Monday, April 27, 2015

April 2015 Show and Tell

Congratulations The 2014-2015 raffle quilt winner - Teresa Phillips Early,Texas 
Show and Tell 
 Becky Martin --   Sampler from BOM patterns in 2013-2014
 Millie Schwab -- Neighbors Quilt Strawberry Limeade
 Joanna Burks -- Wee Care Receiving Blankets 
 Joy Ivy -- Granddaughter Addie's Graduation Quilt 
 Joy Ivy -- Tee-Shirt Coaches Quilt 
 Lana Webb -- Wee Care Quilt
   Becky Martin -- Fat Quarters Winner 
   Elaine Anderson -- Door Prize Winner  
 Block of the Month presented by Nancy Tubb - Hearth and Home Variation


April BOM

Block of the Month presented by Nancy Tubb- due at the May, 2015, meeting

Hearth and Home Block variation
This is an easy block made up of squares and half square triangles. You will need 3 fabrics, a bright spring print focus fabric, a coordinating print or solid and a white solid or tone-on-tone background.
Cutting instructions:
From the white background cut:
A: 8 - 3" squares
B: 4 - 3 ½” squares cut once on the diagonal
From the coordinating print or solid: C: 5 - 3" squares
From the spring print focus fabric:
D: 4 - 3 ½” squares cut once on the diagonal
E: 4 - 3" squares
Sewing instructions:
Using a scant 1/4" seam allowance, sew a B triangle to a D triangle making a half square triangle block. This will be slightly larger than needed, square this up to 3". Continue until all the B and D triangles are sewn and squared up. You will have 8 - 3" half square triangles.
Lay out all the squares and half square triangles according to the diagram.    Sew squares and half square triangles together to form the rows. After sewing the first square and half square triangle together, measure the results, it should be 5 ½“  long. Adjust seam allowance if needed. After sewing the first row together it should be 13" long. Press the seams of each row in opposite directions so that seams will nest when sewing rows together. Then sew the rows together matching the seams, pressing these seams open. When you finish, the block should measure 13" x 13" with seam allowances, which will be 12 ½  x 12 1/2" finished.

April 2015 Program

 Connie Hansen presented the April program,
 Connie shows one of her beautiful machine embroidered quilts. 

April 2015 Minutes

Brownwood Quilter's Guild Minutes
21 April 2015

Meeting Call to Order by President Joy Ivy
Roll call question What is your favorite type of fabric to use? Scraps/ Thirties/ Civil War
Minutes + Treasurer reports hard copies available.
Treasure Report Shelia Smith
Standing Committee Reports: Sunshine: Robin Moody
                                                Wee Care: Ruby Goodwin 14 Wee Care Blankets delivered
                                                 CPS:  Nancy Tubbs 12 Bags delivered
Old Business: Treasurer Shelia Smith Guild financial updates, appeal for member 
                        voting for quilt show, officers, guild program direction, and purchases.
                       Officer Nominating Committee: Donna Swanger voiced an appeal for
                        Purchase Research Committee Donna Swanger, La Trelle Locke opened
                        discussion regarding pros and cons of Guild purchase of Scan N Cut,
                       Accu-quilt, and  Silhouettes Machines.
                       Millie Schwab discussed guild purchase of design board .
New Business: A demonstration of the machines is scheduled for next meeting. Thus,
                       Guild Stash Sale moved to June.
                       Members to meet at church at 9:30am Thursday 30 April 2015 to
                       organize donated items for Stash Sale.
                       Member Jonna Burke announced the new name of the former Needle-turn
                       Appliqué group NAGS now includes all types of handwork
                       They meet 1st Tuesdays 10-2 at the Church: Needle Talk
                       Needle Talk invites members to attend next month salad luncheon.

DONATION QUILT DRAWING Presentation to WINNER TERESA PHILLIPS of Early, Texas Winning Ticket purchased at The Comanche Powwow sold by Vickie Mazurek. Thank you Vickie!!

Guild Drawings:
1. Fat Quarters ? Millie Schwab
2. BOM won by Connie Hart
3. No Penny Auction this month
4. Door Prize Winners: Elaine, Nancy, Muriel, Judy, La Trelle, and Jonna

Show and Tell:
1. Becky Martin Sampler from BOM patterns in 2013-2014
2. Millie Schwab Strawberry Limeade
3. Joy Ivy two quilt tops: Addie's Graduation, and T-shirt
4. Jonna two Wee Care quilts

Presentation of Batik Signature Blocks made by Becky Martin to guild member, Sherry Benbow.


Respectfully Submitted By: Shelia Smith for Vickie Mazurek Secretary

Friday, April 3, 2015

March 2015 Show & Tell

The Brownwood Quilt Guild will not have the annual quilt show this year, so the 2014-2015 raffle quilt drawing will take place during the monthly meeting on April 21,2015.
 A portion of the proceeds will be given to help support the Ark Domestic Violence Shelter in Brownwood, Texas.

Enjoy the pictures of the projects made by members this month.
Lana Webb made these two baby quilts for the  Wee Care program
 from fabric donated to the guild. 
Becky Martin showed the "Pink Hope Quilt" made from string blocks the guild presented to her last November.
Jonna Burkes showed her beautifully embroidered "A to Z Snowmen" BOM quilt.

Millie Schwab showed a pillow case and a chevron quilt she made for her grandson Justin. 
She calls it “Grey Matters”. 

 Wanda Jackson showed what she called “Missing Link Quilt”. 
Connie Hart showed Kyla’s Quilt, fancy baby bibs, a crochet baby hat and a receiving blanket for her new grand-baby.

Vickie Mazurek showed a collage quilt called “As the Deer”.

Eight 1/8th’s Challenge 

Last month the guild members were presented an unusual challenge.
Eight fat eighth bundles were made from 8, one yard cuts of fabric donated by
Debby Kratovil . Anyone who wished to participate in this challenge could put their name in the “HAT” for a chance to win prize packages valued over $200.00.The Wild West Saloon fabric they would be using for the challenge was not revealed until after all the names were drawn. They could make anything of their choosing, but some or all of the 8 different fabrics had to be used, and they could add more fabric if they wanted to.

 Below, are the EIGHT very creative ladies who's names were drawn. 

Jeanie Ortegon- 4 zipper bags, tissue holder, coasters and a hot pad.
 Wanda Jackson- Jesters bags filled with candy, cards and other goodies.
Connie Hansen- Kenny Rogers, Gambler meets Guns and Roses quilt.
Donna Swanger- Dead Man’s Hand market bag made for her Dad.
 Mildred Turner- Embroidered Cowboy quilt. 
Shelia Smith- Cowboy quilt game board. 
Connie Hart- Little Cowboy and Horseshoes wall-hanging.
Joy Ivy- Quilt Across Texas quilt.
 Debby Kratovil will judge the entries and the winners will be announced at the May meeting.