The Blues themed festivities are expected to attract nearly one hundred fifty people to the Delta.
Jan McCain, member of the Cotton Row Quilters, said, “Mississippi has a statewide quilters guild. They contacted us to see if we would be interested in hosting this fall’s event because the Mississippi Quilters Association has never been in this part of the state.”
The program on Friday, hosted by the Cotton Row Quilters of Cleveland, will begin with registration at 3 p.m.
Dinner will follow at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment provided by Bill Able.
Special segments by local quilters include the history of the Blues in the Delta presented by Lee Aylward of the Delta Center for Culture and Learning, a showing of the different types of quilts, Jan McCain’s t-shirt quilt presentation, and Delta State University art teacher Molly Rushing’s art quilt.
Those attending the 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday events at Grover’s Corner will be enriched with a Martha Skelton bed turning, Mama’s Dream World by Carol Ivy, daughter of artist Ethel Wright Mohamed, and a statewide show and tell.
Vendors from around the state will be there to support the event.
A quilt will also be raffled.
Tickets for the quilt can be purchased from any quilt guild member or at Ella Rose for $2.
“We want to show them all things Delta,” said McCain. “It’s going to be a real good time to come together with fellow quilters from across the state to talk about and celebrate all things quilting.”
Saturday’s event is open to the public. Admission is $5.
Cotton Row Quilters meet during lunch on the second Wednesday of every month at Ella Rose located at 327 Cotton Row in Cleveland. Membership is free.
For more information about joining Cotton Row Quilters contact Jan McCain at 662-843-4800.
For more information on the Mississippi Quilters Association visit www.mississippiquilt.org.