Country Notes

Volume 18 Issue 6

December 2006


Country Patchwork Quilt  Guild

PO Box 365  Marshall, MO 65340


 From the President ----

Hi all.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!  I drove to Ashland, Kentucky, on Wednesday and returned on Saturday.  Jacob and my mother-in-law, Joan, went with me.  Jack’s sister, Linda, recently moved there.  The town was pretty.  The drive was easy—about ten hours—but all interstate.  And, they have a “quilt festival” every spring.  Hmmm.  Sounds like I may need to go back!

I’m trying to get decorated for Christmas.  My trees are up.  Now I am working on getting all of my Nativities out. 

Sounds like we may be in for some bad weather in mid-week.  Please stay safe.  I want to see everybody at the Christmas luncheon.




I retired from Montgomery Ward after 20 years of service.


I married Charles Roy J in 1949.  We have five children, Sherry, Charlene, Virginia, Linda, Kenly, who are all married.  We have 11 grandchildren.  We have lived in Marshall the last 40 years.  Before we lived in Arrow Rock and on our farm in Nelson, MO. 


I have always enjoyed sewing.   After the children were all gone from home, I took a quilt class from Betty H and enjoyed it.  So, I have been quilting since.  My favorite quilts are my applique ones.  My  album quilt is my favorite one.


I enjoy the crazy quilt work and make items for Christmas.  I also enjoy working with different groups at church and, of course, my children and grandchildren.


My friendship quilt will be a Christmas log cabin.  I will be using some of Betty E Christmas fabric.



Regular Meeting Minutes

November 14, 2006


Micki U opened the auction of the items from the sewing room of Carolyn M with a motion to donate all the money that is made to go to the Cancer Center at Fitzgibbon Hospital.  It was seconded and passed.  Auction was led by Lavonne B.


The regular meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by President Micki U.  She welcomed our guest and new member Bea.


Minutes that were printed in the Newsletter were approved.  Treasurer reported that $357 was made at the auction.



2ND VP—Michael  reported that Boonslick Quilt Guild Quilt Show is November 18 and 19 in Columbia; pins from our Quilt Show are still available for $6 each; Christmas Party is December 12 at 12:00 p.m. in the church basement; and the January 2007 program is by Betty L on Competition Quilts.

NEWSLETTER—Sign up sheet to receive the Newsletter by USPS or by e-mail was distributed.  If you were absent or did not sign it, please contact Linda C.

SUNSHINE—Betty E is at the rest home and learning to walk.

CHARITY—Breast cancer pink quilt is at the quilter’s and the brown one is ready to put together.

HOSPITALITY—She thanked everyone for bringing the food to the Quilt Show and for those that signed up for refreshments each month.  There is soda available to use each month for refreshments.

QUILT POLICE—She collected $1.50.

QUILT SHOW 2007—Thanked those for doing their blocks; center is done.  There is a sign up sheet for what you would like to help out with for next year.  They will be needing vintage props.  There will be a workday for bazaar items in February.  Items for the bazaar are needed by August.

FRIENDSHIP BLOCK—Betty Sue S thanked everyone for doing one for her.  Katherine S had a doctor’s appointment and will hand her blocks out in January 2007.  Kathryn J was chosen for January 2007.

DOOR PRIZE—Kathryn J won the fat quarters.

CRAZY LADIES—Will meet November 22 at Betty L’s house at 1:00 p.m.


Quilt Show 2007 meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. and board meeting is at 10:00 a.m. at the YMCA next Tuesday.  Show n Tell was presented.  Rita M showed the Palm Leaf quilt top she made from blocks she won from the trip to Paducah Show in 2005.


We have a Lewis and Clark quilt top made by Carolyn Martin.  If you would like to quilt on it, let Micki know.  When it is done, it will be going to Arrow Rock.


The program was English Paper Piecing by Theresa Gerber from D & T Quilt Shop in Sedalia.  Everyone received a kit to learn from.



Donna R, Secretary                   




Board Meeting

November 21, 2006


President Micki U called the meeting to order.

Minutes of the October board meeting were approved as printed in the Newsletter.

Treasurer handed out her report with a checkbook balance of $969.21.



2nd VP—Christmas Luncheon is December 12.  Make sure you bring a dish—the one you signed up for.  If you didn’t sign up for one, please bring something or call Kathy C to find out what is still needed.  Ornament exchange—if you want to participate, there is a $10 limit.  Betty L will do the program in January 2007.

CHARITY—The pink breast cancer quilt is at the quilter’s; the brown one needs to be put together.

QUILT SHOW 2007—Asked to raise the entrance fee to $3 with a $1 off if you bring in a bookmark; the motion was made, seconded and approved.  Still need people to sign up to chair the different committees.  February’s meeting will be an all day workshop for bazaar and silent auction items.  Lunch will be baked potatoes and the toppings; may bring an extra dish if you would like.

WEB PAGE—Has been renewed.


Michael M won viewers’ choice at the Boonslick Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show in Columbia.

 We need volunteers for the nominating committee.

A motion was made, seconded, and passed to raise the membership dues to $20.

Discussed different uses of the English Paper Pieced Grandmother’s Garden block we did at the November’s meeting for those who weren’t sure what they were going to use their block for.


Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving.


Meeting adjourned.



Donna R, Secretary







The December 12 meeting will be a potluck and ornament exchange at the church at noon.  We are reminded to bring a dish—either the one we signed up for at the November meeting or call Kathy C for suggestions.  We are requested to put our names on the ornaments so we’ll know whom to thank.  Remember, the limit on the ornaments is $10.






Sylvia L       20

Amanda M       23

Nancy R       24

Lavonne B       28






Although the Lone Star quilt, sometimes called the Star of Bethlehem, is firmly associated with the state of Texas, the first use of the pattern actually occurred in the 1830s, before the birth of the Republic of Texas.  When Texas designed a flag using a one-star emblem, people thought of the Lone Star quilt as a symbol of the state.  The precise matching of the Lone Star quilt pieces constitutes a difficult challenge.  The seamstress must precisely cut, align, and stitch the center eight diamonds.  Any mistake will multiply with each row, and as a consequence, the entire star will end up awry.





Newsletter Change


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Linda C



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