The Stitchers Group had an evening of good food, interesting quilts and a GREAT Play.
Dinner was at di Vinci in Williamstown, WV. Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio is celebrating their 175th anniversary with many activities.
The Play, "QUILTERS", is an musical that journeys through the trials and celebrations of pioneer women and the hardships faced while heading West. The main character, Sarah, plus 9 women who played her daughters sang, danced and told the stories of their lives. The musical has been nominated for five Tony Awards, ranging from Best Musical to Best Original Score. It's lively with lots of music, scenes of raw emotions and toe stop dancing. I really enjoyed the 2 1/2 hour production.
In conjunction with the Play is a small art exhibition "Women in Fiber: from Craft to Art". The fiber pieces are mostly in the artie line and only about 4 or 5 quilter's works are displayed. There are many many quilters in the area so that part was quite disappointing.
If you're in the area the Play, "QUILTERS", is a "not to be missed" event. I'd even go see it a second time.