Monday, January 8, 2018

December 2017 Meeting

Merry Christmas!!!!!


December 11, 2017 Ritzy Thimble Meeting Minutes

Celia called us to order a little after 6 by wishing us all a Merry Christmas and reflecting on the past year as our president.  Thank you Celia for a great job in 2017!


Attendance & Membership - Wanda Somers


Visitors - no visitors


Members - 43 signed in


Door Prizes - Colleen Thomas


Winners were: Cindy Conrad, Norma Spewjewski, Narda Hipsher, Arlene Murphy, Sharon Leinert,
Jennifer Theien, and Gail Ware. 


UFO's - Allison Darken

Time has been extended to January - be sure to email Allison with your stats on completed projects


2017 Christmas Challenge - Patty Ashworth We had our mug rug Christmas exchange...What a fun way to celebrate Christmas and our quilting skills!  Great job Patty!


 Bags for Beads of Courage - Lin Stricker, Sassy Foster and Pat Lakers


Kits are available and will be distributed in January.  The bags are due in March


 WORKSHOPS/CLASSES


Bionic Gear Bag signups started.  Sharon Clayton to teach class on Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 at Civic Center.  See Narda for details. 


Quilt Exhibit being planned for 2019


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


President's Block - Celia Shanks


If you would like to make a 9 1/2" unfinished block for Celia's quilt, please see her for the fabric and instructions.  Due in January and February 2018.


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


Mystery Quilt Project will begin in February 2018


NEW: Colleen Thomas is organizing a group purchase of Rotary Blades.  The order will be placed after our January 8, 2018 meeting.


Pricing:


10 60mm - $20


10 45mm - $10


10 28mm - $8


email Colleen at quiltedgranny@yahoo.com to let her know your needs.


Norris Guild: You are welcome to join us in ordering blades. Colleen would need a check at the time you place your order. 


Christmas Party - December 11


What a spread of wonderful finger foods!  Had a nice turn out for our annual Christmas Party!


Sew & Tell

The following showed their beautiful work:

Wanda Somers, Gail Ware, ,Glynnis Nappo, Bonnie Miller, Debra Carroll, Johnnie Reber, Linda Johnson, Paula Lynch, Norma Spewjewski, Allison Darken, and Verilyn Smith. 


 


 


 


 


 





See you at our January 8, 2018 meeting

November 2017 Meeting


November 13, 2017 Ritzy Thimble Meeting Minutes
 

Celia called us to order a little after 6.

 

Attendance & Membership - Wanda Somers

Visitors - 2 were in attendance

Jennifer Theien (sp?) from Friendsville

Lee Heartnet from Sheppardville, KY

Members - did not get a head count but looked like our usual #'s - around 45 or so.

 

Door Prizes - Colleen Thomas

Winners were:

Sandra Voina 

Debbie ?? sorry I missed the last name

Laura Moyers

Arlene Murphy

Bonnie Miller

 

UFO's - Allison Darken

be sure to email Allison with your stats on completed projects.

 

Pillowcases for Children's Hospital - Lynda McLaren - Glynis Nappo filled in for Lynda tonight.

77 pillowcases were brought in tonight.

288 pillowcases total have been brought in.

Thanks to all who contributed to the Pillowcase Project for Children's Hospital this year.

 

2017 Christmas Challenge - Patty Ashworth
Please remember to make 2 paper pieced mug rugs to exchange for our Christmas Party in December. Mug Rugs can be made using coffee filters as the foundation or they can be rectangular. Any shape will work. Remember to make 2 and they should be wrapped together! Patty answered some questions for the group. Put your name on the package.

 

Child Advocacy - Linda Cole

Linda delivered quilts to the Child Advocacy group. They were very appreciative. Thank You Linda!

 

Bags for Beads of Courage - Lin Stricker, Sassy Foster and Pat Lakers

Kits are available and will be distributed in January. The bags are due in March.

 

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

Lone Pine Table Runner Class - Wanda Somers

Being taught for Guild by Anne Schulz in B Room at the Civic Center.  Should be a fun class! 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

$5 for members

$10 for Pattern

$15 for ruler

Please let Wanda Somers know if you would like to sign up for this class. Anne showed some beautiful table runners that will be perfect for Christmas or what ever special occasion you would like to make one for!

 

Bionic Gear Bag - Narda discussed the possibility of having Sharon Clayton teach this class on Sat. 2/10/18. 

Sign-ups will start in December. More discussion to take place.

See Narda for details.

 

Mini Quilt Show for Greenfield Assisted Living in Oak Ridge - Narda Hipsher

Narda and Pat Anderson took quilts to Greenfield in Oak Ridge. The show was on Friday, November 3 and considered to be a BIG success! The show brought a lot of joy to the residents and we hope to do it again!

 

President's Block - Celia Shanks

Celia handed out a square of focus fabric with some instructions about what to do (and not do) for the 9 1/2" unfinished President's Block.  If you would like to make a block for Celia's quilt, please see her for the fabric and instructions.  Due in January or February 2018.

 

REMINDER

Information was 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

 

Christmas Party - December 11

Bring finger foods to share and your wrapped mug rugs (with your name on a gift tag) for the gift exchange

 

Sew & Tell
The following showed their beautiful work:


Pat Parr, Phaye Geiger, Ann Schulz, Pat Anderson, Nancy Rayside, Sandra Voina, Patty Ashworth, Celia Shanks, and Verilyn Smith.

 


 


 




 

See you at our December 11 meeting - be ready to party!

October 2017 Meeting


October 16, 2017 Ritzy Thimble Meeting Minutes
 

Celia opened the meeting with a few announcements. We were called to order around 6:10 pm. She brought in 3 refurbished old, heavy sewing machines to offer the guild for free but mentioned that a donation to our Ritzy Thimble Guild treasury would be appreciated! Two machines found new homes!
 

Attendance & Membership - Wanda Somers

Visitors - 2 were in attendance

Julie Coleman

Karen Connelly

Members - 46
 

Door Prizes - Colleen Thomas

Winners were:

Kathleen Cooksey

Johnnie Reber

Glynnis Nappo

Pat Nieman

Verilyn Smith
 

UFO's - Allison Darken
8 completions by 4 people since last month's report

15 members participating

10 people of the 15 have completed their UFO's
 

Pillowcases for Children's Hospital - Lynda McLaren

Many pillowcases continue to be turned in. LOTS of pillowcases were brought in tonight.  Remember, pillowcases are due in November!
 

2017 Christmas Challenge - Patty Ashworth
Please make 2 paper pieced mug rugs to exchange for our Christmas Party in December.  Mug Rugs can be made using coffee filters as the foundation or they can be rectangular.  Any shape will work...Remember to make 2, big enough for a mug and a couple of cookies, and they should be wrapped or in gift bags! 
 

Child Advocacy - Linda Cole

Many blocks were turned in for the auction quilt for the Child Advocacy Center. These blocks are due in January and will make a beautiful quilt! 

Linda was given 3 quilts from Karen Larabee. She showed some really nice quilts during Sew n Tell that she will be donating. Thank You Karen and Linda!
 

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

Lone Pine Table Runner Class - Wanda Somers

Being taught for Guild by Anne Schulz in B Room at the Civic Center.  Should be a fun class! 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

$5 for members

$10 for Pattern

$15 for ruler

Please let Wanda Somers know if you would like to sign up for this class.  Anne showed some beautiful table runners that will be perfect for Christmas or what ever special occasion you would like to make one for!
 

Quilt Mini Show for Greenfield Assisted Living in Oak Ridge - Narda Hipsher

Pat Anderson took the quilts that were brought in for the quilt mini show at Greenfield in Oak Ridge. The show will be on Friday, November 3.  Please contact Narda if you have a quilt you would like to loan for the show. This will bring a lot of joy to these elderly residents.
 

President's Block - Celia Shanks

Celia handed out a square of focus fabric with some instructions about what to do (and not do) for the 9-1/2" unfinished President's Block.  If you would like to make a block for Celia's quilt, please see her for the fabric and instructions. Due in January or February 2018.
 

REMINDER 
A motion has been made and passed to move our meeting date beginning in January 2018. 

We will begin meeting on the 2nd Monday night of every month at 6 pm.

Hopefully this will allow us to avoid having to move the meeting date throughout the year!

Sew & Tell
The following showed their beautiful work:

Karen Larabee, Linda Cole, Julie Coleman (visitor), Arlene Murphy, Anna Singleton, Lin Stricker, Allison Darken, Johnnie Reber, Julie Niles, Patty Ashworth, Nancy Rayside, Pat Nieman, Pat Anderson, Mary Devol, and Nancy Marsh.

 
 
 
 


 


 


 


 


 



 

 
Beautiful quilts ladies!
 
See you at our November 13 meeting - same place, one week early!https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif