Thursday, September 16, 2010

Getting Ready for Pine Belt Quilters Show

Debbie Demarks, Bonnie Bolt, Sharon Barnes, Martha Ginn, Pat Routon with
"Sweet Magnolia Cabins" raffle quilt
Billboard advertising--thanks to VisitHattiesburg
Pine Belt Quilters are excited about our 13th Biennial Fiber Art & Quilt Show October 8-9-10, 2010, at Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. We will have 400 quilts in the judged show, a special display of the Hoffman Challenge, lectures, demos, special exhibits, and 21 vendors.
Kathy Kansier, an AQS certified appraiser from Ozark, MO, will be at the show to appraise new and vintage quilts for quilt owners. (Set up an appointment by calling Martha Ginn 601-264-6884; or emailing Kathy will also present a lecture at noon on Saturday entitled "Color and Design for Quiltmakers."
Another special feature at the show will be a lecture/trunk show: "Quiltings of Three Mennonite Sisters." The sisters are Julia Graber, Barbara Cline, and Polly Yoder. Barbara is the author of Star Struck Quilts, published by C&T Publishing. The sisters will speak on Friday night and repeat again on Saturday afternoon.
I will present a "Lagniappe" program Saturday evening at 6:00, showing some fiber art pieces that I enjoy making.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Closing Reception at Mississippi Arts Commission

Martha with Diane Williams, Arts Industry Director and Accessibility Coordinator

On August 26 a Closing Reception was held for the artists whose works were was displayed in the MAC office during July and August. It was an honor to have my work displayed with these other talented Mississipi artists. Below is Kat Fitzpatrick (on left) with her dynamic encaustic work.
Kat explained encaustic to those of us who were only familiar with the word but not the process.
Jamie Tate and her oil painting

My three works displayed were (top) When Worlds Collide, Giant Wave, and Pacific Coast.

Tomatoes, finally

I said head-high vines! The harvest is finally coming in, picking 20-25 tomatoes each day. This variety is about golf ball to tennis ball size, very tasty. Roy is so proud and has given some to everyone who has been at our house all during the month of August.