Joyce Darr, founding member of the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild, showed members how to construct one of her four Seasonal Medallion quilt designs.

Joyce Darr, founding member of the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild, showed members how to construct one of her four Seasonal Medallion quilt designs.  A few of the many in attendance, gathered around her to display her design in a variety of fabric choices.
Ms. Darr began teaching quilting in her home over 30 years ago.  During 1986 and 87, she and several other friends, organized the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild.  Their mission was to provide fellowship for those interested in the preservation and sharing the art of quilting and to encourage community awareness of quilting and related arts.  They hoped the membership would grow to at least 35 members.  This year they celebrate their 30th year with close to 150 members.
The Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild meet the first Thursday of every month at the Presbyterian Church located at 10th and Holloway.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.  In May, the guest speaker will be Lynn Carson Harris, from Chelsea, Michigan, presenting a trunk show and demo program from her book “Every Last Piece.”  The speaker for June will be member Tina Paris with a Wool Applique Trunk Show and class to follow, on Friday, June 2.  Guests and new members are always welcome.
The group has an upcoming Ozark Festival of Quilts Show Oct 7 and 8  at the  Rolla Middle School, 1111 Soest Rd., in Rolla.  The quilters will display over 200 quilts with a special tribute celebrating  the founding members of the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild.