Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pine Belt Quilters Show in Hattiesburg, MS

Two of our regional members (Julia Graber and Martha Ginn) had quilts in the Pine Belt Quilters 15th Biennial Fiber Art & Quilt Show last weekend (October 3-4-5, 2014) in Hattiesburg, MS. This is my local guild, and I was active in hosting the show. Julia Graber entered two pieces, both ribbon and special award winners.
Julia Graber, Bubbled Nine Patch
1st Place, Pieced-Small; also Domestic Machine Quilting Award
Julia Graber, Palatial Plumage
HM in Art; also Judge's Choice
I entered five pieces, receiving four ribbons:

Martha Ginn, High Rise
2nd in Pieced-Small

Martha Ginn, Leaf Study: Crotons
2nd place, Art
Martha Ginn, Color Bars: Yellow
HM in Pieced-Small
Martha Ginn, Tribute to Tigger
Martha Ginn, Fish Out of Water

 The show featured 340 quilts plus a Hoffman Challenge exhibit. For more pictures and a complete winners list, see the blog entries of the show week at We had a full schedule of lectures and demos, boutique, 20 vendors, and a beautiful raffle quilt.

I presented a lecture on "Creativity," asking Julia to show some of her work as well as give a plug for SAQA. Julia is a new co-rep for Mississippi.
Martha Ginn, Creativity Lecture
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