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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Exhibit 2014, Wellsboro PA

Sept. 5-28th 

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.


To be continued.......

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.


  1. Love, love, love the quilts. My favorite is Homespun Hill. And what a beautiful tribute to those who have contributed to the quilting world and have gone on.

  2. The quilts are beautiful as are the photos :) Thank you.

  3. WOW! What fun and a nice tribute. So many great quilts! Glad you had a safe trip!

  4. Beautiful quilts and a wonderful tribute to Mary Jane. She truly was an inspiration to many of us,

  5. Thanks for the great quilt show, Kelly! Wonderful photos. My favorites are the Pineapple crazy and the Dear Jane. I've got to get my Dear Jane put together one day. Have all the blocks done for years!

  6. I certainly enjoyed seeing all those quilts from part 1 and 2. I plan to start that quilt with the little baskets this year. One day I want to make a cathedral window quilt too.

  7. What wonderful quilts Kelly, and I'm glad you went...I'm sure it was very bittersweet hon.


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