July 2019 General Meeting

July 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Rankin County Safe Room
651 Marquette Road
Brandon, MS 39042

When: Saturday, July 27, 2019

General Meeting Time: 10am

Where: 651 Marquette Road  Brandon, MS. 39042

Hosts: Jackson Quilters, Brandon Quilters, Rankin Quilters and Quilters by Heart's Desire

Speaker: ML Kinman

Truck Show and Presentation: Diamond Divas and Drama Queens: Colored Gemstones as Design Inspiration

Description: The most beautiful gemstone captures light and reflects it back to us with unique brilliance, revealing its fiery personality. These are the divas and the drama queens of the gem world. Every one of them has a story to tell…just like people. This slide lecture and trunk show chronicle her story – her 20-year adventure in learning how to create the biggest diamonds in the world in cloth.

During her presentation, ML will discuss how she selects gems that qualify as “divas and drama queens” and what they teach us about how to add sparkle to any art quilt. (In addition to using the work exhibited at the Women’s Jewelry Association Gala in NYC, she’ll display the actual art quilts inspired by some of these divas.) She’ll talk about the techniques to create and assemble the hundreds of pieces in each diamond, materials she uses to create the wash of color and light across a gem's surface, and the quilting techniques that enhance a gem's facets. And, as so often happens with any artist's decades-long journey, she'll share what she has learned from her leap from the Corporate Life and into the Creative Life.

Lotto Blocks will be sold at the July General Meeting.

Let us know if you are planning on attending by registering. This will ensure that adequate seating will be available. 

Notification will be sent once the lunch menu is determined.




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