Newsletter - July 2019

Cedar Hill Quilters Guild

Minutes/ Newsletter July 16, 2019

 

We gathered at 6:30 to place our food and visit until the meeting started at 7. We had 25 members present and 73 volunteer hours recorded. Many thanks to Judy Purcell for arranging our meeting venue.

I’m sure everyone turned in their recipe for the food they brought. Angela Childs has volunteered to make us a recipe booklet. This may lead to a Cedar Hill Quilters Book in the future?? Angela?? The salads were great with an amazing variety. Too many desserts (after eating too many salads), but we rose to the occasion and sampled all the desserts. These meal meetings are always so much fun…except for our illustrious President almost triggering a mutiny by not letting us eat dessert until after the meeting! Can you imagine!

We saw the Dachshund Quilt top, ready to be quilted. It should fetch a nice bounty for the Tri-City Animal shelter.

 

We also saw the completed guild Quilt for next year. Beautiful - great job Ladies!

 

 Be sure to get your mini quilts to Corner Square Quilt Store by September 14 in order for it to be included in the President’s Challenge.

Many Cedar Hill Quilters attended TAQG Rally day. Pam Holland was an excellent speaker, a real renaissance woman. Mother of 13, designer, photographer, world traveler and quilter. Her thread painted quilts made from her photographs were amazing. Next years speaker will be Marti Michell. You can google her. She has patterns and templates for making quilts.

Volunteers needed. October is the month for gaining a new slate of officers for the next two years. Think about what role you would fit into. Need some new blood!! It’s always fun and the years go by in a wink. Also think about being on the nominating committee.

Shop News:

Corner Square Quilt Store: Come see the shelves of Vintage fabrics, a great variety with vibrant colors. The new Moda Christmas fabric kit is in and comes with a relock ruler. Kai scissors are in. New charm squares and Layer cakes too.

Ben Franklin Quilt Store: August: for every >$25. spent, you will get your name in a drawing for a door prize. There are 50 bolts of fabric on sale at 40% off (1/2 yd. minimum cuts). Metallic grunges are in for the Holidays. There are some gradient winter fabrics (blue), with snowflake patterns. Still have Row-by-Row kits and license plates. The main part of the store is clearing out the Jim Shore statues 30% off. Many of those have quilt patterns incorporated on the statue.

Board Member reports:

Sunshine and Shadows, Charlotte Humphrey:

Drena Cromaz had successful cataract surgery and will soon have the second eye done

Mamie Bell has a relative in hospital, seriously ill and has houseguests to accommodate their being close by.

Workshop, Cheryl Stutzman:

October, before the Guild meeting we will be making a Reversible table topper. Great Christmas gift! More news about time and supply list at next meeting.

Mystery Quilt, Julie Landrith: We now cut 4, yes 4, 4 ½ inch squares out of the dark fabric. Connect 2 of the flying geese blocks to the opposite sides of a square. Julie says that the hard part is over! Can’t wait for the next clue. See cedarhillquiltersguild.org for complete directions.

Show and Tell:

Hollie McNeely: antique quilt purchased at antique store. Quilt for her daughter’s mother-in-law who is seriously ill, it has Christian sayings on it.

Linda Dorsett: Her 1st Pineapple quilt, made for her husband.

Danna Johnson: Blue jean blanket, just for HER!

Virginia Weiser: Flamingo quilt, Rainbow and unicorn. She is a newbie but is quilting her own quilts now!!

Rheta Grove: Sun Bonnet Sue and a doll quilt

Angela Childs: 3 pillowcases

Maryln Zelenz: 6 baby hats, 3 pillowcases. and a quilt called “Leftovers”. Tied together with tiny green borders.

Gina Padgett: Cowboy Log Cabin, Donation baby quilts, one from Patty, Thimbleberries.

 

Claudia did let us have dessert, finally, but we had to switch tables in order to do that. Of course all it takes to get us in a better mood is food, so it all ended well, thankfully for her.  We cheerfully cleaned up and went home with full bellies and a good time.

 Added 8/25/2019