Piecemakers: Manning their stations LAST OF THREE PARTS: Costa Mesa quilters are holding together in the year since their founder’s death.

Afternoon sunlight streams into a small hair salon on the second floor of the Piecemakers Country Store. Stylist Marj Serr trims some straggling gray hairs for a longtime client before sending him on his way. … Ronald Enroth, a professor emeritus of sociology at Westmont College who has written about the Piecemakers, says small religious groups tend to fracture when their founder is out of the picture. “Very often there is a vacuum of true leadership in the surviving group,” Enroth said. “No one can match up to the person who was in charge for all those years.” more pdf

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