Thursday, August 17, 2017

Upcoming Events 2017:



Celia decided it would be nice to see all our upcoming events in one place, if that is possible, so she is starting a calendar and I will list them here. Feel free to add to it before the next newsletter and then we can update the Blog and Facebook.

UPCOMING EVENTS 2017:

From now until January 2, 2018: Stories in Stitches - Quilts from the East Tennessee Historical Society's Permanent Collection. ETHS, 9:00-4:00, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.

August 23 - Norris Guild, Bits & Pieces, joint meeting at 1 pm at Norris Community Center, 20 Chestnut Drive, Norris. 

August 26 - Hawaiian Needle Turn class from 1:00-4:00 pm offered by Patty Ashworth through Atomic Fibers in Oak Ridge.

September 9 - Chenille Scarf class by Julie Niles starting at 10am at Connie Dean's place of business, 9821 Cogdill Rd, Suite 1, Knoxville.

September 16 - Judy Neimeyer's pattern "Crackers" class led by Pat Bilski from 9:00-4:00 in our regular meeting room.

September 16 - Clinch River Quilts of Valor sew-in from 9:00-4:00, lunch provided. St. Stevens Episcopal Church, 212 N Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge

September 18 - regular RTQG meeting

September 29 - October 1 - Asheville Quilt Show
Where: WNC Agricultural center in the Davis Event Center pavilion
Directions: I-26, Exit 40, Airport Road, Gate 5 across from AVL airport



Happy Stitching!!

August 2017 Meeting

Hospitality House Night!!!

Cindy Conrad welcomed everyone and called us to order at 6:00 pm. A few announcements were made up front before we got started with the program and party.

Attendance & Membership:

We didn't have a sign-in sheet but I counted 39 in attendance.
No visitors

Announcements - Patty Ashworth:

Norris Guild Visit on August 23 at 1pm. Please call or email Patty Ashworth (cell
865-804-3604 or pattysa@comcast.net) if you are interested in going. Bring Sew-n-Tell to share!

August 26 from 1 - 4pm @ Atomic Fibers - Hawaiian Needle Turn Applique class taught by Patty Ashworth. Please sign up through Atomic Fibers

2017 Christmas Challenge - Patty Ashworth:

Please consider making 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. Remember to make 2!

Other Announcements/Reminders:

Workshops/Classes

Chenille Scarf - September 9 is the new date for this class to be taught by Julie Niles at Connie Dean's office/sewing area. A list has been circulated for signups. Please let Julie know if you are interested and she will send another email to the original list of signer uppers. Examples of the scarf may be seen at Twisted Sisters Quilt Shop in Maryville. Supply list and maps to be provided again. Connie Dean's workplace - 9821 Cogdill Rd, Suite 1, Knoxville TN 37932

Crackers Class - September 16 from 9 - 4 and taught by Pat Bilski from Village Quilters - Crackers Class (Judy Niemeyer Class) - Pat Lakers showed an example of a quilt we will learn to make. The class will be held at the Civic Center. This class teaches a simple technique that will help with building paper piecing skills for other projects. Cost is $15 for guild members and $20 for non-members. Signups started at last month's meeting. Contact Wanda Somers (376-0102 ) or Pat Lakers (310-4192) for more information. A supply list and 15% discount coupon from Atomic Fibers in Oak Ridge was given out to those signing up and paying for the class. The discount is for the Crackers Class materials.

Block Drawing/Fat Quarter Exchange -- Julie Niles: 



For our September meeting, we will have a drawing for 3 Fat Quarters in Civil War prints. Remember! Quilt Shop quality fabric should be used.

Pillowcases for Children's Hospital - Lynda McLaren:



Many pillowcases are being turned in. Pillowcases are due in November, but Linda is accepting them anytime!

UFO's - Allison Darken


No report given but be sure to email Allison at
darkena@bellsouth.net with your list of UFO's. Better get busy finishing those UFO's. Prizes will be awarded.

Round Robin - Narda Hipsher:

Our pizza boxes are due at the September meeting. Get ready for the big reveal!!!

PROGRAM:

Hospitality House Presentation and Party - Cindy Conrad

Cindy gave a warm welcome and thanked our friends from the Hospitality House for hosting the party at the Cheyenne Building again this year. She introduced Kim Maes and her assistant, Monica Mathis. One of the Hospitality House Volunteers, Ronnie, and her husband were also at our meeting to take some pictures. Kim shared some stories about individuals who have received some of our quilts and gave the following statistics from the last 3 years:

- provided 5800 nights of stay.
- over 1000 guests from 35 counties, 25 states with 1 international guest.
- 10 to 20 quilts are given away yearly.

Cindy Conrad explained how we would be voting on the quilts for the various categories. The Categories and winners were listed on a ballot and members of the guild were allowed time to enjoy the refreshments and get a closer look at each quilt.  

We had 31 BEAUTIFUL quilts donated and our friends from the Hospitality House certainly put on a nice party for us!!! The food was great - sandwiches, salad makings, TWO CAKES! 



Everyone that turned in a quilt got a new charm.



Here are the beautiful quilts:





























 








 
 
 
 
 
 

Door Prizes!

Here are the categories and winners:

Best Overall Quilt (followed the theme of "Wrapped in Warmth") -Verilyn Smith

"Wild & Wacky" Colors Quilt - Norma Spejewski

"Snuggliest" Quilt - Pat Lakers

"Quilt you would like to take home" - Pat Anderson


See you at our September 18 meeting at our regular meeting room and time!


Happy Stitching!


July 2017 Meeting




Attendance & Membership:

We had 45 in attendance
No visitors

Door Prizes - Wanda Somers / Colleen Thomas:

We did not have the door prize drawing. Colleen wasn't at our meeting this month...we missed you Colleen!

Hospitality House - Cindy Conrad:

The Hospitality House meeting is 6:00 pm on August 14th - the 2nd Monday of August due to a conflict with the HH staff/meeting room at the Cheyenne Building. This year's theme is "Wrapped in Warmth." Our quilts will be judged and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Are you ready?

Block Drawing/Fat Quarter Exchange - Julie Niles:



We had 36 blocks submitted for the Block Exchange. We had two winners:

Wanda Somers and Shirley Pridemore. Congratulations ladies!

For our September meeting, we will have a drawing for 3 Fat Quarters in Civil War prints.

Pillowcases for Children's Hospital - Lynda McLaren:

Many pillowcases are being turned in. Linda reports that we won't have our "pillowcase fabric table" available for the next 2 months. Pillowcases are due in November, but Linda is accepting them anytime!

UFO's - Allison Darken:


15 members are participating. Allison reports 4 items have been completed by 3 participants. Completions are low - less than half! Be sure to email Allison at darkena@bellsouth.net with your list of UFO's. Better get busy finishing those UFO's. Prizes will be awarded.

Round Robin - Narda Hipsher:

Our pizza boxes are due at the September meeting. Get ready for the big reveal!!!

Other Announcements/Reminders:

Workshop Announcements:

Chenille Scarf - September 9 is the new date for this class to be taught by Julie Niles at Connie Dean's office/sewing area. A list has been circulated for signups. Please let Julie know if you are interested and she will send another email to the original list of signer uppers. Examples of the scarf may be seen at Twisted Sisters Quilt Shop in Maryville. Supply list and maps to be provided again.

Connie Dean's workplace - 9821 Cogdill Rd, Suite1, Knoxville TN 37932

New Year's Star Class - We had great participation for this class and Wanda Somers did a great job getting everything organized for us! Lots of pretty New Year's Star quilts were shown during our meeting. 

Judy Niemeyer Class - Wanda Somers and Pat Lakers showed some examples of a class that will be held at the Civic Center on September 16 from 9 - 4 and taught by Pat Bilski from Village Quilters. This class teaches a simple technique that will help with building paper piecing skills for other projects. Cost of the class is $15 for guild members and $20 for non-members. Signups started at tonights meeting. Contact Wanda Somers (376-0102 ) or Pat Lakers (310-4192) for more information. A supply list and 15% discount coupon from Atomic Fibers in Oak Ridge was given out to those signing up and paying for the class. The discount is for the Crackers Class.

**Wanda and Pat are also in the planning stages for another class to be offered soon. More on that later.

Paducah Bus Trip: Village Quilters is offering a bus trip to the new Fall Paducah Quilt Show. Information was available for those interested. Please contact Wanda Somers if you would like to go.

Norris Guild Visit on August 23 at 1pm: Please call or email Patty Ashworth (cell 865-804-3604 or pattysa@comcast.net) if you are interested in going

Some discussion took place about the information Peggy Durgin, our speaker in May, shared with us. They need small quilts for girls up to 18 years of age and for boys younger than 12. Linda Cole volunteered to be the contact person for our guild to deliver any quilts we make to donate for this special cause. Thank you Linda!

Program & Speaker:

Twisted Sisters owners Margaret and Mary were our special guests this month. They are the new owners of the former Pappy's Quilt Shop in Maryville. They brought items for us to shop and shared some background about how they ended up in East Tennessee from Columbus, Ohio. Margaret told about their employees and instructors and provided a list of classes they offer. They are involved in many quilting related projects such as the Pillowcase Challenge, Project Linus, Quilts of Valor, Mission of Hope, etc. just to name a few. They do have a Facebook page and website. We enjoyed the presentation and the opportunity to shop! 

Sew and Tell:

Members sharing their beautiful work tonight included:

Shirley McCullough
Wanda Somers
Linda Johnson
Allison Darken
Karen Larabee
Julie Niles
Narda Hipsher
Celia Shanks
Verilyn Smith

 








I jotted down a website to checkout that someone mentioned - Confessions of a Fabric Addict

See you at our August 14th meeting at the Cheyenne Building at 6pm for the Hospitality House Presentation and party!



Happy Stitching Everyone!