Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 2016 Show & Tell & Workshop

September BOM

Squash Blossom
(12.5  unfinished)

Cutting Directions:
Feature Fabric: Turquoise
8 - 2.5” squares
8 -­ 3” squares 
       Background Fabric: White (tone on tone white)
12 -­ 2.5” squares
8 -­ 3” squares
1. Use the eight 3” squares of turquoise fabric, and the eight 3”
squares of background fabric to create 16 HST units. Trim to 2.5”.
 2. Assemble block according to the diagram.

September 2016 Meeting Minutes

Minutes, Sept. 20, 2016
The Brownwood Quilters Guild met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at the First Christian Church in Brownwood. Present were 26 members and two visitors, Deborah Lehman and Carol Kinman.
President Lana Webb called the meeting to order. Following a correction to the minutes (Jeanie’s program is this month, and Charlene’s is in November), the consent agenda was approved, with a motion to accept by Joy Ivy and a second by Charlene Cortez
Old Business: Quilt delivery and set-up for the Quilt Exhibition at the Depot will be Friday, Sept. 30. tentatively from 3:00-5:00. The show will be from 10:00 to 5:00 Saturday, Oct. 1, in conjunction with the Caps and Corks event. Quilt pick-up will be Sunday, Oct. 2, from 8:00-10:00 or at Vita Weehunt’s shop from 1:00-4:00 Sunday afternoon. Lana encouraged everyone to enter 3 quilts and also to volunteer. A volunteer sign-up sheet was passed around.
Charlene Cortez updated us on the Folded Star project for November. The supplies are more expensive than expected, so each participant needs to pay $20, with the guild paying $20 also.
BOM: Vickie Mazurek presented the BOM to be made for next meeting, a squash blossom block in turquoise and white, measuring 12 ½ inches. Instructions are on the website.
* BOM: Ann Turner won the 9-patch blocks, 150 of them or more!
* Layer cake squares (10-inch squares): Vickie Mazurek
* Program auction items in gift bags were provided by Ann Turner and won by:
o Ruby Goodwin
o Connie Hart
o Carol Bullion
o Mildred Turner
Show and Tell
* Vickie Mazurek: a Pony Tails quilt top and a black and white strip quilt top
* Dianna Mayfield: Jacobean Sleigh (hand applique, hand quilted, an adapted Pat Campbell pattern), and Wrapped in Love, a round robin quilt
* Becky Martin: Sampler quilt made from duplicate BOMs from 2013 and 2014, hand-quilted
* Connie Hart: Tim’s Star, made for her son, Tim
* Millie Schwab: Blue Willow and Star Burst (also by Vita Weehunt)
* Lana Webb: Boat Racers’ “Wall Hanging”, to be auctioned for a fundraiser for a rescue group
Program: Donna Swanger led the program/workshop of Vintage Farm Girl blocks. Everyone received a brown bag with pattern and background fabric, then chose fabric and cut pieces to make that block. Several members stayed to sew also. Backing and batting were provided to complete the blocks/hot pads at home for the Christmas gift exchange.
BOM presenter next month will be Dianna Mayfield.
Auction Prizes next month will be by Connie Hart.
Submitted by Becky Martin, Secretary

Sunday, September 11, 2016

                                                     Quilt Exhibition

The Brownwood Quilters’ Guild will soon be sharing the talents and skills of its members with the public. They will host an exhibition of members’ quilts on October 1 at the Depot. The exhibition will be open to the public during the day at no charge. The exhibit will remain up that evening in conjunction with the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Corks and Caps Event. At that event, the Guild will be giving away a quilt that was made by Guild members and quilted by Angela McCorkle of Priddy. Everyone still has a chance to win this quilt; just drop by the exhibit and make a donation. Your name will be entered in the drawing. A percentage of the proceeds received by this project will be donated to Toys for Kids at Christmas.
Guild president, Lana Webb, stated that she “hopes everyone will drop by Saturday between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm just to enjoy the beauty and wide array of quilts. There will be antique quilts, art quilts, baby quilts and many more that will be shared with the public. Some of them will even be available for sale.”
The Brownwood Quilters’ Guild was established in 1984 so members could share their knowledge and love of quilting with each other. Membership is open to anyone who would like to join. Dues are only $24 a year. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at the First Christian Church on Coggin Avenue at Thirteenth Street. The meetings begin at 9:30 in the morning.
The group has a lot of fun but also shares their skills with others. They make baby blankets and quilts for children who are in the Brownwood Regional Hospital. Another project benefits children who are removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. Bags are made for the children to put their possessions in since they don’t usually have luggage.
If you enjoy quilts or quilting, don’t miss the exhibition. Mrs. Webb stated that “this is not the large show we have hosted in the past. We hope to have the annual quilt show at some point in the future, but for now we hope you’ll join us as we celebrate our members and support the Chamber of Commerce in the process. We thank the Chamber for allowing us to tag on to their event!”

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 2016 Show and Tell

New member  Deborah Agnew showed a paperless paper piecing table topper/wall hanging.
 New member Dianna Mayfield showed her Northern Migration quilt, an Underground Railroad pattern; 
flip-and-sew baby quilt; 
and a "Pineapple Love" crocheted doily.
President Lana Webb showed 2 vintage chairs she refurbished with woven seats; 
and her granddaughter Shelbee's preemie Memory Quilt.
Angela McCorkle showed the quilt that people will make at her Summer Retreat. 
Mildred Turner showed  2 self-binding blankets for the Wee Care Program:

and  burp cloths she made with machine embroidery.

 Sherri Marshall showed a squared Dresden Plate quilt.
 Connie Hart showed Vintage Farm Girl blocks she made for club Wednesday at 
and a church block she made that reminds her of how much her Mom loved old churches.
 Jeanie Ortegon previewed the November program, when we will make Vintage Farm Girl potholders to exchange at the December meeting.

Lana made notes with self-addressed envelopes to attach to WeeCare quilts and CPS bags so that recipients can response or confirm receipt.