Quilt Chatter April 2011

Volume 23 Issue 4

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From Our President…
  Since I’ve been working on the shoe project for Souls 4 Soles, I’ve been thinking a lot about shoes and now with Easter coming I started thinking about my first pair of Easter shoes. They were black patent leather! Do you remember what your first ones were?
Thinking of Easter, I also remember my mom making my sister and me dresses that matched hers and of course, we all had to have a hat, gloves, and a corsage! Now I find myself making carrot table runners for the cooks here at school……life does change.
I want a Golden Thimble pin so I’ve started hand-quilting a quilt made with Aunt Grace fabric and it blends in perfectly with all my Easter decorations!
I’m so glad the retreat was full of laughter and sewing with the 60+ ladies that attended. I attended Nancy Bishop’s retreat and that was a lot of fun, too!
A special thanks to EVERYONE that brought in “little dresses” at the March meeting. I took home 73 dresses and caressed each one of them while I watched the Bachelor and cried (what a beautiful proposal)! As I’m writing this, students are cutting dresses out of the fabric you brought.
Sewing for me will start slowing down this month. I have to spend time in my flower beds and golf is a top priority with my retirement just around the corner ( 33 days).

Happy Easter…….Vickie

 "When kids volunteer it tells others that they don't have to be perfect or famous
or even grown up to make a difference."
- Kalynn Dobos, age 7 Submitted by Sheralyn Dobos

April Program: The April meeting will be held at the Church of Christ on the corner of South West End Blvd. and Bloomfield Road. Our special guest is Lisa Grossenheider, who will be presenting a program on Border Basics. Lisa is a well known instructor from Jackman’s Fabric in St. Louis. We know that this will be very informative meeting and fun to see the items she will be showing.

Fat Quarterbr /> BBring a blue (no novelty prints please) fat quarter to the meeting and you can win them all. 
Follow the link to the March Block of the Month pattern.

Join the FEATHER-WEIGHT SEWING MACHINE "block exchange" at the April meeting: 
You make the designated block of the month (or two or three....), bring them to the guild meeting and receive a ticket for each of your completed blocks.   At the end of the meeting, there is a drawing and the winning ticket wins ALL THE BLOCKS (feather-weight sewing machines)  at the meeting!  

If there is interest in the block exchange, it will be expanded in May:
The proposal:   Beginning in May, we will have TWO blocks of the month........one will be a pieced block and the other an appliqué block.  If you complete one or the other or both, you receive a ticket for each block that you bring..............a different color ticket for the appliqué and another color ticket for the pieced so we can keep them separate.   At the end of the meeting there are TWO drawings...........one for the pieced blocks and one for the appliqué blocks

RHQG Meeting Minutes, March 14, 2011

The River Heritage Quilting Meeting was called to order by President Vickie Howard at 6:45 on March 14, 2011, at the Church of Christ meeting room in Cape Girardeau. Forty nine members and 1 guest (Lisa Rice) attended.
The motion to approve the minutes for February was made by Madeline Gieselman and seconded by Lynnore Meyer.

Martha Cox, Glenda Nations, and Jeannette Buchheit celebrated March birthdays with fat quarters and candy.
The April meeting was moved to the Church of Christ since the Cape Library will be having National Reading Week.

Fons and Porter subscriptions will be taken until the end of March. See Glenda Nations.

The Quilt Retreat at Kentucky Lake was held March 9-13 with approximately 60 members attending.

The National Quilt Museum will have a second quilt guild basket challenge. Tickets will be sold Wednesday through Friday during the quilt show in Paducah. The basket contains quilting books and goodies.

Saphrona Brewington announced a bus going to the Paducah Quilt Show on April 30 still has seats available. Cost is $25. It leaves Fredericktown at 6:30, Patton Junction at 6:55, and Cape at 7:40. Call Saphrona for more information.

Vickie Howard announced her weekend gatherings were enjoyed by members making dresses and working on projects. Her trip to Africa is postponed until next year due to NBC Nightly News doing a follow-up of the original story this summer.

Madeline Gieselman asked the members for a copy of the second guild cookbook. She plans to make a third copy and needs to see what changes may be necessary. (She has one now.)

Darla Snider requested more heart pillows for the American Cancer Society. Any pillows completed can be brought to the April meeting for Darla to deliver or you can deliver them yourself to the American Cancer Society. The goal is 50 pillows.

Mary Green had a quilt accepted in the Paducah Quilt Show in the First Entry category. It is a four seasons patchwork with appliquéd branch, leaves, and birds. It was entered in our quilt show last year.

Merle Denecke won the prize for knowing the answer to question President Vickie Howard had included in her newsletter. Question: Who invented the rotary cutter? Answer: Yoshio Okada

Block of the month: Mary Green, Clara Friese, and Caroline Andrews completed last month’s project. Next month’s is a pieced featherweight pattern. Rebecca Webb announced plans to make an appliquéd block and/or a pieced block each month. Participants would receive a ticket for each completed block and be entered into a drawing to win all the blocks for that month.

Lynnore Meyer needs completed English paper piecing flowers from our January meeting which will be used in a mini auction quilt.

Drawings: Betty Meyer, Name Tag; Harriet Martin, Door Prize; Nancy Bishop, 32 Fat Quarters; Lynnore Meyer, $32.50 Stash for Cash

Show and Tell: Sandy Hinton (3), Lynnore Meyer, Joan Meyer (4), Mary K. Reed, Carol Gallaher (2), Lois Emerine, Saphrona Brewington, Darla Snider (2), Betty Carroll, Clara Friese, and Betty Meyer

Program: Lynnore Meyer organized a game night to celebrate the quilt guild’s 14th birthday. The members divided into several groups to play Left, Center, Right for fat quarters and other sewing treats. A variety of cakes made by Rosie Conrad was served. It was a fun time!

Respectfully submitted,

Betty Meyer, Secretary

 There is no "I" in Team but there is a "u" in volunteer! ~ Debbie Weir

    Thank you to all of you who took a pattern to make a pillow for the American Cancer Society. These pillows are distributed to those with breast cancer. When completed, you can either take them to Amer. Cancer Society at 106 S. Farrar Street or bring them to the next meeting and I will take them there. I'll have a few more patterns available at the April meeting for those who were not in attendance at the March meeting. Please let me know if you deliver them to ACS as I'd like to know how many we donated. Three breast cancer pillows made by Vickie Howard have been delivered to the American Cancer Society. Four pillowcases have been delivered to Southeast Hospital. These were turned in at the March meeting.

Darla Snider

Treasurer Report

River Heritage Quilt Guild Programs for 2011

One Hundred Years From Now...
One Hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of house you lived in... what kind of car you drove... what your bank balance was...
but what will matter is that you were important in the life of a child.
-- Adapted from a quote by Forest Witcraft
Submitted on June 17 2009 by Lynn Hamilton

If you have any of the following items, please bring to the next meeting and give them to Vickie:

Shoes…….any kind and any size. They will be donated to the Souls 4 Souls Shoe Drive.

Bags with handles… paper/cloth/any size.
Zonta needs these for the yearly garage sale. Garage sale profits go to local needs.

Quilt Shows and Other News
Find a quilt show:


Powell Gardens Quilt Show April 25 to May 1, 2011

April 25 (3:00 to 6:00)  April 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 (9:00 to 6:00) May 1 (9:00 to 1:00)     

Diane at quiltshow11@yahoo.com                


40th Annual Kalona Quilt Show and Sale, April 28 to April 30, 2011

Thursday April 28 at 5 to 8 pm;  Friday at 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to5 pm
Kalona Community Center, Kalona, Iowa (corner of 6th and D Avenue)

Over 300 new and antique hand-quilted quilts, many Amish and Mennonite made.

Call Katie at the Woodin Wheel, 319.656.2240, Katie@woodinwheel.com

Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City Quilt Show, May 5 to 7, 2011

10 am to 6 pm daily

http://www.quiltguildofgkc.org has maps and more information

Jill Dean, yllij51@hotamil.com, 816.221.1022


 Birthright Super Shower, May 7, 2011
They are asking the public to help restock their shelves by bringing in diapers, wipes, baby wash, baby lotion, blankets, onesies, outfits, handmade afghans, and handmade quilts to the Jackson Knights of Columbus. People will be able to drop off their items, enjoy refreshments and learn a little more about what they do. They will also be able to talk to a Volunteer regarding volunteering.

Shipshewana Quilt Festival, June 22-25, 2011
Shipshewana, IN

GOAL: 500
MADE: 200
CUT OUT: 100
Get a pattern any of these ways: http://www.nancysnotions.com/text/pdf/LittleDressesforAfrica_pattern.pdf Google “Little Dresses for Africa”
Ask Vickie for a copy
If you don’t have time to sew one, please donate some fabric from your stash. The smallest sizes need 5/8 of a yard, the largest take 1 1/8 yards.

“What I make with my hands, I give with my heart.” Submitted by Vickie Howard.

April Community Projects:
April 4
April 18

April Birthdays
6 - Mary L. Green
11 - Joan Meyer
15 - Linda Gast
21 - Caroline Tilghman
23 - Nyra Campbell

2011 Officers
President—Vickie Howard
Vice President—Lynnore Meyer and Sally Miller
Secretary—Betty Meyer
Treasurer—Glenda Nations
Historian—Madeline Gieselman
2011 Committee Chairman
Audit—Barb Miller
Community Projects—Nancy East
Hospitality— Carol Gallaher
Membership—Nancy Pleimann
Yearbook/Publicity—Sally Miller
Pattern of the Month—Joan Meyer and Rebecca Web
Quilt Show— Madeline Gieselman (2012)
Opportunity Quilt—Anastasia Gonzales and Merle Deneke
Special Events — Mary Green
Newsletter/ Website—Linda Tansil

Upcoming Guild Activities….
Guild Meeting
April 11, 6:45 pm
At the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall
328 South West End Blvd
(Corner of West End and Bloomfield)

Quilt Show
2012 Theme: Dresden Plate

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