Country Notes

Country Patchwork Quilt Guild

P O Box 365—Marshall MO 65340

August 2015

Volume 26    Issue 7


From the President


As I sat down to write this, one thing came to mind—Suann did a wonderful job of bringing us up to date, so to speak, about the new rulers available to us.

As Michael would say THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, MARLYN. We need to change with the time or we’ll be left behind. The idea of cutting quilt pieces out with sandpaper patterns are gone, hand piecing something in the past, hand quilting may not be far behind.

There are so many new ideas and new items on the market today. We need to be ready for change. The saying “That’s the way we always did it” is gone.

            As Michael would have said Get with the Program. For around each corner is something new and exciting. Everything new is not for all of us, but we can enjoy and admire the work of others. Each one of us has different talents and we need to improve on them all the time or as the saying goes, “We’ll be left behind”.

            I was able to sit down and READ the Country Register this time. It was filled with new ideas and articles. Each ad chalked full of new things going on in their shops and areas. In Brunswick, Sew Sweet has a SALE ROOM with 1000 bolts and books, patterns, fat quarters etc.—NEW!! Nice to know.

            Again, thanks Suann for a very nice program.



July Friendship Block Drawing—Paula S


What a great surprise! I have been waiting for my name to be drawn, my pattern is ready. It will be really simple.  My mother encouraged me to learn to make quilts. I have tried various crafts including counted cross stitch, crochet, knitting, and tatting. But my favorite is applique. My husband Jerry and I have lived in Concordia for eleven years. He is retired from the US Army with 20+ years of service to our country. We have one daughter and twin granddaughters. We love to spoil all three.

When I’m not sewing, I am the secretary/treasurer for VFW Ladies Auxiliary 5649 in Concordia and I am a member of the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home Auxiliary. Royals and Chiefs are my favorite teams to watch on TV. I enjoy going fishing whenever I get the chance. Thank you for making a block or two for me.



All articles for the newsletter can be submitted as soon as possible or at least be submitted by the 25th to:

Paula S—Contact information can be found in your membership handbook.



Country Patchwork Quilt Guild

July Treasurer’s Report

(See emailed newsletter for financial information)

Charlene G



August Program—Mindy Smith

In August, we will have Mindy Smith from Columbia doing an all day workshop on August 12 $25- pot luck lunch.  I have taken this class twice and got so much out of it relating to color, shading, type of threads and needles to use for what fabric, etc. in addition to how to go about free motion Landscape quilting and thread painting.  Think about it because I need you to sign up in July so I will know whether to invite people from other guilds.


Also, there will be a presale of Michael's things for CPQG members only on Thursday, July 16, starting at 7:00 a.m.  I am still sorting fabric and may not have room to put it all out until some sells.  If you are looking for a particular style, i.e. animal, oriental, southwest, etc. Let me know.  Therefore, I may have to open up regular priced sale on 25th with half-price sale on Saturday, August 1, 8am -2pm.  

                                                                                                                                                Karen G




JULY 14, 2015

President Marlyn called the meeting to order with Dorothy, Gayle, Charlene, Marty, Bobbie Jo, Betty, Karen, Betty N.-Marlyn’s sister, Norma Jeane, Paula, Beth, Donna, and Suann present.

Minutes were read and approved; Treasurers report as printed in Newsletter was approved. We received a check for $295.00 from Tourism.

Old Business:

Marlyn thank Karen for the trip to KC, Norma Jeane will get a quilt to the Marshall Visitor Center in August.

New Business:

With all the rain, the church basement was flooded. Marlyn, Marty, Norma Jeane and Charles helped move our supplies to Marty’s shed. Water did destroy some magazines and the signs Lavonne had already made for the Quilt Show. Marty also obtained the meeting room at the Sherriff’s dept. for us to use for our meeting. Norma Jeane and Marty have given some red, white and cream material to Lavonne to redo the signs. August meeting will be at the Wood and Houston Bank on the square but the workshop will be at the Health Center, if the church is not ready by then. Marlyn brought up the idea of discontinuing having refreshments. The workshop by Mindy Smith in August will be all day with a pot luck lunch and cost $25.00, it will be on landscape, thread painting, and free motion quilting.

Quilt Show sign-ups for working the silent auction, bazaar, raffle quilt, and the door entry will be passed around today. Lavonne is doing the Quilt of Valor labels. Tourism sent 175 envelopes out for us; we have received returned envelopes and will correct the mailing list for next year. Beth paid for a radio advertisement that will air during September. It will air 7 times a day and 3 times a week in the Warsaw area on the Kenny Treece show.  Bobbie Jo—Alma-$200.00, Arrow Rock—$80.00. While there she met a lady who received a cancer quilt, she sent a thank you card, Susan H.

The Trail’s End Quilt Show will be May 6, 7, and 8, 2016 in Sedalia and they have asked us to be the quilt police, will find out more information before making a decision.

Marty is waiting for confirmation on a date to do a show at the State Fair to promote the Quilt Show. Christy and Marty are doing the food for Friday of the Quilt Show Set up.

The Quilt will be at Norborne Aug 6, 7, 8; Santa Fe Trail Heritage Days Sept 12; Waverly Apple Jubilee

Sept. 17, 18, 19.

Rumor is going around Columbia Guild that we will not be having a Quilt Show in 2016, not true, but we do need a Quilt Show Chairman for 2016.

Motion to adjourn, second and passed.


Donna R, Secretary




JULY 14, 2015

President Marlyn opened the meeting with welcoming our guest Betty N, Marlyn’s sister.

The Minutes and Treasurer’s report as printed in the Newsletter were approved.

If you have any problems receiving your Newsletter please let Paula know otherwise she cannot correct or help with the problem.

Marlyn thanked Karen for the guild trip to the quilt show at Overland Park, KS.

Today we are meeting at the Sheriff’s Dept. because the Church basement was flooded. Marty, Norma Jeane, Charles, and Marlyn recovered all our supplies from the basement except some magazines and the new signs Lavonne had already made for the Quilt Show. Lavonne has already started making new signs. The next meeting will be at the Wood and Houston Bank, on the square in the Community Room if the church is not ready to use by then. The items from the basement are stored in one of Marty’s storage sheds. The August workshop will be at the Health Dept. August 12, by Mindy Smith. It will be on free motion quilting, landscape art, and thread painting, cost $25.00 with a pot luck lunch.

Sunshine-card sent to Tim who had back surgery and is doing well.

History-Mary Pat read a card from Susan H who had received a cancer quilt during her chemo treatments.

Library-the books are safe and if you brought a book to guild give it to Dorothy.

Friendship Block-Nancy collected hers, Donna handed hers out and Paula was chosen for August.

Quilt Show-return your quilt entry forms, sign-up sheets are being passed around. Nancy is making covers for the backs of chairs where visitors can sit and rest, she will also bring a wheelchair, so will Kathryn. A thank you to Betty who works with the Tourism Committee for all she has done. Millie will get the turn drum we use for the raffle tickets. Linda is doing the show booklet; Christy is in charge of the food for Friday. Beth paid for a radio advertisement for the Warsaw area, 97.1 KHTL. Rita and Amanda-Silent Auction, Shirley and Janet-Bazaar, remember to price your donation, if it doesn’t sell you get it back. Thanked Bobbie Jo for handling where the raffle quilt travels and sells rickets. Norma Jeane will be collecting the challenges at the August meeting. Wear red, white, and blue clothes, red shirt, blue pants, and white shirt red pants on that order.

Door Prize winners: Bobbie Jo, Mona, Mary Pat, Betty.

Refreshments- motion to not have refreshments for August meeting second and passed, NO Refreshments for August.

Show-n-tell was presented

Karen is having a sale of Michael’s fabric on Thursday July 17 just for the guild and on the 18 and 19 for the public.

Program is Suann Cole on rulers.

Meeting adjourned. Refreshments served


Donna R, Secretary


August Birthdays                  September Birthdays                        September Hostesses

Nancy N—2                            Anita C—2                                          Elsie L

Bobbie Jo P—3                        Micki U—4                                          Dorothy R

Beth C—24                              Kathleen S—17

Gloria K—31                           Karen G—21

                                      Barbara D—25                                      


Please make this change in your membership book:


Lynn O’Neill new email address (see emailed newsletter for personal information)


2015 Quilt Show


Thank you to everyone who entered a quilt in the show.   We can now begin planning the floor layout and typing the show booklet.  At the next meeting, August 11, I will COLLECT the challenge entries.  Not a paper form, but the real fabric, completed, final product.  If you cannot attend, please have someone bring it in or call me in advance and I will arrange to pick it up.   Have your name pinned or labeled on the backside.  


Thank you to everyone who signed up to work at the quilt show. There are still positions to fill and the sign-up sheets will be at the next meeting.  We need all the help we can get.  I know that many of you live a distance away and it isn't necessarily convenient but your involvement is certainly appreciated.


Norma Jeane 



Aug 11            CPQG Board Meeting @ 

CPQG Monthly meeting 1 pm, @ Wood & Huston Bank, Marshall Square.

Program: Mindy Smith lecture/trunk show on landscape quilts and thread painting.

Aug 12            Workshop is All Day with Mindy Smith @ Health Dept. Building, Marshall, MO.

$25 with potluck lunch

Sept 19-20      Harvest of Quilts XI Show, Evansville, IN Admission $6. For more information go to
















CPQG Newsletter

Marlyn M





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