July 2013 Newsletter


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  • Name tag

  • Block party block

  • Show-and-Tell

  • Potluck for Guild Dinner — officers should also bring drinks

  • Nonperishables for Food & Clothing Co-Op

  • Auction Items — orphan blocks, sewing/quilting related items you no longer want


Today I had the privilege of mailing eleven blocks to the Quilts of Valor Foundation.  Thank you so much to all of you who participated in this project.  I know the recipients will be blessed by your efforts.

We also finished twenty-four fleece blankets at the June meeting that will be taken to Children’s Medical Center.  Those will go a long way to help brighten a sick child’s day.

It makes me very proud to be a part of so many generous folks.  I know there are many other charities that some of you support that I am not aware of, so thanks to each of you as well.  Quilts and blankets can warm the body and the soul.

Happy quilting!

Jane Lamb


  • Jane called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. and announced the birthdays for June….Grace, Tory, Kathleen and Nancy Mills-Dickens. Each lady chose a fat- quarter.
  • Several ladies had good news to share….Marty is looking forward to becoming a great-grandmother in June; Vickie announced she will also become a great-grandmother and Katrina a grandmother. 
  • The minutes from the last meeting were approved as printed in the newsletter.
  • As of the beginning of this meeting, we have a balance of $1,505.13 in our treasury. The treasurer’s report for last month was approved and will be filed for audit.
  • There were 21 members present. Jane introduced her 2 visitors…her daughter Theresa Lamb and her daughter-in-law, Lacy Lamb. They came tonight to help with our service project.
  • There were 4 door prizes given away tonight plus 2 sets of free tickets to area quilt shows. Winners were Ruth, Vickie, Barbara & Linda. The tickets to the Plano show was won by Shirley and Janis won the tickets to the Glen Rose show.
  • Michelle reported everyone had a great time at the May retreat. Eight ladies attended. Our next retreat will be Oct. 18, 19 and 20th. Some may go on the 17th. She will need your deposit as soon as possible if you are planning on attending. The cost is $40 plus tax per night.
  • Grace won the 13 B-O-M’s. Janis had the pattern & colors for next month’s block….Forget-me-Not block.
  • Elisabeth suggested that if you are planning to attend the workshop scheduled for June 29th, to have all the pieces cut per the details in the newsletter. So far 7 are planning to attend. 
  • Jane, filling in for Sue Taylor, had all the forms and information for TAQG’s Rally Day, July 13th. The order forms for lunch, tickets for sale for the drawing, brochures from the Bonham quilt shop, book marks from the Plano show, information and registration forms for Sue Reich’s workshops, and Rally Day Pins for $5.00. Jeri and Grace have submitted their miniature quilts, our donation for the door prizes has been delivered and Michelle and Paco have submitted the power-point presentation.
  • For our next meeting in July, we will be celebrating our 20 year anniversary. Janis made the motion and was seconded by Tory to have a “Pot-Luck” meal instead of catering a meal. Motion was approved. We need to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the food-bank and for the auction, any unfinished project, orphan blocks, or any item you would like to donate.
  • Show & Tell….Shara (finished 3 B-O-M’s she had won), Katrina, Tory, Barbara, Shirley, Michelle, Elisabeth and Grace.
  • Program…Service project…made fleece blankets for Children’s Hospital.
  • Meeting adjourned.

Margaret Alsup


The next workshop will be a two-part workshop on June 29 and July 27.  This will be a mystery quilt with lots of parts.  You will get your cutting instructions and fabric requirements prior to June 29.  

On June 29 we’ll see how far we get and determine where we’ll start on July 27.  The idea being that we are able to do most of the mystery quilt in the workshop rather than at home.  Size is approximately 57×57 or 69×69 with borders.  

The workshops will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church and we’ll do a potluck lunch.  If you have any questions, please contact Elisabeth.


July is our Guild’s birthday month.  On July 5, our Guild will be 20 years old!  What an accomplishment.  As is our custom, we will have a birthday party for our July meeting.  It was voted at the June meeting for us to have a potluck birthday dinner this year.  Each member is asked to bring a potluck dish to share and the officers should also bring drinks.  We will also be collecting canned goods and other non-perishables for the Grand Prairie Food and Clothing Co-Op.  No expired food, please.

After dinner, the real fun begins.  We will have our auction of items you don’t want anymore.  These should all be quilting/sewing related and they can be new or used items.  They can be unfinished projects that you know you will not ever do, they can be orphan blocks (2 or 3 blocks you were going to use in a quilt or something and decided not to), fabric that you bought that you don’t want, used books, patterns, etc.  All monies that we raise from the auction will be donated to the Food and Clothing Co-Op.  This is great fun and a way to clean out your sewing room.  I also wouldn’t be surprised if we see items from previous auctions make their way back into this auction!


Pattern in on page 3 of the newsletter.


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