Hopkinton Garden Club and Marathon Quilters Host "Quilts in Bloom"

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On Tuesday, April 12, 2011, the Hopkinton Garden Club and the Marathon Quilt Guild partnered together to bring a wonderful program to the community. Robin Murphy joined the two groups at the First Congregational Church to present her 'Quilts in Bloom' program. More than sixty members of the surrounding community were in attendance. Ms. Murphy is both an expert quilter and acclaimed floral designer. The program combined both skills - starting with a quilted piece as inspiration for building a fresh floral arrangement. Ms. Murphy began with a description of history and creation of each quilt as she used the design and color to inspire a unique floral arrangement, which she created as she spoke. She also provided detailed instruction regarding the flowers and foliage in her arrangement, as well as design tips and techniques. Several lucky attendees were able to go home with the beautiful arrangements.

This program was supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.