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MGEV Carlotta Ehmen of Walton County recently sent me this lovely contribution to the 40th anniversary commemorative quilt project:

Her note shared the story of the square:

This 5-patch poppy quilt square is in honor of the “Poppy Lady,” Moina Belle Michael, who was a native of Walton County (Good Hope), and a University of Georgia professor when the US entered World War I. She was also a teacher in Good Hope, Monroe, the Lucy Cobb Institute and Normal School (both located in Athens). Almost single-handedly she worked to establish the red poppy as the symbol to honor and remember soldiers which is still celebrated today.

Thank you, Carlotta, for sharing this square and the story!


Back Story:

We are planning to assemble a quilt that symbolizes the uniqueness and strengths of MGEVs, the beauty of the plants that we all love, and the projects which you all tirelessly support.

  • QUILTING WORKSHOP — August 23, 2019, UGA Griffin campus, Stuckey Auditorium, 10 am – 3 pm.  Join us in Griffin this summer for a fun day of stitching and “sewcializing”! It does not matter if you have been putting together blue ribbon quilts for years or if you are brand-new to the art. We welcome all of you with an interest in this project. There’s no charge for the workshop, and we’ll figure out lunch based on your reply. If you are planning to come, please let us know by filling out this registration form. 
  • We shared details about the quilt in a previous post
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