Jerry 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.
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Does Your Quilt Have a Sleeve?
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, TN – What 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.
Trenton, 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.
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»
Trenton Kentucky will hold its annual Heart of Trenton Celebration today, but there was much preparation that had to be done ahead of time in order to welcome several thousand visitors to that tiny town. This year I was invited to help with preparing the annual Quilt Show , which is held at the Golden Threads Drapery Shop on South Main Street. Visitors will be delighted to see some old favorites as well as newly made quilts from the surrounding areas. Trenton now has a new quilt shop named Quilt and Sew at Golden Threads, and the owner, Denise Shivers, is also the co-ordinator for the Quilt Show.
Coy Lacy Park is a great place for a morning walk, and my friend Alicia and I walk there often. The paved walking track is about a quarter of a mile around, and for those of us who sometimes have our minds on other things, counting each time you past a post at the entrance makes keeping up with your walking distances easy.
I’ve been told that you shouldn’t walk so fast that you lose breath and can’t talk, but I don’t think there’s any danger of me walking that fast. It’s such a nice morning stroll and each morning there’s something new to see. Sometimes it’s George and Jennie Craig, native Clarksvillians, just striding along –sometimes you can even see them holding hands. George says they walk “’most every day”.
Guthrie, KY – As a part of its annual Heritage Days celebration, the town of Guthrie Kentucky staged a wonderful quilt show that was held at the Guthrie Senior Citizen Center; the show is always my favorite part of the Guthrie Heritage Days. I have attended this show for several years and always discover and something or someone, that is new and interesting.
I was greeted when I arrived at the door by Helen Bellar who is the coordinator for the show. She was delighted to show me a special exhibit by Doris Kelly’s Art III class from Todd Central High School. Students Cassie Hanners and Terese Rudder had created a quilt block which had won a First Prize and now resides in the Quilt Museum in Paducah. This is quite an accomplishment for high school students and is sure to be envied by many adult quilters.
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