Tuesday, September 11, 2018

August Hospitality House Meeting

Tonight's meeting was held at the Cheyenne Building so we could donate quilts made for the Hospitality House.  Hospitality House representatives,  Kim Maes and Monica Mathis had the cafeteria staff at Methodist Medical Center prepare a wonderful meal for us.  Our Guild donated 31 beautiful quilts to the Hospitality House!  Narda opened the meeting by expressing her heartfelt "thank yous" to all who were able to donate this year and talked about the pride she feels by belonging to such a giving group of quilters and friends.
The Hospitality House has opened a third house and now has 12 fully furnished apartments.  They provide food and other non-perishable goods to individuals who have to travel from rural areas to receive treatments for various illnesses. Many come alone with no caregivers, no cars, etc. and become totally dependent on the Hospitality House for care and support during this difficult time.  Some stories of quilt recipients were shared with us to give us an idea of how meaningful it is to the individuals who receive one of our quilts.  These individuals are often brought to tears because they are so overwhelmed by the gift of a quilt.
Tonight, we had 37 people in attendance (including Kim & Monica).  Allison Darken explained about the categories for voting on the quilts and the following quilters won:
Quilt that best followed the theme "Let the Sunshine In" - Darlene Roby
Quilt I would like to take home - Patty Ashworth
Quilt that makes you smile - Allison Darken


Here are all of the quilts that were donated:

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 
 


 


 


And a shot of the our members in attendance along with Kim and Monica:


Thank you Allison for heading up this project for the Hospitality House for 2018!  Great job!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

July 2018 Meeting



REMINDER; Our August meeting will be on TUESDAY, August 14 at 6:00 pm at the Cheyenne Building at 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike. We are celebrating the presentation of the Hospitality House Quilts.

Narda opened the meeting with a demonstration on the Stitch & Slash method she used to cover some "puppy loved" pillows that her dog has enjoyed in the past...neat looking pillows and an interesting method for creating some beautiful work.

As the meeting started, Julie Niles gently reminded us to be respectful of others who have the floor and NOT TALK while others are talking. It is obvious we all love being together so much that we want to catch up and visit but let's try to do better about being quiet while someone is explaining or talking! ZIP IT!

Attendance & Membership - Glynnis Nappo
Members - 50 members in attendance (with our speaker Toni Carringer)

One visitor - Laura McKemeth (sorry if I didn't catch the last name correctly!)

Door Prizes - Colleen Thomas - Winners were: Lynn Tereshko, Nancy Marsh, Mary Devol, Cricket Harrison, Narda Hipsher.

GUEST SPEAKER - Toni Carringer from Atom Fibers in Oak Ridge, TN

An interesting guest speaker and local quilt shop owner. Brought lots of goodies to allow us to shop some, gave away door prizes and savings coupons for all in attendance. It was good to hear Toni share what her shop offers and to explain her involvement in the Row by Row experience as well as the classes offered at her shop. Go check her out if you haven't been by yet! Toni's hours of operation are late Tu and Th til 8 pm, closed on Monday, Sat 9 - 3, Wed & Fri til 5.  

Door prize winners from Toni included: Lois McKeever, Cora Nappo, Laura McKenneth, Anne Schulz.




Block Drawing/Fat Quarter Exchange - Cindy Conrad

24 blocks were turned in: Winners were Jane Dunham and Arlene Murphy

For our September meeting, bring 15 - SCRAPPY 2 1/2" WIDTH OF FABRIC (WOF) strips bundled in a ziploc bag.

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 at the Cheyenne Building located at 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. There are prizes for three categories: 

1) theme - best followed,

2) which quilt would you take home with you?

3) which quilt makes you smile? 

Please see Allison Darken if you have questions and see you in August!

Mystery Quilt Project - Celia Shanks

All clues have been given out and many are finished now!

Pillowcases for Children's Hospital - Lynda McLaren

The pillowcase project is going well 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!

44 at home and about 15 - 20 given to Lynda tonight! 

Advocacy Center - Linda Cole

Remember the needs o the Advocacy Center for small quilts suitable for girls 2 1/2 - 16 years old and for boys 12 and up.

UFO Challenge - Nancy McComish

Be sure to email Nancy at
nemtenn@aol.com and let her know of your finished UFO's! She has not received some of the emails that were sent...Send a picture to Nancy. Quilt tops do not have to be quilted, just finished...

Atlantic Fly Away Class

This was a fun class held in June. About 6 people from the class showed their projects! Beautiful pattern!

Holiday Exchange - Sassy Foster

Please make a small (at least 12" x 12") wall hanging or mat with a Christmas/Holiday theme to exchange at our Christmas gathering in December.

Also, Sassy told of an offer to purchase wool felt ironing pads for $12.20. She will order for us and we can pay when they come. Let Sassy know if you want one!

Scrap Quilt Challenge - Narda Hipsher

Narda previously threw out a challenge to us to use your scraps! How are you doing?



SEW & TELL


Allison Darken, Celia Shanks, Verilyn Smith, Narda Hipsher, Phaye Geiger,  Darlene Roby, Lynda McLaren, Dot ? sorry, didn't catch last name, Nancy Marsh, and Shirley Pridemore.

Pictures will be added soon!





Happy Stitching Everyone!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

June 2018 Meeting

We didn't have any minutes for June, but here is our Show and Tell:









Happy Stitching Everyone!

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!