Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 2017 Block of the Month

                         Let’s make Valentines!

The January BOM was designed and presented by Vickie Mazurek

The heart blocks can be used to make a baby quilt, lap quilt, wall hanging, table runner or you could even use them to create greeting cards. 

1. Colors to use for this project are black and white.

2. Cut a 7” block of either black or white. It can be solid or a print. Mix it up.

3. Cut out 1 or more contrasting hearts using the templates provided. I used a fusible web on the back of my fabric…. Fabric glue will work as well.

4.  Arrange the heart/hearts so that it looks pleasing to you, then machine or hand applique them to your 7” block. Be creative…You can embellish your block with words, lace, buttons, pearl cotton threads, or a cutter quilt.

5. Square the block to measure 6 ½”

6. Please make at least 2, but I’ll bet you’ll make more…….they are fun to create !

Sunday, December 18, 2016

December 2016 BOM

Millie Schwab presented the December block of the month .
If you have a December 2016 American Patchwork and Quilting magazine the quilt and directions are featured in it. 

One 10 1/2" x 12" black and white square for background
One 2 1/2" x 12" strip bright
One 1 1/2" x 12" strip bright
Two 1 1/2" x 13" strips bright

Begin by placing background fabric on cutting board and make two cuts at a slight angle along 12" length. Separate the three strips you just cut and sew the two 12" strips of bright fabric in the cut areas. Press seams to bright fabrics.
Place the pressed block on cutting board and make two cuts perpendicular to the first cuts. Sew the two 13" strips in the cut areas. Press seams to bright fabric.
Using 9 1/2" or larger square-up ruler, trim the block to best effect.

9 1/2" square

Saturday, December 17, 2016

December 2016 Monthly Meeting

Show and Tell
Lana Webb showed a cute quilt she called, Hector’s quilt.
The back is cute too !
 Lana also shows a bag she made for her daughter-in-law, and a turquoise bag for herself.
Vickie Mazurek shows 3 of the 12 folded star table runners she's made for gifts. At last month's program Charlene Cortez taught guild members how to make them. 
Becky Martin also shows the folded star table runner she completed.
 Latrelle Locks shared a 1930’s signature quilt made by her grandmother that was recently found in a trunk.
 She made grandson Cruz a “guy apron” for Christmas.
Wanda Jackson shared a Christmas quilt she hand embroidered. 
She got her patterns from a coloring book.
Vice President Jeanie Ortegon presented President Lana Webb with a gift certificate. 
We truly appreciate her dedication to the guild. 
Winners of this months drawings were, Jeanie, Joy, Wanda, Jan, Biolanda, 
Vickie and Sherri.
Then it was time to party !

We wish you a blessed Christmas. 

December 2016 Meeting Minutes

Minutes, Dec. 12, 2016
The Brownwood Quilters Guild met for its meeting and Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at the First Christian Church in Brownwood. 16 members were present.
President Lana Webb called the meeting to order. The minutes were approved, with a motion to accept by Latrelle Locks and a second by Joy Ivy.
Old Business: Lana reported the quilt raffle at the Christmas Under the Stars Festival brought in $276.00. She also said that $728 was given to Toys for Kids from the profits made from the 2016 donation quilt.
New Business: We presented Lana with a $50 gift certificate to Quilter’s Hide Out in appreciation for all her work as president of the guild.
BOM: Millie Schwab presented the BOM to be made for January, called Hashtag. Check the website for a link to the pattern.
* BOM: Jan Cate won the Hexagon Trivet blocks.
* Layer cake squares (10-inch squares): Vickie Mazurek
* Program auction prizes donated by Angela McCorkle and Charlene Cortez: Joy Ivy, Wanda Jackson, Jan Cate, Jeanie Ortegon, Sherri Marshall, and Biolanda Villalpando
Show and Tell
* Lana Webb: Hector’s quilt, gift bag for her daughter-in-law, and a turquoise bag
* Vickie Mazurek: 3 Folded Star table runners
* Latrelle Locks: a 1930’s signature quilt made by her grandmother and just recently found in a trunk, a “guy apron” for her grandson Cruz
* Becky Martin: Folded Star table runner made from the workshop kit Charlene supplied last month
* Millie Schwab: Hashtag quilt made for her granddaughter Grace Hannah
* Wanda Jackson: hand-embroidered Christmas quilt top
BOM presenter next month will be Vickie Mazurek. Program Prizes next month will be by Vickie also.
Program: Christmas Party! We exchanged pot holders made from the Vintage Farm Girl patterns, then played a fat quarter game. The meeting ended with a pot luck meal and fellowship around beautifully decorated tables. Thanks to Jeanie, Donna, and Lana for making the room so festive!

Submitted by Becky Martin, Secretary