Country Notes

Volume 19 Issue 7

February 2008


Country Patchwork Quilt  Guild

PO Box 365  Marshall, MO 65340



From the President—


Hi Everyone,

Hope you all are staying warm especially if we get the cold weather they are predicting in the next few days.  We are quilting on the Raffle Quilt Tuesdays and Thursdays at Micki's house.  We have had a good turnout that even goes for the quilters; the food, as usual, is really good. Even if you don't quilt, stop by and visit and have lunch with us.  We enjoy the company and especially all the good comments we get from you on the quilt itself and our quilting, of course.

The Quilt Show Guidelines are done.  The President and the Quilt Show Chairman both have a copy and there will be a copy in the Guild Library.   So please take a few minutes to read them.  Karen has taken a lot of her own time to do this and she has done a terrific job.  If you think of something that should be in there, let her, me, or Betty know.  And if you see a job you feel  like you would like to do, please let Betty know.

Also, people have been asking who will run for office next term so I will be asking for volunteers to act as the nominating committee.  If you would like to be a part of that, please let me know.

Each month that goes by will get busier and busier especially concerning the Quilt Show.   So start thinking of items for the Bazaar and for the silent auction.

Stay warm and see you at the meeting in February.






I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, and moved to Windsor after I married my husband Dean.  We have one son, Michael, a daughter-in-law, Holly, and two granddaughters, Michelle and Nicole.

I became interested in quilting after I moved to Windsor.  My grandmothers told me that quilting would help keep my mind busy while adjusting to a small town.  My first quilt was Indian Puzzle.

I enjoy making friendship blocks for members in Guild.  I just made a quilt for West District Garden Club for the 75th anniversary with help from other members.  I also enjoy oil painting along with watercolor.  In addition, I enjoy collecting dolls and old toys from different eras.

My quilt will be paper piecing of pinwheels with deep dark rich colors and reds and greens.






January 8, 2008


President  Donna R called the meeting to order.  Minutes of the November meeting were approved as printed in the newsletter.  

Treasurer’s report was approved as written. 


Committee Reports:


2nd Vice President  Betty L reported that on February 12, Mindy Smith from Columbia will present a program to the Guild on “documentation.”

Librarian Mary Vale J reported that one calendar remains if anyone is interested in purchasing it.

Charity  Marlyn M and Norma Jeane F reported that one of the baby quilts had been delivered to the first born at Fitzgibbon, Jackson C, the son of Jeff and Robin C of Marshall.  They also reported plans are being made to present a patriotic quilt to a returning soldier.  Members are asked to keep red, blue, and off-white  fabrics. 

Friendship  Katherine S  announced that Dixie N was chosen for this month’s friendship blocks. Rita M handed out her directions for log cabin/paper pieced blocks, and Eileen H collected her blocks.

Door prize Dorothy R had fat quarters for Katherine J and Katherine S.

Hospitality  Anita C announced that she bought coffee and will bring more cups.

Quilt Show 2008 Betty L announced that the appliqué elves (Katherine J, Millie M, and Rita M) have been working, and the quilt is ready for the frame.  Betty displayed the show quilt, which has a design by Rita B that was enlarged and embellished with a Christmas theme.


Old Business:


Crazy Ladies  Betty L announced that the group would meet Tuesday afternoon at her house.


New Business:


It was announced that the next board meeting would be on Thursday, January 17, at Micki U’s home.  Quilting on the show quilt will be done after the meeting.

A postponed Christmas ornament exchange was held for those members who brought gifts.


Show and Tell Linda L had an Ohio Star tree skirt and two quilts from the Higginsville Block of the Month, one in shades of blue, the other a variety of colors.

Ruth Ann T displayed a pieced wreath wall hanging.

Lois H showed place mats and coasters made with scraps and rope.

Norma Jeane F showed a green/purple Batik quilt, an Oriental laced ribbon quilt, a stained-glass quilt, and a red/blue Turning 20.


Meeting was adjourned and the members enjoyed an auction, which brought in $664.07.


Respectfully submitted,

Norma Jeane F, Secretary.





January 17, 2008


President Donna R called the meeting to order and the November minutes were approved as printed in the newsletter.  Treasurer’s report was approved.


2nd Vice President Betty L stated that February’s program would be Mindy Smith of Columbia who will give a power point presentation on documentation of quilts.  Betty also mentioned a possible trip to the DesMoines show in October.


Charity Norma Jeane F accepted 20 bolts of fabric that Michael M brought  from Millie at Apple Tree Quilt Shop in Columbia.   A thank you note will be sent to her.


Quilt Show 2008 Quilt top is finished and is in the frame at Micki U’s home.  Kathy C  discussed the Tourism Grant and ads in the Quilters Newsletter saying  she was “On top of it.”


New Business Donna R  described a source for batting and fusible web and stated that she would put a link of the Guild Web Site.


The May program will be a workshop for the bazaar and charity.  Details will follow.


The Board then discussed and worked to define the by-laws, vendors’ contracts, show entry forms, ballot forms, and advertising.  Notebooks and copies will be available to all members.  The Board approved guidelines as written and compiled by Karen G, recognizing her for her hours of work on this project.


Meeting was adjourned.  Quilting continued on the Opportunity Quilt.


Respectfully submitted,

Norma Jeane F, Secretary






January 22, 2008


We had a special board meeting January 22 at Micki's.  It went as follows.
A special board meeting was called by Donna R at the request of Micki U.  She was contacted by a member from the "Cancer Help Fund” asking if we would make a donation to their spaghetti dinner on February 6.  It will be a free will donation and the money collected will go directly to people with cancer that have expenses that they are having problems making.  A motion was made to donate $50 to the dinner for supplies. It was seconded and approved.

Donna R




The program for the February 12 meeting will be a power point presentation on documentation of quilts by Mindy Smith of Columbia.




February Birthdays

Marilyn K.    7

Betty P.    11

Marica B.    16






Rita M.

Ruth Ann T.

Norma Jeane F.

Dorothy R.



Dixie N needs help in locating 1½ to 4 yards of a fabric by Moda.  The fabric is A Village Christmas by Deb Strain.  Silent Night Holy Night and little churches are printed on it and it is in dark tans.  Dixie also needs the name of the shop in Bosworth that sells fabrics.  If you can help with either request, please contact Dixie.




Email address changes:

Donna B., Mary J.,Elsie L.

Please check your email/snail mail edition of this newsletter for their new addresses.




Alice Anne S, mother of Lois H, died Tuesday, January 22, in Ashland.  Her funeral was Saturday, January 26.  Keep Lois in your thoughts.





February 2-3  Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer 2008 Quilt Contest and Exhibition,  3133 West Highway 34,  Grand Island, NE 68801


February 2  It’s Quilting Time at Stuhr Museum Half-Day Workshop with Diane Harris, 3133 West Highway 34,  Grand Island, NE 68801


February 2  Quilt Discovery Day with Nancy Kirk, 3133 West Highway 34,  Grand Island, NE


February 15-16  Calico Cut-Ups 2008 Quilt Show,  Salvation Army Independence Corps Center,  14700 E. Truman Road,  Independence, MO


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





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