2015



Our January meeting brought a program by Erica Plank of Unseen Hands. She was an interesting and energetic speaker. We enjoyed her stories and her trunk show.



January also means election of officers.It was decided unanimously to keep the slate of officers with the exception of Marilynn Collins who has served us faithfully for the last three years as treasurer. Officers for 2015 are president-Jo Ellen Brown, 1st vice president-Debbie Repp, 2nd vice president-Carolyn K Watkins, Secretary-Ora Majka, and Treasurer-Barabara Peel.

Bus Trip!  
February 28, 2015 we will be going to Heart of Texas One Stop Shop Hop in Waco, Texas.  We will be going by charter bus.  Cost is $50 which includes bus fare, lunch, and your admission ticket.  Please contact A & K Quilting at 940.748.2060 or Jo Ellen Brown or Debbie Repp to make payment and reserve a seat. 

Show and Tell


Baby quilts for community service



Mary Mitchell challenged members in December to make one item for the quilt show's country store and bring to the January meeting.



More Show and Tell

Happy Quilting til we meet again.


December

December brings our Christmas party and drawing of our raffle quilt.  In the last several years we invite past, present and interested members to our party. It is a mini reunion with lots of hugs along with show and tell and FOOD.  And speaking of food--Brenda Smith has done an awesome job this last year as our hospitality chair.  She always brings items from home to set up a charming and lovely centerpiece from her collection of quilts, antiques, and decor. Thank you, Brenda.

Lots of visiting

Marie West on the left brought this quilt to show and tell.  Her husband did the hand embroidery and she pieced them together into the quilt top.


Joyce Betty on the right and her lovely quilt


Sherry Denton brought several of her Christmas quilts.

Sherry went on a quilting cruise. One of her projects while onboard ship.

Just some of the baby quilt made by members




Sam Winover of Two Sisters Quilting brought her store for our program and shopping pleasure.

And drum roll! The winner of our raffle quilt . . . Marie New- a past member!
Congratulations, Marie




Community Service

Our guild supports local charitable organizations.  We make baby quilts for Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center .  Christmas stockings for C.A.S.A. of Wise and Jack Counties. Tote bags for Disabled American Veterans in our area.

Maggie Lira of Wise Choices PRC


Serene Smith of C.A.S.A.


This is just a sampling of the projects we do for community service.  Good job, Ladies!

September and Sunset Retreat

Debbie Repp, our program chair, got with the folks at Sunset Retreat and Quilt Shop near Alvord, Texas and arranged a day retreat for our guild.  Debbie had some fun projects for us to do or you had the freedom to sew on your own projects.  Lunch was delicious and an afternoon snack was included. Can you say we can always diet tomorrow?!
Debbie Repp and Twana Grisham




Ora Majka

Donna Hill

Sherry Denton and her friend visiting from California

The group who worked on the tote bags.  


It was a lot of fun! Members and non-members alike had a wonderful day full of sewing.  Can we please do this again, Debbie?!

Bus Trip 2014

We traveled by bus to Waco Feb. 1, 2014 to the Heart of Texas One Stop Shop Hop at the Waco Convention Center. Lunch was Subway on the bus at noon with dinner stop at Cracker Barrel on the way home.  Sorry I don't have pictures.  But imagine--30+ quilt shop booths in one building and you didn't have to drive; cook; or do dishes.  There were fun and games on the bus along with prizes! Thank you Karen Summitt and ladies for making it a great success.

2014

A new slate of officers was installed in February 2014 -- President- Jo Ellen Brown, 1st Vice President-Program Chairperson -- Debbie Repp, 2nd Vice President-Newsletter--Carolyn K Watkins, Secretary-Ora Majka, Treasurer-Marilynn Collins. Thank you, ladies, for leading our guild into a new year of quilting.

Gaila Coursey now has a full time job that requires her to commute.  She will be missed as our blog editor. Gaila did a fantastic job on the blog.  And later in the year we bid farewell to Karen Summitt who moved out of state.  Karen will be sorely missed.  She was our event planner and quilt show planner.  We had several other members who have moved and we hope to keep in contact -- Georgia Hoag, Kay Lenschow, and Phillis Parsons, If I left anyone off please forgive me.  We wish you ladies well in your new surroundings and as always Happy Quilting.

We welcome all our new members and hope you enjoy our meetings and outings.



Happy 2013 Quilters!!!!

My how time has past.  I apologize for the lapse in my postings for the guilds blog.  Things have been so hectic in this neck of the woods.  But now that the holidays are behind us, maybe things will slow down a bit and things will get back on an even pace.
I just finished the first newsletter of 2013 and thought I would go make an attempt of getting a post done for our blog and update everyone on the goings on in Wise County, TX.

Donations

Our guild has been very busy little beavers over the last few months.  We presented the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) center with 122 Christmas Stockings for the children this year.  Many of our ladies put in several hours getting the stockings made.  Thanks to all of them.
Also, a call was made to quilt guilds across the country to make quilts for survivors of Hurricane Sandy.  Our ladies came through again and made a donation of 10 quilts to the cause. We feel happy in knowing that at least those families will have quilts to warm their beds at night.

Sunset Retreat

Back on the last weekend of November, many of our members attended a retreat out in Sunset Texas.  We had been asked to help make quilts for the beds of the retreat in exchange for a weekend of fun and pampering.  Let me just say, we ALL had a wonderful time.  The accommodations were just great.  There, we had more than enough room for our quilting projects.

There were cutting tables, (Karen and Jo Ellen)
design walls, (Kay)
ironing tables, (Kay and Diane)
and two tables (each). (Diane and Karen)

The food was amazing, the bed were cozy and Christy and her staff were there to help us with anything we needed.  We were able to get many projects either completed or very close to finished.

Here are some of the projects the ladies worked on.
Debbie stayed busy.




Betty got busy with her sampler.

Jo Ellen was turning projects out right and left.

Diane completed a wall project for a Christmas Present.

Donna was a very busy beaver also.

I was even able to get a few small projects finished.
Now for a few pictures, just for fun.




Join us next time.

That's all for now.