Wednesday, May 11, 2016

April Block of the Month

The April BOM was presented by Vickie Mazurek.
Instead of making blocks to bring to the May meeting, we will bring pillow cases made for children at the Dallas Children's Hospital or we can make them for the nursing home of our choice. 

April Show & Tell

Sherri Marshall shared a quilt she made for her mother's 75 birthday.
 Draw string satchel.
  Scrappy baby quilt by Sherri.

Charlene Cortez  shared a lap quilt she made incorporating scripture.

 Ruby Goodwin shared a the bag she made in Millie Schwab's class at Quilter's Hideout
 Ruby and her daughter made this animal print throw.
 Judy T. made a receiving blanket out of seersucker fabric for the Wee Care Program.
 LaTrelle Locks is making these cute bags for a gift shop.
 Wee Care quilt made by Vickie Mazurek. 
 Wee Care quilt.
 Mildred Turner also made a Wee care receiving blanket.
 Lana Webb shows off her talents in t-shirt quilt making.

 We had a good turn out for the meeting and program presented by President Lana Webb.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

April 2016 Meeting Minutes

Brownwood Quilter's Guild Minutes ~ April 19, 2016

Guild President Lana Webb called the meeting to order and secretary Judy Teideman called roll with a question, "What would you like to do or see done at the Guild meetings?" Numerous  suggestions were made:  tutorials on binding, borders, paper piecing, fold and sew pattern, techniques and demos, self-binding, art quilt demos, mitered corners, and a quilt-as-you-go class.  
Muriel Lamkin suggested we institute a "quilt college".  
We had twenty members and two guests, Jan Cate and Carol Bullion, present.

April birthdays were acknowledged:  Happy birthday wishes to Elaine Anderson, Jeannie Ortegon, and Marilyn DeHay!

Today's door prizes are courtesy of LaTrelle Locks. 

Last month's minutes and treasurer's reports are posted online. 
CORRECTION to the March minutes:  Joy Ivy and Millie Schwab are on the Guild's nominating committee. Connie Hart and Connie Hansen were not appointed to the Guild's nominating committee.   The motion to make this correction was made by LaTrelle Locks and seconded by Ruby Goodwin.  The motion passed and the amendment is so made. 

Robin Moody
Stella Burns
Betty Jones
Kye Carrillo (age 2)
Aimee Tiedemann Bigham

The Guild's mini quilt show will be held in conjunction with the Brownwood Corks and Caps program on 1 October 2016.  All entrants are asked to please remit pictures and measurements of the quilts to be submitted so that the organizers can determine the floor space needed to properly display the entries.  The Guild's Donation Quilt will be awarded at Corks and Caps.

The Guild's Donation Quilt was displayed by Mildred Turner and her granddaughter Taylor Turner, Lana Turner, and Ruby Goodwin at the 2016 Annual Rattlesnake Roundup held in the Brownwood Coliseum.  Taylor was recognized as the top Donation Quilt ticket seller. 

The Guild received a thank-you note from CPS, and Joy Ivy received a thank-you note from the Brownwood Regional Hospital.

The Guild has been given permission to display the Donation Quilt at Heartland Mall.

Next month's meeting will concentrate on the election of the Guild's board of officers.  Please try to attend this important meeting.

Mildred Turner will take the CPS bags collected today to the CPS office. 

Vickie Mazurek is collecting pillowcases for Childrens Hospital and will turn them in to the Million Pillowcase Challenge.  She demonstrated how to make the "French Seam" (AKA "Hot Dog") pillowcase and then challenged the Guild members to see who can bring the most pillowcases to next month's meeting.  The member who brings the most pillowcases to the May meeting will earn a special prize. 

Joy Ivy won today's Fat Quarters drawing.  The May Fat Quarters are to be bright colors.

Ruby Goodwin won the Charm packs drawing.

Nita Franklin won the book "Teeny Tiny Menagerie Embroidery Motifs".

The book "String Fling" was won by Ruby Goodwin.

Sherri Marshall  showed a drawstring sewing bag perfect for traveling, a baby tumbler quilt, and a "Ten-Minute" quilt made for her mom.

Charlene Cortez displayed her "Race" quilt embellished with "Race in such a way that you might win".

Ruby Goodwin first showed a purse that she made at Vita's shop, "The Hideout", and then displayed an animal print quilt she fashioned out of a Minky fabric kit that she bought while she was in the Kirbyville / Jasper area. 

Judy Tiedemann showed a baby summertime coverlet made of red and white seersucker.  It and its matching baby bib will go to Wee Care.

LaTrelle Locks showed a pair of bags that were made at Vita's shop, one of which she has opted to use as a Bible bag.

Vickie Mazurek shared a baby quilt and several pillowcases made out of Lori Holt fabrics.

Lana Webb presented "Retirement Quilt", made of Girl Scout Tees and patches, quilted by Mildred Turner.  A quilt that honors Chi Alpha Omega Sorority was also shared.

Today's program, Jenny Doan's Half Square Triangles, was presented by Lana complete with a detailed handout that was given to each member.

The meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by Judy Tiedemann, Secretary

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

March Show and Tell

Ruby Goodwin proudly shows off her daughters Bear Paw quilt and pillow sham cover which won a 3rd place ribbon in the Beaumont Quilt Show. 

 Ruby finished 2 table runners from a brown bag challenge the guild did last year.

 Joy Early shows a purse she made. 
Joy also shows the quilt kit she won at the June 2015 membership drawing....all complete !
Connie Hart made her brother Jim a quilt.  
You don't have to guess what football team he likes !
Connie's cat art quilt with a tradition spin.
Cow block from a mini pattern from Bee in my Bonnet.
Connie Hart's "Cabin on the Beach" made in sea glass colors.
 Mildred Turner - T-shirt quilt
Mildred's granddaughter made this quilt. 
 Joy Ivy - table runner 
 Millie Schwab shows some pilow cases which will be the program this month.

Millie shows a finished UFO, "Trip Around the World".
The back of the "Trip Around the World".
 This is a baby quilt she made for Kara Smith's new baby boy called "Come to Mama".
Notice the horses ? That's what Millie says to her horse Cisco when it's time to feed !  
 Donna Swanger's garage sale purchase...what a lucky find ! 

March 2016 Meeting Minutes

Brownwood Quilters' Guild Minutes  ~ Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Guild President Lana Webb called the meeting to order with seventeen members and two guests present.
Today's guests were Jan Cate of Bangs, Texas, and Ann Turner of Early, Texas.
Since the Guild made a field trip in February, there were no February minutes recorded.  The Treasurer's Report, as contained in the consent agenda, was accepted by the motion made by Connie Hanson.  Hard copies of the treasurer's report are available at the sign-in table.
Lana reported that Robin Moody is visiting family in Florida and is in ill health there.  Hilton Turner's health is improving.  Thoughts and prayers are going out to Debra Revay. 

Twenty-eight quilts and blankets and twenty-six CPS bags were collected in 2015.  Biolanda Villalpando and Mildred Turner have turned in a total of fifty-four items to Wee Care. 

Connie Hart reported that the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce, Corks and Caps 2015 program coincided with the annual Brownwood Reunion, and they had about 500 guests in attendance. Corks and Caps is scheduled for 1 October, 2016.  It has been authorized that the Guild can hang quilts in all three rooms of the Depot on Friday for an all-day quilt show on Saturday.  The Chamber will not charge the Guild a fee and we can utilize their advertising.  This venture by the Guild could evolve into a city-wide quilt show where we could invite the public to judge the quilts on display. 
Further suggestions/thoughts regarding the Depot display:
*  a Guild information table
*  donation bucket by the door
*  Can we hang our donation quilt and sell tickets there?
*  We need to measure the rooms to determine how many of our quilts we can display
* invite the evening Guild members to join us there
*  Are there any empty storefronts where we would be allowed to display quilts around town?

Lana reported that she purchased Accucut dies for Guild members to access.  We now have a 5" square die, a 3 1/2" tumbler die, and a 4 1/2" die.
Lana received a newsletter from the Heart of Texas Childrens' Advocacy Group regarding items for their kids.  It was suggested that pillowcases would be a good thing to send to them.
We have collected $393.00 so far for the Donation Quilt plus whatever is turned in today.  This year, 75% of all monies collected will be turned over to the Toys For Kids program.  Lana asks that we consider whether or not the Guild wants to continue with the Donation Quilt program.
Mildred Turner will chair the selling of Donation Quilt tickets at the Brownwood Rattlesnake Round Up this coming weekend, 18-19 March 2016 in the Brownwood Coliseum.  The Round Up committee is asking for three volunteers to sell their tickets and tee shirts during the show.  Ruby Goodwin, Millie Schwab, and Lana Turner volunteered to help Mildred at the Donation Quilt table.
The drawing for our Donation Quilt had been scheduled for April 2016, but with the Corks and Caps opportunity coming up, Judy Tiedemann moved that the Donation Quilt drawing be postponed until after the Corks and Caps weekend.  Mildred Turner seconded the motion, and the motion passed.   The drawing will be held at a date to be announced.
The Donation Quilt will be displayed and tickets will be sold at the Hamilton, Texas, Spring Fling on 9 April 2016.
The Killeen, Texas, quilt show is scheduled for next weekend, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
San Saba, Texas, Quilt show will be 4 April.
A Ballenger, Texas, Shop Hop will be held next weekend.

No BOM will be presented today.  CPS bags will be our project for the April BOM.
Everyone is reminded to sign the Robin block today.
Connie Hart requested that due to the influx of new members, Guild roll call be reinstated so that we can meet and recognize old and new members as well as guests at each meeting. 

* Joy Ivy  --  foot pedal holder
* Jeannie Ortegon --  sewing machine mat
* Nita Franklin  --  sewing machine mat
* Patsy Oehrlein -- thermal mug
* Joy Ivy --  fat quarters
* Lana Turner  --  Block of the Month
*Jeannie Ortegon  -- framed quilt picture
* Joy Ivy  -- wall hanging made by Alice
* Lana Turner  -- china doll dressed by Millie Schwab
* Millie Schwab  -- "Come and Get It" baby quilt made for Kara Smith;  "Trip Around the World" quilt; 
   'Hot Dog" pillowcase
* Joy Ivy  -- table runners made for each of her daughters
* Mildred Turner  -- a quilt made by granddaughter Taylor;  tee-shirt quilt made from having taken
  Joy Ivy's tee-shirt class
*  Joy Early  -- quilt top she won at the June 2015 membership drawing
*  Connie Hart  --  Angela's mini cow block; "Cat and Mouse"; "Jim's Broken Hour Glass";  "Cabin
    on the Beach"
*  Ruby Goodwin  --  Barbara Spinks' table runner, a table runner quilted by Angela McCorkle; 
   "Bear Paw" quilt with topper, made out of 42 different plaids.  This won Third Place in the 2016
    quilt show held in Beaumont, Texas.  Angela McCorkle was awarded the "Best Free Arm Quilter"
    ribbon at this quilt show. 
    6843223.php#photo-9430339  If you want to see specifically Ruby's quilt, go to image #23 of 82.
*  Donna Swanger  -- "Before and After"

There are two months left in our fiscal Guild year.  Connie Hart will help Connie Hansen on the nomination committee.  They need two other people to volunteer to help them with this task. 
After the meeting was adjourned,   Millie Schwab demonstrated how to make a "Hot Dog" pillowcase.
Respectfully submitted by Judy Tiedemann, BQG Secretary