Mason Hall FCE installs quilt block
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:00 pm
The Mason Hall Family and Community Education Club met recently at the Mason Hall Community Center for its October meeting.
Each member answered roll call by sharing a unique Halloween memory. Recent competition winners were recognized. Obion County University of Tennessee Extension Service agent Benita Giffin discussed the FCE Convention, which was to be held Sunday through today, and she encouraged members to get their flu shots.
Royce Harris, president of Gibson County Visual Art Association, was a special guest at the meeting. He said the Mason Hall FCE members have a reputation for their quilting abilities and that drew him to visit the club last year to discuss the Gibson County Quilt Trail project. It began in 2011 and is being paid for with an ABC grant from Tennessee Arts Commission and Northwest Tennessee Development District. The project is installing boards painted with quilt designs around the county.
“We have boards in all 10 of the Gibson County cities. Our first board was installed in Dyer on June 1, 2011. We now have 26 boards in Gibson County,” he said.
After that meeting, the Mason Hall quilters decided they would like for a quilt board to be erected at the Mason Hall Community Center. Most boards are installed on buildings, but when that is not possible, the board can be installed in a sign frame, as was done at Mason Hall.
The Mason Hall quilt board is titled “Gathering Place.” The square was painted by the Gibson County Visual Art Association.
Published in The Messenger 11.14.12