2019 March Newsletter / Meeting Minutes

Cedar Hill Quilters Guild


March 19, 2019

 Meeting called to order at 7PM by Maryln Zelenz , standing in for our president Claudia Klipp (who is gallivanting around Australia, New Zealand , Hawaii and other and sundry South Pacific Islands)

Members present  No information at this time

New members.

Volunteer hours 

Refreshments and door prizes from Charlotte Humphrey, Cheryl Stutzman and Barbara Sessions

We have thank you letters from:

Cedar Hill Food Pantry Shares for our money contribution of $500. They were able to purchase two coolers and transform a former         

office into a produce room.

Scottish Rite for gifts of pillowcases

Diana Buckley told us of her move to her new studio at 511 Brown St., Waxahachie, Texas 75165, Tel # 972-921-6715. Ten Dollars ($10) off next quilting! She will continue her open studio on the 2nd   Thursday to quilt charity quilts, you just have to set up a time that you will be there.  seldomseenquilting@gmail.com

Ruth McKinney’s daughter  is working on a fundraiser for Children’s Health Rehabilitation and Therapy Services..a non profit pediatric hospital There are 3 hospitals and 11 outpatient centers in the Dallas metroplex. She is asking for any homemade items, money donations and also encourages people to walk, ride or run  in their annual Red Balloon Ride and Run on April 23. Jill.karg@childrens.comfor any questions or more info.

Shop News, Regi Marino told of Ben Franklins Quilt Shop having fat quarters on sale and a 40% off corner. Check it out. A great selection of fabrics available for your perusal. (Also a great place for lunch)

Committee reports:

Mystery Quilt, Julie Landrithshowed us various examples of next month’s block. It is a nine patch with a specific arrangement of lights and darks. See the website for directions.

Library, Angela Childs had 2 tables full of sale books..hope you found one or more that your library needed. All leftover books will be taken to half price books to gain money to buy new books. Angela told us of tools to use to resize quilt blocks. (Make your favorite patterns mini quilt ready!) You can purchase a scale called Quilter’s Assistant Proportional Scale, made by Golden Threads. A free proportional scale pdf.  https://www.generations-quiltpatterns.com/support-files/proportional-scale.pdf

Website, Mary Gajdica said the website is up and running. Call her with any questions or concerns.

Sunshine and Shadows, Charlotte Humphrey. Carolyn Ivory (former member said her husband’s cancer has returned. Late info says it may just be a bad infection that will still need major surgery and treatment.)

Gina Padgett’s brother passed away

Rita Watson is in rehab after having surgery

Show and Tell:

Mary Gajdica: Disappearing 9 patch for granddaughter, Border Quilt as a remembrance of her daughter’s dogs, Charity quilt

Hollie McNeely: Red-Black log cabin, orange and teal “Urban Cottage” both from Jordan fabrics, 2 baby quilts, 1 charity quilt

Maryln Zelenz: lap robe for VA, mini”one block wonder”, 2 baby hats

Mary Dunkerly: beige VA wheel chair quilt’ 37 baby hats

Jan Woods: Lots of floral, Block of the month

Barbara Baily: table runner

Angela Childs: Nadia baby quilt

Virginia Weiser: American eagle, strips

Rheta Grove: Boy’s quilt with ponies, girl’s quilt with ponies, stain glass quilt

Dana Ratliff: Cowboy’s quilt

Barbara Sessions: 2 charity baby quilts from her friend Mary Williams, 1 hospice quilt, finished lap quilt


Janie Alonzo presented our program spotlighting Sue Pelland’s Leaves Galore and Hearts Templates for Rotary Cut Appliques. She showed us many quilts using fusible pieces that make precise beautiful leaves, flowers, hearts and vines.  She had many quilts that demonstrated the versatility of the rulers for many different uses. suepellanddesigns.com for ruler info. Janie has a website zoraycreations.com

Tips: Wash fabric before using fusible. She likes using Misty Fuse, as it is not glue based.

Patterns, rulers and other items were available for purchase.  She had powder for placing in a holder for marking fabrics. It irons off after use.

Next meeting, April16. Program is Trish Stewart who will tell us about Fabric Painting. Check out her website and Facebook page. Remember our workshop at 2PMthat day for working on the dog blocks. Judy will bring several cutting boards, but several smaller ones would be better. Bring your rotary cutter with a new blade and small rulers. If anyone has Frixion pens, bring them. Every piece should be marked. Judy will bring all fabric already cut into strips.you will then sub cut them. Put your name on all stuff you bring!! A few sewing machines with quarter inch foot could mean we get started sewing after we cut everything. Neutral thread.

Meeting adjourned a bit after 9..we had to hustle to get out, as the guys were needing to set up for the next day. Hard to leave when we are having a good time!