Great friends, great quilts


The Mother’s Day Quilters, originally from Marietta, Georgia, have been meeting for more than 30 years. As you might imagine, there’s been a lot of water under the bridge since the quilters first met in the 1970s. Lola McCracken’s article (“Two Weddings and a Funeral”, in the February TQL) is about the group, which still meets annually despite the thousands of miles that now separate its members. What a testament to the power of friendship, quilting, and quilting friendships! The pictures date from 1993. Quilting, clearly, is good for you. These women look great!

What TQL readers might not realize is that one of the MDQs is Christine Brown, who recently retired as editor-in-chief of our sister magazine, American Quilter. Look for Chris in the pictures. Hint: She seems to be standing in the same place in most of them, and she looks the same, except during the “big hair” years.

We are so happy for you, Chris. More time to quilt!…Jan Magee, The Quilt Life

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Chris Brown

Thanks, Jan, for sharing the story of the Mother’s Day Quilters with TQL readers. We truly have a special bond that has endured for more than three decades. Now to the hair comment: Anyone who has naturally curly hair as I do can understand the misery of living in high-humidity Georgia for 19 years. Those dear friends of mine used to tease me, asking how big my hair was going to get!