River Heritage Quilters’ Guild      Quilt Chatter
Volume 21 Issue 6               www.riverquilters.org              June 2009

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From Our President…

 Hi Ladies-

What a nice picnic we had.  The weather was absolutely perfect.  We had a very interesting exhibit of leaf casting, looked very doable for most of us.  If you weren’t there, we missed you.  Our June meeting will be lots of fun as lots of us, meaning me, will see how soap is made.  Remember, I was born in Los Angeles and a lot of this was very new to me, including biscuits and gravy!!!  Even snow was a big thrill when I was in high school and didn’t even own a winter coat.

I have been trying to stay on track of finishing up UFO’s.  Took two more quilts to Muriel this month.  That will be four since the first of the year.  I also made a dress for my 4 year old granddaughter, which she announced to everyone at the party that “my grandma made this for me”.  It was really fun.

 

The Paducah Quilt Show was a huge hit, as far as I was concerned.  The quilts were gorgeous, as usual.  Bethany Reynolds had a display of all of her stack and whack quilts.  Wow, I had no idea there were so many ways to do it.  I have made one, for my 13 year old grandson when he was a baby.  I enjoyed it, but never revisited the technique.  I think I may check into it more.  I am sure we have a couple of her books in our library.  At the end of the show it was still up in the air about next year, but I hear a contract has been signed and it is a go for 2010.  The Executive Inn looked great (don’t know about the rooms), but the city spent a fortune getting it ready for this year.  I learned a lot, way too much to go into here, from one of the ambassadors that rides around on the trolley.  I made the circuit several times, just listening to him talk.

 

I hope you are enjoying our always changing, but mostly beautiful weather.  I am looking forward to our June meeting.

Keep quilting,

Madeline

  

June Program:   Our guest, Barbara Bailey, will present a program on Making Soap with Goats Milk.   Also, remember to bring your efforts in the Iron Quilters Challenge.  The theme and secret ingredients will be shared in the June 1 class and online June 1 in the afternoon.

 
Hospitality for June Meeting…

SNACKS: Mary Green, Martha Haertling, Joyce Holloway, Vickie Howard, Donna Irwin, Joycelyn Kasten, Kay Kenner    

DRINKS: Kay Grueneberg, Darlene Jackson, Velda Keister, Karla Kiefner

 

It is suggested each person should bring 2 two-liter bottles. Decaf coffee and water will be provided by the Guild. If you cannot bring your assigned item, please call or e-mail Darla Snider.

 

 Fat Quarter

Bring a pastel fat quarter to the June meeting and you will be entered to win a basket of Fat Quarters.  

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 The  IRON QUILTERS CHALLENGE

Next class is June 1 at the Sewing Basket/Golden Needle.  There were spots left when this was written.  Call or email Anastasia Gonzales to sign up.  Class starts at 10 am and goes till around 3 pm.  Bring your own lunch.  Hint for this month’s challenge:  “Think Green”   Class fee is $5.00.  Attendees will need to bring a selection of greens, blues, browns and whatever they think might help them think green….!   

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GIVE YOUR WASTE CAN THE MONTH OFF:
Please continue to bring your fabric scraps for the kitty pillows.   Those little pieces you normally throw away when you trim fabrics can be put to good use.   Put them in a plastic bag and bring them to Judy Douglass or Mary Tripp.   

 

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RHQG Meeting Summary, May 11

President Madeline Gieselman opened the meeting at 6 p.m.

Joycelyn Kasten led us in a prayer before we ate a delicious picnic meal.  The meats were barbecued by Madeline, Mary Lou and other hard workers, accompanied by dishes brought by everyone.  The recipes for the little smokies wrapped in bacon and the mini quiches are in this newsletter.  After the meal we enjoyed a demonstration of leaf casting made with concrete by Betty Morgan.  The link below leads to the articles that were passed around during the demonstration. 

 

Vickie Howard had a display of the blocks-of-the-month done by the  members this last month.  She also passed around the directions for next month’s block. 

 

Nancy Pliemann took home a basket of  striped fat quarters.
Vickie Howard won Stash for Cash.

Show and Tell:  Jocelyn Kasten, Caroline Tilghman, Mary K Reed, Carol Gallagher.

 

Link to sandcasting a birdbath: http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/extras/53birdbath1.php

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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

    * The quilt may be tied, machine tacked, hand or machine quilted or any combination.

    * Whatever you do must be no more than four inches apart.

    * Some will come with binding, some may not.

    * Please try to finish the quilt by the next meeting.

    * If you have any questions please call Nancy East.

 

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Quilt Shows and Other Area News
Find a quilt show: http://quickquilts.com/shows/

 

Threads of Life Quilt Show

Sat  June 6, 2009   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sun  June 7, 2009  1:0 PM - 4:00 PM

St Bernards Auditorium

505 E Washington

Jonesboro,  AR  72401

 

Gee’s Bend Quilts at Missouri History Museum

April 12 to September 13, 2009. The Missouri History Museum is in Forest Park. 
Allow for major road construction on 40.

 

AlTENburg Museum—Apron Show

On display till September

http://www.altenburgmuseum.org/ Lutheran Heritage Center and  Museum in Altenburg 
Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm
573-824-6070

 

Country Patchwork Guild Show

Saturday Sept 26   9 am to 5 pm

Sunday Sept 27     10 am to 5 pm

Salt Fork YMCA
740 East Yerby

Marshall, MO 65340
Featuring Quilts and Quilters of Gee’s Bend AL

 

Quilting Cruise

Cruise to England
August 2009

See Bulletin Board for details

 

Exhibit:  Girardot National Juried Multimedia Exhibition

Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
July 3 to August 1, 2009

 

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Links from our Readers 

 http://www.mypublisher.com/ :  Put up to 240 of your digital pictures in a hardcover album.

 http://www.connectingthreads.com/ : Bargain thread spools

 

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RECIPES

Bacon Wrapped Smokies  from Anastasia Gonzales

1 Pound sliced Bacon, cut into thirds

1 (14 Ounce) package beef cocktail wieners

3/4 cup brown sugar, or to taste

toothpicks

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

 

Refrigerate 2/3 of the bacon until needed .It is easier to wrap the  wieners with cold bacon. Wrap each wiener with a piece of bacon and  secure with a toothpick. Place on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle with 

brown sugar generously over all.

 

Bake for 40 minutes in the oven, until the sugar is bubbly. To serve,  place in a slow cooker and keep on the low setting.

 

Savory Vegetable Mini-Quiches

from Donna Irwin who received it from Pam Mungle

1 box (15 oz) refrigerated ready-to-bake pie crusts (2)

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

1 garlic clove, pressed

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

½ cup chopped fresh mushrooms

1 cup chopped zucchini

1/4 cup cooked chopped bacon or bacon bits

1/4 cup sliced green onions

Dash of ground pepper

1/4 tsp salt

 

Roll out the pie crusts on lightly floured surface and using a 3 inch biscuit cutter, cut 30 to 32 circles.

Press into mini-muffin pan using mini-tart shaper.

Whisk milk and eggs together.  Stir in vegetables and remaining ingredients.  Fill each muffin cup with approximately 1 Tbs of filling.  Bake at 375 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned.  Cool in pans for 2 minutes, remove carefully.  Serve warm.

 

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RHQG TREASURER'S REPORT

May 15, 2009

 

 

 

 

Month Beginning Cash Balance

$ 9,535.33

 

 

Income

 

May

Year to Date

Budgeted

 

Stash for cash (50/50)

8.00

 

118.00

300.00

 

Dues

 

1040.00

2200.00

 

Special Projects (Opportunity Quilt)

 

 

1200.00

 

Silent Auction

 

 

500.00

 

Special Events

 

 

500.00

 

Retreat

 

3342.50

 

 

Pin Sales

 

30.00

 

 

T-Shirts

 

$98.00

 

 

Library

 

$9.50

 

 

Fons & Porter

 

140.oo

 

 

Rental of Standards

 

200.oo

 

 

Misc (zipper pulls)

 

15.00

 

Total Income

 

8.00

4993.00

4700.00

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Programs

 

158.51

12000.00

 

Membership

 

176.06

100.00

 

Library

 

 

180.00

 

Historian

 

 

180.00

 

Hospitality

 

67.27

180.00

 

Newsletter/Yearbook

18.16

412.91

600.00

 

Special Projects (Opportunity Quilt)

 

357.27

400.00

 

Community Projects

 

10.67

250.00

 

Pattern of the Month

 

 

200.00

 

Rent

 

200.00

500.00

 

Administrative Expenses

 

198.99

200.00

 

Misc Expenses

 

 

50.00

 

Fons & Porter

 

105.00

 

 

Retreat

 

3486.88

 

 

T-shirts

 

 

 

 

Quilt Show (Arena)

 

1191.00

 

 

Certificate of Deposit

 

5000.00

 

Total Expenses

18.16

11,364.56

5,910.00

 

 

 

 

Certificate of Deposit

$5000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Month Ending Cash Balance

$9525.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance

$14525.17

 

 

 

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Quilters’ Meals Out for 2009

4th Monday of the month

*Please notice the times listed for each month.

 

June 22 - Madeline’s Picnic - time to be announced

 

July 27 - 5:30 pm - Ruby Tuesday

 

Aug. 24 - 5:30 pm - Outback Steakhouse

 

Sept. 28 - 5:30 pm – Applebee’s

 

Oct. 26 – 5:30 pm – Bella Italia

 

Nov. 23 - 1 pm - O’Charley’s

 

Dec. 28 - 1 pm - Crackerbarrel

 

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2009 Officers

President—Madeline Gieselman

Vice President—Nelda Steffen

Secretary—Carol Gallaher

Treasurer—Barb Miller

Historian—Pat Smith

 

2009 Committee Chairman

Audit—Glenda Nations

Community Projects—Nancy East

Hospitality— Darla Snider

Library—Deanna Easley

Membership—Mary Tripp

Yearbook—Sally Miller

Pattern of the Month—Vickie Howard

Quilt Show— Madeline Gieselman

Opportunity Quilt—Mary Green and Barbara Miller 

Newsletter/ Website—Linda Tansil

Publicity—Sally Miller

Senior Meal Delivery—Muriel LaMadrid

Special Events—Anastasia Gonzales

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June 2009

*  indicates a birthday

 
 

*  indicates a birthday

 

 


Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

1
IRON QUILTERS CLASS
Community Projects

2

3

4
Senior Meals:

Darla Snider & Muriel LaMadrid

5
*Rita Whaley

6

7

8
Guild Meeting,  

9

10
*Judy Douglass
*Sandy Wilhelm

11
Senior Meals:

Vickie and David Howard


 

 

12
*Linda Abernathy

13

14

15

*Lynne Taylor
Community Projects

 

16

17

18
Senior Meals:

Vickie and David Howard


 

19
*Judy Robinson

20
*Vicki Butner

21
*Judith Fosse

22
*Patty Stone
Madeline’s Picnic

23

24
*Sandi Heidorn

25
Senior Meals:
Vickie and David Howard

26

27

28

29

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

Cape Girardeau Senior Center Meal Delivery

 

June 4:  Darla Snider and Muriel LaMadrid

June 11:  Vickie and David Howard

June 18:  Vickie and David Howard

June 25:  Vickie and David Howard

            Volunteers already  signed up for July, but you can let Muriel LaMadrid know you are available  for later months.

 

Upcoming Guild Activities….

 

Guild Meeting:  

June 8

Quilters’ Dinner Out
June 22

 Madeline’s Picnic
 

 

Quilt Show—2010

Theme:  Seasons

 

 

Please send all information to be published in the newsletter by the 20th of the previous month to Linda Tansil or email newsletter@riverquilters.org