July 2012 Newsletter

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  • Name tag
  • Program items
  • Block party block
  • Show-and-Tell


Thanks Michelle for the cute “make and take” project at the June meeting.  Those are always a lot of fun.  Summer is here, not a favorite time of the year for quilting.  Time to catch up on picking patterns and finding fabric for new projects.  Hope to see everyone at the annual birthday dinner on July 2.

Happy quilting!

Jane Lamb


  • Barbara Burnaugh … July 31


Our Fall Retreat will be in Weatherford on October 19-21.  If you are interested in going, the cost is the same as usual, $40 per night plus tax, 2 night total is $85.60.  A deposit of $40 will hold your place.  Space usually fills fast and is limited to the first 12 to sign up.

Michelle Rodriguez


Our July meeting will be our 19th birthday celebration.  Our Guild turns 19 on July 5th!  Once again we will have Eddlemon’s cater our party with good barbecue.  Officers should bring drinks.

As is our custom at our birthday party, we will collect canned goods and other non-perishable food for the Grand Prairie Food & Clothing Co-Op.

Our program will be our Orphan Block (and Other Quilty Goods) Auction.  Please bring your orphan blocks and whatever else that is QUILTING RELATED that you don’t want and we will auction it off.  All the money raised will be donated to the Grand Prairie Food & Clothing Co-Op.


Rally Day is Saturday, July 14th at Mimosa Lane Baptist Church in Mesquite.  National Speaker will be Pam Bono of Pam Bono Designs.  Cost is free with your Quilter’s Guild of Grand Prairie membership card.  Registration starts at 9 a.m., program starts at 10 a.m.  Lunch is from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and the program resumes at 1 p.m.  The day should be over by about 3 p.m.  Pam Bono will also be doing 2 workshops before Rally Day.  One is Thursday, July 12th and the other Friday, July 13th.  Cost is $40 per workshop.

There will be raffles and lots of door prizes.  There will be mini quilt auctions as well as member guilds selling tickets for their raffle quilts.  Goody bags with all kinds of things donated by member guilds will be given away to the first 500 people at registration.

If you are interested in attending Rally Day or the workshops, please let Sue Taylor know by our July 2nd meeting.  She will be selling lunch tickets as well as tickets for the Friday raffle.  We will have a carpool going to Rally Day for those interested in attending.


Beginning balance … 1403.01

Stamps …18.00

Ending balance …1385.01


President Jane Lamb called the meeting to order with 16 members present.  Margaret and Debi told how they became interested in sewing and then quilting.

  • Grace is our only June birthday and she chose her birthday fat quarter.
  • The minutes of our May meeting were approved as printed in the newsletter.  Debi reported a beginning balance of $1,428.01 less a $43 check leaving a balance of $1,385.01 in our account.  Both the minutes and treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.
  • Door prizes were won by Shirley, Lillie, and Marty.
  • Michelle reported that the 9 ladies who attended retreat in May had a wonderful time and that our next retreat is booked for October 19 – 21.  There are six signed up for the next retreat which leaves six places for anyone who is interested.
  • Elisabeth reminded us of the workshop to be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, June 9th  from 9am to 3pm.  Quilts for teens at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas will be made as well as fleece blankets to be fringed.  Lunch will be covered dish.
  • The block of the month was won by Debi.  Next month’s block will be sailboats.
  • Sue Taylor reported on the TAQG (Texas Association of Quilt Guilds)  meeting which she attended in May.  We will soon be able to get reduced rates at Fed Ex because of our association with TAQG.  TAQG is also working on a program whereby grants will be awarded to member guilds for programs.  Sue also reminded us of Rally Day which will be held on July 14th.  We have turned in 3 mini quilts for auction as well as two door prizes.  Any member of our guild can attend Rally Day free  and several members are interested in going.
  • Our July program will be our 19th birthday and we will celebrate with dinner.  Marty moved and Grace seconded that we have Eddlemon’s BBQ.  The motion passed.  Officers will bring drinks and Jane will get the ice.  All members are asked to bring canned goods and non-perishables for the Food and Clothing Co-op as well as orphan blocks or other quilting associated items for auction.  All monies collected will also go to the co-op.
  • Tonight’s program was a very cute make-&-take – a needle holder made to look like a flower which was attached to a golf tee.  The tee will sit in the hole of the thread and one’s needle will be very convenient.
  • Following our craft, the meeting was adjourned.

Sue Heard


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