Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September 2014 Show and Tell

 Connie Hart showed us this bonnet that her Grandmother made for her Dad, Earl Deen. 
It's over 100 years old.....He was born June 11, 1913. 

Doris tested a new pattern, Scrappy Star, for a friend. 
There is more information and wonderful pictures of this quilt HERE

 Doris also showed us her Little Suzy Homemaker projects she did for an online blog hop (which you can read about and see more pictures of HERE ) 
She made the quilt, placements, hot pads, oven mitt, a kitchen valance and towels in retro colors.
Millie Schwab made a this "Star Sampler" for some friends. She backed it with pretty fabric and the quilt is made even more special with one of her beautiful quilt labels.
 Nancy Tubb shows us the table topper she made for her kitchen. 
She says everyone knows to remove it BEFORE you sit down to eat !
 The State of Texas is a paper pieced wall hanging she made in a Cynthia England class.
 Her quilt is a Texas panel, she proudly uses in her "Texas" home..  

   Norma Bessent made a table runner called "Tumbling Leaves", 
to support the womens ministry at her church. 
                                    Before                                                               After
 Vickie Mazurek shows the completed wall hanging she made for her Mother, in a Pat Sloan workshop she attended with members of the Abilene Quilt Guild.
  This is Vickie's "Vintage Stars" quilt she made to test a pattern for a friend. 
You can read about and see more pictures HERE.
 Joy Ivy shares a wreathe her sister made her for her sewing room. 
Joy also shared a folder full of goodies she received from a friend. It contained things like a "Woman's Day" pattern from 1961, a butterfly quilt pattern by Laura Wheeler Designs, a"White" sewing machine leaflet with instructions how to make curtains and slip covers, and a leaflet on how to do applique from TG&Y, priced at 39 cents.  
Wanda Jackson showed a quilt she made in appreciation for friends 
who do many nice things for her, called "Blooming Bricks".   
 The Comanche County, Texas Historical Museum contacted the Brownwood Quilt Guild, asking us to have a look at this 1934 Friendship quilt.  We discussed ways to preserve or restore it. It's an "Improved Nine Patch" that had 49 blocks in it at one time. 47 of which had the friends names on the blocks.It was quilted by the Harmony Good Will Club in 1934. 

September Program/ Workshop

 Our September program was presented by the fun loving Suzi Parron, author of 
Suzi presented interesting stories about the barns, and how and why people paint the quilts on them.
We broke for a potluck lunch....then...... THE PAINTING BEGAN !
 Much masking tape was involved !

 Blow drying was involved.
 Yes, we watched paint dry !

 Doniene, where's your masking tape ? 

Angela's Friendship Star .....notice those STRAIGHT lines and cute curlys!
Joy's "Hole in the Barn Door "Quilt
Vickie's Ohio Star
Ann's Friendship Star
Doris's Martha Washington Star
Becky's Mosaic
Millie's...Cisco must want to hang it IN the barn.

A great day of fellowship and fun was had by all !

September Block of the Month

 The September block of the month was presented by Millie.

Courtesy of  McCall's Quilting
Download can be found HERE

September 2014 Minutes

   September 16, 2014 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President Joy Ivy.
Roll was called. There were 19 members present and 1 visitor.

The August minutes were read. Doris Rice made a motion to accept the minutes, Doniene Fullagar second the motion, motion carried.

Treasurer report was read by Joy Ivy. Year books were handed out.

Sunshine Report:  Given by Joy Ivy---Terry Reed is in the hospital recovering, and doing better.
Becky Martin reminded the ladies how important it is to get your yearly mammogram.

Wee Care:  Ruby reported she has 3 to take and 1 receiving blanket was brought today.
CPS :  Nancy Tubb reported 2 bags brought today, 18 were dropped off last month and were very appreciated.

General Business: Joy informed the members that the Buda Quilt Show & Christmas Bazzar is November 7-8 and The Town n’ Country Quilt Guild of Stephenville will have  the Threads of Texas Quilt Show  Oct. 3-4 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Family Life Center.
Nancy Tubb reported that we have a booth to sell raffle tickets on the quilt at The Mills County Artisan Guild Fall Craft Show Nov. 22nd in Goldthwaite, TX.
Millie Schwab presented the September block of the month, “Card Tricks” with a brief demonstration.

Ruby Goodwin stated that the Good Samaritan has 3  quilts they would like someone to quilt for them and she said she knows someone who needs a T-shirt quilt made if anyone is interested.

 The Comanche County, Texas Historical Museum contacted the Brownwood Quilt Guild, asking us to have a look at this 1934 Friendship quilt.  We discussed ways to preserve or restore it. It's an "Improved Nine Patch" that had 49 blocks in it at one time. 47 of which had the friends names on the blocks. It was quilted by the Harmony Good Will Club in1934.

The “Penny Auction” was held. Donations were a bag made by Doris Rice, won by Angela McCorkle, 2 pincushions made by Vickie Mazurek, won by Norma Bessent and Doniene Fullagar.

Door prizes were won by: Joy, Doris, Norma and Biolanda. Fat quarters were won by: Doniene. Block of the month was won by: Nancy Tubb

Show & Tell: Connie Hart showed a bonnet her Grandmother made for her Dad, Earl Deen, who was born in 1913.

Doris Rice showed her “Suzy Homemaker”  quilt, valance, hot pads, tea towels and placemats she made for a blog hop and “Scrappy Stars” quilt she made for a friend to test her pattern.

Joy Ivy showed a wreath her sister made her for her sewing room and a folder full of vintage quilting leaflets and patterns given to her by a friend.

Wanda showed a quilt she made for friends called “Blooming Bricks”.

Millie Schwab showed a Star sampler quilt she made for friends following directions from McCall’s mystery quilt.

Nancy showed a table topper made from left over blocks, a Texas panel quilt, and a Texas paper piecing project she made from a Kaye England class.

 Norma showed a table runner she made to support the womens  ministry at her church.

Vickie showed a completed wall hanging she made from a class she took from Pat Sloan and a Vintage Cowgirl quilt made for a blog hop.

We then had a lecture/story telling from guest speaker Suzi Parron, author of  'Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement.'

Meeting adjourned. There was a potluck luncheon followed by a workshop where 12 members and our guest participated in painting barn quilts.

Respectfully submitted by: Vickie Mazurek, Secretary

Friday, September 5, 2014

August Program - Vannetta Chapman

What a wonderful program the Brownwood Quilter's Guild had this month !

We were fortunate to get to listen to,
Author of Fiction Full of Grace

 She told us about traveling around the Amish countryside to research and talk to the Amish community she writes about. 

Vannette brought examples of Amish quilts
 and explained about choices of colors and designs.  

This quilt was made for her before her first book came out.
She told us how she almost gave it away !

 She had many interesting stories about her travels and experiences.
 She was truly a wealth of information and knowledge.