NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 15th, 2019, 6:30 pm

PROGRAM: "Christmas in July" Quilted Christmas Tree. Bring in 8 strips of fabric, cut into 2 1/2 inch squares. One piece of 5 1/2" fabric for the bottom and flathead pins.

Hand work time 5:30 pm
Refreshments 6:00 pm, provided by the Jelly Roll's

Remember your SHOW 'n TELL items

Also remember to sign in at the door for the Secretary's records.

In 2019: You can check here for programs, birthdays, who's turn for refreshments and to set up for the night; but you will need to go to

for updates and pictures on guild happenings.

"HISTORY OF QUILTS" by Gretchen Barclay from Scandia

To some of us, Gretchen looked very familar - we had met her on the bus trip to Des Moines last year.  Jan got the scoop on her though and found out that she had a program all ready to give and signed her up then and there. 
Gretchen's slide presentation was full of interesting quilts - notice what is in the background of "The Proposal" and once quilts were very much a part of interior design elements.  There were slides showing families outside of their soddy's with their prized possessions on display along with the family members.  Many of the prized possessions were quilts and a few sewing machines.   The real fun was when we got to see all the old quilts that Gretchen brought along.  She sure has a collection, and one that just flabbergasts the mind - to think they did it all by hand.  Thank you Gretchen for a truly awesome history of quilting.

And for bringing along your guilds' Opportunity Quilt.

Is this a favorite or what?

The last quilt was a wall hanging of Gretchen's own making for their guilds challenge one year.

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