Country Notes

Volume 18 Issue 10

May 2007


Country Patchwork Quilt  Guild

PO Box 365  Marshall, MO 65340


 From the President ----

Hi all!

Is it safe to come out?  Is it finally over?  I hope winter has blown its last cold wind.  I’m sure we’ll still have some cool, rainy days perfect for quilting!

Speaking of quilting . . . we have the “rural themed” Cancer Center quilt in the frame in my basement.  We will be quilting on Tuesdays for the next few weeks.  Please come and quilt if you can!   I am working on the border on the “vintage themed” quilt and will begin quilting on it as soon as I get it basted. 

The May meeting will be my last meeting to be the Guild President.  I am looking forward to quilting again!  The slate of officers was announced at the April meeting and I want to thank everyone willing to hold an office and work for the guild.  There is still a vacancy for Program Chairman.  There have been suggestions made to cover this position and they will be discussed at the May meeting.  If anyone would like to volunteer for this position, please contact Amanda or Donna as soon as possible.

Take care and I’ll see you soon!




I will be typing up the new membership book immediately following the May meeting.  Please report any changes that need to be made as soon as possible.  Thanks.

Don’t forget dues will be payable at the May meeting.  Membership dues are $20.  Please pay Amanda at the May meeting.

We will be quilting every TUESDAY at my house for the next few weeks.  We are working on the “rural theme” cancer quilt and it is very easy to quilt.  All straight lines!!!!  We will quilt from about 9 (or 8 if anybody wants to) until 2 or 3 or 4 or when everybody decides to leave.  Hope to see you Tuesday!



Paula S is married and has one daughter and two granddaughters.  She received an Associate of Applied Science and has worked as a legal secretary.  Her interests include fishing, watching Chiefs’ football, and studying the Bible.

Paula serves as president of VFW Ladies Auxiliary, chaplain of American Legion Auxiliary, and volunteer for Red Cross and Lutheran Good Shepherd Home Auxiliary.

Paula’s block pattern is “Birds in the Air” which is made from novelty print fabric.



The quilt designed and made by CPQG members and donated to the city of Marshall during its sesquicentennial will  be on display at the CPQG Quilt Show 2007.




April 10, 2007

President Micki U called the meeting to order and welcomed our guests Marty W, Ruth Ann T, and Mary P as well as our program speakers Barbara and Michael Crawford.

March 13 minutes were approved as printed in the newsletter.  Treasurer’s report was approved as printed in the newsletter.


2nd VP:  There will be a workshop May 9 starting at 9:00 a.m. with Raymond Houston.  Sub sandwiches will be furnished.  You may bring a dessert or salad if you wish.  Cost is $10.

NEWSLETTER:  Please have articles for the newsletter in by April 22.

WEB SITE DIRECTOR:  Questions have been raised about using names of the members on the web site.  So, she will be using the person’s first name and the first initial of the last name.

NOMINATING:  She still needs someone for PROGRAM.

CHARITY:  Two of the quilts are basted and ready to start quilting next Tuesday.  There is one more to put together.

SUNSHINE:  Received a note from Grace B.  She is at Marceline Manor.  Betty E thanked everyone for the cards she received.  David G has been taken off chemo—please keep him and Karen in your prayers.

FRIENDSHIP BLOCK:  Marlyn was collecting Marsha’s blocks; Linda C was handing hers out; and Paula S was chosen for April.

DOOR PRIZE:  Betty P won the fat quarters.

QUILT SHOW 2007:  Marlyn handed out the raffle tickets to be sold.  She will have the quilt on display on April 26 in Carrollton for their Spring Fling.  Get busy making your items for the Silent Auction and the Bazaar.  Also, this year instead of a basket of different quilt supplies, we will be raffling off a basket of fat quarters.  We would like each member to donate at least one fat quarter.  For each fat quarter you donate, you will receive a ticket for the drawing.  Please see Donna R to make your donation.

Crazy Ladies will meet Thursday, April 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Betty L’s house.

The board meeting will be at 10:00 a.m. at Micki’s house with quilting before and after the meeting on Tuesday, April 17.

Show ‘n Tell was presented.

Our program on needle felting was given by Barbara Crawford of Crawford Designs.

Refreshments were served.

Meeting adjourned.


Donna R, Secretary




April 10, 2007


President Micki U called the meeting to order.

The minutes of March 20 were approved as printed in the newsletter.

Treasurer handed out a report showing a balance of $658.09; it was approved.


2nd VP:  Twenty people have signed up for the workshop on May 9 with Raymond Houston.

CHARITY:  The cancer quilt is in the frame.

QUILT SHOW 2007:  Everything is on schedule.

NOMINATING:  We still need a program chairman.

Crazy Ladies will meet April 26 at Betty L’s house.  She has put the crazy quilt blocks into a setting.  It is for an auction for Breast Cancer.

There will be an AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 8-11, 2008.

Meeting Adjourned.


Donna R, Secretary






In May, Raymond K. Houston, author, designer, and quilter, will be with us for two days.  He is a faculty member at the Quilt University, http:/ and will be presenting his lecture on May 8 at our regular meeting.  It is a recreation of his “Simply Quilts” appearance and an overview of his design system.  You can see some of his work at on line.


On Wednesday morning, May 9, he will be presenting an in-depth workshop at the church and a hands-on exploration of his design system.  Each participant receives a 30-page workbook.  The only necessary equipment is pencil, ruler, graph paper, scissors, glue stick, and colored pencils or markers.  It’s easy and a fun workshop—almost like a game.  It will run three to four hours and the fee is only $10.  Raymond has a great personality and a terrific sense of humor; so, I’m sure we will all have a lot of fun plus learn something in the process.


We will be furnishing sub sandwiches for lunch.  Any desserts, salads, etc. which you might like to bring would be enjoyed by all.





May Hostesses

Betty S

Marlyn M

Marcia B

Marsella P







The 2007 Quilt Show will increase the number of vendors to seven.  Vendors who will be there are Sarah’s Quilts, Appletree Quilting Center, Patches Place, Quilters’ Harvest, Kalico Patch, Among Friends, and Sticky Wicket.  Come view their products and support them as they support us.



            MAY BIRTHDAYS 

Dixie N      1

 Katherine S     21





April 22-28   Civil War Quilt Week  Hosted by Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield  Springfield, MO

April 25-27  AQS Quilt Show & Contest   Paducah, Kentucky

April 30  Meet Jennifer Chiaverini  Author of THE QUILTER’S HOMECOMING  1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.  St. Louis, MO  63131

May 1  Meet Jennifer Chiaverini  Author of THE QUILTER’S HOMECOMING  707 W. 47th Street  Kansas City, MO

May 14-18  Quilt Camp  Registration closes March 1, 2007  Teachers:  Betty Lenz—Making Applique Look Easy; Kaye Moore—Getting Comfortable With Wool; Gloria Krumsiek—Learning Basic Fancy Stitches  Arrow Rock, Missouri

 June 2-3  Missouri River Quilt Fest  Lewis & Clark Middle School  325 Lewis & Clark Drive  Jefferson City, Missouri

June 4-9  Prairie Pine Quilt Guild Quilt Show  St. John’s Lutheran Church  Corner of Hendricks and Dorcas Streets  Mexico, MO

2007 Country Patchwork Quilt Guild Quilt Show—Are your items for the Silent Auctions and Bazaar ready?

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

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




A  fat quarter basket raffle will be included as a new feature in the Country Patchwork Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2007.  Each guild member is asked to donate at least one fat quarter.  The member’s name will be included in the drawing once for each fat quarter contributed.

Another way for guild members to have a chance to win a prize at the show is to put his/her name on the back of each ticket he/she sells.




Thanks for sending all the newsletter information early this month.

Linda C



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