Held at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center
A quick trip back to PA to honor the memory of my girlfriend and see the MLQG Quilt Show that was dedicated to Mary Jane. Reetha Shumway, who has also passed, was honored as well. I remember Mary Jane telling me many times about the two sisters, Reetha and Ruth Ann, who had made piles of charity quilts and how she admired their dedication to providing so many quilts to those who had served in the military. Such fine women....and not only these..but so many more that belong to the MLQG.
The showing of the last quilt Mary Jane made, "Coming Home."
Words written by Madalene Murphy, the other very fine woman who co-founded the MLGQ. She continues to create, teach and inspire...a woman I admire greatly.
While I will always treasure the time I spent with Mary Jane (my life has been forever changed because she took the time to reach out and invite me to learn to hand quilt).....Mary Jane is not the only amazing woman I met while living and traveling to PA....there are many and you will see some of their quilts below.
PS...please keep in mind the lighting was not necessarily done for photography and there were lots of people and I could not always get the best angle to take the photographs.