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About: Jerry Church


    Jerry ChurchJerry Church is a native Clarksvillian. She graduated from Clarksville High School, and attended Austin Peay State University where she received Bachelor degrees in Arts and Crafts, and Speech Communication and Theatre; and a Masters degree in Psychology. Jerry retired from the State of Tennessee serving the people of Tennessee as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. She is married to Clyde Church and they reside in Clarksville, TN. Her hobbies include quilting, embroidery, basketry, gardening, and reading. Together Jerry and Clyde also enjoy fishing and photography.

    Email: jerrychurch91@yahoo.com



Jerry Church's Articles:

    Letter to Olen Bryant

     

    CommentaryClarksville, TN – On Thursday night, August 11th, 2016 the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center hosted a gala affair to introduce the “Women Painting Women 2016” exhibit.

    Also on display was a wonderful sculpture  exhibit from Olen Bryant.

    Jerry Church standing next to the portrait of Olen Bryant and one of his sculptures at the Customs House Museum.

    Jerry Church standing next to the portrait of Olen Bryant and one of his sculptures at the Customs House Museum.

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    Women Who Paint Women Are Alive and Well at Customs House Museum

     

    Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – So often we admire paintings and artworks of artists who are not accessible for questions or comments. Not so was the case Thursday night, August  11th. Customs House Museum hosted a gala affair which introduced an exhibit entitled “Women Painting Women 2016”.

    Featured artists’ works included those of Denise Stewart Sanabria who created life size cutouts of people whose only identity were numbers, but whose personalities were evident in the charcoal and pastel pencil on plywood models. They reminded one of oversized paper dolls, just ready to come to life.

    Women Painting Women will be on exhibit at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center through October 23rd, 2016.

    Women Painting Women will be on exhibit at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center through October 23rd, 2016.

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    Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires to hold Trunk show during Quilts of the Cumberland Thursday, April 14th

     

    600 Quilts – and counting.

    Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – On Thursday, April 14th, the Rivers and Spires Festival will be holding a Trunk show at the Madison Street United Methodist Church during the Quilts of the Cumberland event.

    Who loves to cut up perfectly good fabric into many pieces, and then sew them together in a different order? Quilters do!

    This will be demonstrated by Starr Howell, the guest host of Thursday night’s free program entitled “Our Quilts tell Stories”.

    Starr Howell to present “Our Quilts tell Stories” at Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland Thursday night.

    Starr Howell to present “Our Quilts tell Stories” at Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland Thursday night.

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    Annual Quilt Show in Trenton Kentucky

     

    They took the quilt off my bed

    QuiltingTrenton, KY – On Saturday. June 27th, a quilting tradition was continued in Trenton, Kentucky. Quilts both old and new were offered for viewing during the huge annual yard sale and heritage day festivities.

    Viewers were amazed to find quilts that were over 100 years old and ultra modern quilts in the same show. Samples of projects from this year’s Color Class, which was offered at Quilt and Sew at Golden threads, were proudly displayed, as well as beautiful traditional quilts which were loaned to the show by local residents.

    Quilt Show

    Quilt Show

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    Rivers and Spires’ Quilts of the Cumberland Exhibit ready for opening night

     

    Does Your Quilt Have a Sleeve?

    Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The hanging of the quilts for the Quilts of the Cumberland Quilt Show was held on Wednesday night April 15th at the Madison Street United Methodist Church in preparation for this year’s Rivers and Spires Festival.

    There are a lot of terms used by quilters that you may be strange to you, but if you are attending the quilt show, you will probably hear many of them used in reference to the quilts you will view.

    Quilts being hung for the Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland Quilt Show.

    Quilts being hung for the Rivers and Spires Quilts of the Cumberland Quilt Show.

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    Summertime is almost here in Clarksville Tennessee

     

    SummertimeClarksville, TN – Have you noticed, it’s almost summer? Spring sneaked up on us while we were still in heavy sweaters and earmuffs—and did I mention raincoats and umbrellas. Tennessee is getting warmer by the day and the nights have lost most of their chill.

    Flowers are beginning to peek out of Winter crusty homes.

    Mini elephant ears are waving hello and butterflies are beginning to try their wet wrinkled wings before they try to fly.

    Azaleas in full bloom

    Azaleas in full bloom

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    Montgomery County Animal Control receives Christmas Gift Donations from Quilt Posse Guild

     

    Montgomery CountyClarksville, TN – Lynn Palmer and Jerry Church, two of the  members of the Quilt Posse Guild presented a basket of dog and cat toys, feeding bowls, grooming aides, supplies and shampoos along with a gift certificate for $200.00 for food and supplies to Tim Clifton, Director of the Montgomery County Animal Control and Adoption Service and “Pebbles” the office mascot.

    Pictured from left to right are Lynn Palmer, Pebbles, Tim Clifton, Jerry Church.

    Pictured from left to right are Lynn Palmer, Pebbles, Tim Clifton, Jerry Church.

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    Blue ribbons and lots of memories at Rivers and Spires’ Quilts of the Cumberland Show

     

    Clarksville, TNRivers and Spires Festiveal 2012 - 10 yearsWhat do white gloves, fat quarters, a Civil War history lesson, blue ribbons and a tribute to an old friend all have in common? They are all part of this year’s Quilts of the Cumberland quilt show during Rivers and Spires here in Clarksville, Tennessee.

    Madison Street United Methodist Church has hosted the Quilts of the Cumberland Quilt Show since its beginning four years ago.  The Quilt show itself is held in the Activities/gymnasium area behind the main Sanctuary with the entrance off Commerce Street.

    This year there were nearly 70 quilts exhibited, including a tribute to Bea Goddard, a local master quilter who passed away just 3 weeks ago.  Bea’s family members were so gracious in lending some of her prize winning quilts as well as the quilt she was making for this year’s show, still in progress.  On exhibit are also Bea’s many ribbons and awards. Bea will be missed by many in the quilting community.

    Bea Goddard's daughter stands with some of her mother's quilts

    Bea Goddard's daughter stands with some of her mother's quilts

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    Black Friday in Trenton

     

    Black Friday SaleTrenton, KY – How do you avoid the hustle and bustle of Black Friday but still get some great bargains?  Try shopping in a small town in Kentucky.

    There was only one shop open today in Trenton, but business was steady, and it does qualify as an independently owned small business; we were just a day early for Small Business Saturday, and we wanted to get some sale fabric –yes we REALLY did need more Christmas fabric. At least that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

    A customer at the Quilt and Sew at Golden Threads looking at a quilt

    A customer at the Quilt and Sew at Golden Threads looking at a quilt

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    Naked Ladies in Our Front Yard

     
    Naked Ladies

    Naked Ladies

    If you look around your neighbors’ yards you may see Naked Ladies- also known as Surprise Lilies and Magic Lilies- popping up everywhere.  These are Summer’s gift after many hot days, humid nights, and a sudden shower or two.  They seem to magically pop out of the ground overnight and give a brief warning that Summer is almost over and Fall is just around the corner.  Gone are the delicate pale pink and prissy lemon yellow blooms of Spring, and in their place have roared in the hot coal reds and  glowing oranges of Summertime in the South. «Read the rest of this article»

     


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