Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 2016 Meeting, Program & Show & Tell

President Lana Webb installed the new guild officers with some funny antidotes about the positions they have agreed to do.  

  Muriel Lamkin presented Lana with a gift for her service in 2015-2016.  
 2016-2017 Officers 
Front row - Donna Swanger -2nd Vice President, Lana Webb- President, 
Jeanie Ortegon-1st Vice President.
Back row - Becky Martin- Secretary, Connie Hansen- Treasurer  
For the June program Mildred Turner presented a demonstration of the Martelli Zip Binding technique and the Curve Master attachment.

Show & Tell
 Connie Hansen showed "Bow Ties and Butterflies"
Joy Ivy's granddaughter showed the babydoll quilt top she and her Grandma made the day before the guild meeting.      
 And Joy showed a friendship throw made for her by Sherry Benbow.
 Mildred showed a sundress she made with a heart pocket.
Becky showed a sampler quilt top made with blocks from her mother's (Alice Young) collection.

June 2016 Meeting Minutes

 Minutes of Meeting, June 21, 2016
The Brownwood Quilters Guild met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 9:30 at the First Christian Church in Brownwood. Lana Webb, President, called the meeting to order. 18 members were present, plus one visitor, Julie Ivy, granddaughter of Joy Ivy.

Lana installed the officers for the 2016-2017 year:
·         Lana Webb, President
·         Jeanie Ortegon, 1st Vice President
·         Donna Swanger, 2nd Vice President
·         Becky Martin, Secretary
·         Connie Hansen, Treasurer

Lana received a gift (gift certificate from Quilters' Hide Out and one from Bee's Quilting and Gifts in Winters) and card for completing her term as president and agreeing to serve again this year.

Mildred Turner presented the program, a demonstration of the Martelli Zip Binding technique and the Curve Master attachment.
The Consent Agenda was reviewed and accepted with a motion by Joy Ivy and a second by Vickie Mazurek.

Vickie Mazurek reported that 110 pillowcases have been made and donated by members -- 16 have been taken to a nursing home in Comanche and 16 to one in DeLeon.

Lana reminded the group of the “mini” quilt show planned for October 1 in conjunction with the Caps and Corks event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

Lana reported on matters discussed by the executive committee which had met earlier in the morning. Possible changes to consider concern the fat quarter drawing, the donation quilt, and small changes in the by-laws. No action was taken on these items.  Also members were asked to consider their preferences for program topics for the program by Shaula Patton on 04/18/17. The members present expressed an interest in having Shaula instruct us on the Confetti Collage technique.

Block of the Month for July: (by Connie Hart) a 12 ½ inch (unfinished) block, pattern of your choice, using black, white, and the 3 colors from a paint swatch. These paint swatches were passed around for members to choose. You could also pick up a paint swatch at Home Depot or other store.

·         Joy Ivy won the annual club drawing of a quilt top or kit. This year was a top made by Lana using the star-in-a-star pattern.
·         Connie Hansen won the BOM drawing.
·         Vickie Mazurek won the fat quarters.
·         Program auction prizes donated by Vickie were won by Biolanda Villalpando (jewelry bag), Joy Ivy (quilt patterns and template), Muriel Lamkin (quilt pattern and template), Millie Schwab (Idaho lily table runner kit), Joy Ivy (Steady Betty), and Jeanie Ortegon (Best Press).

Show and Tell
·         Bow Ties and Butterflies, by Connie Hansen
·         Friendship throw quilt, made by Sherry Benbow as a gift for Joy Ivy
·         Baby doll blanket top, made (yesterday!) by Julie Ivy
·         Girl’s sun dress (“pillowcase dress”) made by Mildred Turner
·         Sampler quilt top, made by Becky Martin with blocks from her mother’s (Alice Young) collection

The next meeting on July 19 will be a summer picnic lunch, with fried chicken provided by the guild. Please bring side dishes of your choice. The program will be a UFO sewing day. Please bring a project in progress and “sit and sew” a while and visit with your guild friends.

Submitted by Becky Martin, Secretary

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

May 2016 BOM

 Sherri Marshall presented May's BOM, "X's ans O's".
Please make your blocks red with a white or white tone on tone  background.

May 2016 Show & Tell

 To get a closer look, you can click on any picture to enlarge it.
Starting this month's Show and Tell is Joy Ivy. She made a cute "Hash Tag" # quilt for a graduation gift.
The back  
 Nita Franklin – Dresden Plate – pieced by husband’s grandmother & hand quilted by Nita
  Vickie Mazurek shows a Wee Care baby quilt she made for the Brownwood Hospital.
 She made this throw size quilt from a Cotton and Steel layer cake and will be donating it to a group of ladies in Eastland County who make "Love Covers" for the sick and homeless in their area.

  Vickie presented Connie Hart with a pink deer wall-hanging she donated for the silent auction at the Buckmasters Banquet held May 21st
.This southwestern deer wall hanging by Vickie can also be seen at the

 CPS pillowcase bag by Millie Schwab
Millie made this Labyrinth quilt from batiks.
 Millie Schwab showed a quilt she made to raise money for the Brown County Animal Shelter.  The quilt is on display at Quilter's Hideout at 923 Early Blvd in Early, TX
You can purchase tickets for a chance to win it there ! 

Millie also made this Blue & White quilt.

Below are this months Program Prize Winners
 The big winner for the BOM pillowcase challenge last month was Muriel Lamkin, she turned in 25 pillowcases and won a $50 gift certificate to the Quilters’ Hideout.

May 2016 Meeting Minutes

BROWNWOOD QUILTERS’ GUILD                               
Minutes of Meeting of May 17, 2016
Submitted by Angela McCorkle (in absence of Judy Tiedemann, Secretary)

The Guild President, Lana Webb, called the meeting to order and welcomed nineteen members and four visitors:  Wanda Baker, Carol Bullion, Jan Cate and Ann Turner.  She recognized those with May birthdays: LaTrelle Locks, Robin Moody and Debra Revay; neither were present.  Lana thanked Joy Ivy for bringing today’s program prizes and made a note that Vickie Mazurek had volunteered to take Robin Moody’s place to bring the prizes for June.  Connie Hart will be responsible for the Block of the Month in June.

Consent Agenda – Hearing no additions or other changes to the minutes or treasurer’s report, Joy Ivy moved to approve as presented.  Ruby Goodwin seconded the motion; motion carried.

Committee Reports – Sunshine Committee:  Those on the prayer list were to remain and additional prayers were requested for Betty Scott Family and Robin Cadenhead Key.

Old Business – Lana reminded everyone to turn in tickets for the donation quilt and pick more up if needed.

New Business – The new fiscal year will begin next month.  Annual dues may be paid today or at next month’s meeting.  Dues are $24 per year.

                Elections – Millie Schwab and Joy Ivy served as the nominating committee and reported the       following slate of officers:
                                President                            Lana Webb
                                Vice President                   Jeanie Ortegon (assisted by Donna Swanger)
                                Secretary                             Becky Martin
                                Treasurer                            Connie Hansen

                No nominations were received from the floor.  Ruby Goodwin moved that the slate be approved            by acclamation and Sherri Marshall seconded the motion; motion carried.

Finish Up
·         Membership Dues were paid by 10 current members and new members:  Carol Bullion, Jan Cate and Ann Turner.
·         Sherri Marshall presented the Block of the Month – X’s and O’s and had chosen a white background with red X’s and O’s.
·         Mildred Turner won the fat quarters
·         Program prizes were won by Biolanda Villalpando, Charlene Cortez, Mildred Turner and Lana Webb.
·         Muriel Lamkin turned in 25 pillowcases and won a $50 gift certificate to the Quilters’ Hideout.
·         Show & Tell:
     Vickie Mazurek – 4 deer wall hangings
     Millie Schwab – Blue & White quilt and Labyrinth quilt
     Joy Ivy – Graduation Hashtag Quilt
     Nita Franklin – Dresden Plate – pieced by husband’s grandmother & handquilted by Nita