Monday, June 29, 2015

June 2015 Show & Tell

Jonna Burkes applique quilt. 
"The pattern went in the trash and the quilt came close to it because of many problems. There was several of us at NAGS group that were working on it at the same time, no one was motivated to finished it.  But thanks to Nancy Tubb bringing hers to the meetings each month and reminding me that this UFO needed finished I finally got it done."

Wanda Jackson showed us a very big quilt she made in a "Jelly Roll Race"
Wanda's vintage Dresden Plate was given to her buy a friend........
This vintage "Friendship" quilt is from the same friend.
Close up of the Friendship quilt.
Judy Tiedeman showed a pretty red and white top she calls "Galloping Horse"
Connie Hansen shows a "Foot of the Month" quilt she completed.
 "A  Foot of the Month is like a block of the month club, but we focus on all the things our machine will do with a specialty foot.  We make a block just using that foot. " 
and a Baylor themed Feathered Star for her neighbors' birthday present. (Lucky neighbor!)
Connie also made a turquoise and brown Feathered Star for a friends' wedding present.
The back is as gorgeous as the front. Connie quilted it on an embroidery machine.
Vickie Mazurek showing 5 quilts she made for the Wee Care program from her scrap squares. She likes to use the the Bonnie Hunter scrap users system to keep her scraps in neat and tidy and in order. 

Vickie also made a lap size quilt using Edyta Sitar's "Jelly Bean" fabrics and the 
Easy Rail Fence pattern from Missouri Star Quilt.

June 16, 2015 Meeting

New officers were installed at the June meeting.
Pictured is outgoing President Joy Ivy as she announces the new board.
2015-2016 officers, Vice President-Millie Schwab, Secretary- Judy Tiedeman, Treasurer-Connie Hansen, President- Lana Webb, and President Elect- Muriel Lamkin.
 (not pictured, Co-Vice President- Robin Moody)
 June door prize winners - Debra Revay and Lana Webb.
Each year if the guild members pay their yearly dues by June, their name goes in a drawing for a quilt kit. This year's winner is Joy Early.
The 2015-2016 raffle quilt. Tickets are available, $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 
 Instead of a program this month we had a guild stash sale which was open to the public. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 2015 Show & Tell

Congratulations to the top three winners of the Eight 1/8th's Challenge,
Connie Hart, Jeanie Ortegon and Joy Ivy.

Each prize package included a gift certificate donated from either Fat Quarter Shop, Missouri Star Quilt CO, or Fort Worth Fabric Studio ,  Rowenta travel iron,
Debby Kratovil also donated her book "Super Size Em". In addition Debby donated her Quilter's Block-a-Day Calendar, a fat quarter bundle, and a set of one yard bundles to each of the eight participants.  
 For more information on "the challenge" click HERE

Show and Tell
Vickie Mazurek shows one of her collage quilts, "Black Hills Bison".
 Each flower is individually cut out, fused down and closely quilted. 
 Millie Schwab made a cute quilt she calls Confetti Baby. 
Connie Hart shows the original picture of Bess that she turned into an art quilt.
"Beaded Work"
Doniene Fullagar shows a quilt she quilted, which was pieced by her daughter Mandie.
"Garden Chevron"
Another quilt quilted by Doniene, pieced by her daughter Mandie. 
Up close of the pretty quilting Doniene does on her home machine.
Doniene made a "Friendship Star" quilt for a friend who moved away. 

Winners of this months Penny Auction are 
Wanda Jackson, Vickie Mazurek and Ruby Goodwin.
Block of the Month winner is Shelia Smith.
For information how to make this block click HERE
Monthly Drawing winners are Stella Burns, Mildred Turner, Lana Webb and Judy Tiedaman.
Fat Quarter winner this month is Joy Ivy.
President Joy Ivy was presented blocks signed by guild members for
 2 years of dedicated service. 
Thank you Joy !

A new board takes office in June.

May 2015 Block of the Month

Presented by Sherri Marshall

Friday, May 29, 2015

May 2015 Meeting Minutes

May 19, 2015 Brownwood Quilters Guild Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President Joy Ivy.
Roll call question: What was your favorite thing we did or that you learned at guild this year? There were 22 members in attendance.  
April minutes were accepted as written and treasurer's report and financial statement was explained by Treasurer, Shelia Smith: Hard copies were available.
Standing Committee Reports:
Sunshine: Honorary member, Alice Young was reported in the hospital and has since passed away.
Wee Care: Ruby Goodwin reported 6 quilts are ready to be donated this month.
CPS Bags: 1 was reported at this time.
Old Business:
1.  Joy Ivy thanked the 6 volunteers that came on Thursday after the guild meeting last month and sorted donated fabric in preparation for the stash sale in June.
2. Discussion and questions about a quilt show next year were brought up. Motion made by Marilyn DeHay  to table that discussion until after new 2015-2016 board take office in June, motion seconded by Doniene Fullagar.
3. The top 3, Eight 1/8ths Challenge winners were announced and awarded prizes by Vickie Mazurek. Those winners were Connie Hart, Jeanie Ortegon, and Joy Ivy.  Vickie also read comments and compliments on each item made for the challenge by Judge Debby Kratovil.
New Business:
1. Nominating  Committee member, Sherri Marshall reported who the new officers elect will be for 2015-2016.  There was discussion about trying a “President Elect”. The president elect would help and learn from the president and take office in the 2016-2017 year. A motion to try it for a year was made by LaTrelle Locks, and was seconded by Judy Tiedeman. 
The 2015-2016 officers will be as follows: 1. President- Lana Webb, 2. President Elect- Muriel Lamkin, 3. Vice Presidents- Millie Schwab and Robin Moody, 4. Treasurer- Connie Hansen, 5. Secretary- Judy Tiedeman. Ruby Goodwin made a motion to accept the state of officers; LaTrelle Locks seconded the motion-motion carried. New officers will be inducted at the June 2016 meeting.
2. Millie Schwab presented outgoing President Joy Ivy with signed blocks by guild members for her 2 years of dedicated service.
Show and Tell:
1. Vickie Mazurek- “Black Hills Bison” collage art quilt.
2. Millie Schwab- quilt for new great-nephew.
3. Connie Hart- Memory art quilt for her niece of “Bess”, a Golden Retriever. Connie also mentioned that the “Hunter’s Star” she made and showed the guild a few months back, was donated and brought $8000.00 at the Buck masters Banquet!
4. Doniene Fullagar showed 2 quilts she quilted for her daughter who did the piecing, and a “Friendship Star” Doniene made for a friend who moved.  
1. Fat quarters won by: Joy Ivy
2. BOM won by: Shelia Smith
3. Penny Auctions winners: Ruby Goodwin, Vickie Mazurek and Wanda Jackson.
4. Door Prize winners:  Judy Tiedeman, Mildred Turner, Stella Burns and Lana Webb.
Meeting adjourned for a demonstration of the Accu Quilt Go die cutter, by Lana Webb.
Respectfully submitted by: Vickie Mazurek, Secretary