Saturday, February 21, 2015

February 17, 2015 Meeting

Community Service projects:
The Brownwood Quilter's Guild makes receiving blankets for the local hospital.
These are just a few made by members for donation this month.
Ruby Goodwin is serving as the committee chairman.
Instructions to make these blankets are provided HERE

Nancy Tubb is the Committee Chairman in charge of delivering CPS bags.
Guild members make pillow case bags that are given to the local CPS (Child Protective Service) office for distribution to children taken into custody. Children use the bags for their personal possessions. Instructions for making the pillow case bags are given HERE

Guild Challenges:
Robin Moody, co-Vice President, presented the guild with a challenge last October. Members were instructed to bring any magazine to the November meeting as long as it was not quilt related. In November, we drew numbers out of a basket and were told to turn to that page in our magazines. What ever was on that page was to be the inspiration for a creation of our choice. We could be inspired by the color, the shape or the actual image it's self. Below are some of things created for this fun challenge. 
Donine Fullagar was inspired by color and chose to make a table topper
 which she graciously donated to the Penny Auction.
Becky Martin decorated the lids to plastic ice cream containers which she can now use to store other goodies. She said her project required much research,(ice cream eating)!
Jeanie Ortegon made this beautiful purse using batik fabrics
 inspired by the colors on her magazine page.
LaTrelle Locks whipped up this cute applique wall hanging 
inspired by objects, shapes and colors. 
Robin Moody's inspiration was the log cabin on her page. She called it a Remodeled Cabin
Lana Webb made an owl pin cushion, refrigerator magnets and coasters from the
 colors she found inspiring. Lana donated all of it to the door prize drawings.
Connie Hart was inspired by the colors and movement to make a coffee mug rug. 
She donated it to the door prize drawing.
Millie Schwab is making blocks for a quilt inspired by the dark starry sky in this picture.
Joy Ivy made this table runner using colors from this page.
Vickie Mazurek's inspiration was a rooster on a page in a "Grit" farm magazine.  
Donated to the Penny Auction

A new Challenge for members:
 Eight 1/8th’s Challenge  
Eight fat eighth bundles were made from 8, one yard cuts of fabric donated by
Debby Kratovil to one of the quilt guild members, who decided to pay it forward and share. Anyone who wished to participate in this challenge put their name in the “HAT”. However, only 8 lucky names were drawn. The rules of the challenge are as follows.
You can create anything you want to.
You must use some or all of each fabric in the fat 1/8 bundle.
You will bring your challenge creation project back to the March meeting to be photographed. The pictures will then be sent to Debby Kratovil. Debby will pick her Top 3 challenge choices created out of the fabric she donated. There will not be 1st, 2nd, or 3rd   place, just a top 3. Prizes will be awarded at the May 2015 guild meeting.
Each “Top 3” prize package  includes :
1 Rowenta travel iron
1 fat quarter bundle
1 Warm and Natural batting size 90” x 96”
1 large clear low profile storage bin
1- $25.00 gift certificate which was donated from either, the Fat Quarter Shop, Fort Worth Fabric Studio, or Missouri Star Quilt Co.
1 copy of "Supersize "Em Quilts" by Debby Kratovil
1 copy of Debby's Quilter's Block a Day calendar CD
1 fat quarter donated by Debby

   About Debby Kratovil      

Debby Kratovil was Special Projects Editor with QUILT Magazine for 15 years, with over 600 articles published. In 2006 alone, she saw 54 of her quilts published, with another dozen sewn for major fabric companies. She has seen 25 of her quilts make the cover of quilting magazines, with 9 covers in 2006 alone. As she says, "I sew for the camera, making sure my quilts are very photogenic." She is a popular teacher both locally and nationally, as many happy students will attest.

 Debby authored "Bold, Black & Beautiful Quilts" (AQS, 2004), 8 quilting calendars for Accord/Andrews McMeel Publishing (2006 - 2014), a perpetual Quilter's Block-a-Day Calendar and companion CD by Martingale. Her second book, Supersize "Em Quilts, is filled with 22 projects to appeal to any quilter's discriminating taste. Debby is a prolific quilter, designer, and illustrator. Her most recent book, "Perfect Paper Pieced Points" is a wonderful treasure trove of eye-popping color and design. Best of all, she enjoys every minute of it.
Currently she designs and sews quilts for 3 fabric companies and her quilts appear in a variety of magazines. She loves to travel and teach and working for the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo takes her to a dozen cities a year.
Debby takes her wide range of quilting skills from a pile of fabric to a finished quilt, then to creating the patterns and professional illustrations print-ready. Debby likes to say, "I've never met a fabric I didn't like." One of her special talents is making a beautiful quilt using challenging fabric collections. She is on very good terms with her computer and computerized sewing machines, which enables her to take a project from start to finish quickly. 
Check out Debby's blog at

Our thanks go out to Debby Kratovil, Fat Quarter shop, Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Missouri Star Quilt Company for helping to make this challenge happen.                                                          

 Connie Hart was the Fat Quarter winner this month.
 Door prize winners were Nancy Tubb, Mildred Turner, Joy Early, Joy Ivy, 
Sherri Marshall, and LaTrelle Locks.
Penny Auction winners were Joy Ivy, Connie Hart, Millie Schwab, and Sherri Marshall.

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