Country Notes

Volume 19 Issue 6

December 2007


Country Patchwork Quilt  Guild

PO Box 365  Marshall, MO 65340



From the President—


Hi Everyone.


The holidays are upon us with some very winter-like weather, which is fine with me--it’s almost winter so it should be cold and snowy.


Hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving.  Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year, we seem to think more about family and friends—how much they meant to us and how much they mean now, those we have lost and those we make new, and those we have had for a long time—all of which we need to hold close to our hearts and thoughts.


So, enjoy all your family and friends now and through the coming year.


Happy Thanksgiving

Merry Christmas

Happy New Year








Everyone Welcome!


December 11, 2007


12:00 Noon




Bring—A Covered Dish to Share


A Christmas Ornament for an Exchange


Meat and Drink Will Be Furnished


Church Will Be Open at 11:00 a.m.






I was born in Norborne, MO, and moved to Nelson, MO, at age 14.  When I was 17, we moved to Arrow Rock so I graduated from Marshall High School.


I married Harley in 1945 and we had four children, Charles, Dana, Dale, and Debra.  Now I have seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  We had been married 59 years when Harley passed away.


My mother and grandmother were both quilters so I grew up seeing a lot of quilting done.  When I retired from teaching, I joined the C.P.Q.G. and have been quilting ever since.


I think my favorite quilts are the appliqué quilts but now I feel like I have an addiction for my sewing machine and piecing small blocks.


My friendship block will probably be a star block unless I change my mind.





November 13, 2007


President Donna R called the meeting to order and welcomed guests Janet G and Donna M.  October minutes were approved as written in the newsletter.  Treasurer’s report was also approved as written.



2nd Vice-President Betty L announced that the December 11 meeting will be a Christmas potluck luncheon beginning at noon at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Members interested in a gift exchange should bring a gift costing no more that $10.


Librarian Mary Vale J announced that she has books on “Slice and Dice Quilts” and is taking orders for the 2008 calendars, which cost $9.07.


Charity Marlyn M and Norma Jeane F displayed two baby quilts for the first new borns in Saline and Carroll Counties.  Linda L offered to machine quilt both quilts.  Norma J displayed a wall hanging she made for Habitat for Humanity.  Donna R volunteered to hand quilt it.  The idea of making a quilt for an area soldier wounded in Iraq was presented to and discussed by the Guild.  No definite plans were presented.


Friendship Norma Jeane displayed her completed Churn Dash quilt top, Eileen H distributed her blocks, and Rita M’s name was drawn for this month.


Door Prize Dorothy R had fat quarters for winners Mary Pat W, Michael M, and Mary Vale J.


Quilt Show 2007 Lavonne B and Marlyn M stressed the importance of selling show tickets or returning them in order to save on printing expenses.


Quilt Show 2008 Betty L had raffle quilt blocks on display and stated that the completed quilt would have a Christmas theme.  She and Kathy C had packages of precut fabric and asked members to take one or more, sew them, and return them at the December luncheon.


Crazy Ladies Betty L announced next Tuesday the 20th the group would meet at her home at one.


Show and Tell Kathy C, last of the cancer quilts; Eileen H, heart and flowers appliqué; Jane T, vintage hand-pieced quilt; Donna B, miniature basket wall hanging.  Betty L told the Guild about the Shelbourne Museum quilt exhibit in Wichita, Kansas.


Messages of appreciation Lois H thanked the Guild for accepting her into the group and extending courtesies to her.  Donna R read a note of thanks from Kathy M and her husband John B, guest artists at the October luncheon.  Anita C thanked the Guild for recognizing charter members at the luncheon.


New Business The Board will meet next Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the YMCA.


Adjournment Donna adjourned the meeting and Betty L introduced Jo Morton of Nebraska City, Nebraska, who gave a trunk show of quilts using her fabric line.


Respectfully submitted,

Norma Jeane F, Secretary





November 20, 2007


President Donna R called the meeting to order.  The October minutes were approved after some discussion in wording concerning the “membership book” not “membership list” as stated in the October minutes. 


Treasurer’s report was approved.  The current balance is $6,508.87.




PROGRAM CHAIR:  Betty L discussed the Christmas Luncheon.  She indicated that arrangements had been made for the meat at the luncheon.  It is potluck so bring your favorite dish.  There will be an ornament exchange—handmade or purchased with a $10 limit.  Reminder—put your name on the ornament you bring.  The door will be open at 11:00 a.m.


There was some discussion about the meeting January 8, 2008.  It was decided that the program would be an auction.  Paula asked that those who plan to make purchases—PLEASE PLAN TO PAY BY CHECK!!!!! 


CHARITY:  There will be a workshop sometime next year to work on a charity quilt—stay tuned.


QUILT SHOW 2008:  All of the blocks are out and the appliqué pieces were to be picked up today.   PLEASE return your block at the December meeting.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, please send it to Betty L.




Crazy Ladies will meet today after the board meeting.


The matter of inclement weather was discussed.  It was decided that if Marshall Public Schools announce that there will be NO SCHOOL (due to the weather) on a meeting day, CPQG meeting will be canceled.  Listen to Marshall radio or call Donna at 660-674-2230 if you have a question.


There will be another meeting January 8, 2008, at 10 a.m. to continue discussion of the Quilt Show guidelines.




A letter was received from the Saline County Inter-Agency Council.  A motion was made and passed to donate $25 as in the past.


Kathy C reported that $85 was received from the sale of Mary T’s fabric and $15 was received from the sale of bazaar items.


The cancer quilts have been delivered to the Cancer Center.


Respectfully submitted,

Lavonne  B for Norma Jeane F







The December 11 meeting is the Christmas Luncheon.  The church will be open at 11 a.m. with the meal scheduled for noon.  Meat, drink, and service will be provided and members are asked to bring a covered dish to share and an ornament with your name on it to exchange. 


Members are also asked to turn in the 2008 opportunity blocks at the December luncheon.  Those who cannot attend the luncheon are asked to mail their blocks to Betty L or send them with someone who will be attending.  Quilting on the opportunity quilt will begin in late January at Micki U’s home.






An auction is being planned for the January 8 meeting.  More information about the auction will be presented at the December luncheon.  Remember, Paula is a treasurer not a banker; therefore, it would help if—







December Birthdays

Amanda M       23

Lavonne B       28 




January Birthdays

Katye E               3

Mary Vale J       16

Kathryn J          16

Mary T             24

Jane L               29

Linda C            30




Winter weather has arrived.  When Marshall schools are closed due to weather conditions on days CPQG has a scheduled meeting or workshop, the meeting and/or workshop is canceled.  When in doubt, listen to Marshall radio stations or call Donna R.




January Hostesses

Betty P

Kathryn J

Marty W








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