June 20, 2017

Minutes for 20 June, 2017 Cedar Hill Quilt Guild

REMEMBER!! Next meeting on 18 July is our Salad Supper. Bring a favorite salad or dessert. It will be in the Community Room at same place as last year. 
REMEMBER to bring a Pin Cushion in a brown lunch bag. You can make it or bring one you “coulda made”.
Shop news:
Corner Square: Row by Row from 21 June to 5 September. Also, tickets available for the North Texas Quilt Festival..this is the venue that Arlington is joining this year along with several other quilt guilds in the area. Be sure to check it out!
Bucket List Quilts. M.J. Fielek was our speaker. She has 40 years experience quilting and has been a member of Plano, Sulpher Springs and the McKinney quilt guilds. She will be 80 in September so says she is on a timeline! She shared many beautiful quilts, pieced and also a bit of applique. What was interesting was the use of pieces of table linens to make a beautiful quilt. She used old tablecloths for backings on some of her quilts…amazingly gorgeous! She had old quilts made in “modern colors”. She talked of piecing together orphan blocks into quilts and then overdying them with Ritz dye to bring them
together. Unfortunately she did not have a example available to show us. We all could do that with our blocks accumulating in our houses. She had a great sense of humor..having been widowed many years ago she had a male friend that was ready to move in. He commented on her fabric collection and said it should be moved to the garage. Needless to say..he is history! She won a second place ribbon at Houston, but had a block rejected in a WalMart contest! It is always inspiring to see other quilters works and realize that there are no rules. Try new things, usecolors you like, materials you like, ideas that pop up. Make it yours! Don’t be AFRAID!!
Sunshine and Shadows:
Patty G. will need a knee replacement…but only after her fractured leg heals!
Bailey M. Promoted to Principal!
TAQG winners:
Mary D. Janome sewing machine
Gloria I. Toto sewing machine tote
Carolyn I.
Cathy B.
Gina P. won block of the month
Turn in Raffle Ticket money! We have a great quilt and monies from the tickets help to run our guild and pay for speakers! Raffle tickets for sale for TAQG
PS..since TAQG happened last Saturday we can report that Mary D. won a sewing machine and Gloria I. won a carry bag for her sewing machine,,a Toto, I believe. Speaker was inspiring and energetic..has made hundreds od quilts and has been published in the major quilt magazines. Plan to go next year!!
Bus trips to Houston Quilt show available, Maryln Z.has info:
$290. Overnight trip, bus, hotel, dinner meal at Aquarium
$175. Sunday day trip, bus plus show admission
Time for nominating committee to meet!! Please think about being on the committee, better yet…think about holding an office next year.
Show and tell:
Mary D. VA wheelchair quilt
Janet S. 3 donation quilts
Hollie M. “Count your Blessings” wall quilt
Charlotte H. Wedding quilt for Grandson, neutral colors
Christiane H. Row by Row H2O Quilt “Johanna’s Mermaids”
Sue M. 1 dog bed - Her son’s quilt Completed
Cathy B. Red and Brown star quilt, Scrap quilt, Good Nite Irene, Scotty Dog top, Cowgirls
Jean S. Queen Quilt top, Pillow case
Brenda K. Carry bag
Dora J. Old quilt
Marcia M. Baby quilt
Barbara S. Donation baby quilt and 2 pillowcases, Lap quilt, Mystery quilt, Texas Tech quilt
Remember…Salad Supper 18 July!! Make your pincushion..bring salad or dessert. Fun time!
15 August meeting : Andrea Megan, Checkers representative.
Trunk show and ruler demonstration.
Revised 7/13/2017