Country Notes

Volume 19 Issue 9

April 2008


Country Patchwork Quilt  Guild

PO Box 365  Marshall, MO 65340


From the President—



Well, it is finally beginning to look and feel like spring if you don't count the snowflakes I was walking in this morning.  I have crocus blooming and my tulips and daffodils are coming up.  Hope everyone had a very good Easter.

A few people to keep in our thoughts and prayers are Darlene and son Steve, Micki and father-in-law Charlie, Mary Pat W, and Betty S--hope I thought of everyone.

Next month we will be presenting the slate of officers to be elected in May.  Also read over your by-laws.  If you think something needs to be changed or added or clarified, it will need to be brought up at the meeting next month and voted on in May also.  The only one I know of now is to clarify who makes up the Executive Board.

It was nice to see the raffle quilt finished and hung--now for the ticket selling fun.

Hope to see everyone at next month's meeting.  Meanwhile enjoy the sunshine and slightly warmer weather.





I have always lived in Marshall.  Chester and I have been married 52 years.  He is a retired farmer and I retired from the Marshall Habilitation Center.  Chester now works about 20 hours a week as a Wal-Mart greeter.


We have two children, Leanna Dehn, who teaches 8th grade math at Bueker Middle School, and Roger and his wife Kathi, who live in El Dorado Springs, MO, where he is superintendent of schools and Kathi teaches junior high home ec.  We have four grandsons and one granddaughter and two great-granddaughters.


I became interested in quilting when my daughter and I took a quilt class from Betty Heilman.


I am still deciding on a quilt but know it will be special.  Being a charter member I have a friendship quilt with members names on it dated 1991—members I fondly remember.


Thank you for helping me with my new project.   

2008-2009 PROGRAMS


Several members have inquired about what Michael and I have in store for the programs for the next couple of years.  Well, we have nearly all of 2008-2009 booked, and we are scheduling for 2009-2010.  If you have an idea for a program, please let us know as soon as possible, and we will follow up on your lead.  We are also planning to have several pre-meeting/morning workshops and project days.  Maybe we will refer to these as PMS Projects (Pre-Meeting Service Projects).  Michael has several ideas up his sleeves to help the charity projects along and to get us working together productively.  (That Michael!!!)


Our year will start in July, and we will have our own Paula S and Anita C.  They will give a lecture and trunk show of "Fat Quarter Frenzy.”  August will bring a return visit from Marlyn M and the trunk show of the quilts that will be auctioned for the Baptist Children's Home. 


September will be the first morning workshop, and Marlyn M will teach beginning applique.  Our guest speaker for September will be Rita M who will present a trunk show of many of her beautiful quilts!


As always, our October gathering will be the fall luncheon.  We have contracted with the Cumberland Church to serve our meal at a cost of $11 per person.  Our guest artist for the luncheon will be Juanita Yeager who will display her art quilts. 


The November meeting has not been confirmed at this time, but we are hoping to have a holiday surprise for the members.


January 2009 (yes, it will be 2009) will feature local artist/art instructor, Ted Denton.  Ted has been invited to come and talk to us about color and color combinations.  February will be Rita Briner from Quilter's Station ( who will present a morning workshop (topic to be announced later) and an afternoon lecture and trunk show.


Jim and Val Studer ( will be the artist/instructor team for the March meeting.  Jim will discuss machine care and basic maintenance and Val will present a trunk show.


In April, Carol Elmore  ( will present "History of Quilt Making" and the following day, we will have a half-day workshop on "Handpiecing Miniature Quilts.”


Currently, we have no program scheduled for May, but we are planning a Guild Celebration.  More information on this will come later . . .


We are looking forward to being the Program Chairmen for the upcoming year and hope that we have booked some programs that you will find interesting.  Again, if you have an idea for a program or would like to volunteer to present a trunk show, please let us know. 


Looking forward to seeing you next month!


Micki (Michael's secretary)





March 11, 2008


President Donna R called the meeting to order.  February 12 minutes were approved as printed in the newsletter.  Treasurer’s report was approved as written.  Christy Windmeyer was introduced as the guest.


Committee Reports

2nd Vice President Betty L announced that she has a sign up list for the April 9 workshop with Jane Kennedy of Lone Jack who will demonstrate her technique for making trees.   The workshop will begin at 9 a.m.   Members should bring a sack lunch.  Drinks will be provided by the Guild.


Program chair Michael M stated that a newsletter will follow with more information.


Newsletter Linda C asked the Guild to let her know if mailed newsletters were not received.  A couple were returned with incorrect addresses.


Historian Gayle H has Suann C helping with photos.


Charity Marlyn M and Norma Jeane are planning the May program.  They asked the Guild to continue to make 9 patches using 2-inch blocks.  They are in the process of planning several charity quilts.


Sunshine Joyce K  announced that Mary Pat W had surgery, a card was sent to Betty S, and  Darlene L’s son was ill.  Keep them in your thoughts.


Friendship Katherine S announced that Alice B won this month’s drawing.  Dixie N collected blocks and Betty Sue S handed out her packets.


Door Prize Dorothy R had fabric for Katherine S and Mary Vale J.  Lavonne B won a bunny.


Hospitality  Anita C announced that all was ok.


Quilt  Show  Betty L and Kathy C had the completed quilt on display.   The quilt show will be  September 27 and 28.   On April 8 at 11 a.m. a meeting is planned to form show committees.  The show’s theme will be all holidays.



Crazy Ladies are planning an April 2 road trip to Brookfield.   Information will follow.

Donna R announced that Fons and Porter will give a discount price for their magazine if  ordered through the Guild.  Price will be $15 rather than $20 per year.

Donna B announced that Stover is having a quilt show in the community center on April 11.

Betty Sue S has info on a mini-quilt show in St. Louis.

Karen G announced that her Baltimore quilt was going to Padukah.  Congrats to her!


Meeting was adjourned.  


Following the regular meeting Klonda Holt of Lee’s Summit entertained and amazed the Guild with her trunk show and stories of her evolving quilt-making techniques.


Respectfully submitted,

Norma Jeane F, Secretary.





March 18, 2008


President Donna R called the meeting to order.  The minutes of the March Board meeting were approved as presented in the newsletter.  Treasurer, Paula S, gave the treasurer's report and it was approved.


Program Committee--Michael M and Micki U reported that progress on programs is good and they have most of the programs scheduled.


Web Site--It was suggested that Suann C put directions to the monthly meetings on the web site.


Quilt Show--Kathy C reported that the raffle tickets are ready, but they had not decided when they would be handed out to members.  Kathy and Betty will attend the Heartland meeting April 5 to gather information about programs.  A sample of the Quilt Show tri-fold was passed around.  REMINDER:  There will be a meeting at 11:00 in April, before the Guild meeting, to get volunteers for the Quilt Show.  More volunteers are needed so please try to attend.


Business--There was discussion about the Cancer quilts that the Guild donated to the hospital.  They may sell at the Spring Gala.  It was felt that if that is what the hospital chooses to do, it is acceptable since the Guild donated them as a money making project.


A letter was received from the Missouri State Fair asking the Guild to make a presentation at the fair.  No action was taken at this time.


The Board discussed By-Law changes.  There will be a line in the by-laws to state that the Executive Board will consist of the elected officers.  It will be presented at the April meeting.


There was discussion about putting a temporary curtain in front of the doors at the church during meetings and presentations to block the light.  Consideration was given to moving presentations to the opposite end.  No decision was made.


It was reported that the Guild has been asked to sponsor a "quilt block" to be painted on a barn.  This is a project that is being promoted throughout the state.  There was some discussion, but since it will cost $250 for the Guild to sponsor, the board thought it should give more thought to this before a decision was made.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Lavonne B for Norma Jeane F, Secretary



Jane Kennedy of Lone Jack, MO, will present the program April 8 and a workshop April 9.


February Birthdays


Donna R        10

Mildred M     19




Katherine S

Suann C

Linda C






December 7, 2007-June 1, 2008  Missouri Made Quilts, 1850-1940,  St. Louis Art Museum,  St. Louis, MO


March 2-May 26  Quilts in a Material World:  Selections from the Winterthur Collection,  St. Louis Art Museum,  St. Louis, MO


March 8-April 12  Piece Corps Quilters Guild Quilt Show, “Stories in the Stitches”,  Wyeth-Tootle Mansion  1100 Charles Street,  St. Joseph, MO


March 15-21  Hannibal Piecemakers Quilt Guild Exhibit ,KEEPSAKE QUILTING CHALLENGES,  Mark Twain Museum,  Hannibal, MO


March 28-29  Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild Annual Retreat,  BASKETS OF FUN , Days Inn,  Kirksville, MO


March 29-30  Fanfare of Quilts 2008  Bits ‘n’ Pieces Guild , Queen Park, 550 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO


March 29-30  Voices From the Quilts,  Grand Hall,  Fort Scott National Historic Site,  Fort Scott, KS


April 11-13  International Quilt Festival/Chicago,  Donald E. Stephens Convention Center,  Rosemont, IL


May 14-17  Machine Quilters Showcase, TROPICAL TREASURES,  Overland Park Convention Center,  Overland Park, KS


June 14-August 31  Town & Country Quilters, ART QUILT CHALLENGE,  George A. Spiva Center for the Arts,  Third & Wall,  Joplin, MO


August 7-17  Missouri State Fair,  Sedalia, MO


June 20-22  Prairie Quilt Guild Quilt Show, COMMON THREADS 2008,  Century II,  Bob Brown Expo Hall,  225 W. Douglas,  Wichita, KS


July 25-27  International Quilt Festival/Long Beach , Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center,  Long Beach, CA


October 30-November 2  International Quilt Festival/Houston,  George R. Brown Convention Center,  Houston, TX




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