walls of the Markay Gallery are aglow with the work talented quilters
from Jackson and Vinton Counties.
This years version of Apple Country Quilts includes an amazing
variety of techniques. Visitors will find cross-stitch, bargello,
whole cloth, appliqué, pieced, embroidered, and felted work.
The exhibit runs through August 18. Regular Gallery Hours are Wednesday
to Friday from Noon to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 3 p.m. Its
easy to make special arrangements to view the exhibit for groups of
any size. Just call the Markay at 740-286-6355 and well accommodate
your needs. The space is handicapped accessible. There is no admission
Thanks go to these fine folks who have lent us their treasures: Dawn
Acord, Denise Armstrong, Vivian Bevins, Sharon Brown, Ann Faris, Paula
Forshey, Carmel Johnson, Valerie Legler-Davis, Doris Miller, Kathy
Miller, Jill Neff, Edie Ridgeway, Marlene Simpson, Norma White, Cynde
Wood, Evelyn Woolman, and Naomi Worthington.
Thanks to the Fred Altherr Family a Quilting Bee will be held, in
honor of the late Helen Forshey Altherr. The public is welcome to
drop in and watch the Wesley Quilters ply their needles. You can ask
questions and learn quilting techniques. The hours are 1 to 3 p.m.
on Thursday, August 14 and Friday, August 15.
Armstrong created this Bargello quilt. She sewed strips of fabric
together, rolled them into a cylinder, cut varying widths from the
roll and stitched those back together to form her quilt top. Its
worth a trip just to see this quilt.
Clever Kathy Miller combined math and fabric to come up with
the design for this Sudoku quilt. Its for sale with proceeds
benefiting the Markay Cultural Arts Centers Renovation Fund.
Cynde Wood has been quilting for decades. Her hands are not
as nimble as once they were, so she has taught herself to machine
piece and free hand machine quilt using her new long-arm. New
Directions is her latest spectacular result. To the right of
Cyndes quilt are Festive Times by Jill Neff on the
bottom and an intricate felted piece by Naomi Worthington that incorporates
clothing from her past on top.