2019 February Newsletter / Minutes

Cedar Hill Quilters Guild

February 19, 2019


Meeting called to order at 7PM by our President Claudia Klipp after a nice meet and greet.

We have 35 members and 5 guests. Guests are Robin Phillips, Candi

Moltz, Ruth Wilson, Jan Woods and Kim Davis. Welcome and come back!


Refreshments brought by: Ruth McKinney, Charlotte Cronkhite, Julie

Calcote, and CJ Francis

Door prizes brought by: Judy Purcell, Angela Childs and Ruth McKinney

Winners of Door Prizes: Mary Dunkerly, Aley Jacob, Candi Moltz

Next months refreshments AND door prizes will come from: Cheryl

Stutzman, Charlotte Humphrey and Barbara Sessions.

Need 2 quilt holders!


Workshop: Leo Ransom’s class from 2-5 was attended by Rheta Groves and her

daughter Dara Ratliff, Rita Anderson, Cheryl Stutzman, Julie Landrith,

Bobby Pawsey, Marcia Miller and Barbara Sessions. All projects were a

WOW and Rita made 2! Marcia did an elephant in the workshop that looked like it was going to

stampede off the page. Julies goat took on a mischievous look by a

twist of the mouth. You could almost hear Bobbie’s Johnnie Cash sing.

Dara’s Zebra took on a modern quilt look. Rheta’s seahorse was floating

in the water, Rita’s eagle looked regal and patriotic (she is going to put

stars around it and give it to her Army daughter) and she also

completed a giraffe!, Barbara’s eagle looked like it was in the wild.

Cheryl’s goat had a cool beard and magnificent horns.


Claudia welcomed the visitors and asked for Committee reports.

Sunshine and Shadows, Charlotte Humphrey ( be sure to call her if you

hear of any news..good or bad :

  • Rhonda Montee’s husband Jim was in hospital with flu and pneumonia, now recovering and out of hospital
  • Kathy Longstreet has a cancer diagnosis and will have surgery in the near future.
  • Drena Cromaz was in hospital with pneumonia and now is out and on the mend
  • Mary Gajdica was in hospital with acute gout in her hand. Now out and feeling much better
  • Mamie Bell: Son has chronic illness that requires much of her time

Keep all of these people in your prayers.


Charity , Georgia Calloway: 28 quilts to Scottish Rite, 42 hats to

Parkland. Barbara Sessions took 6 wheelchair lap robes to the VA. Be

sure to record your time spent on making charity projects! Georgia said

that the hospitals are so appreciative of all our gifts.


Shop News: Diana Buckley announced that by March 12th she will have

her studio moved to 511 Brown Street in Waxahachie, Texas. Schedule

will be same, and she will continue her charity sew time on the second

Thursday of the month. This is a great time to get those Charity quilts

quilted as you learn to use the long arm. You then can set up to go with

your own quilts and rent the long arm for the day. She has 3 long arms.


TAQG, CJ Francis: Explained what TAQG is to new members and

visitors. Rally Day is July 13. Classes available. CJ will be selling raffle

tickets, lunch tickets and signing up for classes for the next several

meetings. Rally Day is a great way to see renowned speakers and take

classes. All the guilds show their raffle quilts (and sell tickets). A very

fun day. This year there will be a $5. Admission fee.


Library, Angela Childs: Due to limited cart space, a list of books for

sale will be posted on the website cedarhillquiltersguild.org this

Tuesday. Books are $2/each, $3/for 2, $5/ for 5. Send an email with

the name of the books you wish to purchase and they will be at the

library table for pick up in March. First email received for a given book

gets it. achle4@gmail.com CASH ONLY PLEASE! (correct amount


If you participated in the library challenge last year and did not pick

up your prize, see me (Angela)

This years challenge:

1. Use a CHQG book technique, pattern or style, etc. into your

mystery quilt 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 at the

November meeting.

WE love quilting books because…the quilting possibilities are endless!


Mystery Quilt, Julie Landrith: This month we will concentrate on

making strip sets the width of fabric and cross cut them into 16 1/2

inch lengths. Light fabric, cut 6- 2 ó inch strips, Dark fabric, cut 12-.

2 ó strips. Sew the strip sets together with 2 dark fabric strips on the

outside of the strip with the light one in the middle. Make sure your

strip measure 6 inches wide. Cross cut the strip set into 16  inch

lengths. Make a total of 12 strip sets.

If using scrappy fabrics, make sure to use fabric strips that are 2 ó

X 16  if you do not have fabric you can cut across WOF. Make sure to

place dark fabric choices on the outside of the strip sets.

Note: If you are just starting or thinking about starting this mystery…see

web site for all directions.


Program, Gina Padgett: March program “Hearts Galore and Leaves and

Vines” Janie Alanzo is the speaker.


  • Cheryl Stutzman: Future date will be set up to make dog beds for the animal shelter. Save your scraps for the filling!
  • Judy Purcell was approached by the animal shelter to make a quilt that can be raffled off to make money
  • for the shelter. She needs volunteers to make blocks for this quilt..and she has fabric that you can use. It is a cute
  • dachshund quilt..many pieces per block, but not paper pieced. Email her if interested jppurcell1942@gmail.com

Show and Tell:

  • Julie Landrith brought the Christmas Quilt she won at the Christmas meeting, so all could see.
  • She named it “Everything Christmas”, 2 baby quilts, Log Cabin quilt
  • Janet Syrcle: Crocheted baby blanket with a drawstring that can be used to carry “stuff”
  • Maryln Zelenz: T-shirt quilt for grandson, lap quilt for Br-in-Law. Has vintage cars on it as he loves old cars.
  • 14 baby hats.
  • Dara Ratliff: 2 quilts that she quilted on the long arm. A paper doll quilt and a memory one. She is not a quilter
  • as such, but she is learning to use the longarm to quilt other’s quilts. Her mom Rheta Grove is teaching her and
  • doing a great job!
  • Rheta Grove: Baseball quilt, Animal quilt
  • Dana Johnson: Jacob’s memory quilt
  • Carol Wellbaum: child quilt
  • Mary Dunkerly: Paper pieced “In a Pickle”, donation curved pieced quilt, 14 baby caps
  • Claudia Klipp: “Mesmerize” quilt made for niece to honor her getting a master’s degree
  • One of our guests (didn’t turn in paper so I don’t know her name) showed us a few of her quilts. She said she
  • had just been quilting for a few months. Sure hope she keeps coming so I can see what she will be doing by Christmas!!
  • Pretty advanced skills for a beginner!

Pictures of these quilts will be on our website!

Program Speaker: Leo Ransom did our program several years ago, so it was good

to see him again to follow his progress. He is from Sherman, Texas and

began his quilting career from a home economics class and his

grandmother. He quickly tired of bed quilts and developed a technique

to do portraits of people and animals on cloth. He showed us many

quilts and he is beginning to quilt them himself.

His Jimmy Hendrix quilt has Kaffe Fasset fabric for hair and he

covered it with all types of bling and odds and ends metal pieces(like a

zipper pull. He surrounded it with rays of colorful fabric.

He has a John Lennon that is amazing. Richard Larson quilted that one

for him. It has won several ribbons in shows. Johnnie Cash, Nelson

Mandela, Jesus, Serena Williams…he has done them all.

His animals are so real. He gets his ideas and patterns on the

internet..clip art, etc. and then makes his templates on paper. It is a

cut technique that has a dark and light component to make a relief that

makes your eye complete it into a portrait! See website for photos. He

also has a website, look up Leo Ransom.


Program was so good we ran overtime . The guys were taking down

tables as we were leaving a little after 9. Another great meeting.


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