STUTTGART — The Grand Prairie Quilt Society met Sept. 11 for their Sit n’ Sew at the First Christian Church fellowship hall with eight members present.
Glenda Landreth opened the meeting with the thought for the day, “Snoopy says, “I’m no expert BUT I think a finished quilt is way better than a perfect quilt.”
The August minutes and treasurer’s report were given. Happy Birthday greetings were extended to Landreth.
A Thank You note was read from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: “Thank you, thank you for the beautiful Breast pillows that you made for our surgery patients. The surgery oncology clinic was so excited to receive these when I took them up to their clinic. You are so kind to share your talent with our patients. Sincerely, Susan Jones.”
Those members who made the trip to Pine Bluff to see the Eviction Quilt exhibit at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas on Sept. 4 were full of praise and awe at the creativity of James Matthews who made the quilts, according to a new release.
“It was very moving to see the different quilts named for the streets where the items were found. Mr. Matthews wished to make a statement about the victims of eviction and how sometimes they are forced to leave everything behind,” according to the release.
The exhibit will be open through Sept. 28. The members also visited the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum in the old train depot at Pine Bluff.
“There they viewed several older quilts, especially one from the mid 1800’s with such tiny stitches we couldn’t quite believe it. After a great lunch at Unique Cakes by Miss Margaret, we then went shopping and had a great time,” according to the release.
Members were reminded to make an item for the upcoming Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale at the church on Oct. 12. Two members brought several boxes of fabric treasures for the members to explore. They spent time sorting through it all and finding just the right piece to take home.
For Show and Share, Landreth had finished a Bowtie quilt and two baby quilts for the Hope Resource Center at Pine Bluff.
“She also made a lovely Christmas table runner for the bazaar. She also stuffed many pillows for the Breast Cancer center at UAMS,” according to the release.
Another member worked on binding her Rebecca Amy quilt during the afternoon work session while another person hand-quilted on her flower quilt.
Marsha Heien finished crocheting a dining table centerpiece for the bazaar and another member worked on a quilt for her friend made up of her friend’s police uniforms and badges.
Maeola Flournoy sewed on her Breast Cancer quilt and also asked the members about ideas for binding her Razorback quilt.
“Everyone enjoyed a nice sack lunch and reminisced about the quilt excursion, then too soon it was time to get back to work on their many projects,” according to the release.
The next meeting will be Oct. 9 at the church.
“Come join us,” a spokeswoman said.