September 2017 Newsletter

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


  • Holli Blackwell … Sept. 13

  • Lillie Martinez … Sept. 14

  • Margaret Alsup … Sept. 23

  • Evelyn Moore … Sept. 27


The “end” of summer is almost upon us. I know we usually have warm weather until October, but the traditional end of summer is Labor Day. This year has just flown by!

Did you go to the Plano Quilt Show? It was a great show. We went to the show and then proceeded to shop hop to four quilt shops in Plano and McKinney. All of them had sales going on or they had coupons in the Plano Quilt Show program or the Texas Association of Quilt Guilds Rally Day program. Of course, I bought something at each store and I think the people with me bought items at some or all of the shops.

The next quilt show is the Original Sewing Expo in Arlington. The website lists over 90 vendors going to that show. I am anxious to see what this show is all about.

Don’t forget to make your mug rug for the September meeting, and I hope you are working on your half square triangle challenge project for November.

Create something wonderful this month and don’t forget to bring it to show and tell! Don’t forget
that each month you bring something for show and tell your name goes into a drawing to be
held the end of the year (one entry per month – regardless of the number of items you show that month).

Michelle Rodriguez


Welcome to our August visitors, Sharon, Patsy and Pat. We hope you will come back for our September meeting. Welcome also to Janet Ward. She renewed her membership at our August meeting.


I want to thank Michelle, Shirley, Evelyn and Debi again for their participation in teaching us during our Schoolhouse event in August. It was fun being able to see everyone so interested in what they had to teach us!

September will be our Mug Rug challenge month! Please make sure to read the separate email I am having Paco send out to everyone for rule specifics as well as the list of who I have participating. If you did not sign up or do not see your name, please email me at by September 1 (the Friday before our next meeting) to let me know if you would like to participate! Please make sure you read that additional email!

Carrie Stanford


  • Meeting called to order
  • Welcome
    • President welcomed group to meeting
  • Approve Guild minutes as in the newsletter
  • Approved as written
  • Approve Treasurer’s report as in the newsletter
    • No questions or comments
    • Filed for audit
  • Current Treasurer’s report
    • Beginning balance: $1,538.58
    • Ending balance: $1,386.58
    • $152 for Eddelmon’s
  • Birthdays
    • Katrina 8/4
    • Lauren 8/11
    • Judy 8/23
  • Remembrances
    • Michelle’s dad is in the hospital
    • Graces’s father-in-law passed
    • Evelyn’s brother had knee surgery
  • Announcements
    • Salvation Army Youth craft-a-thon 10/21 – see Michelle for information
    • If you use Guild’s name in requesting donations those donations must go to the whole guild
  • TAQG
    • Rally day was fun – a few guild members won door prizes
    • Next rally day is second Saturday in July
  • Newsletter
    • Items for the newsletter should be submitted to Paco By the 10th of the month
    • Newsletter coming from (Francisco=Paco)
    • Newsletter items can be sent to Paco or Michelle
  • Block of the Month
    • Reminder that each person that chooses to participate will keep their blocks each month
    • Next month
      • Windblown Square – make 3
      • Tippecanoe – make 4
    • Call Christine if you have any questions on directions
  • Membership
    • 26 members in attendance
    • 3 visitors
    • Failure to wear a name tag will result in a $.50 fine
  • Workshops
    • 9 people at panel workshop
    • Next workshop will be at the end of the year to work on BOM in early December
  • Program for next month
    • Mug rug challenge
    • Upcoming half-square triangle challenge sign-up sheet is here tonight
  • Publicity
    • Quilt Guild meetings are in the calendar of events for Grand Prairie for the rest of 2017
  • Stitch group
    • This month the stitch group will not be held due to the sewing expo being held the same time
  • Show & Tell
    • The following members shared their projects with the group
      • Evelyn (spinning log cabin), Carrie, Becky, Christine, Pam, Marcy, Lauren, Shirley A., Jane, Nancy
      • Also, the people that finished their panel quilts: Christine, Michelle, Shirley L., Carrie and Evelyn
      • Carrie and Evelyn showed all of the lap quilts made for Operation Shoebox
  • Door Prizes
    • Winners of the door prize drawing
      • Michelle, Janis, Barbara, Lauren
  • Old business
    • Workshop with Debra B. – no update as shop owner has not been available
  • New business
    • Grace shared that she has all of the blocks from the guild across the years and has matched them all with the appropriate newsletter
      • Michelle will go back to the newsletter to find out what was voted on when this was discussed in the past so that we can discuss at our next meeting
    • Barbara Burnaugh shared her Rare Bear update. She also provided the information on how to participate
  • Program for this month
    • Schoolhouse
      • Michelle
      • Shirley
      • Evelyn
      • Debi

Becky Petross


  • Be sure to wear a name tag at our meetings. If you don’t wear a name tag, you will be charged 50 cents each time.
  • Articles for the newsletter are due by the 10th of the month. Any articles not received by the 10th of the month may or may not get published in that month’s newsletter.
  • The newsletter is published monthly usually within 10 days of the meeting date (first Monday of each month). You will receive an e-mail with a link to the website (
    All previous newsletters are archived on our website. You may also go to our Facebook page. Our newsletter link is posted there monthly. If, at any time, you cannot find your newsletter or have deleted the e-mail with the link, you could do an internet search for “quilter’s guild of grand prairie” to find our website.
  • If you have a question about a program, a workshop, or the block of the month, be sure to contact the person(s) in charge of whatever you have a question about. The names, phone numbers and e-mails are all listed in the newsletter.
  • Please silence your cell phone during our meetings.

Michelle Rodriguez


The September Blocks of the Month are “Windblown Square” and “Tippecanoe.”

Please read the tutorials before you start!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Christine 214-284-4906

September – Windblown Square [Make 3] block tutorial:

September – Tippecanoe [Make 4] block tutorial:



Dutch Rose (1)


Savannah (2)

Farmer’s Daughter


Another Star (1)

Jack in the Box (2)


Arrowhead (1) — Was Rolling Pinwheel


St Louis Star (1) Paper Pieced


Pinwheel Skew (2) Paper Pieced

Pieced Star (3)


Wandering Foot (1) Template



Crazy Ann (2)

See Saw (4)


Windblown (3)

 Tippecanoe (4)


Tassel Flower (1) Paper Pieced


Grandmother’s Choice (1) – was Hayes Corner

Clay’s Choice (4)


Weathervane (2) & Assembly Instruction

Christine Blanton


  • Beginning balance … $1,386.58
  • Eddelmon’s … <152>
  • Ending balance … $1386.58

Janis Hill

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