Country Notes

Volume 19 Issue 3

September 2007


Country Patchwork Quilt  Guild

PO Box 365  Marshall, MO 65340


 From the President ----

Hi everyone out there in Quilt Land.  Hope you are enjoying this nice cooler, less humid weather not to mention the rain we got and very much needed.  I was enjoying it so much I forgot to send out a note to our newsletter editor.  But, fortunately, she remembered and even had to call me.  After I got off the phone and explained who Linda was and why she was calling, my husband told me to tell you all to keep sewing and tell your husbands if they want dinner go fix it themselves or call for take out because you were all too busy. 


Well, Quilt Show 2007 #20 is only about five weeks away.  I think Marlyn could use another quilt or two.  Norma Jeane still has a few empty corners for bazaar goodies although after she sells everything she will need something to cover up her dust bunnies, and Rita wants more silent auction items.  Last, but not least, Gayle will have another goodie for the people that bring in fat quarters for the basket.  When we get through that FAT quarter basket, we will need to go on a diet.  Enjoy this beautiful weather and see you September 11 at 1:00 p.m.






We lived in Iowa until we were married, then moved many times until we came to Marshall.  We lived in Nebraska three places and times, North Dakota once, Montana once, South Dakota once, then back to Iowa in three separate areas.  We moved to Marshall (Jack came in December of 1987; I moved here in January of 1988) and several months later helped to organize this Guild.


Jack and I will celebrate 52 years of marriage this Labor Day.  We have three grown sons, Alan, John, and Dave; three daughters-in-law, Kathy, Rose, and Dawn; and seven grandchildren, two boys and five girls.  Alan’s and John’s families live in Perry, Iowa; and Dave, Dawn, and girls live in Rochester, Minnesota.


I have always sewn, playing on Mom’s treadle machine and then taking three years of Home Ec in high school.  I made my own wedding dress and two of the bride’s maids’ dresses for my wedding in 1955.


I started quilting in the mid 1970’s and started with a baby quilt for my sister’s granddaughter.  I soon found out that just because I knew the basics of sewing, I certainly didn’t know anything about quilting!  I really began serious quilting when we moved to South Dakota, and I taught my first quilting class ever at the local Ben Franklin store owned by some friends.  It was the only store selling fabric for a hundred miles in any direction; so, it was a very popular class.  They sold a lot of yards of flatfolds from my classes!  I joined the only guild in the state at that time in Rapid City, which was five hours away.  I enjoyed their newsletters and even went and stayed for a few days twice to help them hang their quilt show.


I have been teaching and lecturing in a four-state area for a number of years and have really enjoyed those experiences.  I hope to continue with this teaching as long as I can.


I haven’t purchased the fabric yet for my friendship blocks but to give you a hint about the blocks you will be making:  It will be a foundation pieced, six-inch block done on onion-skin paper; and you will need to have several batik fabrics in your stash!  Is that enough of a tease??  I will supply the background, and you will add the rest.


My last friendship quilt will hang in this year’s quilt show, and hopefully these blocks will make a quilt for next year’s show!  I appreciate all your work on my project.  Thank you!



Bettina Havig of Columbia, MO, will present September’s program, which will be a slide show of historical photos and thoughts from women.  At that meeting, the October luncheon and program will be discussed.

REMINDER:  The September meeting is the last chance to donate at least one fat quarter required of all members and to be entered into Gayle’s drawing.  It is also the last chance to sign up to work at the show.  Workers are needed at the silent auction, bazaar, and selling tickets. 




August 14, 2007


President Donna R called the meeting to order and welcomed charter member Janie C who is rejoining the guild.  She also recognized Rita M’s granddaughter Gabriella and Kathy’s granddaughters Emily and Olivia.


2nd Vice-President Betty L announced that the program for the September 11 meeting will be Bettina Havig from Columbia who will have a slide show and discuss historical pioneer quilts.


Librarian Mary Vale J announced that several books are missing and asked the members to return any books they may have out.


Charity committee members Marlyn M and Norma Jeane F announced that they have planned baby quilts for New Year babies in Saline County and Carroll County.  Norma Jeane thanked the members who had contributed so much time to the cancer quilts.


Sunshine (and Sorrow) Paula S announced that Loretta H’s husband is ill.  Anita C thanked the guild for the notes and cards sent to her after her recent surgery.  Millie M thanked the guild for the notes and cards sent after her sister’s death.


Friendship Donna R collected her shades of blue blocks; Norma Jeane F handed out packets for her churn dash blocks; and Loretta H’s name was drawn for this month’s friendship block.  Another name was drawn in case Loretta was not able to participate.  The name of the alternate winner was not announced.


Door Prize Dorothy R had fat quarters for Carol G, Micki U, and Val R who were drawing winners.


Greeter and Guild Police Dorothy G collected $1.50 in “no name tag” fines.


Quilt Show 2007 Marlyn M thanked Santa Fe Trail workers who collected $190 and the Columbia workers who collected $50.  She stated that the Soybean Festival workers collected $323.  Marsella P announced that the Apple Jubilee would be Sept. 14-15-16 and the opportunity quilt would be there.  Marlyn said there are 60 entries so far in the quilt show and more would be accepted.  Lavonne B requested that the props be something “your grandmother would have had.”  Rita M said she needs more miniatures for the silent auction.  Norma Jeane F said she needed more items for the bazaar.  Anita C has a sign up for refreshments at the show.  Gayle S collected fat quarters and had a decorated spoon to give Norma Jeane, the drawing winner.


Miscellaneous The Cumberland Presbyterian Church asked the guild members to please clean up after a meeting.  Pins are being found on the floor.  Betty L offered information about a quilt lecture in Columbia, a quilter’s trip to Kansas, and a show in Schaumburg, Illinois.  See Betty for details.


Show and Tell Norma Jeane showed Mary T’s floral quilt that Suann C quilted and her own bright “Irish Chain on Steroids.”  Mary J showed “9-Patch Confusion,” a family album, pastel/floral French garden, a hand quilted tablecloth, and a table runner; Marlyn M, 7 quilts for the Baptist Children’s auction Sept. 8 in Peculiar, a mini for Rita, red/black wall hanging she and Marsella made; Eileen H, a mini for Rita and a pillow for the bazaar; Carol G, a sports themed quilt for her son; Rita M, a burgandy/white pieced/appliquéd for her daughter-in-law, a green paper pieced palm leaves, and a 9-patch made by her granddaughter Gabi; Val R, a paper pieced mini; Marsella minis for the auction; Katherine S, a patriotic Uncle Sam for July, fall leaves for her grandson; Kathy C, a pieced pillow made by her granddaughter; and Linda C, her friendship block quilt.


Announcements Quilt Show meeting:  9 a.m. followed by Board meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 21.


Program Betty L introduced Pam Fisher from Quilter’s Harvest in Higginsville.  Pam demonstrated how fabric panels could be used in a quilt.  She had various notions and new lines of fabric available for sale.

Meeting was adjourned and refreshments served.


Respectfully submitted,

Norma Jeane F, Secretary




August 21, 2007



President Donna R called the meeting to order and the board approved the minutes of the

July 17 meeting.  Treasurer Paula Smith distributed Register Report 3 and the budget was approved.


Committee Reports:

Betty L stated the September program will be Bettina Havig from Columbia who will discuss historical pioneer quilts.  Betty also stated that the October luncheon will be at the Lutheran Church at 12 noon on October 10 (a Wednesday, as opposed to the usual Tuesday meeting).  Singing Quilters, Kathy Miller and John Bunge, will present the program.  Their expenses will be paid by the guild.  The cost of the luncheon will be $11 per member and any guest.  Betty also told of a beginning quilting class offered through the YMCA at their off-site location near the Marshall Senior Center.  The classes, on Oct. 11 and Oct. 25, will use kits supplied by the guild.  Also discussed was the need for programs with suggestions that members “buddy” with each other to present interesting but low cost programs.


Friendship:  It was announced that Betty L was the winner of the friendship block drawing after Loretta H declined.


Quilt Show 2007:  Marlyn M stated that members need to sell (or purchase) their packet of tickets and turn in any money collected.


Quilt Show 2008:  Betty L and Kathy C have applied for a tourism grant of approximately $2500.


Fat Quarters:  Gayle S sent word that more fat quarters are needed for the baskets.


Meeting was adjourned.


Respectfully submitted,

Norma Jeane





Volunteers for hostesses are needed for some months for the 2007-2008 year.  See Anita C if you have not already signed up and are willing to help out.


Volunteers are needed to present programs in the 2008-2009 year.  Betty L has a list of ideas for low cost programs members could present.  She suggests that members could “bubby together” for these programs.  Contact Betty L for additional information or to volunteer.




CPQG will offer a two-part Beginning Quilting class through the YMCA.  The classes are scheduled for October 11 and October 25 and free kits will be provided.  Classes will be held at the YMCA’s off-site location on Jefferson Street.   Contact Kathy C at 886-7028 or Betty L at 886-9126 for additional information.



If we want to have something to eat at the quilt show, we must donate food items.  Contact Anita C for a list of items still needed and sign up.  If you prefer, a monetary donation could be made and Anita will take care of purchasing needed food items.

Fat quarter donations are still needed.  More items for the bazaar and silent auction are also needed to make the quilt show as successful as possible.




Since the August newsletter, Anita C and Karen G were both hospitalized; Lavonne B’s mother-in-law who is also Dorothy R’s sister-in-law passed away; and Loretta H's husband is ill.  We need to keep these members in our thoughts and prayers.


Welcome new member:  Janie C

                                      Tina, MO 64682        




September Birthdays

Anita C  -  2

Micki U   -  4

Libby L   -  5

Karen G    -  21

Donna B   -  26


September Hostesses

Gayle H

Carol G

Amanda M

Carol P





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

Convention Center  St. Charles, MO


September 29-30  COUNTRY PATCHWORK QUILT GUILD QUILT SHOW  20th Annual Quilt Show  Salt Fork YMCA  740 East Yerby  Marshall, MO


September 29-October 14  31st Annual Heart of America Quilt Show “All Things Bright & Beautiful”  Crown Center  2450 Grand Blvd.  Kansas City, MO


October 14-January 13  Art of the Needle:  Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum  Wichita Art Museum  Wichita, KS


October 21, 2007-October 6, 2008  Kansas Quilts from the Prairie Quilt Guild  Wichita Art Museum  Wichita, KS


October 27  Free Quilt Symposium  Wichita Art Museum  Wichita, KS


November 9-10  Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas Quilt Study Group  Wichita, KS


November 14-18  Quilters, A Musical Play  The Center Theater  Wichita, KS







This newsletter has five locations—besides this one--requesting donations and workers because it takes the time, effort, and donations of all members to have a successful quilt show.  This is the last newsletter before the quilt show so this is the final reminder that we need additional:


Fat quarters

Items for the Silent Auction

Items for the Bazaar

Food for the Kitchen

Volunteers to Sell Tickets

Volunteers for Bazaar Sales

Volunteers for Silent Auction



Sign up sheets will be at the September meeting.  If you cannot attend, please contact the committee chairmen to let them know how and when you are available to help.  THANKS! 




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