Newsletter / Meeting Minutes June 2019

Cedar Hill Quilters Guild

June 16, 2019  Minutes/Newsletter

Meeting opened at 7PM by President Claudia Klipp, We had 31 members in attendance, 7 Guests and 3 new members. 99 volunteer hours registered. The Speaker Kathy Dunigan, Julie Landrith, Debbie McCann, Georgia Calloway and Rita Watson provided our door prizes.  Refreshments by Julie, Debbie, Georgia and Rita. Welcome to new members, Helen Currier, Vera Mallett and Sandy Pearson. Glad you have joined us.

Gainesville Quilt Guild, Common Threads was here with their very beautiful Raffle Quilt titled Sweet Summer Succulents. Hope one of us wins it!

Committee Reports:

Charlotte Humphrey, Sunshine and Shadows: Kathy Longstreet will have her surgery on July 2. Ali Jacobs mother died, she has gone to India for the funeral.

Sheryl Stutzman, Workshops: We will work on putting the Dachshund quilt together at the 1890 house on July 8 from 10:30 to 3 PM.

CJ Francis, TAQG: Last chance to purchase tickets at meeting. You may purchase entry tickets at the door. You must present your guild membership card to get in for $5. You will also have to bring your own lunch.

Angela Childs, Librarian: She has money to purchase 2 new books. They will be out in Sept and Oct. Learn Bojagi, Design and Techniques in Korean Textile Art and/orPatchwork Lab: Gemology: Transforming Fabrics into Facets. Remember the library challenge!  Use a library book technique, pattern or style into your projects. Prizes will be given!!

Julie Landrith, Mystery Quilt: 16 more flying geese (can you believe?) This time the geese are the light color.

Claudia Klipp, President’s Challenge: Patricia Smith will be our judge and she has asked to have the afternoon to judge the quilts. So we ask you to take your quilt to the Corner Square Quilt Shop inCedar Hill between now and Sept 14. There will be a container to place your quilt. Pin a paper with your name on the back of the quilt.

July meeting, Salad Supperat the meeting center at Judy Purcell’s community in Cedar Hill. July 16 at 6:30 PM. You may have signed up at the meeting. If you were not at the meeting in June, come to the Supper and bring something to eat and share. Also..very important..bring a recipe (perhaps of the dish you brought to the supper) and give it to Angela Childs. She will make a recipe booklet for us! Will send out address and gate code the week before the meeting.

Nominating Committee..Think about the job you would like to have on the board next year. Charlotte Humphrey will head up the committee, Pam Pawsey has volunteered to be on the committee, and so we just need 2 more members to step up. We need to have committee by October.

Shop News:

Diana Buckley’s shop Seldom Seen Quilting is now open 7 days a week. Call for appointment 972-921-6715. 511 Brown St, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. Learn how to long arm quilt.


Regi Marino at Ben Franklin said that Row by Row starts Friday June 21 to Sept 3. Patterns are free, Kits for sale. The 1stperson to bring in a completed quilt gets 25 fat quarters and a bonus if the quilt is quilted and bound. July.. End of Bolt Sale..20% off, Regi said there is a need for someone to teach women in a low security prison how to crochet. If you are interested, contact Regi.

Mary Gajdica’s shop GG's Quilt Shop is open effective July 1st. Hours M-Sat 10-5. Due to health issues, please call her first to make sure she is home, 214-546-1212, 3220 Caleb Court E, Midlothian, Texas 76065.

Show and Tell

Claudia Klipp- Hawaiian Shirt Quilt made from her husband’s shirts

Patty Hofer- Batik lap quilt, scrappy

Charlotte Humphrey- Auburn college theme quilt for her graduating niece, Louisiana theme wall hanging

Hollie McNeely- Watermelon quilt, Quilt made from leftover pieces from another quilt.

Jean Carson-kit from Paducah with her own changes..Cabria

Rheta Grove- Salvage string quilt, Red/black and white quilt, Jelly roll quilt, Texas Longhorn quilt, tie quilt, oriental cat quilt

Julie Landrith- 5 pillow cases, Coffee Cozy for her Chemex coffee maker

Speaker, Kathy Dunigan

Kath is an accomplished applique teacher, specializing in Baltimore Album quilts. Her program for us talked of her journey from quilting to applique. She started quilting in 1987, she moved around a lot with her husband’s jobs They are from Louisiana but moved back and forth from Canada to the US. She now lives in Rockwall, Texas. She had been given a quilt her grandmother made that was found under the mattress. She started by making a baby quilt from a kit and machine quilted it herself. She soon discovered that she much preferred hand quilting to machine quilting. Then in 1993 she discovered applique and has devoted time in perfecting her skills. She has had an Academy for Applique in Rockwall, but is now teaching classes and deciding on her next venue. The applique artist Elly Sienkiewicz was an inspiration for Kathy. We saw many of her beginning quilts that were not unlike all of our beginning efforts. Her hand quilting is very professional. Her “Mama” JoAnn Hudgins is a partner and also designs patterns for the album quilts. She gave us a few tips on her machine applique. She uses a 100-weight thread on top and a 50-weight thread on the bottom. She uses a 60/65 microtex needle (that’s a 9). Always use the open toe embroidery foot. You can keep up with her ventures and get a list of some of her favorite books on her website.


As usual lately we barely get through at we have to scurry out!

Added 07/09/2019