Wednesday, June 20, 2018

May 2018 Meeting

May 14, 2018 Ritzy Thimble Meeting Minutes

REMINDER; Our June 11 meeting will start at 7:00 pm.
Narda called meeting to order around 6:00 pm.  She opened with a few thoughts about clearing out, cleaning up, using up our stash and tools...good discussion!

Attendance & Membership - Glynnis Nappo
Members - 40 members in attendance (79 paid members)
                    NO visitors

GUEST SPEAKER - Bailey Earith from Maryville, TN
Had an interesting guest speak to the guild about her works of art.  She is a retired Occupational Therapist who loves teaching others about how to use textured elements in their work,  She teaches 350 or so students a week how to complete recycled art projects.  She brought some examples of her work for us to enjoy.  Some interest has been expressed  about having her teach a workshop for us.  Stay tuned!

Door Prizes - Colleen Thomas
Winners were: Glenys Nappo, Sharon Leinert, Nancy Marsh, Phaye Geiger

Block Drawing/Fat Quarter Exchange - Cindy Conrad
* Block exchange - Gosling Go Round - Nancy Rayside won the blocks!
* Charm square exchange - 3 groups of 7 (320 squares per group) winners were:  Debbie Roby, Karen Larabee and Pat Lakers

Hospitality House Challenge - Allison Darken
The theme for this year is "Let the Sun Shine In".  These quilts (minimum size is 50" x 60") are due on Tuesday, August 14th at 6:00pm.  Allison asked for a show of hands to indicate how many are planning on donating a quilt for the Hospitality House.  Looks like we will have about 20 quilts.  Please see Allison Darken if you have questions.

Mystery Quilt Project - Celia Shanks
Celia handed out the 3rd clue for the Mystery Quilt to those participating

Pillowcases for Children's Hospital - Lynda McLaren
The pillowcase project is off to a good start this year! Can turn in anytime although they are due in November! Use any method you like to construct the pillowcases but if you need instructions be sure to ask Lynda!  Also check out the table Lynda provide for this project!
20 TURNED IN SO FAR! and I believe she has collected about 20 more...

Pin Money Sale - from April Meeting
All Pin money has been paid to the guild

Scrap Quilt Challenge - Narda Hipsher
Narda previously threw out a challenge to us to use our scraps in creating some scrap quilts this year!

SEW & TELL - Lynda McLaren
Phaye Geiger
Nancy Marsh
Joan Sprenkle
Verilyn Smith
Pat Anderson
Anne Schulz
Darlene Roby
Allison Darken
Karen Larabee
Narda Hipsher




































UFO's - Nancy McComish
remember to let Nancy McComish as you finish items you have listed for the UFO challenge. Send a picture to Nancy.  Quilt tops do not have to be quilted, just finished...

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES/EXHIBITS
Atlantic Fly Away - A class being taught by Anita Chaisty is planned for June 23 at the Civic Center.  Signups are going on now.  The pattern is called Atlantic Fly Away and it uses the Wing Clipper Ruler by Deb Tucker. 

REMINDERS Information has been handed out about the Smoky Mountain Quilters Quilt Show on June 15 & 16, 2018 at the Knoxville Expo Center.  For more information and entry forms, visit www.smokymtnquilters.com

See you at our June 11 meeting at 7:00 pm!

April 2018 Meeting


April 9, 2018 Ritzy Thimble Meeting Minutes
Narda called meeting to order and welcomed our visitors (4) from Norris' Bits and Pieces Guild.

Attendance & Membership - Glynnis Nappo
Members - 49 + 3 new members in attendance

Had signup for May 14 meeting "food volunteers" -
Narda, Ava, Jennifer, Nancy
Child Advocacy - Linda Cole
quilt to be auctioned was shown...

Door Prizes - Colleen Thomas
Winners were: Mary Turner, Lynn Tereshko, Debbie Roby and Janet Evans

Block Drawing/Fat Quarter Exchange - Cindy Conrad
BOTH ARE DUE AT MAY MEETING
* Block exchange - Gosling Go Round - use a tan/cream background and scrappy "geese"- handout is available
* Rather than a FQ exchange we will do a scrappy 5" charm square consisting of 30 charm squares - please bring in  sandwich bag to keep all together!

Hospitality House Challenge - Allison Darken
The theme for this year is "Let the Sun Shine In".  These quilts (minimum size is 50" x 60") are due on Tuesday, August 14th at 6:00pm.  Please see Allison Darken if you have questions.

Mystery Quilt Project - Celia Shanks
Celia will be emailing the clues for the Mystery Quilt to those participating

Pillowcases for Children's Hospital - Lynda McLaren
Lynda says the pillowcase project is off to a good start this year! Can turn in anytime although they are due in November! Use any method you like to construct the pillowcases but if you need instructions be sure to ask Lynda!  Also check out the table Lynda provide for this project!
16 TURNED IN SO FAR!

Pin Money Sale - April Meeting
Appeared to go well.  Lots of good things brought in and sold!!

Scrap Quilt Challenge - Narda Hipsher
Narda previously threw out a challenge to us to use our scraps in creating some scrap quilts this year! REMEMBER!  Only "fresh scraps"!

SEW & TELL - Narda showed a beautiful quilt made between 1894 - 195?
Verilyn Smith
Allison Darken
Linda Johnson
Patty Ashworth
Anne Shultz
Paula Lynch
Norma Spejewski
Nancy Jones
Shirley Pridemore


 
 










Snippets of Information - Laurie Brobst
Laurie gave us a handout on sewing scrappy 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles.  Great way to use our scraps!


UFO's - Nancy McComish
Nancy McComish collected more cards that were handed out at the February meeting. As you finish items you have listed for this challenge, please send a picture to Nancy.  Quilt tops do not have to be quilted, just finished...

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES/EXHIBITS
Atlantic Fly Away - A class being taught by Anita Chaisty is planned for June 23 at the Civic Center.  Signups are going on now.  The pattern is called Atlantic Fly Away and it uses the Wing Clipper Ruler by Deb Tucker. 

$10 Mesh Bag Class sign ups started for a class to be taught by Sassy Foster on May 12 at Civic Center, Room B.  Must pay 1st to sign up.

REMINDERS Information has been handed out about the Smoky Mountain Quilters Quilt Show on June 15 & 16, 2018 at the Knoxville Expo Center.  For more information and entry forms, visit www.smokymtnquilters.com

March 2018 Meeting


March 12, 2018 Ritzy Thimble Meeting Minutes
Narda introduced creative exercise by telling a story - worked in teams.  Each team created a quilt using a picture from Magazine - color, shape, etc.

Attendance & Membership - Glynnis Nappo
Visitors - 2, Dot Gratz & Cheryl Roach
Members - 1 new member, Ava Ianni
Did not get how many were at the meeting -
We now have 73 paid members - we are limited to 80
Had signup for "food volunteers" -
Allison Darken, Laurie Brobst, Sassy Foster, Connie Dean
Julie will brink drinks
Narda - plates, cups, napkins
We will be asking for food volunteers again in May and later on through out the year

Bags for Beads of Courage - Sassy Foster and Pat Lakers
Sassy collected bead bags for children from the kits distributed at an earlier meeting. Thanks ladies for organizing this effort!

Child Advocacy - Linda Cole
Linda showed several donated quilts for this project.

Door Prizes - Colleen Thomas
Winners were: Linda Cole, Nancy Jones, Johnnie Reber, Susan Thomason

Block Drawing/Fat Quarter Exchange - Cindy Conrad
Blocks were divided into 2 groups of 8 - winners were Narda and Jennifer Thien
Cindy, hope your husband is lots better!

Hospitality House Challenge - Allison Darken
The theme for this year is "Let the Sun Shine In".  These quilts (minimum size is 50" x 60") are due on Tuesday, August 14th at 6:00pm.  An information sheet was handed out for all members who are interested in participating.  No meeting, refreshments and quilts only.  Will be some nice prizes.  Contest is based on the theme.  Please see Allison Darken if you have questions.

Mystery Quilt Project - Celia Shanks
Celia handed out Clue 2.  She says this quilt will be a perfect size for a Child Advocacy Quilt or for the Hospitality House...sounds interesting!

Pillowcases for Children's Hospital - Lynda McLaren
Lynda says the pillowcase project is off to a good start this year!  11 have been turned in.  Can turn in anytime although these are due in November!  Last year our guild donated 288 pillowcases to Children's Hospital.  You any method you like but if you need instructions be sure to ask Lynda!

Pin Money Sale - April Meeting
Bring cash!  Sellers bring your own change.  The Norris Guild will join us for the Pin Money Sale and refreshments.  Good way to do some down-sizing and help out our Guild! 

Scrap Quilt Challenge - Narda Hipsher
Narda has thrown out a challenge to us to use our scraps in creating some scrap quilts! REMEMBER!  Only "fresh scraps"!

SEW & TELL - show something special to you!The following showed their beautiful work:
Julie Niles
Sharon Leinert
Sassy Foster
Maggie Cameron
Narda Hipsher - great great grandmother's crazy quilt
Glynnis Nappo - Cindy Blackberg piece that Patty quilted
Jane Dunham - special hand pieced quilt
Linda Cole
Nancy Rayside - Nancy Zieman quilt
Allison Darken
Patty Ashworth - a quilt she got from the free table
Celia Shanks







 

  




UFO's - Nancy McComish

Nancy McComish collected cards that were handed out at the February meeting. More cards were handed out and may be turned in at the April meeting.  UFO's are any kit or unfinished project you want to list.  As you finish items you have listed for this challenge, please send a picture to Nancy.  Quilt tops do not have to be quilted, just finished...

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES/EXHIBITS
Atlantic Fly Away - A class being taught by Anita Chaisty is planned for June 23 at the Civic Center.  Signups are going on now.  The pattern is called Atlantic Fly Away and it uses the Wing Clipper Ruler by Deb Tucker. 

Class sign ups started for a mesh bag to be taught by Sassy Foster in May.  Must pay 1st to sign up.

Quilt Exhibit being planned for 2019
Patty Ashworth previously gave us a heads up about plans for an exhibit to be held at the Art Center in Oak Ridge - more on this later

REMINDERS Information has been handed out about the Smoky Mountain Quilters Quilt Show on June 15 & 16, 2018 at the Knoxville Expo Center.  For more information and entry forms, visit www.smokymtnquilters.com

Please help me by keeping the information I think I'm hearing correct!  Also, I apologize in advance if I have misspelled any names or incorrectly recorded information during the meeting!


February 2018 Meeting


Attendance & Membership - Glynnis Nappo
Visitors - 1 visitor Sandra Davidson (also joined)  welcome Sandra! I did not get Sandra's email address, could someone please forward this to her??
Members - 46 signed in (I think)
We now have 66 paid members
Bags for Beads of Courage - Lin Stricker, Sassy Foster and Pat LakersKits are available and were distributed at the meeting tonight  The bags are due at the March meeting.
Lin Stricker was one of the original members of the group organizing this effort but has since moved from this area.  Thanks ladies and Lin you are already missed!
Child Advocacy - Linda Cole - Celia Shanks and Narda showed the quilt they put together from blocks finished by Ritzy Thinble and the Norris Guild which will be used for the Child Advocacy Quilt Auction!  Thanks to all who worked on this beautiful quilt!

Door Prizes - Colleen Thomas
Winners were:
Sassy Foster
Johnnie Reber
LeAnn Raper
Anna Singleton
Kit Brown
Colleen Thomas (won the $1 fabric raffle - donation from Cora)
Fat Quarter Drawing / Block Drawing - Cindy Conrad
A reminder was printed in the newsletter to bring in 3 bright FQ's if you wantd to participate in the drawing.  Winners were:
Linda Johnson
Celia Shanks

Cindy introduced the Block Drawing for next month.  She challenged us to make 4 Buzz Saw blocks using scrappy fabrics and a white tone on tone fabric.  An instruction sheet was handed out and Cindy explained what we need to do.   Beginning with 4 - 10" printed squares and 4 - 10" white tone-on-tone squares, sew the 4 blocks together accordig to Cindy's instructions and you should end up with a 19" finished block.  Thank you Cindy for managing this for us!  Due in March!
Hospitality House Challenge - Allison DarkenThe theme for this year is "Let the Sun Shine In".  Allison gave a little history about the Hospitality House in Oak Ridge and explained how our donation works.  These quilts (minimum size is 50" x 60") are due at our August meeting.  An information sheet was handed out for all members who are interested in participating.  Please see Allison Darken if you have questions.

Mystery Quilt Project - Celia ShanksCelia handed out the fabric requirements for this year's mystery quilt.  She says this quilt will be a perfect size for a Child Advocacy Quilt or for the Hospitality House...sounds interesting!

Pillowcases for Children's Hospital - Lynda McLarenLynda will head up the pillowcase project for us again this year.  These are due in November!  Last year our guild donated 288 pillowcases to Children's Hospital.  Thank you Lynda!

Pin Money Sale - April Meeting We will invite the Norris Guild to join us for the Pin Money Sale and refreshments.  Good way to do some down-sizing and help out our Guild! 

Rotary Blade Purchase - Colleen Thomas Colleen organized a group purchase of Rotary Blades and brought the order in to distribute as the meeting was underway.  Thanks Colleen!

Scrap Quilt Challenge - Narda HipsherNarda has thrown out a challenge to us to use our scraps in creating some scrap quilts!  Then a discussion about what kind of scraps to use took place....REMEMBER!  Only "fresh scraps"! Here is an example

SEW & TELL
The following showed their beautiful work:Judy Janella
Judy Short
Allison Darken
Linda Johnson
Bonnie Miller
Narda Hipsher
Kathleen Cooksey
Celia Shanks
Connie Dean
Johnnie Reber
LeAnn Raper
Wanda Somers























Snippets of Information -Laurie Brobst conducted a helpful session on how to use a "Twisted Setting" in quilting.  She will do more sessions like this every other month.  Thank you Laurie!


UFO's - Allison Darken & Nancy McComish
The 2017 UFO challenge was extended to January (actually February) -
Allison provided stats on 2017 completed projects and prizes were awarded to:
Wanda Somers
Sassy Foster
Linda Johnson

Nancy McComish will manage the 2018 UFO Challenge.  Cards were handed out and may be returned in March. UFO's are any kit or unfinished project you want to list.  As you finish items you have listed for this challenge, please send a picture to Nancy.  Quilt tops do not have to be quilted, just finished...

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES/EXHIBITS
Atlantic Fly Away - A class taught by Anita Chaisty is planned for June 23 at the Civic Center.  Signups are going on now.  The pattern is called Atlantic Fly Away and it uses the Wing Clipper Ruler by Deb Tucker. 

Narda and Patty Ashworth told us about a 2 day class taught by a local lady, Bailey Earith, a fiber artist from Oak Ridge.  We don't have date yet but they wanted to emphasize what a good opportunity this is to learn a new technique that we might apply to our own quilting efforts...mor on this after we see an example of what we will be making in the class...

Quilt Exhibit being planned for 2019
Patty Ashworth previously gave us a heads up about plans for an exhibit to be held at the Art Center in Oak Ridge - more on this later
REMINDERS Information has been handed out about the Smoky Mountain Quilters Quilt Show on June 15 & 16, 2018 at the Knoxville Expo Center.  For more information and entry forms, visit www.smokymtnquilters.com

WHAT A GREAT MEETING!
See you at our March 12 meeting!