Quiltmaker Spotlight: Jeannette Murray, Shirley Twiddy & Rosaline Kennedy

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Quilter Rosaline Kennedy

Pattern: Odds & Ends

Bits and pieces equals an organized whole. I learned to sew at my mother’s side helping her sew costumes and gowns for family. I became a wife and mother and enjoyed sewing clothes, making spreads with matching drapes and cushions and sail covers for our boat. After retiring in Mitchell County, I caught the “quilting bug”–found it challenging and relaxing. It’s fun meeting people with the same “bug.”

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Quilter Shirley Twiddy

Pattern: Domino and Square

I have been sewing just about all my life. Started with sewing in Home Economics in 7th grade. First garment, a gathered skirt. I chose this block because it was easy and could use all the fabric selection. I love quilting because it gives me great satisfaction to combine different colors. I’m always about the outcome. Gathering with fellow quilters is my greatest experience. They are so supportive.

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Quilter Jeannette Murray


Pattern: Star Blocks

I started quilting a year ago and I’m hooked! I love fabric, color, interesting designs, and just the idea that I will never run out of projects because the possibilities are infinite. Quilting is also great therapy.

We’d like to second Shirley’s comments: Our area quilters are very supportive! We are so grateful. 

We’ll begin selling raffle tickets after the top is pieced (so that people can see what they’ll win if we pull their name from the hat). Look for posters & tickets the week of April 13.

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Parkway Playhouse, located in the Appalachian town of Burnsville, NC, is a haven of theatre talent. While people come to the mountains to get away, Parkway Playhouse is a natural gathering place to connect. Likewise, we are an extension of traditional mountain talents: singing, dancing, and, foremost, storytelling. By giving rise to energetic new voices and through a wide variety of plays and musicals, we invite our audience into experiences that are thought-provoking, adventurous, and entertaining. Together we reimagine the world in every live performance, creating dynamic conversations that last far beyond the curtain call. This blog is will feature stories, helpful information, insight and features about the performances.

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