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

Sunday, December 20, 2015

December 2015 Show & Tell and Party

Donna Swanger shared the completed the quilt she made at an August retreat this year.
What a fun backing fabric she used !
This half square triangle quilt is a Christmas gift for her son.  
Angela McCorkle shared this cute ABC quilt she made for her grandson.

Donna also shared her completed heart collage quilt she made at last month's guild workshop.
Click HERE to see highlights from that day.





Jonna Burke shared crosses she made out of buttons and a bag she completed 
from a class she took at Quilter's Hideout in Early, TX
President Lana Webb opening gifts from guild members.
We played Quilt Bingo and the Left, Right, Center game with fat quarters.
These are our lucky winners ! 
Connie Hansen was the lucky block winner of the block of the month. 
For pattern instructions how to make the Christmas gift block, click HERE and HERE

Thursday, November 26, 2015

November 2015 Show & Tell and Workshop

 Block of the Month winner - Mildred, and Fat Quarter winner - Connie 
 Program Prize Winners - Judy, Charlene, Vickie, and Jeanie
 Connie Hart shows her big  bag that she made from 
fabric purchased on a recent trip to Kentucky.
Caige's baby quilt

Connie Hart showed an 1898 copy of the "Cortacelli Home Needlework" magazine
 that she bought at an auction.
 Mildred Turner shows a Sunbonnet Sue quilt she finished for a member of her church group. 
 Kara Smith showed a herring bone baby quilt.
 Lana Webb with porcelain doll dated 1915
Lana's mother hand quilted this "Sunbonnet Sue".
Lana started this quilt when she was 5 years old, her mother finished it and gave it to her after she got married.
 Joy Ivy shows her 1st hand quilting project.
Joy shares a finished wall-hanging she made using the Santa piece she completed in
last months crayola workshop.

November Workshop Collage Art Quilting
More than 20 guild members attended the collage workshop
presented by Vickie Mazurek
Vickie's first collage quilt was a kit bought from Fiberworks in Billings Momtana.
She shares a few examples of her work from patterns she's designed..

Vickie explains the work process of the heart the class will do from the kits they were provided.
Vickie demonstrates how to cut the flowers out.
An example of what the collage will look like before the subject is cut out
and applied to the background fabric.
Charlene is concentrating on how she wants the flowers placed
 on the Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 so there is no waste.

Looks like Joy has a yummy lunch under that plate!

Some of the finishes for the day include
Thanks to all the ladies that brought irons, ironing boards and Teflon pressing sheets.