday. This is a new show hosted by Kay Elliott's Stitch-N-Frame Quilt Shop and Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Mississippi Ag Museum in Bloom was also a 3rd place winner in the Vicksburg show. The five sections are 36" high and a total of 10 feet wide when hung together. The sections are
Birdhouse by J. Marcus Weekley, Gulfport
The Mule Barn by Martha Ginn, Hattiesburg
Wagons and Roses by Cathy Reininger, Madison
Small Town Mississippi by Julia Graber, Brooksville
Print Shop by Rita Warnock, Madison
Mississippi Ag Museum in Bloom
Kitten update: My latest foster kittens (Hops (pictured below), Brenner, Eleven, and Nancy) for Southern Pines Animal Shelter have been sent on a transport up north. During the week I had them, they needed lots of socializing to learn that people are kind and loving. Tough job but I love doing it. My two-year-old cats pouted the entire time the little ones were in the garage.

Our Pine Belt Quilters show entry deadline has passed, and we are doing the registration and catalog paperwork and finalizing display plans. October 7-8-9 will be here in a flash.

There is tragedy affecting our neighbors and friends in South Louisiana. We have seen unbelievable devastation from flooding, but it is heart-warming to see all those boat owners rescuing people and pets. No waiting for federal troops when neighbors can help immediately.

3 comments:

Tierney Hogan said...

That is an incredible piece, it should have one 1st place! Thanks for the kitten photo, that is so wonderful how you help out kitties in need! Yes sending thoughts to those dealing with terrible flooding the SE.

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I love the loyalty of my friends. Of course, nobody can second-guess judges! But this piece has started out with a Cinderella life--three shows and three awards. This little solid black kitty was special because my Tarbaby looked just like this two and a half years ago. Now he's a muscular boss cat but still loves for me to hold him upside down like this kitten.

jeanne Marklin said...

Congratulations on having your quilt in Quilting Arts! It looks great. It's wonderful to see your name in print along with your friends.