Thursday, April 6, 2017

March 2017 Block of the Month

This months BOM was presented by Marianna Graves.
A Log Cabin block with 1.5" strips - tan and beige for the light side. For the dark side use brown, gray, and black 1.5” strips. 
In her handout and presentation she included the history of this block. 
 She provided each of us with a 1.5” red square for the center.  

The block will measure 9.5”

March 2017 Monthly Meeting

Show & Tell & Program
  Sherri Marshall made a cute Jelly roll bag in a class 
at Quilters Hideout taught by Millie Schwab.
 Texas Wildflower quilt made in a class she taught at Quilter's Hideout. 
  Muriel Lamkin made a blue and white quilt for a friend from Colombia to celebrate her new American citizenship. 
 And a wall hanging made of hexagons, all in her favorite color ! 
  Wanda Jackson made a summer quilt for her daughter from strips donated to guild.
 Donna Swanger's Twister quilt is bright and cheery !
  Becky Martin brought an antique embroidered quilt
 made by her grandmother, Ethel Young, in the 40’s or 50’s.
  Jan Cate and Lana Webb made table runners using 
Joy’s pattern from last month’s program.
  Connie Hansen made a feathered star quilt for her nephew 
as a wedding gift she calls Story in the Stars
           Have a Little Faith, made as a BOM project at Quilts With a Heart
 Garden Party quilt made from leftover blocks of a row by row quilt.
  Millie Schwab shows (with a little help from friends) quilt blocks made for a row-by-row quilt project at Quilters Hideout. 

March winners of the monthly drawings. Prizes were provided by Muriel Lamkin.

The program this month was given by Vickie Mazurek. She demonstrated straight-line machine quilting. She gave several pointers, including placing the needle-punch side up on Warm and Natural batting, using a 2.2 stitch length as a standard, using spray baste and then ironing the layers before beginning the quilting, and using the quilting seam guide along with the walking foot. She encouraged everyone who wanted to to practice this quilting technique on her machine.

Monday, March 20, 2017

February 2017 Monthly Meeting

Show & Tell 
Jessica Reynolds: Fruit Ladies
  Jan Cate: Celebration Quilt
Wanda Jackson: Plaid Cats in My Garden 
 Millie Schwab: Farm Girl Vintage blocks

  Joy Ivy: Melody’s quilt and dresser runner (for her newest great-granddaughter)
 Petal Bag, a project she did with her 11-year-old granddaughter
 Gladys Paul: Geisha Wall Hanging
 Vita Weehunt: Starry Night
Connie Hart: Larry’s Deer Camp Quilt 
Winners of the monthly drawings. 

February Program:
 Joy Ivy presented the 10 minute table runner. 

February 2017 Meeting Minutes

Minutes, Feb. 21, 2017
The Brownwood Quilters Guild met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the First Christian Church in Brownwood. 24 members were present and 3 visitors: Gladys Paul, Myra Patterson, and Jessica Reynolds.
President Lana Webb called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by everyone telling of a craft they enjoy or have enjoyed in addition to quilting. (Answers ranged from embroidery, knitting, and sewing to china painting, stained glass, and doll making!) The consent agenda was approved, with a motion to accept by Ruby Goodwin and a second by Jan Cates
* Lana said that there are a few extra guild t-shirts if someone else wants one. The cost is $10 per shirt.
* The Hamilton Extension Education Association’s Spring Fling will be April 1 at the Hamilton High School Chandler Craig Auditorium, 611 S. College.
* Lana and Jan had attended the Waco Quilt Show and reported on the quilts and vendors. Lana had information about a number of other shows and shops.
* Ideas were shared about CPS bags, pillowcases, crocheted or knitted caps for newborns, and dog beds—all as possible projects using our skills and extra fabric.
* Yards of fabric and stacks of quilt books and patterns and tubs of scraps were available for everyone to take home. (The rule was: If you are here, you have to take something!)
BOM: Charlene Cortez presented the BOM for March, a Double Irish Chain in light, medium, and dark greens and cream. Charlene will email you the directions, and they will be available on the website
* BOM Valentine blocks: Deborah Lehman
* Layer cake squares (10-inch squares): Joy Ivy
* Program auction prizes donated by Sherri Marshall: Carol Bullion, Jeanie Ortegon, Biolanda Villalpando, Jessica Reynolds, Becky Martin, and Gladys Paul
Show and Tell
* Jessica Reynolds: Fruit Ladies
* Jan Cate: Celebration Quilt
* Wanda Jackson: Plaid Cats in My Garden
* Millie Schwab: Farm Girl Vintage blocks
* Joy Ivy: Melody’s quilt and dresser runner (for her newest great-granddaughter)
Petal Bag, a project she did with her 11-year-old granddaughter
* Gladys Paul: Geisha Wall Hanging
* Vita Weehunt: Starry Night
* Connie Hart: Larry’s Deer Camp Quilt
Program: Joy Ivy showed us how to make the Ten Minute Table Runner. She showed examples she had made using a wide variety of fabrics, colors, and decorative stitches. These table runners are quick and easy, make beautiful gifts, and are a way to use up some fabric! A Twelve Minute Gift Wrap Bag is a variation of this project.
BOM presenter for the March 21 meeting will be Marianna Graves. Program Prizes will be by Muriel Lamkin.

Submitted by Becky Martin, Secretary