2018 January Newsletter / Minutes

                     Cedar Hill Quilters Guild


                        January 15, 2019

Meeting called to order at 7PM. We have 28 members and 4 guests present. 83 volunteer hours logged in. Be sure to add your hours!! If you have forgotten in past, add them next meeting. Georgia reported taking 82 pillowcases to Scottish Rite and 48 hats to Parkland. We also turned in 3 lap robes to the VA.

Beverly, Sheila, Susan and Virginia are visiting us. Hope you all return, next time bring a show and tell. We all love that part of our meetings!

CJ, Mary D and Barbara went to the TAQG meeting in Mineola to learn how to better do our jobs. We learned…a lot!

Claudia K. President’s Challenge:Miniature Quilt. Definition: a miniature quilt is a scaled down version of a larger quilt. All elements of a miniature quilt (blocks, borders, sashing, etc.) should be reduced in size to a proportion that matches the size of the quilt.

Total perimeter of quilt shall not exceed 96” and no single side shall be more than 24” in length. Pieced blocks, if used, shall not measure more than 4” on any side.

Miniature blocks may be pieced, appliqued, embroidered, or whole cloth, and may be quilted by hand or machine. Only oneentry per member.

Quilts will be judged by Patricia Smith. She will be giving us a program on mini quilts in May.

Winners will receive ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rdplaces and member’s choice.

Committee reports:

Julie L. 2019 Mystery Quilt. We will solve a mystery, learn new skills…and make something useful. It can be a 2 color quilt or scrappy for the more adventurous. If scrappy, colors should read light and dark.  Month one: Select fabrics, 3-4 yards each of a light (fabric 1) and a dark (fabric 2). Finished quilt will be about 60X60. Cut 3 strips 2 ½ inches by WOF of each fabric. Make 3 strip sets, two with light ,dark, light. One set with dark, light. dark. Cross cut into 2 ½ nch sections. Make 9 9-patch blocks, with the light color in the four outer corners. There are more detailed instructions on the website www.cedarhillquiltersguild.org

Angela C. Librarian: 2019 quilting trends has something for every type of quilter. Find books in CHQG’s library to inspire you to be in trend for 2019! The color for 2019 is anything in the coral family. Each month will focus on a specific trend for 2019. This month’s focus is Modern quilts. Quilts inspired by travel using off kilter shapes and medium to large prints will be seen in patterns and custom quilts. Visit our library for inspiration!

Charlotte H. Sunshine and Shadows:

Kathy L. is having further testing Friday to decide on a treatment plan

CJ’s husband has been in hospital with pneumonia, is out now and doing well

Julie L. is still checking on her daughter, who is recovering from surgery

Julie C. has been ill

Claudia K. has returned from her mom’s funeral services in Chicago

Rita W. husband had cataract surgery

If you know of any events, let Charlotte know.

Quilting Bees:

Artistic Scrappers, 2ndand 4thWed am, 9-12 at Gina P.’s house.

Sit N’ Stitch, 4thTuesday, 6-9 PM at the 1890 House, 398 S Broad St, Maryln Z. Call Gina or Maryln and they will send you an email reminder.

Gina P, Program: Next meeting Feb 19. Leo Ransom will be our guest speaker. He was here a few years ago and gave a most interesting presentation of his applique portraiture. He also talked of his journey from making quilts to the artistry of the portraits. It will be most interesting to see where his journey has taken him to today. He also will be doing a workshop at the rec center from 2-5 before the meeting. Workshop is $35.


  • Small pair of tweezers
  • Ink pen or Fine point Sharpie
  • 4’’ pointed embroidery or applique scissors (Leo uses the ones with a curved tip)
  • Straight pins
  • At least one light fabric and one dark fabric. 2 fat quarters will work, pattern is 11X14
  • 1 yard Heat N Bond (Leo prefers the Heat N Bond Lite because it is easier to sew through when quilting

Cheryl S is in charge of the workshop.

Cedar Hill Quilt Retreat 2019

Be sure to bring you money for retreat this meeting, Please, if at all possible, bring it in check form! Easier for record keeping. If you must bring money, put it in an envelope with your name and amount.

We still have room for a few good women to attend retreat!! It is Feb 28-Mar 3 (Thurs to Sun), $294.30 You may also go from Friday to Sunday for $196.20. It is so much fun and you can accomplish so many of your projects. There are 2 tables per person and plenty of light. Meals start on Thursday eve meal and end on the Sunday brunch. Breakfast is on your own..plenty of breakfast foods available. We still have plenty of room…bring a friend. We usually require that retreaters be guild members but will lift that requirement this year as we still have room for a few more quilters,

Show and Tell

Charlotte H. Small throw, 4 patch from a print

Rheta G, Pony applique, mermaid quilt, cat applique

Helen C. small and large quilt that was hand painted (quilted for someone), a finished Trick or Treat from last year..colorful blocks set on a black background

Judy P. mini quilt

Barbara S. baby quilt top


The Hoffman challenge has been going on for 30 years. The challenge fabric must be part of the quilt..no specification of size.  Two companion fabrics may be used also. The 2019 Challenge is going to go in a different direction. If interested, go to the Hoffman Challenge website.

We were presented with many quilts that were submitted last year… some with awards and some not. All were interesting and some were amazing. What was interesting in this showing was that many of the quilts could have been done by a beginning quilter, even the quilting. Some of the quilts were intricate with very detailed quilting. Something for everyone.


Meeting closed on time! See you next month.

Added 02/11/19