2018 September Newsletter / Minutes

Cedar Hill Quilters Guild


September 18, 2018

Another great meeting, also called “Date Night” due to the great men who “stepped up” to the call for impartial judges for the President’s Challenge. Jim K. explained the rules for judging. They will decide on Three winners for our panel projects, 1. Most creative   2. Best workmanship and 3. Judges Choice. 

One visitor tonight, Patty, who is involved in making “fidget” quilts for those with dementia. She can help us learn to make blocks. Hope she continues to come. One new member.

Upcoming events:

Board Meeting, October 11 at 2:00 PM at Hope Lutheran on Strauss Road in Cedar Hill.

Country Day on the Hill, October 13. We need volunteers for the parade at 0900, set up at 0800 at the football stadium.

Workshop on October 16 to learn to make a table topper (gift idea} More info later regarding supplies.

Country Reporter Festival, October 27..volunteer to sell tickets! 

Charity Donations:

Georgia reported 160 baby hats to Parkland Hospital, 32 dog beds to the shelter and 75 pillowcases to Scottish Rite Hospital.


Sunshine and Shadows:

Georgia had a minor procedure..


Julie L.BLME Last month was EMBELLISHMENTS! Finish up your project and be sure to bring it to the October meeting. If you completed the embellishment border, be sure to pick up your handmade postcard!


Angela C. Librarian gave thanks to those that donated books and magazines to the library. We have added 13 books and 27 magazines to our collection. She asked that you please sort your donations, especially if they have been stored for a while. 

Ragi participated in the August library challenge. Remember:

Challenge rules:

  1. Use a CHQG library book technique, pattern or style, etc. into your BMLE project or president’s challenge.
  2. A prize will be given to all participants by verifiably seeing project at Show and Tell and library loan documentation.
  3. Top prize will be drawn from all monthly participants. Top prize will be awarded at the November meeting

We love quilting books because…the quilting possibilities are endless!.

Shop News

Rhonda from Corner Square Quilts said she has panel kits, one with the Coca Cola Santa. She also is carrying embroidery threads! She now has 70 colors!

Raffle Quilt

Raffle Quilt: Judy said ”Turn in your ticket money!” If you haven’t gotten tickets yet or need more, get them from her. Mary G. has sold $284. at a quilt show. Still an opportunity to sign up for Country Day on the Hill Oct 13, and Country Reporter Festival Oct. 27.

Next Month’s Program

Trick or treat! Have you got one of those projects that you started and have not finished?? Ready to exchange it for something new to you?? Bring it to meeting in a bag. We will draw for items. You may get a project that inspires you to new heights!

September Program

Dan the Woodworker started the program singing some quilting songs, borrowing from Willie…”Can’t wait to get out and quilt again”  Then the jokes! Two sewing machines walk into a bar. Barman says “is one of you a Singer?” Machine answers, “No why Janome?”  Bwahahahahaha!

He then proceeded to talk of the history of quilts (called stuffed sacks) and had a power point presentation, ably powered by his Garland Quilt Guild quilter wife.

One of the first recorded quilts from 1360, called Tristan  after Tristan and Isolde.

Photo of a 1650 whole quilt that was made with handwoven cloth.

We also saw a picture of the Martha Crafts Howard quilt that has appraised at $1,000,000.

The first sewing machine was made by Frenchman Barthelemy Thimonnier in in 1830.

Elias Howe came up with his in 1844.

Dan makes beautiful wood quilt blocks using exotic woods in beautiful colors and patterns. He showed us his latest..a quilt sampler. Just amazing.

He brought with him many useful and beautiful wood products for the quilter. ..and they were available for purchase.

President's Challenge 

The winners of the Presidents challenge

  1. Creative, Rheta G. for her Oriental quilt’
  2. Workmanship Judy P. Patriotic quilt
  3. Judges Choice Debbie M, Texas quilt

Congratulations to the three winners, each quilt was unique and suited for it’s award. Our three panel winners received generous gifts from Craftsy, American Fiber, Northcott Fabrics, Quilt Among Friends, Corner Square Quilts and Suzettes Fabrics

Thanks to all who submitted panel quilts, so many creative ideas for taking a panel and creating something new.  We are lucky to have the bounty of great quilters!

Many thanks for the brave men who stepped up and took on the challenge to judge our panel quilts. Jim K, Kevin C, Ed L, Rex F, Jim M, Bob C, Ed P, Ron S, Gary W, Willie C, Dave L, Doug L.

Show and Tell

Angela C. Secret window panel with Dream-Big-Aurora Panel

Marcia M. Temperature Blanket done through May 13th. Each section has a color based on the temperature of the day

Gina P. Panels turned into a one block wonder

Rhonda HM. Abundant Grace, made from a panel and now a kit at Corner Square Quilts

Drena C. Enter if you Dare, Halloween quilt from kit at Corner Square Quilts. Neat asymmetrical borders!

Debbie M. one block wonder, Jars hand embroidery, Halloween small wall hanging, Texas Quilt panel challenge

Danna J. Santa Panel and tree

Rheta Grove. Mermaid quilt, Oriental panel quilt

Charlotte H. Baby faces quilt from panel

Charlotte C. Art quilt from and Ugly fat quarter challenge

Claudia K. 30 something baby hats

Maryln Z. mini love links wall quilt, 3 baby hats, English paper piecing, My Stars (with a beautiful applique border…all hand done!), floral panel wall quilt

Janet S. Crochet blanket, 2 charity quilts

Mary W. 2 pillowcases and 2 charity quilts. One was made with sample blocks made while trying out her new sewing machine. One block had rows of the fancy stitches that were sashed and made into a block.

Barbara S. 5 VA lap quilts, Christmas panel lap robe

Mary G. Dino quilt for grandson’s BD

Judy P. Patriotic panel quilt

Betsy W. Chemo quilts with accompanying carry bags

Jolie L .Red moon with cactus and fox and cat creatures, colors against black background


Provided by: Georgia C, Debbie M, Rita W. Maryln Z,

Door Prizes 

Provided by: Kathy L, Jean S, Betsy W, Julie C, Claudia K, Ruth M. 

We actually got out a bit early tonight. Fun times as usual. New faces, we need to wear nametags!!!! Make a nametag!!

Added 09/28/2018