By Meg McKinney
Nineteen quilters arrived at the Alabama 4-H Conference Center in Columbiana on a recent rainy Friday morning for an uninterrupted weekend devoted to their art.
Quilters do not travel light. The small army moved in, with laughter, tote bags, plastic containers, shopping wagons, work lights, office chairs, wheeled cases transporting so-precious sewing machines, stacks of fabrics and much, much more for three days of creating and sewing quilts.
“I don’t know what y’all doing, but y’all organized,” one observer said while looking over the Seminar Room turned into a large sewing area. Each quilter was assigned to a 6-foot-long table. The quilters covered their table surfaces with sewing machines, fabrics, spools, rulers, bobbins, quilt books, patterns, stacks of completed blocks and uncompleted blocks and, of course, snacks: chocolate preferred.
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