July 2011 Newsletter

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NEXT MEETING: JULY 4, 2011

DOOR PRIZES: If your last name begins with F orplease bring a door prize to the September meeting and give it to Jeri Bush This is a voluntary effort, but most of us like to receive a door prize and we hope everyone will participate. Please bring only quilting related items such as: Quilting Notions, fat quarters, triangle paper, magnetic pin holders, scissors, Pigma pens, etc.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE MEETING

  • Name tag
  • Door prizes for F or H
  • Show-and-Tell

PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Well, our next meeting will July 4th…the anniversary of our Quilt Guild and most importantly, the birthday of our fine nation. As we get together with family and friends for this upcoming holiday, everyone please say an extra prayer for those away from loved ones defending the very freedom we enjoy.

Thank you God for our military…keep them safe and send them back to the ones that love them unharmed.

Marty Staten

BIRTHDAYS

Barbara Burnaugh … July 31

WORKSHOPS

Our next workshop is Saturday, July 9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. We will be making the pattern, “Around the Corner” by Heather Mulder Pederson. If you are interested in participating, you will need the pattern. If you have already signed up, you have received your pattern and can go ahead and do your cutting prior to the workshop.

Because we will have a small group, rather than a potluck lunch, we will order lunch (DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks, Don Juan’s or something similar.)

Michelle Rodriguez

SYLVIA’S BRIDAL SAMPLER

If you are making Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler Quilt, we have decided to discontinue the monthly stitch group meetings. If anyone is interested in working on the blocks together, let me know and I will see about scheduling a Saturday workshop later this year.

Michelle Rodriguez

JULY PROGRAM

We will celebrate our Guild birthday at the July 4 meeting. Wow, 18 years! I have ordered dinner from Eddlemon’s for us. The only thing we need to complete the meal is something to drink, so I ask that the officers furnish that.

As has been our custom, we are collecting food for the Grand Prairie Food and Clothing Co-op. Please bring non-perishable foods that are still in date. They especially need peanut butter and canned meats other than tuna. So many people are struggling in this economy that I hope we can help a little.

The program will be an auction of orphan blocks. Some of us make a trial block to see if we like a pattern or color combination. Others make a block or two and then decide to abandon a project. Whatever the reason, bring your blocks and maybe someone else will adopt them. If you have some fabric in your stash that you no longer want, bring that along too. All money made from the auction will be given to the Grand Prairie Food and Clothing Co-op also.

For show and tell, please bring a patriotic quilt, wall hanging, table runner or something else you’ve made to share with the group.

Shirley Lewis

TREASURER’S REPORT

Beginning balance … 1594.39

Program expense (Sam Winover) …  (50.00)

Ending balance … 1544.39

MINUTES

  •  The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. on June 6, 2011 by president Marty Staten.
  • The minutes from the May meeting were approved as printed in the newsletter. The treasurer’s report was approved as printed in the newsletter and will be filed for audit.
  • June birthday: Grace on the 19th.
  • Membership was 17 members and 1 guest, our speaker, Liza Faust.
  • Workshops: next workshop will be on Saturday, July 9th at First Presbyterian Church from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. We will be doing the pattern, “Around the Corner” by Heather Mulder Peterson. Anyone interested should sign up and pay $8.50 for the pattern.
  • Retreat: 11 people participated in our May retreat. The next retreat will be October 28-30. The location will be the same — Victorian House Retreat in Weatherford. Cost is $40 per night plus tax and whatever you decide to do for food. If you are interested in going please get your deposit of $40 to Michelle as soon as possible.
  • Jeri won the block of the month drawing. Next month’s block is State of Arizona.
  • Door prizes: Jeri asked everyone to keep in mind that she has lots of fat quarters to give out as door prizes but is low on other items such as notions and patterns. Door prizes were won by Janice Overton, Nancy, and Elisabeth.
  • Show and Tell: Michelle, Shirley, Lillie, Elisabeth, Janis Hill, Grace and Marty.
  • Next program will be our birthday party on the 4th of July. Our guild will be 18 years old on July 5th! Shirley asked the members present what they would prefer to do for dinner and it was decided to have Eddlemon’s cater our dinner again this year. Shirley will call and make the arrangements. We will also have the Orphan Block Auction and collect items for the Grand Prairie Food and Clothing Co-Op. They especially need peanut butter and canned meats other than tuna. Shirley also discussed an upcoming charity program to make the fleece blankets like we made last year. There was a motion and second for Shirley to spend up to $150 on fleece to make the blankets.
  • Tonight’s program speaker is Liza Faust, the English Street Quilter. She is going to talk about color.

Michelle Rodriguez (for the vacationing Sue Heard)

JULY BLOCK PARTY

Pattern in on page 3 of the newsletter.

RETREAT

Our next retreat is scheduled for October 28, 29, and 30th at Victorian House Retreat in Weatherford. Cost is $40 per night plus tax, which makes it $85.60 for the weekend (plus food). If you are interested in going, please give me you $40 deposit as soon as possible.

Also mark your calendars for the spring retreat, May 18, 19, and 20th, 2012. I will be taking those deposits in December or January.

Michelle Rodriguez

OPERATION RE-GUILD JOPLIN

If anyone is interested in helping the quilters of Joplin, MO get back to quilting, The Quilt Asylum in McKinney, Stitchin’ Heaven in Quitman and The Quilt Shoppe in Stewartsville, MO have started Operation Re-Guild Joplin. You may read about it here: http://tqanews.blogspot.com/2011/06/operation-re-guild-joplin.html

Michelle Rodriguez


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