Quilt Chatter June 2011

Volume 23 Issue 6

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From Our President…
Ladies, June is here, but first I want to reflect on the remarkable month of May. First of all, everyone that worked on little dresses for Africa project surpassed my goal of 500 dresses! The actual number is 525. And we’re still working! I can’t wait to see some of them on the little girls. Thanks to EVERYONE!!! Of course, now we must focus on the little boys. Do you think we could make 250 shorts? Please look through your stash and see if you have any “boy” fabric. Bring to the July meeting.

And on a personal note, I am now OFFICIALLY retired! My husband is worried that we’ll have too much quality time together and I’m afraid we won’t have any time! I’ve got lots of plans (sewing, quilting, traveling, sewing, reading, playing golf (maybe I’ll see him then), visiting friends and family, and sewing). If you email me at my school email address, please start using my yahoo account. Please remember that our meetings will now begin at 6:30 p.m. June is full of lots of fun stuff. Be sure and attend Madeline’s picnic. There’s always lots of good food and great friendship. And last year we had the best summer tea you’ll every drink. If you haven’t ever attended one of the guild workshops, this month is the time to start. Thanks, Sally, for assisting with the meeting this month. I’ll see everyone in July. I can’t wait to see what Nancy Bishop has in store for us!
Vickie Howard, President

Vickie has a new email address. Check your email telling you about the newsletter to know what it is.

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. Albert Camus


Guild Historian Pictures are online:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47374404@N07/

 


June Program: Donna Drees Truck Show. She and her husband come to us from Warrensburg, Missouri. The Dees family lived in Cape Girardeau several years ago and are looking forward to coming back to visit with old friends and make new ones. She was looking for a new hobby and happened to see a quilt and the rest is history. One of her favorite things is to find short-cuts and new ways to make quilting more enjoyable. While teaching on the local, regional and state levels, Donna has met many talented and delightful women who share her enthusiasm for quilting. We are excited to welcome her to our guild meeting and to learn from her many talents at the workshop on Sunday and repeated on Monday.


Fat Quarter
Bring a purple (no novelty prints please) fat quarter to the meeting and you can win them all. 
BLOCK OF THE MONTH: 
Follow the link to the May Block of the Month pattern.

 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 of the type you brought at the meeting!  



  RHQG Meeting Minutes, May 9, 2011
On May 9, 2011, at 6:45 the River Heritage Quilt Guild was called to order by President Vickie Howard at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Sixty-six members and two guests were present. The minutes were approved after a motion was made by Joycelyn Kasten and seconded by Kay Kenner.
Nine members were recognized for May birthdays and presented with fat quarters and baskets of candy.
Service pins were awarded to those who were absent last month.
Lynne Taylor was congratulated for taking the top prize in the miniature quilts category at the Paducah Quilt Show. She received a $3000 prize and her quilt is on display at the museum.
Block of the Month had three participants: Madeline Gieselman, Clara Friese, and Cindy Gordinier
Little Dresses for Africa has surpassed its goal of 500 in only 5 months. Of the 521 dresses 100 of them will be sent to Africa with a group from the Baptist Church in June and another group will take later this summer. Vickie announced that any other groups wanting to take some to Africa should contact her.
Madeline Gieselman invited all members to her house for a picnic on June 27 at 6:00. A carpool will be meeting at Pioneer Orchard in Jackson at 5:30 in order to find their way to her house. A sign up sheet was available. Call Madeline if interested.
The guild cookbook is coming along according to the chairperson, Madeline Gieselman.
Nancy East requested volunteers to bind eight quilts the Community Projects group brought to the meeting.
Fons and Porter subscriptions have been extended to September. See Glenda Nations for ordering or renewing.
Vickie Howard announced she has free tickets to the Belleville Quilt Show on June 4-5. Call Vickie if interested.
Darla Snider gave out heart shaped patterns to members wanting to make comfort pillows for breast cancer patients.
Merle Denecke showed the completed Opportunity quilt which was pieced by several members, quilted by Saphrona Brewington, and bound by Chris Ludwig.
President Vickie Howard suggested the meeting time be changed from 6:45 to 6:30. A motion to this effect was made by Deanna Easley and seconded by Cheryl Tuschhoff. The motion was approved.
Vice President Sally Miller will preside over the June meeting due to President Vickie Howard’s absence.
Mary Green, Special Events chair, announced a workshop by Donna Drees on a Cane Weaving wall hanging/table topper for Sunday, June 12 or Monday, June 13. A sign up sheet was available. See Mary if interested.
Drawings: Name tag—Karla Kiefner; Attendance—Priscilla Kirby; Fat Quarters (43 yellow)—Karla Kiefner; Stash for Cash ($32)—Lynnore Meyer
Program: Karen Linduska , a fiber artist, author, and teacher from Carbondale, presented a slide show on Your Machine’s Decorative Stitches. Her work has been seen in Quilting Arts and on the Sewing with Nancy series. She explained how she uses the decorative stitches on her sewing machine, beads, paint, and felt to paint pictures which she uses in post cards, wall hangings, small quilts, and other projects.
Show and Tell: Mary Belle Dohogne (Golden Scissors), Karla Kiefner, Nancy Pleimann (5), Velda Keister, Merle Denecke, Priscilla Kirby, Carol Gallaher, Thelma Stone

Respectfully submitted,

Betty Meyer, Secretary

Workshop:  Donna Drees, Warrensburg,  MO
Cane Weaving Wall Hanging

Sunday, June 12  1-4pm @ The Golden Needle - $10.00
Monday, June 13  10 am - 2pm @ The Golden Needle  - $15.00 (including a light lunch.)
If anyone hasn't had the chance to sign -up at the  past guild meeting and would like to attend, please contact Mary Green at 335-0656 or 450-6696.
Directions are online if you lose yours.

Volunteer Quotes in this newsletter are dedicated to Nancy and Bill East:

To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God. Mother Teresa


Lynne Taylor, 2011 AQS Mini Winner

You can watch Lynne Taylor's interview on You Tube. I went to You Tube and searched 2011 AQS Mini Winner. Congratulations to Lynne!! The direct link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztFxCtz_cWY
Submitted by Sally Miller


 There is no better exercise for your heart,
Than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.
Bernard Meltzer
CANCER SOCIETY PILLOWS:
After the May Quilt Guild meeting I delivered 10 heart shaped pillows, sewn by Clara Friese, to the American Cancer office. One pillowcase, sewn by Darla Snider, was given to Pat Smith for delivery to Southeast Hospital. Pillows and pillowcases can be brought to any monthly Guild meeting or you can deliver them yourself. Thanks to all who took patterns at the May meeting.
Darla Snider

Treasurer Report


River Heritage Quilt Guild Programs for 2011
 

RHQG Meeting Minutes, May 9, 2011
On May 9, 2011, at 6:45 the River Heritage Quilt Guild was called to order by President Vickie Howard at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Sixty-six members and two guests were present. The minutes were approved after a motion was made by Joycelyn Kasten and seconded by Kay Kenner.

Nine members were recognized for May birthdays and presented with fat quarters and baskets of candy. Service pins were awarded to those who were absent last month.

Lynne Taylor was congratulated for taking the top prize in the miniature quilts category at the Paducah Quilt Show. She received a $3000 prize and her quilt is on display at the museum.

Block of the Month had three participants: Madeline Gieselman, Clara Friese, and Cindy Gordinier

Little Dresses for Africa has surpassed its goal of 500 in only 5 months. Of the 521 dresses 100 of them will be sent to Africa with a group from the Baptist Church in June and another group will take later this summer. Vickie announced that any other groups wanting to take some to Africa should contact her.

Madeline Gieselman invited all members to her house for a picnic on June 27 at 6:00. A carpool will be meeting at Pioneer Orchard in Jackson at 5:30 in order to find their way to her house. A sign up sheet was available. Call Madeline if interested.

The guild cookbook is coming along according to the chairperson, Madeline Gieselman.

Nancy East requested volunteers to bind eight quilts the Community Projects group brought to the meeting.

Fons and Porter subscriptions have been extended to September. See Glenda Nations for ordering or renewing.

Vickie Howard announced she has free tickets to the Belleville Quilt Show on June 4-5. Call Vickie if interested.

Darla Snider gave out heart shaped patterns to members wanting to make comfort pillows for breast cancer patients.

Merle Denecke showed the completed Opportunity quilt which was pieced by several members, quilted by Saphrona Brewington, and bound by Chris Ludwig.

President Vickie Howard suggested the meeting time be changed from 6:45 to 6:30. A motion to this effect was made by Deanna Easley and seconded by Cheryl Tuschhoff. The motion was approved.

Vice President Sally Miller will preside over the June meeting due to President Vickie Howard’s absence.

Mary Green, Special Events chair, announced a workshop by Donna Drees on a Cane Weaving wall hanging/table topper for Sunday, June 12 or Monday, June 13. A sign up sheet was available. See Mary if interested.

Drawings: Name tag—Karla Kiefner; Attendance—Priscilla Kirby; Fat Quarters (43 yellow)—Karla Kiefner; Stash for Cash ($32)—Lynnore Meyer

Program: Karen Linduska , a fiber artist, author, and teacher from Carbondale, presented a slide show on Your Machine’s Decorative Stitches. Her work has been seen in Quilting Arts and on the Sewing with Nancy series. She explained how she uses the decorative stitches on her sewing machine, beads, paint, and felt to paint pictures which she uses in post cards, wall hangings, small quilts, and other projects.

Show and Tell: Mary Belle Dohogne (Golden Scissors), Karla Kiefner, Nancy Pleimann (5), Velda Keister, Merle Denecke, Priscilla Kirby, Carol Gallaher, Thelma Stone

Respectfully submitted,
Betty Meyer, Secretary


MYSTERY QUILT SHOP HOP: One very happy quilter wrote a lovely report of the recent Mystery Quilt Shop Hop that led her to quilt shops in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Nebraska and Missouri. Due to an unusual.ly high volume of news, sad and otherwise, there was not room for the whole report and it is too good to chop up. You can read the whole story online, and I will try to fit into the July newsletter for those without computers.
Sad News about our Quilting Family:

Bill East, husband of Nancy East and friend of many guild members: Our thoughts an prayers go out to Nancy East and her family on the passing of her husband, Bill.  Bill was one of the driving forces in getting our quilt show up and running in 1996.  He was always willing to help and had the set up down pat.  It was kind of scary the first time we had to do it without him.  When Nancy was unable to drive at night, he brought her to guild and to any other activities so that she could stay involved.  Nancy and her family will miss him, so will River Heritage Quilters' Guild.

Dorothy Bowers, former member: Dorothy Bowers, a former member of the guild, passed away May 19th at her home in Cape.   Her family ran a stamp business out of the home, and she gave a presentation to the guild about making paper pieced quilts using her stamps on muslin. Her daughter, Barb Campbell, is also a former member.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. — Anonymous


Community Projects — You can help at home!

Of course it is the most fun to join the group at Nancy’s house, but some of us are not free during the day. Let Nancy or someone on the committee know, and you can take home a sack. They will give you a sack with the top, batting, backing, and maybe the binding. You can finish the quilt
Find a quilt show:

 

 

 

Country Days Quilt Show, Saturday June 4, 2011

10AM - 4PM

Farmington Presbyterian Church

Columbia and Cayce Streets

Quilts from the Heart, Saturday June 4 to Sunday June 5, 2011

111 Warrior Way  (off of Lebanon Avenue)
Belleville IL
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
Demonstrations, Featured Quilter,  Quilt Appraisals, Antique Quilt Display, Vendors, Gift Boutique, Silent Auction and more
Admission:  Adults $5.00,  Children ages 7 to 14 $3.00,  6 years old and younger are free
Directions:  Take I-64 to Green Mount Road (Exit 16), and go south
Turn right on Lebanon Avenue (1.8 miles)
Turn left at traffic signal on Warrior Way (0.6 miles)

http://www.heartsnhandsquilt.com/quilt_show

 

Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s 30th Annual Quilt Show, June 11 –12, 2011

Stevens Memorial Museum, 307 East Market St, Salem, IN 47167
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm
Over 100 quilts, Demonstrations, Vendors, Featured Quilters, Guild Challenge, Raffle Quilt, and more
Cost $3.00
 

Prairie Pine Quilt Show, June 13 — 18, 2011

St John's Lutheran Church, Mexico, MO

Over 100 quilts and quilted items

Contact Lynn Britton  573-581-7318  lucon65@mywdo.com

Admission  $5.00

10AM -4PM

Sat  10AM - 2PM

 

Unique Stitchers and More, June 16—18, 2011

Community Center, Stover MO
Free

Dianns.stichn@gmail.com

 

Quilt Safari 2011, June 23—25, 2011

12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, Nebraska

Www.omahaquiltersguild.com
Thursday June 23, 5 pm to 8 pm
Friday June 24, 9 am to 8 pm

Saturday June 25, 9 am to 4 pm

 




LITTLE DRESSES FOR AFRICA:
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.




June Calendar
5-Rita Whaley
6 - Community Projects
10- Judy Douglass and Sandy Wilhelm
12 - Sunday Cane Weaving Workshop
13 - Monday Cave Weaving Workshop
13 - Guild Meeting at 6:30
15 - Lynne Taylor
19 - Judy Robinson
19 - Mary Lou McNair
24 - Cindy Gordinier
27 - Picnic at Madeline's

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 Webb
Quilt Show— Madeline Gieselman (2012)
Opportunity Quilt—Anastasia Gonzales and Merle Deneke
Special Events — Mary Green
Newsletter/ Website—Linda Tansil

Upcoming Guild Activities….
Cane Weaving Workshop, June 12 or June 13

Guild Meeting
June 13 - 6:30 pm at Cape Library

Picnic at Madeline's June 27

Quilt Show
2012 Theme: Dresden Plate

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