Monday, June 23, 2014

Meet our members........

This months member spotlight is on Dorothy Eggerss.

Dorothy's daughter got her interested in quilting about 6-8 years ago.  Her daughter has some free time on her hands and got interested in quilting and Dorothy caught the bug too.

She enjoys doing large quilts and lap robes.

Dorothy was the postmaster in Walnut, Ia until she retired.  She has 2 children, a son in Woodbury, Mn .  He is married and has 2 children.  She also has a daughter in Omaha.

Dorothy enjoys picking out black walnuts and selling them. She also enjoys reading, knitting, metal detecting , baking, and playing bridge.

I personally know Dorothy has some great internet sites and I am glad she shares her finds with me and others. 

If you remember Dorothy's Easter bonnet, it is evident that she has a wonderful sense of humor. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June meeting

We had a great meeting last night and wow seems like we accomplished a lot.

There were 12 members present.  Minutes were approved with only a couple small changes... good job Charmayne.  Vivian gave her last treasurer's report.  Sadly, she will no longer be able to be our treasurer, but Shelly stepped up and took over.  She will be meeting with Dorine and Vivian to get everything done at the bank.

Roxie reported on the Community Outreach program ( our charity quilts).  All labels should read  Donated by  Nishnabotna Valley Quilter's Guild 2014 ( or whatever year is appropriate).  Charmayne is checking on the size of the lap quilts and will let us know. We have enough large quilts for now.   Roxie would like to have another work day at her home on July 12 at 9:30.  She would like at least 3 people to attend , so please let her know in advance if you can make it.  If there aren't at least 3 she will postpone to another day.

We are going to start our one yard quilt challenge at the next meeting.  Everyone is suppose to bring 1 yard of their favorite choice of fabric and style.  It is best if it is ripable ( is that a word??) fabric... as we will be ripping and sharing with all that participate.  If you have any questions, please call Sally 402/578/8994.

Shelly and Fran invited all to come to a local sew day.  The group meets every other Thursday in Oakland at the Fellowship church.  They start at around 9:30 and sew until 4:00, but you can come at anytime and stay as long as you want.  You can bring your machine, or not... it isn't just for quilters, any crafter is welcome... so if you don't want to bring your machine, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, etc are all great projects.  We have been bringing our own lunch, and something to share if you want, but not necessary. You can always go to the DQ or Blimpie's and get lunch.  Please tell  or bring anyone that would like to come.  We are hoping to get a good group of crafters and sewers for this group.  Call Fran or Shelly if you have any questions, or need directions.

Dorine shared a tutorial on Postage Stamp quilts.  She was kind enough to give us all the supplies to try out our own project.  She also talked about knowing the author of the book that she used to make her quilt. It was very interesting.  It is our challenge for next month, so be sure you all bring back your projects for July so we can share. 

We played Quilto and Vivian was the "lucky" winner of the 1/2 inch green strips.. Dorothy shared her tabletopper and coasters that she made with last months pink fat quarters. She passed the pink on to Vivian, so she will create something with the green strips with the option of using the left over pink. Each month the winner will make something with her prize and pass the remainder of fabric on.  Next month bring 1 each red, white, and blue 5 inch charm square for the Quilto prize. 

There was discussion of decorating a Christmas Tree again this year. Roxie mentioned she had ornaments that were given to her and those could be used, she will bring them to the next meeting.  We also talked about having a tree at Dorine's shop and all members could make ornaments and they could be displayed and sold to raise money for our Outreach program.  We tabled the topic for now.

Next month the show and tell should be Christmas in July.  So bring your favorite Christmas quilt, wallhanging, tablerunner, ornament,  you get the idea.... to show all of us. 

I think that about wraps it up.   As you can see, we did a lot.

Several of the ladies went to McDonald's for ice cream after the meeting... lots of giggles and good times there too.