Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 2017 Monthly Meeting

Show & Tell
 Millie Schwab received applause from her guild members when she showed her finished 
Storm at Sea quilt !
 Deborah Agnew showed a cute tote bag and journal cover.
 Wanda Jackson shared her Christmas table runner she completed from a class the quild took from Charlene Cortez back in November.
  Joy Ivy showed place-mats she made from an old cutter quilt that was given to her by a friend.  
 Vickie showed a bed runner she made for Hendrick Hospice Care Center
 Vickie made a child's quilt to go with some "foxy flannel fabric" she had on hand. These fabrics were obtained from the Feathered Star in Clyde, TX.
 Vickie also made a tractor quilt for her grandson Kole using a pattern from the
 Vintage Farm Girl book.
Lana Webb showed an antique scrappy quilt, possibly made by her grandmother, 
and a 1934-35 family signature quilt.
Angela McCorkle showed a quilt she made especially for Maddy.
 The January program was presented my guild member, 
Angela McCorkle of Quilts With A Heart

January 2017 Meeting Minutes

Minutes, January 17, 2017
The Brownwood Quilters Guild met for its meeting on Monday, January 17, 2017, at the First Christian Church in Brownwood. 26 members were present and 3 visitors: Gladys Paul, Karen Woodcox, and Judy Northcutt.

President Lana Webb called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by everyone telling of a quilting project they would like to finish this year. The consent agenda was approved, with a motion to accept by Sherri Marshall and a second by Joy Ivy.

New Business: The new guild t-shirts are here. The cost is $10 per shirt. There are a few extras if someone else wants one.

BOM: Vickie Mazurek presented the BOM for February, a black and white Valentine block with different size hearts and embellishments of your choice. See directions on the website.

* BOM Hashtag blocks: Connie Hansen
* Layer cake squares (10-inch squares): Vickie Mazurek
* Program auction prizes donated by Vickie Mazurek: Angela McCorkle, Deborah Agnew, Jeanie Ortegon, Joy Ivy, and Wanda Jackson

Show and Tell
* Angela McCorkle: Maddy’s quilt
* Millie Schwab: Storm at Sea, from batiks
* Deborah Agnew: Tote bag and journal cover
* Wanda Jackson: Folded Star Christmas table runner
* Joy Ivy: placemat from antique quilt
* Vickie Mazurek: bed runner, Chevron quilt top, John Deere tractor quilt top
* Lana Webb: antique scrappy quilt, possibly made by her grandmother, and a 1934-35 family signature quilt

BOM presenter next month will be Charlene Cortez. Program Prizes next month will be by Sherri Marshall.

Program: Angela McCorkle gave the program about new products and techniques. She also told of plans for building a quilt retreat center across from her home in Priddy. Ground will be broken soon, with a tentative completion date in April.

Submitted by Becky Martin, Secretary

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 2017 Block of the Month

                         Let’s make Valentines!

The January BOM was designed and presented by Vickie Mazurek

The heart blocks can be used to make a baby quilt, lap quilt, wall hanging, table runner or you could even use them to create greeting cards. 

1. Colors to use for this project are black and white.

2. Cut a 7” block of either black or white. It can be solid or a print. Mix it up.

3. Cut out 1 or more contrasting hearts using the templates provided. I used a fusible web on the back of my fabric…. Fabric glue will work as well.

4.  Arrange the heart/hearts so that it looks pleasing to you, then machine or hand applique them to your 7” block. Be creative…You can embellish your block with words, lace, buttons, pearl cotton threads, or a cutter quilt.

5. Square the block to measure 6 ½”

6. Please make at least 2, but I’ll bet you’ll make more…….they are fun to create !

Sunday, December 18, 2016

December 2016 BOM

Millie Schwab presented the December block of the month .
If you have a December 2016 American Patchwork and Quilting magazine the quilt and directions are featured in it. 

One 10 1/2" x 12" black and white square for background
One 2 1/2" x 12" strip bright
One 1 1/2" x 12" strip bright
Two 1 1/2" x 13" strips bright

Begin by placing background fabric on cutting board and make two cuts at a slight angle along 12" length. Separate the three strips you just cut and sew the two 12" strips of bright fabric in the cut areas. Press seams to bright fabrics.
Place the pressed block on cutting board and make two cuts perpendicular to the first cuts. Sew the two 13" strips in the cut areas. Press seams to bright fabric.
Using 9 1/2" or larger square-up ruler, trim the block to best effect.

9 1/2" square