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.

March 2015 Program

The Brownwood Quilter's March program was how to make a t-shirt quilt, 
presented by President Joy Ivy.
 She shared many tips, tricks, do's and dont's. 
 Here she shows how to cut the t-shirt apart.
This is a quilt she was commissioned to make that had a picture of 
In 1984, Old Main Hall, the building symbolic of HPU, burned to the ground during finals week. Although the Brownwood Fire Department headquarters sit across the street from the HPU campus, a prank caller phoned in a false alarm in Bangs, a small town 8 miles from the Brownwood city limits, to which the department responded. Before the crews could return to Brownwood, fire completely consumed the 95-year-old building.
 More examples of her work.


March BOM



Thursday, April 2, 2015

March 2015 Minutes

March 17, 2015 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President Joy Ivy.
Roll was called:  The roll call question was, “What is your favorite quilting tool?” There were 20 members present, and we welcome 2 new members, Martha Hackney and Muriel Lamkin. 1 visitor, Connie Hart’s grandson.
Minutes were accepted as written. Motion made to accept by Connie Hart, 2nd by LaTrelle Locks.
Treasure report read by Shelia Smith. Motion to accept was made by Jeanie Ortegon, 2nd by LaTrelle Locks.

Standing Committee Reports:

Sunshine:  Sherry Benbow doing well and hopes to return to the meetings soon. Stella Burns is improving. Hospice is now helping Ann Hunter. Terry Reed is beginning to walk after her last surgery.
Wee Care:  Three were 3 quilts donated this month.
CPS Bags:  No report this month.

Old Business:

1.       Seven members attended QuiltCon in Austin on February 20th. They expounded on how exciting and different modern quilting is compared to traditional quilting.
2.       Joy reminded the members that the drawing for the donation quilt will be at the April 21st meeting and that Vickie has the tickets if anyone needs more to sell.
3.    Next we had the Eight 1/8ths Challenge reveal. The 8 very creative ladies who were lucky enough to participate were:  1. Jeanie Ortegon- 4 zipper bags, tissue holder, coasters and a hot pad. 2. Wanda Jackson- Jesters bags filled with candy, cards and other goodies. 3. Shelia Smith- Cowboy quilt game board.  4. Connie Hart- Little Cowboy and Horseshoes wall-hanging.  5. Connie Hansen- Kenny Rogers, Gambler meets Guns and Roses quilt. 6. Donna Swanger- Dead Man’s Hand market bag made for her Dad. 7. Joy Ivy- Quilt Across Texas quilt. 8. Mildred Turner- Embroidered Cowboy quilt.  Vickie showed the books, cd’s and fabric added to the prize packages sent by Debby Kratovil.  Debby will judge the entries and the winners will be announced at the May meeting.

New Business:
1.       Vice President Millie Schwab proposed the possibility of the guild purchasing a design board so it will be easier to show the block of the month and an Accu Quilt Go fabric cutter or a Scan & Cut. She states it would be a useful tool for all guild members to use. Vickie Mazurek proposed it could be purchased from the sales of the 2015 Ranchers Daughter donation quilt. A committee was appointed to research and give a report on the prices and advantages of the machines at the May meeting. The committee is as follows, LaTrelle Locks-Chairman, Donna Swanger, Anglea McCorkle and Millie Schwab.   
2.       BOM- Tossed 9 Patch by Angela McCorkle. Please use bright, happy fabrics. Vickie will put it on the    website under the tab BOM Schedule. April BOM will be presented by Nancy Tubb, May BOM by Sherri Marshalll.

Drawings:
1. Fat quarters: won by Joy Ivy
2. BOM: won by Vickie Mazurek
3. Penny Auction Winners:  Joy Ivy, LaTrelle Locks and Biolanda Villapando
4. Door Prize Winners: Wanda Jackson, Debra Revay, LaTrelle Locks, and Mildred Turner

Show and Tell:

1. Becky Martin showed the Pink Hope Quilt made from the string blocks the guild presented to her last November.
2. Jonna Burkes showed her embroidered A to Z Snowmen of the Month quilt.
3. Millie Schwab showed a pillow case and a chevron quilt she made for her grandson Justin. She calls it “Grey Matters”.
4. Wanda Jackson showed what she called “Missing Link Quilt”. It is her February magazine challenge.
5.  Connie Hart showed   Kyla’s Quilt, fancy baby bibs, a crochet baby hat and a receiving blanket for her new grandbaby.
6. Vickie Mazurek showed a collage quilt called “As the Deer”.

Meeting adjourned for a program on how to make t-shirt quilts presented by Joy Ivy.
Respectfully submitted by Vickie Mazurek, Secretary


  

Saturday, February 21, 2015

February 2015 Show & Tell

Welcome to new member Connie Hansen ! 
Connie brought a beautiful sample of her embroidery quilting to show in the February Show and Tell, called Feathered Star.
The back of Connie's quilt. Click on the pictures for a closer view. Gorgeous ! 
Cruz's Motorcycles
LaTrelle Locks made this quilt for her grandson Cruz. 
He likes motorcycles and the color orange.
#1 Community Quilt
Connie Hart completed these two quilts started by her husband's grandmother.
Both quilts contain embroidered names of family members. 
#2 Community Quilt
Connie's beautiful Hunter's Star
Greys for Justin 
Millie Schwab made this quilt for her grandson Grey,
 using shades of gray fabrics.
Millie was proud of this t-shirt her husband brought back for her from a business trip he took to Missouri. He stopped by Missouri Star Quilt Co just to get one for her.
Mildred Turner made this cute polar fleece and minky throw.
Sherri Marshall made a Kim Diehl wall hanging called Stars of Glory.
 This is a project she participates in at the First Wednesday Club at Quilts With a Heart 
Jeanie Ortegon made these cute mug rugs out of batik.