Sunday, March 12, 2017

MQA's 25th Anniversary

We celebrated 25 years of Mississippi Quilt Association at the February Gathering in Brandon on February 17-18. Quilts made by former presidents were hung all around the hall, and what a stunning display it was. We recognized many presidents and charter members, awarding lifetime memberships and talking over memories and joying in our accomplishments. Had it not been for Carol Vickers heading up the search committee, our documentation project and resulting book, Mississippi Quilts, would have never come to fruition. We admired the quilts on display and caught up on news of people who were no longer able to attend. We laughed about the story of Sandra Plummer and her preacher husband coming upon an overturned truckload of buttons on the highway. She had him pull over and park (in the driveway of a beer joint), and they picked up as many buttons as fast as they could before a church member saw their car. We reminisced over some of the great memories and celebrated friendships that we are thankful for today.
Ellen Hall, Linda Flanders, Martha Ginn, Cheryl Owens
Former presidents and charter members
My quilts, Mississippi Friendship Album and This Is My Story, This Is My Song,
behind a table of pictures and scrapbooks

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