Country Notes

Volume 18 Issue 7

January 2007


Country Patchwork Quilt  Guild

PO Box 365  Marshall, MO 65340


 From the President ----

Hi all!  The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day!  If anyone has looked at the almanac, there is another snow predicted for about February 4.  The snow is pretty but that ice was mean.


The opportunity quilt is coming along.  There wasn’t much quilting done last week, but this week we’ve had a full frame.  This is such a pretty quilt; it is a joy to work on.  Please come and quilt if you can.  We are quilting from 9 until about 3 Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Of course, we have lunch.  We don’t quilt long without eating!


Soon it will be time to elect officers again.  Can you believe another year has passed?  Amanda is the chairman of the nominating committee.  If you would like to be an officer, call her.  If she calls you and asks you to hold an office, please consider it.


Marlyn is working hard on the quilt show.  Contact Marlyn if you can help her and Marsella with the quilt show.  They will need chairmen for all the regular positions plus whatever “new” attractions they have in store.


Hope to see you all on February 13.




 My early years were spent on the West Coast as a "Navy brat.”   Then my parents retired to farm life in mid-Missouri.  My husband Bob has now retired and once again I find myself uprooted.  His life long dream has been to retire to Florida.  So for now, we spend our winters there as I can't quite make myself a permanent transplant.  This is a second marriage for us and we are very pleased to be celebrating our 25th anniversary in February.


 We have four married daughters, two in Missouri, one in Omaha, and one in the process of moving to the East Coast. Our one son is single, living in Washington D.C.  We are blessed with seven grandchildren, ages 3-17 years.


 My sewing career began in 4-H and Home Ec.  Then, as a stay at home mom, I had what would now be referred to as a home based business in dressmaking for 20 years.  Like many others, I ran the gambit of crafting fads from macrame', crewel embroidery, crochet, etc., and in the late ‘70's landed on my true love, quilting.  I enjoy many elements of the quilt world; books, magazines, "fabric acquisition,” shows, gathering with friends at guild or around a quilt frame.  However, my passion is machine piecing.  I am more of a process person, rather than product, which is why I can live guilt free with all those UFOs!  And also why I can happily donate my efforts to the cause of helping hurting children and unwed mothers through the Missouri Baptist Children's Home quilt auctions.


 My life beyond quilting includes a deep love of flower gardening, water gardening, bird watching, Florida beach life, and traveling (which brings me back to my Navy roots).


 My friendship block choice is leaning toward a double nine patch--perhaps in batiks.


Thanks so much to each of you who will be doing a block for me.  This is such a great program for all of us.



Regular Meeting Minutes

JANUARY 9, 2007


President Micki U opened the meeting and welcomed our guests Donna S of Brunswick, Mary Pat W of Glasgow, and Linda L of Marshall.


November’s minutes as printed in the Newsletter were approved.

Treasurer reported that all of the Quilt Show 2006 expenses have been paid.  We received $905 from Marshall Tourism to pay for advertising.  She would like everyone to considering receiving the Newsletter by e-mail if you have it.  The Newsletter cost 54 cents each to have printed and 39 cents each to mail; so, we can save 94 cents on every Newsletter we don’t have to put into the mail.



NEWSLETTER:  Please consider receiving the Newsletter by e-mail.

PROGRAMS:  February’s workshop will be in March and March’s program of Jim and Val Studer of Patches Place will be in February.

LIBRARIAN:  She has 2007 engagement calendars for half price.

CHARITY:  The 2007 quilt is in the frame at Micki’s house; will put the cancer quilt blocks that are left together one day while at Micki’s; the progress of the pink quilt will be checked on.  Nicholas Beasley Committee would like a quilt for permanent display--need a committee to put the ideas together.

SUNSHINE:  A card for Paula  will be signed and sent to her.  She had gall bladder surgery on January 8.  Betty E is in Carrollton Nursing Center; she fell again.

QUILT SHOW 2007:  We will be receiving grant money for Quilt Show 2007 in the amount of $2,210; the quilt is in the frame.  We will be quilting on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Micki’s starting at 9:00 a.m.  If you are not going to use your Grandmother’s Flower Garden English paper pieced item, Michael would like them to make something for the bazaar.  Marlyn has two small quilts to be quilted for the Quilt Show.  Lavonne showed how she uses a placemat to make a note cardholder and Betty Sue showed some coasters ideas also for use in the bazaar.

WEB PAGE:  She needs items to put on the web site.

FRIENDSHIP:  Kathryn J collected her blocks and Katherine S (from October) handed her blocks out.  Marcia B’s name was chosen.  Since she is leaving for Florida, we will check to see if she wants to do it.

DOOR PRIZE:  The fat quarters were won by Carol G.

CRAZY LADIES:  Next meeting will be January 23 at 9:00 a.m. at Betty L’s house.  They will be starting a round robin for the Quilt Show.


Show and Tell was presented.

The Quilt Show 2007 meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. and the board meeting at 10:00 a.m. at Micki’s house, not at the YMCA.

Program was by Betty L.

Meeting was adjourned.



Donna R, Secretary



Board Meeting

JANUARY 23, 2007


Micki called the meeting, postponed from January 16 because of the ice storm, to order.

The November Board Meeting minutes as printed in the Newsletter were approved.

The treasurer’s report was handed out showing a balance of $399.47.



2nd VP:  Programs for the next four months are February—Patches Place; March—Workshop for Bazaar; April—Barbara Crawford and Trip to Springdale, Ark., for Quilt Show; May—Raymond K. Houston plus workshop on Wednesday.

PROGRAM:  Announced the tentative schedule of programs.  Since not all the contracts have been returned, the list will not be published as of yet.

NEWSLETTER:  Consider having the Newsletter e-mailed to save money on printing and postage.

HISTORIAN:  Eveleth H has resigned from this position; Kathy C will to do this till May.

CHARITY:  Still have some cancer blocks.  The green and brown is put together except the borders.  Purple and pink is being put together.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  Need volunteers to help Amanda and need people to volunteer to hold office.


We received material from Appletree for our charity projects; a thank you will be sent.

Meeting adjourned.



Donna R, Secretary






The February 13 program is a presentation by Val and Jim Studer of Patches Place in LaMonte, MO.  Jim will present us with an update and introduction to caring for our sewing machines.  Val will share the latest trends and a trunk show.





February Birthdays


Betty P    11    

Marcia B   16 




February Hostesses


 Carol G

 Need two more







This year’s spring trip has been changed to attending TOMORROW’S HEIRLOOMS XI QUILT SHOW in Springdale, Arkansas, from April 13 through April 15.  The deadline to register and send a 50 percent deposit is February 15.  The cost is determined by the number of people who register to go and is fully refundable if 20 people don’t sign up.  To reserve your spot, call DESTINATION TOURS  at 1-888-213-8458 or 1-417-646-2387 or contact Donna Carney at 1-417-459-1689.  The deposit can be mailed to Destination Tours, P.O. Box 304, Osceola, MO  64776.  For additional information, call Michael M at 660-886-5797 or e-mail him at


If you are not going to use the Grandmother’s Flower Garden English paper pieced item made at the November meeting, Michael would like to have it.  He will use them to make something for the bazaar.






Amanda M needs volunteers for the nominating committee and/or volunteers to be officers for next year.  She also encourages each of us to use e-mail, if possible, to receive the newsletter because it saves the guild about 94 cents per copy. Currently, 17 of 53 members receive the newsletter by e-mail. 


Marlyn M encourages us to be working on quilt show entries, bazaar items, and miniatures.    Norma Jeane suggests that anyone who has a craft idea for the bazaar bring a sample of the item, a list of supplies needed, and a space for people to sign up to work on that item during the March workshop.







February 16-17  Calico Cup-Ups 2007 Quilt Show  10 a.m.-4 p.m.  14700 E. Truman Road Independence, MO  

February 23-24  Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild Annual Retreat  Days Inn  Kirksville, MO  

March 31-April 1  Quilters’ Heaven Quilt Show  Special Exhibit:  Women of Biblical Proportion Winfield Middle School  130 Viking Blvd.  Winfield, Kansas







Thank you for your kind thoughts, prayers, and get well cards.  They really brightened my spirits and sped my recovery.  I’m looking forward to seeing each of you at the next meeting.





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Linda C



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