Country Notes

Volume 19 Issue 4

October 2007


Country Patchwork Quilt  Guild

PO Box 365  Marshall, MO 65340


 From the President ----

Hello out there in Quilt Land,


I hope you are all enjoying a very restful week.  As this newsletter is being printed, we have about four days till the Quilt Show; and when you receive the newsletter, the Quilt Show will be over, and we will be able to pat ourselves on the back for a job well done and appreciate all the work and time and effort that Marlyn, Marsella, and Lavonne put into making this a successful Quilt Show because only with people who are willing to participate on a committee would we be able to do the things we do in this Guild.  So, a big thank you to these three women and an even bigger THANK YOU to everyone that provided quilts, food, and their time, especially when someone from the committee asked for their help.


See you all at the Luncheon.


Thank you Marlyn, Marsella, and Lavonne for a great Quilt Show.





    I grew up north of Norborne.  I’m the oldest of five girls.  My mother lives on the home place by herself at the age of 89.  She comes to quilting every Thursday and threads the needles for the ladies to quilt.  She looks forward to each week in being able to come.


Melvin and I will be married 50 years this coming March 1.  We have three children, Jonene, Darin, and Nicole.


    Jonene and Randall B live in Carrollton and own and operate an Auto Parts Store.  They have three children:  Celia, a teacher at Grant City, MO; Jeremy, a freshman at Missouri University Columbia; and Renee, a senior at Carrollton High School.


    Darin and Wendy M live in Tonganoxie, KS.  Darin is Division Engineer with Burlington Northern Railroad.  Wendy is a registered nurse but has put her working on hold because Darin is gone so much of the time.  They have three boys:  Cody, who will be 14 in three weeks; Garrett, who just turned 11 on September 14; and Wyatt, who will be 7 in December.  It keeps Wendy busy just being a taxi.


Nicole and Charlie A live and work in Kansas City.


Melvin and I both enjoy helping our kids and grandchildren--watching them play softball, football, baseball, soccer, basketball, or taking them hunting.


    I learned to sew in home ec in school.  I owned and operated a fabric shop around the time quilting was on its way back.  Since sewing came easy for me, quilting was just as easy and a lot more fun.  Sewing by hand or machine makes no difference to me; I enjoy them both.  I especially like to appliqué.  It’s an easy take along project.


    This past year Marsella P and I entered Fons & Porters 25th Anniversary Quilt Contest.  It was lots of fun.  We made 25 different quilt patterns in 4” blocks.  I also coordinate the quilting projects at First Baptist Church at Carrollton.  We make quilts and donate them to the Children’s Home and then they auction them off.  This year the quilts brought $4200.  Other years they have brought more.


I’m not exactly decided on my block pattern.  It probably will be a star pattern, but I’m just not quite sure.


I’m excited about being chosen again and want to thank you now for making blocks for me.



Regular Meeting Minutes

September 11, 2007


President  Donna R called the meeting to order and welcomed guests Lyle P, Mary Ann C, Polly S, Lois H, and Marilyn K.  Minutes of August 14 were approved.  Treasurer’s report was approved.

2nd Vice President Betty L announced that next month’s luncheon will be 12 noon on October 10, a Wednesday, at the Lutheran Church.  Cost is $11 per person, with exception of charter members.  Payment is due by October 1 to Paula S or to Betty.   Program will be Kathy Miller and John Bunge who are known as “The Singing Quilters.”  Maps to the church will be in the newsletter.

Program Chair announced that Anita C and Paula S have volunteered to do the July 2008 program.

Newsletter Linda C was thanked for her work on both the quilt show programs and the monthly newsletters.

Historian Gayle H stated that she would bring the current history book to the luncheon.

Librarian Mary Vale J asked members to let her know what is needed or desired.  She also asked that members return any long overdue books.

Door Prize  Dorothy R had fat quarters for Polly S, Mary J, and Donna R.

Charity  had two quilt tops suitable for babies that were made by Mary T.  These will be finished to give to New Year babies.

Sunshine (and Sorrow) Joyce K announced that she had sent get well or sympathy cards to Anita C, Gayle S, Loretta H, Lavonne B, and Dorothy R.

Friendship Katherine S announced that Betty L, who was chosen last month, had packets with directions to pass out.   Marlyn M’s name was drawn for this month.  Norma Jeane F collected her Churn Dash blocks and thanked everyone who made one for her.

Greeter and Quilt Police Dorothy G collected 25cents in no-name-tag fines.

Quilt Show 2007 Fat quarters were collected and Donna R won a crazy sachet heart.  Marlyn M stated that $1243 was collected in opportunity quilt ticket sales.  Items for the silent auction and the bazaar were turned in.  Anita C had a sign-up sheet for the kitchen and announced that the kitchen would close by 3:30.  Marlyn M reminded charter members to wear black/white and their aprons.  Other members are to wear black slacks/skirts with white blouse.  Alpha Sigma Phi members will help set up the frames and will be “paid” with homemade cookies made by the guild members who will bring said cookies to the luncheon where Betty L will collect and distribute them  to the college men.  It was stated that guild members will not be on the Paul Pepper show this year, but he will put our quilt show on his calendar.  Jack H of the YMCA is allowing the guild to set up frames beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday and requests that no aluminum ladders be used.

Crazy Ladies  Betty L announced the group would not meet in September but would meet in October after the board meeting (probably).

Show and Tell  Paula S, bag for bazaar, puppy dog banner, her “Birds in the Air” friendship quilt; Mary , brights and multi-colored quilts; Betty  Smart, tie wall hanging by Betty Evans; Marcia B, vintage wall hanging, 2 very mini’s; Marlyn M, “Game Day Central” crayon quilt; Janie C, “quilter’s helper” and 123 Jenny Beyer fat quarters;  Amanda M (with thanks to the guild members for their help) an alphabet quilt she quilted by hand;  Kathryn J, Christmas friendship quilt finished with fabric Betty E donated;  Eileen H, scrappy strip string vintage quilt;  Katherine S,  bug jar and ice cream cone quilts for family members; Micki  U, alphabet cheater fabric  quilt for a neighbor’s first grandchild; Marsella P, frog brights from “Slice Em ‘n’ Dice Em”.

Meeting was adjourned.  Program was Bettina Havig with a slide show and trunk show of historical quilts.

Refreshments were served.

Respectfully submitted,

Norma Jeane F, Secretary



Board Meeting

September 18, 2007


President Donna R called the meeting to order.  August board minutes were approved. Paula S gave the treasurer’s report and it was approved.  Current balance is $2199.72.  CDs are due for renewal and the board agreed that Paula should use her discretion to roll the CDs over or not. Paula stated that the treasurer’s books are always available.


October luncheon was discussed with a reminder that members need to add or delete a reservation by Oct. 3. 


Hospitality chair, Anita C, needs members to sign up for monthly hostesses.


Quilt Show 2007:  Rita M, Linda C, and Betty P will be checking in quilts.  Members are reminded to safety pin their quilt labels to the back corner of the quilts they are showing.   Make sure your name (that is, the member’s name who is sponsoring the entry) is prominent on the top line and fold the quilt so this label shows when you check it in.  Check in will be in alphabetical order.  Following these simple steps will hopefully cut down on confusion.


At the end of the show, Kathryn J will be at the door to certify that each member leaves with the appropriate quilts.   People who donated quilts, but are not members, will be asked to sit in the hospitality room until a member brings the quilts out.


Bazaar notes:  If members recognize any of their donated items remaining, please see Norma Jeane F at the end of the show.


Advertising:  The Board approved an additional ad in the Democrat News and the County Citizen.


Meeting was adjourned.


Respectfully submitted,

Norma Jeane F, Secretary






The fall luncheon is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, October 10, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 361 West Summit (map included at the end of the newsletter).  Reservations and payment should be made to Paula S or Betty L by October 1.  The cost of the meal is $11 per person with the exception of charter members.


The October program will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be presented by Kathy Miller and John Bunge who are known as “The Singing Quilters”.




October Birthdays 


Ida Mae D -- 6

Sarah D -- 6

Kathy C -- 7

Ruth T -- 13

Marsella P -- 14

Betty S -- 19

Michael M -- 24

Marty W -- 30


Welcome New Members

Lois H  - Ashland                      Marilyn K - Fayette

(please see printed newsletter or the one you receive through email for their personal information)




            Linda Lyon and Mary Johnson have new email addresses. 

Please see printed newsletter or the one you receive through email for the new ones.




    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.





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 11-13  Country Shop Hop  Warrensburg, LaMonte, Sedalia, Lincoln, Stover, Versailles, Osage Beach, Camdenton


October 13-14  Starlight Quilters Guild “Hearth & Home” Quilt Show  Shawnee Indian Mission North Building  3403 West 53rd Street  Fairway, KS


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 25-27  Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO  KCI-Expo Center  Kansas City, MO


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






    In order for the quilt show to be successful, all quilt guild members need to remember to bring quilts and props; donate food, bazaar items, fat quarters, and miniatures; and work where they signed up.  Frames will be set up Thursday evening; quilts will be hung Friday; and the show is open to the public Saturday and Sunday.  Members are asked to wear white blouses and black slacks or skirts.  Charter members are also asked to wear their aprons.  See you at the YMCA for a fun and exciting show!  Thanks in advance for all your effort in making the 20th Annual Quilt Show special! 




Map to Luncheon


From Odell Street (which is Business 65), turn west onto Summit Street (which is one block north of Kentucky Fried Chicken and is not a through street), go to English Street.  The church is on the corner of Summit and English.  It is probably best to use the parking lot on the west side of the church since the entry to the meeting/eating room is on the west side of the church.
From College Street, turn north onto either Ellsworth or English Streets, go to Summit Street.  Park in the lot on the west side of the church and enter the door on the west side of the church.
From Arrow Street (Hiway 20), turn south onto either Ellsworth or English Streets, go to Summit Street.  Park in the lot on the west side of the church and enter the door on the west side of the church.






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