Mary Rhopa La Cierra of St. Augustine will present a program at the May 14 meeting of the Amelia Island Quilt Guild. A lifetime interest in fibers and fabrics propelled the artist from a self-taught seamstress to an MFA degree and employment as a costume maker and teacher. Since retiring as Professor of Theatrical Design, she has taken up quilting and fiber art. Her work has been shown at Quiltfest Jacksonville, the St. Augustine Art Association, and the Florida Studio Art Quilt Exhibit. She has won numerous awards and currently has a solo show at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts in Orange Park.
The Amelia Island Quilt Guild holds its monthly meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Women's Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave, Fernandina Beach. The programs are free and open to the public. For more information about the quilt guild, visit their web site at www.aiquilters.com.