Dogs like this beautiful boxer have
a second chance at life, thanks to the efforts of the Senatobia-Tate County
Animal Shelter. Sunday, Nov. 11,
interested persons can do their part by enjoying fall meal of Soup & Spuds
at the Senatobia Community Center.
Proceeds will go to the Spay and Neuter program sponsored by FOSA,
Friends of the Shelter. Plates are $10.
“We have been so successful with
our spaghetti or Pasta for Pets lunch in
the spring, we thought we’d add a fall event,” said Lynn Resneck, FOSA
president. “What would be better on a fall afternoon than loaded baked potatoes
and homemade soups?”
Senatobia Community Center is located on Southern Street. The lunch Soup & Spuds will be held
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lunch can be eat-in or take-out. Guests can also pick up a copy of the new FOSA 2013 calendar.
I think I've been watching too many TV shows like "American Pickers" and "Antiques Roadshow." When I found out that a certified quilt appraiser was coming to Cotton Treasures, I snatched one of my treasures off the wall and unloaded another from a trunk and headed down to see exactly what I had.
Cotton Treasures in Senatobia hosted a Meet and Greet with American Quilter’s
Society Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles and professional quilt artist
Connie Brown of Asheville, N.C., on Oct. 11.
quilts in her own collection ranging from antique quilts to a few of her
recently-made quilts,” said Chantay Rhone, Cotton Treasures owner.
antique or vintage quilts to have evaluated. Brown looked at each quilt brought
by the guests and answered questions and discussed fabric selection, block name
and repair if needed.
Connie inspects my orange Aster quilt.
She looked at mine, one a Grandmother's fan pattern that was a family friendship quilt dated 1939. It is losing the signatures. Connie told me that if I didn't want to sell or auction it and keep it in the family, I could restore the signatures. What's the quilt worth to me without the signatures? It is still beautiful, but I want to hand it down bearing the names of those women (including my grandmother, great aunt and cousin who made the quilt) in this small community of Barr.
The other quilt was purchased at an estate sale. I knew nothing about it except that I liked it. The background is orange with what I thought was a Dresden Plate pattern hand appliquéd to the background. She told me it was also from the 1930s and that the pattern was actually Aster. When I told her what I paid for it, she said I "did good." I knew I did because I love it.
Connie shows off one of her art quilts.
from Memphis, lived in Whitehaven and graduated from SBEC (Southern Baptist
Educational Center) in 1979.
“My family has
always had a place on Sardis Lake, near the Holiday Lodge. I even waited tables
there during my high school years,” said Connie. She attended the University of Mississippi for two years,
and her parents—Sam and Pat Griggs—retired to Harmontown in 1985. Following the death of her father,
Brown’s mother remarried, and she and her husband Paul Sherwood live in the same
spot on Harmontown Road.
Connie and her husband
Ted Brown of Germantown and son Dusty moved to Asheville in 1989.
“In 1990 I took my
first quilt class and was hooked,” she said. “I’ve been making quilts ever
Connie became an
AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles in 2009. Her quilt, Color Cascade
can be found in the September 2012 issue of American
She is a juried
member of Southern Highlands Craft Guild and her quilts have been offered for
sale and for viewing at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, N.C.
“If I am known for
anything, it is for my circle quilts. I have made variations of the same
pattern in many different colors.” She has also done art quilts and other
Since Brown has
family in this area, she returns frequently to Mississippi.