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

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

San Saba Quilt Show

Click the picture to enlarge the information about the San Saba quilt show. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

January 2016 Show & Tell and Program

January Program Prize Winners
 Connie showed her completed collage quilt project from the November program.
 Joy shared her completed collage as well.
 Charlene shared a wall-hanging w/scripture she made for her daughter. This was her first attempt at using a specific feature on her long-arm quilting machine. 
 Connie showed us more of her beautiful work she does on her embroidery machine.  

This is a quilt she was asked to make for a raffle in Comanche, Texas.
 Wanda shared an embroidered BOM she did with Quilts With a Heart,
 also quilted by Angela of Quilts With a Heart.

 Wanda brought a gift given to her by Sherri which features wool applique and a scripture that's special to Wanda.
Angela McCorkle of Quilts With a Heart was the January proram. Angela demonstrated some of her patterns and showed the audience quilts made from the patterns. 

Angela also brought merchandise from her store for convenient shopping.
She has great prices and always has BOM's and special activities going on at her shop.
Please check out her website Quilts With a Heart   

Donna Swanger presented the block of the month for January.
Contact Donna for the BOM pattern.


Sunday, January 31, 2016

January 2016 Meeting Minutes

Brownwood Quilter's Guild Minutes ~ Tuesday 19 January 2016

Guild President Lana Webb called the meeting to order with nineteen members and guest Nita Franklin of Brownwood in attendance.  

Connie Hart and Biolanda Villalpando were recognized for their January birthdays.  

Lana read treasurer Connie Hansen's financial report.  

Lana announced that Mildred Turner has taken husband Hilton To Arlington, Texas, for further medical treatment.
Judy Tiedemann asked that everyone keep Stella Burns and Elaine Anderson in their prayers. 
Millie Schwab reported Robin Moody is undergoing radiation treatments and got a good report from her doctor.

Connie Hart reported she recently met with Sunni Modawell of the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce regarding the Guild's holding a quilt display in conjunction with the Chamber's upcoming Corks and Caps.  This would promote the Guild with greater, more diverse recognition. Lana will attend the next Chamber meeting to learn more details regarding Corks and Caps and will report back to us at our next meeting.

On 30 January 2016, Lana will be taking our Donation Quilt to the Waco, Texas, Shop Hop.  75% of all the proceeds from this quilt will go to the Guild's 2016 charity of choice, Toys For Kids.  If there are any volunteers who would go and help with the quilt, please contact Lana.
It has been decided that BQG will not be sponsoring a proposed Jenny Doan program due to the expense involved.  However, Ms. Doan is scheduled to be in Clyde, Texas, for a trunk show on 22 February, 2016.  The admission fee at the door will be $5.00 per person.
In lieu of our regularly scheduled monthly Guild meeting, interested Guild members can meet at the church parking lot to caravan to Bee's Quilt Shop in Winters, Texas , leaving Brownwood at 10:00 am that morning.  

San Saba, Texas, will host a traveling quilt show April 1 and 2, 2016.

Brownwood Quilt Guild thanks Vida Weehunt for displaying our Charity Donation Quilt in her shop in Early, Texas.  

Lana Webb is going to purchase two dies for the Guild's AccuCutter.

Vickie Mazurek is going to do pillowcases for the Children's Hospital in lieu of the traditional BOM in April.  She is asking that Guild members join her in participating in the Million Pillowcase Challenge.

Donna Swanger presented "Flowers" for today's Block of the Month.  Everyone present received a copy of the flower pattern.

Vickie Mazurek ~ project bag
Lana Webb ~ Christmas gift surprise bag
Millie Schwab ~ scarf loom
Charlene Cortez ~ mini quilt
Connie Hansen ~ Christmas gift surprise bag
Nita Franklin ~ Christmas gift surprise bag
Joy Ivy ~ table runner
Connie Hart ~ project bag

Connie Hart ~ Heart Collage Calendar to note family birthdays
Wanda Jackson ~ (1)  Crabapple Hill Gardens Alphabet quilt
                          (2)  wool embroidered picture, a gift from Sherri Marshall, that reads                                      "She seeketh wool and flax and works willingly with her hands."
Charlene Cortez ~ a wall hanging for her daughter featuring peacock colors
Connie Hansen ~ (1)  machine embroidered Double Wedding Ring quilt
                          (2)  machine embroidered quilt, "Sewn Seeds On a Journey", a 2015                                       State Fair  entry that garnered Second Place

The meeting was adjourned, followed by a program presented by Angela. McCorkle.

After the close of Angela's presentation, Lana announced that we will need to make a Disappearing Nine Patch in red and white, starting with a five-inch square.

Respectfully submitted by Judy Tiedemann, Secretary