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Quilt Guild’s showing at FUMC
by Jebb Johnston
Jul 09, 2013 | 161 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The “piecemakers” are stitching together their second big show.

The Cross City Piecemakers Quilt Guild members will showcase their talents at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are trying to pique some interest for the quilters in the area and get more people involved,” said Sharon Beene, an avid quilter and past president of the group. “We want people to learn how to quilt to keep it going from generation to generation.”

Nostalgia and love for family heirlooms handed down through the years helps fuel the popularity of quilting.

“It came back in the ‘70s and has been growing ever since,” said Beene, who helped launch the Piecemakers about eight years ago as an offshoot of the Needle Chasers Quilt Guild in Iuka. Beene and several other of the “piecemakers” continue to be active with the Needle Chasers, as well.

Beene hopes to see 50 to 100 quilts included in this week’s show. It will not be judged, but viewer’s choice honors will be given. Some of the quilts to be displayed have won prizes in other shows.

With some growth in membership, the group could look at holding shows more frequently, Beene said.

The Piecemakers have about 25 members on the roster. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Mississippi State University Extension Office.
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