Country Notes

Volume 19 Issue 2

August 2007


Country Patchwork Quilt  Guild

PO Box 365  Marshall, MO 65340


 From the President ----

I think my first meeting as your president went pretty good.  At least no one got up and left so that was a good sign.  The Cancer Quilts were great.  I want to thank everyone who helped put these quilts together and helped quilt them especially Micki who quilted and bound one by herself.  We still have one that is being machine quilted by a cancer survivor. 


The fat quarters are accumulating.  Gayle will have another surprise to give away next month so be sure to bring your fat quarter next month--the more the merrier but at least one from everyone.  Keep working on your bazaar items (I understand Norma Jeane still has some empty spaces left in her house so let’s fill it up) and your silent auction items.  Thanks for all your help.





Norma Jeane F. is a Marshall native and has lived here most of her life except for ten years in New Jersey.  She has been married to Charles for 24 years.  She has a son, Bob L, who lives in Surprise, Arizona, with his wife Karla.  Her three stepchildren, Jenna, Amanda, and Charlie, all live in Texas.  She and Charles met while playing string bass in the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra and continue to play in that group and the Sedalia Symphony and (sometimes) the Columbia Civic Orchestra.  Besides music they also enjoy miniatures, kite flying, and traveling.  She is a happily retired teacher.

Norma Jeane got into quilting when her mother, Juanita D, was diagnosed with cancer and was unable to finish a quilt.  She learned a lot about quilting and made many errors while finishing five quilts that her mother had begun.  One of her favorite quilt projects was a Jimmy Buffet t-shirt quilt made for a cousin.

She has chosen the simple Churn Dash pattern for her friendship quilt.  She will furnish the background fabric and is asking members to use small print or small floral fabrics (no batiks or bright brights) in a variety of colors.



The August 14 program will be presented by Pam Fisher of Quilter’s Harvest Quilt Shop in Higginsville, MO.    Pam has two B.S. degrees from UCM (CMSU), one in Home Economics and Business with a major in Textiles and Clothing and the second degree in Business Administra- tion.  Pam has been married for 30 years and has one daughter and two granddaughters.

Quilter’s Harvest Quilt Shop opened September 11, 2000, in downtown Higginsville.  It carries the general line of quilting notions and over 3000 bolts of fabric.  The main lines are Andover, Moda, some RJR, batiks by Hoffman, and Benertex fabrics.  The shop sells the Janome line of sewing machines and offers many classes.




July 10, 2007

President Donna R. called the meeting to order and welcomed members and guest, Becky F.  She also recognized new members, Marty W. and Libby L.  May 15 board minutes were approved after the correction was made to include Linda L’s name in the list of people that LaVonne  thanked for helping with the president’s quilt.  Minutes of the May 8 regular meeting were approved.  Treasurer’s report was approved as written.


2nd Vice-President Betty L. announced that August 14 Pam Fisher will give a presentation showing her products and giving a show and tell.

Web Site Director Suann C. explained that no addresses or personal info is given out.  She showed a fat quarter star and said directions would be on our web site.  She said to check out the web site for info on a post card “Art to Mail” exchange.

Librarians Mary Vale J. and Eileen H. sorted the Guild library and reminded members to return all borrowed materials in a timely manner and to pull the file card when returning items.

Charity committee:  Marlyn  M. and Norma Jeane F. had two completed cancer quilts on display.  LaVonne B. was recognized for donating her time to make labels for both quilts.  It was suggested that baby quilts be made for the first babies born in the new year at Fitzgibbon or other area hospitals.  The quilting on the Habitat for Humanity is nearly complete.

Sunshine (and sorrow):  Millie M’s sister Dorothy P. Samson died Friday July 6.  Karen G. thanked the Guild for its support and notes of sympathy when her husband died.   Kathryn J. announced that charter member Frances C. had died.  Through Micki U., Carolyn M’s daughter thanked the Guild for its support and Kathy C. showed the quilt that Carolyn had started and Guild members finished.

Friendship:  Paula S. had her completed blocks displayed and Donna R. distributed her packets.  Katherine S. drew Norma Jeane F.’s name as winner of this month’s friendship quilt.

Door Prize chairman Dorothy R. called winning numbers for Anita C, Dorothy G, and Karen G.  They won fat quarters.

Hospitality chair Anita C. had a sign up sheet for next year’s hostesses for regular meetings.

Greeter and Guild Police Dorothy G. collected $1.50 in fines from members without name tags.

Betty S. stated that her e-mail as printed in the new Membership Handbook was not correct.

Quilt Show 2007:  Marlyn M. and Marcella P. expressed excitement about the upcoming show and thanked LaVonne for becoming a third member of the planning committee.  Marlyn stressed the importance of getting info out about the show and selling tickets for the opportunity quilt.  Michael M, Micki U, Amanda M, Betty L, Rita M, Kathryn J, Kathy C, LaVonne B, and Donna R sold tickets at Arrow Rock, the Senior Center, Alma, and Boonville making almost $400 for the Guild.  Donna B will show the opportunity quilt in Columbia.  Indefinite plans were made to take the quilt to the state retreat in Osage Beach the first weekend of September.  It will be displayed on the Court House square August 3 during Santa Fe Trail Days.  Marlyn announced that she, Marcella,  and LaVonne have made new name tags for all members.  Norma Jeane F. thanked members for bringing in items for the show’s bazaar and asked members to price their items.  She told members that any items not sold will be returned to the person who donated them, thereby eliminating the need for storage.  At the August meeting there will be a sign up sheet for props to decorate the show.

Crazy Ladies:  Betty L announced that the group will meet at her home next Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.  She asked that any outstanding blocks be returned to her as soon as possible.  The group made a day trip to Kansas City stopping at a thread shop, consignment shop, and a bead shop before attending a silk ribbon class in Shawnee, Kansas.

Gayle S collected fat quarters for the show and had a drawing for members who donated.  Mary J. won a crazy quilt post card.

Silent Auction chair, Rita M, showed items that members have donated and stressed the need for more items since the auction will be held on two separate days.

Show and Tell:  Paula S. had donations for the silent auction and a 1930’s family heirloom made by her mother-in-law.  Amanda M. showed an Irish chain; Kathryn J. had a K. C. Star quilt; Linda C, a tulip wall hanging; Ruth Ann T, a jug painting, two bags, and a mini crazy quilt from a class taught by Gloria K; Marty W, a collection of original K. C. Star items; Michael, thread painting of Columbia horse and a silk and brocade dragon; Marsella P, mini quilts for the show; LaVonne B, a felt pillow; Gloria K embroidered angel quilt and 12 days of Christmas red work; Katherine S, bears with bear’s paw quilt; Suann C, fishes sampler, “Sister’s block” friendship quilt, a quilt made from internet block exchange, striped fan with black border, and a purple and yellow quilt.

Betty L introduced Edie McGinnis, editor and author of Kansas City Star Quilts books.  Edie gave a history of the Star’s patterns and her involvement with the book projects before showing many of her quilts that are featured in the books.

Meeting was adjourned.  Refreshments served.

Respectfully submitted,

Norma Jeane F, Secretary




July 17, 2007



President Donna R called the meeting to order.  Minutes of the May board meeting and June 19 board meeting were approved as written.  Treasurer Paula S distributed a Register Report for dates 6/19/2007 through 7/17/2007.   It was approved with a clarification that the evening guild will contribute toward Edie McGinnis’ program.


Program Chair Betty L stated that Pam Fisher from Higginsville will present a program at the Guild meeting on August 14.  Members are reminded that she will have wares/patterns, etc. for sale and need to plan accordingly.


Newsletter Chair Linda C wants to remind members who have e-mail to let her know if they are willing to receive the newsletter via e-mail.  This saves the Guild postage.


Quilt Show 2007 Coordinator Marsella P stated that plans are “Well on the way.”  The opportunity quilt will be displayed several places before the show and Guild members will be making a presentation on the Paul Pepper Show.  Plans are being finalized.  Ticket sales are lagging as compared to last year.  Effort needs to be made to sell more tickets.


Betty L stated that there is a misprint in the Marshall Chamber brochure.  It is stated that the cost of admission to the 2007 Quilt Show will be $2.  Anyone coming to the show with the information from that particular brochure will be admitted at the $2 rate.


Crazy Ladies group will meet July 17 after the board meeting.


The board discussed having members who sign up for workshops pay for any workshops or meals that they miss without calling in advance to cancel their reservation.


Meeting was adjourned.


Respectfully submitted,

Norma Jeane F, Secretary 



Libby L    Columbia, MO                                             Marty W  Marshall, MO






September 21-23  3rd Annual Round Bobbin Everything Quilting and Sewing Expo

St. Charles Convention Center  St. Charles, MO



20th Annual Quilt Show  Salt Fork YMCA  740 East Yerby  Marshall, MO


March 2-7 and March 9-14, 2008  Spring Quilting Seminars  T Bar M Resort  New Braunfels, TX


April 13-20, 2008  The Show-Me Simply Quilting Cruise  Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Son


October 8-11, 2008  American Quilter’s Society Convention  Iowa Events Center 

DesMoines, IA





Ruth Ann T had surgery and is recuperating at home.  Keep her in our thoughts and wish her a speedy recovery.


Millie M’s sister, Dorothy S, died July 6.  Keep Millie in our thoughts.


Jane L’s  has a new e-mail address


Mary Pat W’s has a new e-mail address


Betty S is having computer difficulty and currently cannot receive e-mails.


Suann C shared a folded fat quarter star and mini ornament at the last meeting.  The address for that pattern is:





KALICO PATCH will not be a vendor at the quilt show.  The cancellation is due to health reasons.


Quilt show entries are due at the August 14 meeting.


Bring your fat quarter donation if you have not already done so or if you wish to take a chance at

winning Gayle’s prize.




Carol P - 20 

Gloria K - 31






Jane L

Val R

Gayle S





(Recipe requested from Kathy C)


            2 cups sweet corn, fresh or frozen (thawed)

            1 can black beans, rinsed thoroughly

            1 cup chunky salsa

            3 or 4 green onions, diced

            Juice of ˝ lime


            ˝ chopped avocado

            Ľ cup chopped cilantro

            1 green chili pepper, chopped (since I have them in the garden; canned would be good also)

            1 bag Tostitos scoops or tortilla chips


Combine all ingredients and toss well in glass bowl.  Let set for 30 minutes to 1 hour in refrigerator.  Spoon into scoops or serve with tortilla chips. 




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