Those who enjoy quilting—and a good song—may want to check out singer/quilter Cathy Miller next Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Church here.
Brought to town by the local Sew ’n Sews Quilt Club, the show marks a first as a “Quilters Café” presentation, club member Keri Russell said yesterday.
“We’ve never done anything like this before,” she noted. “We’ve had our quilting weekend, workshops, and demonstrations, but this is about entertainment.
“I think it’s something different for quilters in our area,” she added. “We thought it would be a good chance to meet other quilters—we just don’t know how many there are out there.
“And maybe we could increase our membership.”
The presentation will run from 7-10 p.m. Quilts also will be on display, and coffee and dainties will be served.
Cost is $5, with tickets available from Sew ’n Sews members. Ticket sales are limited to 100.
Miller’s Web site describes her as “a fearless songwriter who often writes on topics that make other songwriters run.”
A Victoria, B.C. resident, Miller writes “slice of life” stories in her songs, whose topics include not only quilting, but knees, marital infidelity, depression, kilts, independence, dancing, drought, mountain climbing, and gravedigging.
For several years, Miller was a regular contributor to CBC Radio’s national show “Good Question,” writing two-minute “songs with an attitude” while answering listeners’ questions.
But it’s her voice that has been most praised—clear, powerful, evocative, she’s interpreted the material for every audience.
Since the mid-’90s, Miller has teamed up with Eileen McGann and David K to present “2,000 Years of Christmas,” an exploration—through stories and songs—of the traditions that surround our most joyous season.
In 1994, it was featured on “Morningside.” In 1995, there was a national CBC Radio special from Regina on Boxing Day. An album of the show was released in 1996.
Miller has been a professional songwriter and singer for more than 20 years, and has five solo albums to her credit—Super-woman (1985), Footprints on the Moon (1988), Dance Beneath the Moon (1991), Living for the Stars (1998), and One Stitch At A Time (2000).