Country Notes


Country Patchwork Quilt Guild


P O Box 365—Marshall MO 65340


April 2015


Volume 26   Issue 4




From the President



Spring is here!!!! Yes but along with it comes more work for some of us, who still has a garden and takes care of our own yards. It's great to have warm days to be out and enjoy the spring flowers, green grass and don't forget those pesty dandelions.


Happy Birthday: Shirley G, Donna R, Christy W, and Millie M. Keep working on those challenge projects, miniatures and items for the bazaar.


Be sure to have your calendars marked for the trip to Hamilton, Cameron, and St.Joe. I'm sure Karen has it all planned. I know we'll enjoy it. If you have not been to Hamilton you are in for a surprise.


The Chocolate Festival is coming and Bobbie Jo needs samples--check with her if you can provide some. REMEMBER BOARD MEETING AT 10:30 AM ON MEETING DAY. Happy quilting,






March Friendship Block Drawing—Beth C


I have been married to Monty C for 39 years in 2015 and we have two daughters. Celtina is a pharmacist in Kansas City and is married to David R and they have one 3 yr. old daughter. Krystle is in Louisiana getting her degree to be a Physician’s Assistant.


My grandmother Ruby C got me interested in quilting as I watched her work on quilts on the large hand quilting frame in her living room every winter. I started making quilts in the 1980’s from a box of left over knits that I had. The next quilts that I made were t-shirt quilts that I donated to the MHS band to raffle off to help the band boosters. After watching quilt making on PBS I started making other kinds of quilts. When I was a teenager I learned to sew and I as an adult I decided that I could make quilts because they used straight lines and not so many curves as garment making.


Some of my favorite quilts are the ones that I make and get to keep. The BMS Mark Twain Award Quilt was great when so many students and adults helped bring it to fruition. Applique is not my favorite thing to do but I always like that kind of quilt when I make them.


Now that I am retired from teaching, my “Chase ‘N’ Quilts” business keeps me busy. I enjoy reading which might stem from the fact that I used to be a Librarian for 31 years. Fishing with my husband and family and other family activities make for a busy life and enjoyable life.


My friendship quilt will be a large and very easy star pattern. Thank you ahead of time for helping me make some half-square triangle to make this star quilt.



February Friendship Block Drawing—Shirley G


I grew up in Sweet Springs. I lived in Columbia for 35 years before moving back home 4 years ago when we retired. I married Harlan S in 1996. I have two boys, Mark and Kelly D; Harlan has two girls, Lisa H and Holly D. I have four grandchildren and Harlan has five. I became interested in quilting by accident. I decided I wanted a quilt in my living room to match the room (my kids kept stealing my afghan and I was getting cold). I picked fabric to match my chairs and bought a book with double Irish chain in it. Picking some of my favorite projects is hard! I have tried all kinds of techniques to try and find my niche but there aren’t any I wouldn’t do again and none that stand out. In my former life I was a computer programmer/analyst and loved the research, working with people to solve their problems and making programs work. I was a master gardener and love my plants. The perimeter of my back yard is filled with perennials and it only took me four years. I have always done crafty things—knit, crochet and made all my clothes until I started quilting. I saw this quilt on Fons & Porter and loved it. It’s real scrappy for the string piecing so I thought it would work well for my friendship quilt.


10 March 2015 Board Meeting


PRESENT: Marlyn M, Norma Jeane F, Charlene G, Bobbie Jo P, Karen G, Paula S and Kathy C. The February Board Meeting minutes were approved with corrections. The Opportunity Quilt will be shown at Norborne Soybean Festival in August and Boonslick Trail Quilters Day and Night Guilds in September. The dates for Waverly Apple Jubilee are September 17-19.


OLD BUSINESS: The Guild still needs a Program Chairman for 2016. Please let Marlyn know ASAP if you are interested. The Guild still needs a 2016 Quilt Show Chairman.


Shirley G and Janet B  have volunteered as Bazaar Chairmen for the quilt show.


NEW BUSINESS: Heartland Quilt Network annual meeting in Lenexa, KS is April 11. Reservations are due by March 27. Lunch is $10. Two people will attend and show the 2015 Opportunity Quilt.


PROGRAMS: Before our program today Vi Dale will present information about the Trails End event and Quilt Show in Sedalia on April 24-26. Karen gave an update on April guild program. The Board approved Karen’s request to borrow guild tables.


2015 QUILT SHOW: Norma Jeane received monetary donations from Wood & Huston Bank and State Farm for the quilt show. A motion was made by Norma Jeane to purchase 2500 bookmarks, second by Bobbie Jo P. Motion passed. Discussed a check Charlene received from Poole Communications. She will talk to Betty L for more information on this. Betty P  fabric will be ‘bundled’ for sale at the Bazaar and her quilt books will be sold at the Bazaar. Norma Jeane will ask members if anyone would like to order an “I’d Rather Be Quilting” book.


Bobby Jo gave an update on Chocolate Festival at Martin Community Center April 24 and Marshall Cultural Council Craft and Art Festival March 21. A sign-up sheet for each will be available during today’s meeting.


Bobbie Jo reported Betty L  had ordered four memorial books for the Marshall Library. Discussed where library book memorials will go in the future. Marlyn will contact Carrollton Library about a memorial book for Betty E. Kathryn J reported she had received memorial money for Betty E.


Meeting adjourned.                                                                                        Paula S, Secretary Pro-tem

Please add these new members to your membership book:


Larry D


Tim L


(see emailed newsletter for personal information)




April Birthdays

May Birthdays



Shirley G-8

Dixie N-1

Anita C

Karen G

Donna R-10

Kathrine S-21

Rita M

Darlene L

Christy W-12


Paula S

Marilyn S

Millie M-19








Come join us at the meeting on April 14 and take a peek inside other member's sewing space/room. Please feel free to explain how space was created and is used when your pictures are shown.


On April 15, we are taking our day trip to three quilt shops. I wish to express appreciation to Janet B, Marty W and Norma Jeane F for offering to drive. There are 15 individuals signed up. Here is the schedule:



8:00 leave the church


10:00 Arrive in Hamilton at Missouri Star Quilts. There are 6 buildings of fabric within a two-block area. If looking for something specific, please ask when we arrive.



Lunch at Blue Sage



Leave Hamilton



Arrive at Crossroad Quilters in Cameron



Leave Cameron



Arrive at Quilt Shoppe in St. Joseph



Leave St. Joseph for home



Arrive back at church



Auction News--

I'd like you to let all the gals know about the auction that we will be having April 30.


The auction will be put on by Ben Iman and his site is Our information won't be available on his site until about April 1. There will be a Kabota tractor and attachments, 97 Dodge truck, boat and trailer, 2 riding lawn mowers, quilting, sewing and craft items galore, furniture, woodworking tools, power tools,

4 wheeler, flatbed trailer and much more. Sale starts at 9 am.


Directions from Fayette are: South on Hwy 240, left on 124, left on State Route H about 3 miles. Follow the Iman Auctions signs. Thanks, Donna B


March Treasurer’s Report—

(see emailed newsletter for financial information)


Charlene G



10 March 2015 Meeting Minutes


The meeting was called to order by President Marlyn M; she welcomed our guests Larry D and Tim L.


Motion was made to approve the Minutes as printed in the Newsletter was second and approved. A motion to approve the Treasurer’s report as printed in the newsletter was second and approved.


PROGRAMS: Pictures of sewing rooms need to be sent to Karen by March 31 for the program on April 14. April 15 is the day trip to Missouri Star in Hamilton.


CHARITY: Have 2 quilts that need binding. Still have blocks for Quilts of Valor. There will be 4 Quilts of Valor given away at the Quilt Show one quilt for a member of each service Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force.


FRIENDSHIP: Shirley G handed her blocks out Mary collected hers and Beth was chosen for April.


QUILT SHOW: Norma Jeane received 2 donations for the quilt show, $300.00 from Wood & Houston and $25.00 from State Farm Ins. She will use some of the money for printing of bookmarks. Our Quilt did not make the cover of WRBQ so our advertising will cost $75.00 .Need items for the Silent Auction, and Bazaar-Shirley G and Janet B will be in charge. $42.00 of tickets was sold by Gayle H and Bobbie Jo.


SUNSHINE: Betty L is not feeling good, a card shower would be nice and Donna B’s husband is not doing well.


DOOR PRIZE: The winners were Bobbie Jo, Norma Jeane, Kathy and Marlyn.


OLD BUSINESS: Last chance to order the Love of Quilting magazine. Heartland Meeting is in April. Still need a Program and Quilt Show Chairman for 2016. The Bonnie Hunter Program in September has room for the


Trunk Show only. If you want to make squares like the ones made from February’s program see Marty. Memorial books in honor of Millie M’s son, Barbara D’s father, Betty P and Michael M have been purchased and at the library.


NEW BUSINESS: Trails End in Sedalia April 24, 25, 26, asking for wall hangings no bigger than 36x36 that go along with the theme. The Gathering in Stover will be April 10 & 11. A thank you note received from Glen and


Pat M for Michael’s book at the library. A motion to make and present one Quilt of Valor each year at the


Quilt Show was second and passed.


Show-n-Tell was presented.


Karen introduced Theresa Gerber of D&T Quilt Shop of Sedalia, she demonstrated the Wonky Ruler and presented a Trunk Show, and had items for sale from her shop.


Refreshments were served. Meeting adjourned.


Donna R-Secretary



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.









April 10-11    It’s A Gatherin’, Stover, MO –30 Quilt Shop Vendors, door prizes


April 10-11 Prairie Pine Quilt Guild QUILT SHOW “Quilting with the Stars” Friday 9-6p.m. Saturday 9-3 p.m. Audrain 4-H Center, Mexico, MO (Route D off Highway 54 South) Admission $5 For additional info contact (573) 581-7322 or


April 11           Heartland Quilt Network annual meeting, Lenexa, KS


April 14           CPQG Board Meeting, 10:30 am  CPQG Monthly meeting 1 pm, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1000 S Miami, Marshall, MO.


April 15           CPQG Day Trip to Hamilton, Cameron, and St Joseph, MO. Leave church at 8 am.


April 24-26    Trails End event in Sedalia. Visit for more information.
















CPQG Newsletter


Paula S, Coordinator














Easter Sunday April 5