Tuesday, February 21, 2017

January 2017 Meeting

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope everyone gets lots of quilting done in this New Year!

- We gave out 4 door prizes and Shirley McCullough won the Membership Drawing.
- Visitors - We had 3 this meeting.

Hospitality House - Cindy Conrad kicked off with the theme "Wrapped In Warmth" for the Hospitality House Quilts for this year.

The purpose of this challenge is for members of the guild to make a quilt that will surround the patient with warmth and love. There are two options for your quilt this year:

1. You can make the quilt out of flannel fabric; either on the top, back, or both and/or

2. You may choose the warm color palette for your quilt.

Any quilt pattern you like is acceptable. Size requirements are a lap size quilt 60” x 72” is preferred,
but nothing smaller than 50” x 60” please. Due date is the August guild meeting. Quilts will be judged and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be awarded prizes.

UFO Projects for 2017 - Get ready to challenge yourself. Pull out projects you have started, whether on your own or from a class you have taken. A project is considered complete when the top is pieced. List up to ten projects that you would like to finish this year. Let’s have some fun and finish some of the projects we have started.

Block Drawing - Our Block due at the February Meeting is "X Marks the Spot".

Pillowcases - Great Job Ladies!!!   We collected 333 Pillowcases for Children's Hospital.

Beads of Courage Bags -  Lin Stricker did a presentation of what the “Beads of Courage” program
involves and how to make the bags. Lin and Pat Lakers put together kits for bags for “Beads of Courage”. If you decided to participate and took a kit, please remember that the bags can be returned at the February meeting, and should be returned no later than the March meeting.

Round Robin -  Narda Hipsher brought empty pizza boxes to the January meeting for whoever  wanted to participate in the Round Robin Mystery quilt this year. This year’s theme will be PANELS. If you don’t have a panel lying around, then make a block or a row for the project. If you make a block, it can be any size or shape, i.e., square, rectangular, triangular, circles, etc. It can be pieced, appliqu├ęd, etc. Let’s make it big enough to look proper when the next participant adds her row/border. It will be a secret each time we exchange and you will not see yours until the big reveal. Here’s the thing -- if you participate, please see it through -- if you can't make a meeting please give your block/section to someone who will be at the meeting.

Show and Tell -





Our Model "Narda"  lol

Great job as always Ladies!!! Happy Stitching!!

December 2016 Meeting and Christmas Party

Hi Everyone,

Sorry it has taken so  long to get this updated but better late than never!

- We had 44 in attendance this month for our Christmas Party. 

- We gave out 6 door prizes and 2 membership prizes

- We had 21 participate in the UFO challenge and 74 quilts finished.  The Queen of the UFOs finished 6 quilts.  We gave out door prizes for the top three finishes for the year.

- Celia Shanks won the gift card to Loose Threads, Terry Niedling  won the gift card to Pappy's Quilting Place and Narda Hipsher won the gift card to Stitches -n- Stuff quilt shop.

- Narda gave out thank you gifts to all the officers and the others who helped make her job a little easier. 

We made Christmas stockings for quilters and played a game where we exchanged the stockings. Pics below.
Stockings all wrapped up for the game.  After it was over we unwrapped to see what we got.

Show and Tell Pics:


Merry Christmas Everyone!

Monday, December 19, 2016

November 2016 Meeting

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!

I hope everyone has a safe holiday and enjoys their time with family and friends.  Remember to take time to thank the one that gives us all we have.

Guild Dues:  You can begin paying dues for next year at our December meeting. They are $15.00. 

The following questions were asked as we played quilt ball tonight:
- what is your favorite needle when piecing a quilt?
- what stitch length do you use when piecing a quilt?
- who taught you or how did you learn to make a quilt?
- describe the first quilt you ever made?
- most complicated quilt you ever made?

Children's Hospital Update:  Woohoo!!! We have turned in 195 pillowcases for Children's Hospital to date.  Lots more were brought tonight.  We should have a total next month.

We had one visitor tonight.

Door Prizes:  We gave our 3 and 1 membership prize.

Christmas Quickie Ideas:

Most of the pictures taken were not close enough to be able to tell what the item being shown was.  So if anyone would like to send me close up pictures of what they shared I will put them in this spot. 

Here are few that were close ups we did have.

Laura's Round Robin Reveal:



Christmas Party:  Please bring your stocking wrapped or in a gift bag.  We will play a game with this exchange.

We will be doing finger foods so please bring your favorite one.

Show and Tell:

Great looking quilts ladies!!

Happy Stitching!!