Quilt Chatter March 2011

Volume 23 Issue 3

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From Our President…
Thanks again to Nancy Pleimann for a wonderful program last month. You are one remarkable lady!!! It's an honor to have you in our guild.

As you can tell Sally and Lynnore have lots more in stock for us this year. And Mary Green will soon be sharing our workshop plans with us. If you haven't ever participated in a workshop, please consider one this year. I did my first one last year and not only do you learn something new, but you have that friendship with others to share.

As I'm writing this, I'm in Florida and their azealas are blooming and that gives me hope that Missouri will be experiencing bud and blooms soon.

Keep your eyes open in March for leprechauns who could lead you to your 'pot of gold'. But then we already have at least one pot, don't we? I know everyone reading this has a stash of fabric, at least one sewing machine, quilting books/patterns, rulers, gadgets, and of course, our beloved rotary cutter. Wonder who's idea that was...bring your answer to next month's meeting and you might win a packet of blades!

Don't forget also in your pot is your talent of sewing. Please share this talent with others throughout the year!

Vickie Howard, President

P.S. Starting a countdown from March 1, I'll have 54 days until retirement and ALL of us will have 57 days until the Paducah Quilt Show.

~ If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. ~
Booker T. Washington (submitted by Vickie Howard)

March Program: The March meeting will be held at the Church of Christ on the corner of South West End Blvd. and Bloomfield Rd. This is our birthday party so come ready to have fun. The fat quarter for March is “green” but no St. Patrick’s Day fabric. We will play a game called “Left, Right, Center. It is a lot of fun and several people will go home with treasures. Participants need to bring 3 items to play: one should be a fat quarter; the other two can be anything you want but would also like to receive if you are the winner. Examples: sewing notions, a favorite book you’d like to pass on, sweet treats, piece of fruit, etc. Simply a Dollar, Dollar Tree, Target (that $1.00 section near the front has nifty little items) or maybe something you have made. Be creative!!!
Fat Quarter
Bring a green (no novelty prints please) fat quarter to the March meeting and you can win them all. (This is separate from the game fat quarter.)
Hexagon Project:
Vonda Slinkard and Lynnore Meyer are using the Hexagon kits to put together as a project for the Auction at our Quilt Show in 2012. Nancy Pleimann found a blog that has a page and information on making Hexagons.  The reason for the dot is to punch a hole in the center. I like the way she punches a hole in the center to put your pin. If you do not have the 110 weight paper, contact Nancy Pleimann who will print a page for you and bring it to the March meeting.
Blog with directions  
Page to print hexagons: Change the size to 0.78 and check the Add Dot box. Use 110 paper (card stock) to print your hexagons. This size will match the kit.
Or just download a pre-sized page of hexagons.
BLOCK OF THE MONTH: Make a table runner, apron, or other items from a free pattern from Robert Kaufman
RETREAT NEWS:  Don't forget to mark your calendar for the retreat!  The dates are March 9 (Wed) through March 12 (Sat)...we will all leave for home before 11:00 a.m. March 13 (Sun).   Contact Vonda Slinkard or one of the housemothers if you want to go.  We will be celebrating our 15th Birthday year at Retreat and special T-shirts will be available for purchase...orders (size, etc.)  will be taken at the January and February meetings. Vickie Howard has a spot open in her cabin for the Retreat, please contact her, if you are interested!

RHQG Meeting Minutes for February 14, 2011

On February 14, 2011, the River Heritage Quilt Guild was called to order by President Vickie Howard at the Cape Girardeau Regional Library with 64 members present, 1 guest, and 2 new members (Betty Carrol and Angela Angel.)

Motion to approve the minutes was made by Priscilla Kirby and seconded by Darla Snider.

February birthdays:  Carol Gallaher, Deanna Easley, Melanie Morton, and Nancy Bishop received a fat quarter and chocolate.

Fons and Porter subscriptions:  11 orders at $20 each with a guild profit of $55.  Deadline is March 31.

Mini retreats at Vickie Howard’s home during January and February have successfully made 52 dresses toward the goal of 500.   Anyone wanting to help can contact Vickie for more information.

Lynnore Meyer asked members to complete the paper piecing from January’s program and turn them in to her.  These will be sewn  together to make a mini quilt for the auction.  She requested the reusable hexagon papers be returned, also.

The budget for this coming year was presented and approved after Ravan Simms’ motion and second from Jewel Eggley.

Golden Scissors Award changes:  Long arm quilted quilts will still receive the golden scissors, but hand quilted or sewing machine quilted quilts will receive a golden thimble.  Measurement requirements will stay  the same.

Nancy Bishop is having a retreat at Shadow Rest on Mar. 24-27.  Five spaces are available; cost $100.

Nancy Pleimann is having a basket class (2 to 3 hours) in her studio April 2; cost $30.

March Meeting: Vice President, Lynnore Meyer, reported next month’s meeting will be held at the Church of Christ again.  All members are requested to bring a fat quarter (green) and two small items (sewing notions, dollar store items, candy, etc.) to be used in playing the game, Left, Right, Center.

Committee Reports: Quilt Retreat at the Lake chair, Vonda Slinkard, reported there are only a couple of vacancies at this point.  Let her know if interested.  Extra cabin is cancelled.  Birthday party will celebrate 14th year and be a kick off to the BIG 15th.  Shirts will be worn for two years.

Special Events chair, Mary Green, reported there will be 3 workshops this year.  A special guest, Sheryl Winschel from the Golden Needle, discussed a shop hop opportunity for April.  If interested, contact her at the Golden Needle.

Project of the Month chairs, Joan Meyer and Rebecca Webb, awarded Ravan Simms a gift for completing a quilted pin from January’s project and announced the new February project—a table runner, placemat, apron etc.  which is online.

Community Projects chair, Nancy East, said they will begin again the 3rd Monday in March from 9:00 to 3:00 at Nancy’s house.  Bring a sack lunch; everything else is there.  Call before coming to make sure it is still on for the day.

Drawings:  Name tag, Sheryl Winschel; Fat Quarters, Joan Meyer, 26 fat qtrs.; Stash for cash, Priscilla Kirby, $32;  Door Prizes, Lois Smee and Jewel Eggley

Show and Tell: Clara Friese, Ravan Simms, Mary Lou Rutherford, Vickie Howard, Darla Snider, Pat Leech, Carol Gallaher

Program:  Nancy Pleimann gave a superb program highlighting her many talents in needlework, quilting, basketry, wool rug making, and scrapbooking.  She displayed many of her treasures and shared a wealth of historical information with the guild.  What awesome women we have in our guild!!!

Respectfully submitted,

Betty Meyer



Fons and Porter offer: See Glenda Nations if you have any questions.  (Deadline March 31)
The 1 year magazine subscriptions are $20.00 each and each subscriber will also receive 3 spools of Sulky thread and 2 quilting booklets (Fons and Porter’s Favorite Scrap Quilts booklet and Quilting the Quilt booklet). The guild receives $5.00 from each subscription. This offer expires March 31, 2011. (This is the same or less than you would pay on your own.) r />You can either start a new subscription or renew.
Bring a check made out to the guild for $20. (The guild writes one check) Write Fons and Porter on the memo.
Get your name and address on the order form.
The flyer and order form are links on the Guild home page, right under the name of the guild.

(You could also mail a check to Glenda and include the mailing address you wish to use for the subscription. )

Treasurer Report

River Heritage Quilt Guild Programs for 2011
January 10: English Paper Piecing
February 14: Nancy Pleimann Trunk Show
March 14: Guild Birthday Party with games and Show and Tell. Bring a fat quarter and two inexpensive items to be supplies for a game. Examples: sewing notions, a favorite book you’d like to pass on, sweet treats, piece of fruit, etc. (The fat quarter color is green (no novelty prints, and is separate from the game fat quarter.) Meets at Church of Christ, corner of West End and Bloomfield (same place as the Christmas dinner. (328 South West End Blvd)
April 11: Lisa Grossenheider from Jackman’s Fabrics in St. Louis—Border Basics
Fat quarter color: blue
May 9: Karen Linduska from Calico Country in Carbondale IL - Thread Painting
Fat quarter color: yellow
June 13: Donna Drees from Warrensburg MO—Trunk Show
Fat quarter color: purple
(Sunday: workshop —”Cane Weaving Wall Hanging/Table Topper)
July 11: Nancy Bishop Make-It-Take_It
Fat quarter color: orange
August 8: Brenda Rahm from Brenda Dean Designs, LLC—Settings & Sashings & Borders, Oh My!
Fat quarter color: pink
(Workshop same day, “Curved Pieced”)
September 12: Quilt Guild Picnic at County Park South
Pot Luck with meat provided by the guild. Games and show and tell.
NO fat quarter
October 10: Marlene Horning-Jackson from Quilted Oak in Camdenton, MO—Trunk Show
Fat quarter color: white or cream
November 14: Mystery Guest Trunk Show
Fat quarter color: brown
December 12: Christmas Party with games and show and tell
Potluck dinner at Church of Christ building, 328 South West End Blvd.
NO fat quarter

A fun quilt video submitted by Nancy Pleimann

Quilt Shows and Other News
Find a quilt show:

Quilt among Friends Quilt Show, Saturday March 12, 2011

9 am to 4 pm
First Christian Church

101 East Gay Street, Warrenburg, MO (corner of Gay Street and Holden Street)

Vendors, , Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Quilt Raffles, Make & Take, Guild Boutique

Diane Weigand  660-747-7080  660-747-7080 wfarm@towerns.net

Toni Peerbolte  660-747-6967  660-747-6967 toni@peerbolte.com

Thimble & Thread Quilt Expo 2011, March 19 and 20, 2011

Fabric Addict’s Paradise

Greensfelder Center , Queeny Park

550 Weidman Road , St. Louis County

Saturday, March 19   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 20    11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Admission is $7 for both days, Children 6-12 $1,  Children under 6 are free.

Queeny Park is i.5 miles west of Int. 270 and accessible from either Manchester Road or Clayton Road . There is generous parking. The Expo is totally handicapped accessible.

Quilting technique demonstrations throughout the two-day show

Lynn Isenberg, National award winning featured quilter for the Expo

Hallye Bone, Certified American Quilting Society appraiser will be available both days

For more information visit http://www.thimbleandthreadstl.org/ or email thimbleandthreadstl@gmail.com


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



~ The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. ~

   DeAnn Hollis (submitted by Vickie Howard)


1-Mar Jeannette Buchheit
8-Mar Judy A. Kucera
9-Mar Martha L. Cox
9-Mar to 12-Mar GUILD RETREAT
14-Mar Guild Meeting 6:30
17-Mar Glenda Nations
20-Mar M. Sue LaBruyere
29-Mar Velda Keister

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
March 14, 6:45 pm

Kentucky Lake Retreat
March 9—12, 2011

Quilt Show
2012 Theme: Dresden Plate

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