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.

Nov. 20th - Game Night - Voting for Officers - Drawing Opportunity Quilt Winner

We had so much to do at our November meeting.  Besides turning in opportunity Tickets and their money,  members paying their dues, finding a table to get ready for the games.  Check out the free table - just a lot of things going on.
The 2018 Tea Party Committee also met.
Whew!  Busy, busy, busy.
Quite a few hand projects going on also.

Every where you looked.................

Something was going on.

President Dixie started the meeting off at 6:30 and roll call with Show 'n Tell got off to a good start:

Esther has been doing ornaments for her family from the year of the hexie".  Sorry, did not catch how many she has done.
Three cheers for Ginny B............she's finished her women of the bible quilt.  Was not easy putting them together as their are several sizes involved.  If anyone is working on one for themselves and needs pointers - see Ginny.  She even has a  legend or key with names and positions of blocks.  

Carol B has collected for some time, fabric with words on it.  This quilt has 52 different samples, plus some squares of aprons shown on fabric.  Carol also collects aprons.

The back really gave you something to read.  While you are laying in bed - lift up the top quilt and read the funnies.
(Remember, click on pictures to see them larger)

Some one in the United Methodist group got the word that Carol is a quilter - we all know what that means.  And here is the quilt that Carol has been putting together for the conference.  They have brought 3 separate groups together (read more by clicking here)  and this may be displayed all over the conference area.  Great job Carol.  Not always easy when you send out fabric to others and ask them to do a block.

Sara has one of her wool projects finished just in time for Thanksgiving.

Think Jane said she painted her BOM from the Birthday Flowers.  She wanted just the right setting and I would say she definitely found it.  Beautiful!

Crazy Teresa not only made this quilt, but she also quilted it on her home domestic sewing machine.  Was great getting a close up and see what all she had done.  Don't know about you, but I am not arm wrestling her any time soon.  Great job Teresa.

Lorraine has done more quilts this year than I have the past 5.  This one is for one of her sons - tossed 9-patch style.
Colors are gorgeous.

Ruth Ann has been working up a storm lately.  You'll have to ask her where she picked up this kit.  Quilting and fabric stretched on a canvas.

And this panel for Christmas will be a beauty hanging up in her home.

Ruth Ann has definitely been working over time - love her winter scene outside the window.  Course it's extra pretty here, not out a real window......BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Cindy's granddaughter Tymber is already on her way to being another generation of quilters, and she's not even in school yet.
Tymber decided she was going to make a doll quilt, then as she kept going - well a baby blanket for a cousin and now that she has a brand new sister for herself - it's for Oaklyn.  Good thing she has such a talented grandmother and mom to help her learn.
Good job Tymber.

Lisa has been teaching Marlys R. to quilt and these are the ladies first couple of quilts.  Great teaching Lisa - they are beautiful.

This courthouse steps quilt, gives you the feeling of going down a long hall way.

Deb M still has a couple of things of Iowanna's  that she is finishing, this is one.

And then this is something I think she said Susie started and lost interest in - so Deb finished.

And this quilt Deb did for her granddaughter.

Love the label she put on it.

Verna Lee has been working with a family member cleaning out house and such and came across a few family quilts that will be passed on down to the younger generations to enjoy.

I know they will as we sure did.

Beautiful hand quilting on all of them.

It's great to have so many examples of what our ancestors did.  And the colors are still so vibrant.

Machelle is also a crazy lady.  She has finished two more quilts and domestic sewing machine quilted them.

You ladies are  doing a great job.  This quilt was huge.  Also another type of tossed 9-patch.

Erlene had gotten a fabric that had stockings printed on it.  She cut them out, put a back on them and is putting them together as an advent wall hanging for her children.  She will put little surprises in all of them.  Such a cute idea.

Granddaughters have to have fun - and Erlene's will in her new little tutu.

Through the years, our guild has had several events to join in on, this quilt is from the 6" squares that used to be exchanged.  Erlene divided her's up into seasons and made this quilt put on point by the grid method taught by Bonnie O. several years ago.  

Think Carol S. said twilling block number 18 on this one.  Not many more to go and she will be able to start putting her BOM together.

Martha finished a baby quilt.

We had a visitor (she may join in the new year) that brought in several quilts to show.
Sorry, I did not get her name.
This is an original pattern of hers

Looks great on both sides.

And this is a family heirloom that was hand stitched and hand quilted.

After Show 'n Tell - the business part of the night started in.

Committee members, minutes and treasurer's report were given.

Dixie asked THREE times for any nominations from the floor  for officers.  It was moved, seconded and unanimously voted for the slate of officers  presented to be accepted.  Check when the minutes come out for who's who.

Then it was time for the drawing of a winner for the 2017 Opportunity Quilt and Sierra did us the honors.

Surprise - surprise - Sara won.  She was so excited to be the recipient of this gorgeous quilt.

And then game night began.

All those strips of fabrics everyone brought in, and all those extras that Sara and Susie provided sure spent a lot of time being tossed here and there.  Click on the picture to read what the game was all about.

It was a lot of fun and some really good laughs.  A few ran around "naked" of strips till Susie and Sara did not have any extras to pass out.

And some ladies are really good at rolling out those stars and picking up a mess of winning strips.  Every 10 minutes, the ladies would stop us, draw a number of a table and a number of position and hand out some extra prizes.  Look at what is in front of Donnis to see what some could win.

Thank you everyone for a wonderful Thanksgiving meeting -  May your holidays be filled with great things for you and yours.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

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