Saturday, October 28, 2017

October 2017 Monthly Meeting

The October meeting of the Brownwood Quilters' Guild was held at 
"Quilts With A Heart Retreat Center" in Priddy,Texas. Guild members had a chance to tour the newly built facility owned by Angela McCorkle.
 After the business portion of the meeting, Angela presented a program for the guild members featuring some of the new products she carries in her quilt shop located inside the retreat center.
 Afterward we enjoyed a potluck lunch and some members stayed to sew on our upcoming Christmas exchange, the Birthday Cake.

Show and Tell
Jan Cate shared her "bigger than intended" pumpkin table runner.
It was great to see Doniene Fullagar ! She shared a quilt she calls "Alice's 9 Patch"- made from former member Alice Young's stash. Alice was our guild's oldest member. She passed away several years ago.

Lana Webb - Birthday quilt
Lana shared this T-shirt quilt to be auctioned off at a boat racers banquet in Phoenix. The proceeds will benefit boat racers who were injured while participating in the sport.

Vickie Mazurek shared her completed Farmer's Wife. 
Millie Schwab shared her birthday cake table topper that guild members are making for the Christmas gift exchange this year.  
Millie is making a lighthouse quilt and asked opinions about setting it together.
Angela's program  

October prize drawing winners !

Connie Hansen's birthday table topper
Vickie Mazurek's birthday TT
Sherri Marshall's TT
Donna Swanger's TT

Thursday, October 19, 2017

October Block of the Month

This month's BOM was presented by Debra Agnew. 
Click  HERE for directions. You will be taken to Quilters 
(Be sure to click on page 2 at the bottom of page 1 for the rest of the directions).

We are doing something new for the BOM program starting this October. A sampler quilt !
Each person who is signed up to present the BOM thus far, should choose a 12" block (12 1/2" unfinished) that they like...the only requirement is the size.
BOM presenters can be found  HERE.
Every guild member who makes the block will keep her own block. You can use what ever fabric line you want to....example - Christmas fabrics, batiks, blue, or scrappy, etc choose.
At the end of the 12 month BOM , each person who participated will have her own sampler quilt and can finish it like you want to.
When you bring your block back to each guild meeting, (starting 
in November), you'll get one check by your name......

Don't worry a check by your name in this case is a good thing !
For every check you have at the end of the 12 month BOM program, we will double that !.... and your name will be put in a drawing to win a $150.00 gift certificate to a quilt shop (which is yet to be determined)
For instance if you bring your blocks 12 times during the year, you'll get your name in the drawing 24 times. If you only bring your block 10 times, you name will be in the drawing 20 times....etc.
We hope to get great participation doing the BOM ! 
This way everybody is a winner !

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September 2017 Monthly Meeting

Deborah Agnew shows her "Welcome Fall" wall hanging.

Deborah Agnew- another cute wall hanging !
Deborah also showed this super cute halloween wall hanging that has 
pumpkins lights on it !.....she's sew ready for fall !
  Deborah shows this pretty machine embroidered table runner.
 Gladys showed a snowman table runner she's working on.
 Gladys Paul calls this quilt "Midnight Mischief"....cute !
 Gladys Paul- "Star of the North"
 Gladys Paul - made a quilters tote complete with lots of pockets 
and even a place to hold a cutting mat.
 Debra Lehman showed a quilt made for her granddaughter. 
Notice the cute fuzzy shoes (Jan)
Judy Northcutt shows a quilt that belonged to her mother. Judy's mom cut the Dutch Dolls out in the 1960's. Judy appliqued and completed the quilt for her granddaughter.
 Wanda Jackson showed a Christmas quilt she embroidered 
and Angela McCorkle quilted it for her. pretty ! 
 Vickie Mazurek shows 3 bed runners she made for the Hospice Care Unit in Abilene. 
This is the 1st one made from Pat Sloan fabrics.
 #2 strip quilt made by foundation piecing.
  #3 made from squash blossom blocks that Becky Martin won in the BOM drawing several months back. Becky gave them to Vickie because she REALLY liked the block !
Vickie made a fall and a Christmas wall hanging for her mother Helen,
 who resides in South Dakota.
Helen is 93 years young ! Awesome !
The September program was presented by Marijane Gilley.....How to make fabric pumpkins.
September prize drawings winners ! Beverly, Muriel, Biolanda, Gladys, Jan and Joy.