The program committee of the Quilts ‘N Things Quilt Guild have been coming up with new ideas for this year. Starting in January, members presented a new star block each month for members to make at home. January’s block was called Four Patch Star, February was Stencil Star and March was a Churned Star.
Members who finished the four patch star were:Kay Rutherford, Liz Rickard, Connie Curnutt, Garnet Schwarz, Mercedes Sayre, Karen Thomas, Marie Dulaney, Frankie Bumgarner, Jamie Knapp, Mollie Yauger, Lucy Cullen, Agnes Faber and Connie Huston. Members finishing the Stencil Star were Connie Curnutt, Mercedes Sayre, Karen Thomas, Marie Dulaney, Rhonda Mullins, Daleanna Langford, Mollie Yauger, Agnes Faber, Kay Rutherford and Liz Rickard.
At the February meeting members brought a piece of “ugly” fabric from their stash and these were but into a bag and each person drew out someone else’s fabric. They were asked to make something out of this unwanted fabric in the next three months.
At the March meeting the ladies brought an “orphan” block and these were drawn at random. An “orphan” block is a block you have made which you have no use for. Whichever block you drew at the March meeting you were asked to take it home and put a border around it. Every month for a while they will bring these back and another drawing will be held and each month a another border will be added. This project is called “Round Robin.”
During the month of February members held workshops to put together a West Virginia History quilt which will be donated to the Mason County 4-H Leaders Association. They will sell raffle tickets for the quilt and funds will be used for the benefit of the new Dining Hall at the Mason County 4-H Camp. It is a beautiful quilt, according to members.
At the March meeting one of the members brought each lady present a cedar block closet hanger which her husband had made from a cedar log he found while kayaking.
During the March meeting members reminisced by hearing about all the projects they had sponsored in past years in celebration of National Quilting Day which is always observed in March.
Items for Show and Tell at the February meeting, other than the monthly block were:Mercedes Sayre, table topper and a donation quilt— Karen Thomas, a WV History block—Marie Dulaney, a wool doily from a 2016 lesson—Mollie Yauger, “Have a Little Faith” quilt—Garnet Schwarz, a wool doily from a 2016 lesson.
Attending the February meeting: Catherine Yauger, Kay Rutherford, Liz Rickard, Connie Curnutt, Garnet Schwarz, Mercedes Sayre, Karen Thomas, Marie Dulaney, Rhonda Mullins, Frankie Bumgarner, Jamie Knapp, Jane Coles, Mollie Yauger and Lucy Cullen.
Items for Show and Tell at the March meeting, other than the block of the month were: Karen Thomas, a baby quilt—-Daleanna Langford, two baby blankets—Frankie Bumgarner, two applique blocks—Kay Rutherford, two baby quilts and three pieced applique star blocks—-Liz Rickard, two “Snowy Days” blocks.
Attending the March meeting: Carolyn Litchfield, Connie Curnutt, Mercedes Sayre, Karen Thomas, Marie Dulaney, Rhonda Mullins, Daleanna Langford, Frankie Bumgarner, Mollie Yauger, Agnes Faber, Kay Rutherford, Liz Rickard, Catherine Yauger and Jane Coles.
All during the year members make baby quilts to be donated to the Ronald McDonald Houses in Charleston and Huntington.
In April instructions will be given on making a tote and a Bonnet Girl block. There will also be an Easter feast at the April meeting.
Submitted by Club Member Catherine Yauger.