March General Meeting -- Muriel Pfaff

In March our program featured a visit by Muriel Pfaff from Marietta, Georgia. Muriel has a list of programs she presents of remarkable women throughout history. Our program was based on the life of Eliza Pinckney who was a plantation owner in South Carolina during Colonial times. Eliza was instrumental in developing the indigo industry in the United States. Muriel appeared dressed as a Colonial-era plantation owner and brought some antique indigo quilts as well as some other reproduction quilts that she has made. She also brought some Colonial-era refreshments to share.

Muriel sews her period costumes herself and was very knowledgable about all the layers that ladies had to wear in those days, as well as washing habits of clothing and body (or lack of I should say).

These are examples of some of Muriel's antique quilt tops that use indigo blue fabrics.

and these are two of her lovely indigo reproduction quilts.

What I really enjoyed was seeing Muriel's repro quilts. She is truly a very talented quilter as you can tell from these pictures. The medallion quilt definitely made me want to try my hand at making one.

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