Friday, November 14, 2014

Fun Things Going on

Doris Rice has another block published !

Some Brownwood Quilt Guild members went to Austin to see Jenny Doan.

These are pictures of quilts that Angela McCorkle quilted that were on display
 at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. The first one was made by Susie LaCroix and the other three were made by Francis Benton.

Doris had her picture made with Janet Wecker Frisch in Houston.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October Show and Tell

Becky received much applause as she showed the 16 CPS bags she made.
One was made after each day of radiation treatment for breast cancer.

Sheila gave us information about the MD Anderson  Project 2015 Quilt
You can find information HERE

 Millie made a "Snuggle Blanket" for Wee Care.
 Millie added interest to nine patch quilt with the happy sunflowers she cut free hand and appiqued.
 A quick and easy bowtie quilt from Millie. 
 An equally pretty back on the bowtie.
 "Top Secret" one of Doris's  blocks that was published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine.  
A sneak peak at the Black Cat Crossing project Doris made for an up coming blog hop.
You will be able to see the project in it's entirety by clicking HERE
when she blogs about it  Wednesday, October 29th 
 A messenger bag made from "She Who Sews" fabric.
 Lana's husband races boats, this is one of many racing t-shirt quilts she's made for auctions.
 She had some left over, so she put them on the quilt back as well.
 Still more she had left, so she made another.
Ruby hand quilted her "Bear Paw" quilt.She said her late husband drove her all over Texas to collect shirting fabrics for it and none are repeated.
 Ruby smiles as she shows the receiving blanket Joy made for  Wee Care.
 Doniene's "Joys of Christmas" sampler quilt. 
She intends to have one made for every bed in her home by next Christmas. 5 more to go !
 The quilt backing was bought at an exceptionally good price.
 She won the September block of the month exchange and took on a challenge...of sorts.
She brought it back this month completed !
Vickie is showing a jewelry pouch she received as a birthday gift from Doris.
Fat quarter winner was Robin.
 BOM winner was Elaine.
Door prize winners were Nancy
 and Biolanda.
Penny Auction winners were Nancy, Joy and Sherri.

Monday, October 20, 2014

October Block of the Month

The block of the month was presented by Vickie

A video tutorial for this block is also available at Missouri Star Quilt Company

Friday, October 10, 2014

October 21, 2014 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President, Joy Ivy.
Roll was called, there were 26 members present.
Minutes were read by Vickie Mazurek, Shelia Smith read the treasurer report.
Sunshine report by Sherry B:  A card sent Becky M.
Wee Care report by Ruby : 4 Wee Care quilts for the hospital have been made with the fabric Margret Carter donated last month.
CPS Bag report given by Nancy : 6 bags were donated. Nancy also read a thank you card sent to the guild by the Child Welfare Board.
Announcements : Millie stated that the March 2015 program would be a lady from Choate Ranch Quilt Shop in Cisco doing a demonstration and trunk show and Millie also talked about the possibly of a road trip to Cisco to visit  the quilt shop sometime.
Our “Brown Bag Projects” are due back at the November meeting.  Robin asked everyone to bring a non-quilting magazine with us as well. Why? It’s a surprise.
Joy informed us about a block Shelia made and submitted, that was chosen to be in a quilt shown at the Dallas Fair this year.
We will have our annual Christmas party on Dec. 16, 2014. We’ll have a pot luck lunch, a Chinese Christmas exchange and Millie’s friend Martin will play the guitar for us.
General Business: Doniene announced that she will be stepping down as quilt chairman. Connie made the motion to accept Doniene’s  resignation, Shelia second the motion.
 Shelia spoke about the 2015 budget and asked if we have ever filed a 990N for nonprofit organizations, EIN# and talked about raffle laws.
We discussed the quilt show attendance, budget, finding other sponsors, finding other venues and discussed if we should have a quilt show in 2015.  A motion was made by Vickie to vote yes or no on having it in 2015….the no motion carried with 25 votes.
Show & Tell: Becky Martin showed the 16 CPS bags she made. She said she made one after each day she had a radiation treatment for cancer and, that focusing on others would take her mind off herself. Much applause followed Becky’s  statement!
Shelia showed a quilt kit offered by MD Anderson every year, a challenge to benefit cancer research called Cherrywood for the Cure.
Millie made a "Snuggle Blanket" for Wee Care, a nine patch quilt she added interest to with sunflowers she cut free hand and appliqued, and a quick and easy bowtie quilt. 
 Doris showed a quilt made with her block that was published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine. She showed a quilt she made for a blog hop called Black Cat Crossing, and a messenger bag made from “She Who Sews” fabric.
 Lana's husband races boats, and she made two quilts with some of his many racing t-shirts which she donates to auctions.
Ruby hand quilted a "Bear Paw" quilt. She said her late husband drove her all over Texas to collect shirting fabrics for it and none are repeated.
Doniene made a "Joys of Christmas" sampler quilt. She intends to have one made for every bed in her home by next Christmas. She also made a quilt from the September block of the month exchange that she won.

Winners: Fat quarters were won by Robin, BOM blocks won by Elaine, Door prizes won by Nancy, Joy, and Biolanda. Penny auction winners were Sherri M. Joy and Nancy.

Respectfully submitted by: Vickie Mazurek, Secretary  

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Little Quilt Humor

Who is a quilter you ask? 
We are people you cut up perfectly good fabric into tiny pieces and sew it all back together again ! We can be obsessive about fabric. We brake for quilt shops. We store mountains of fabrics and tools in our homes. Quilting tools and gadgets catch our eye. We pour over patterns, and delight in seeing each others’ creations.

someecards found on Pinterest