The Quilts ‘N Things Quilt Guild met at the Mason County Courthouse Annex on June 6.
Kay Rutherford, president, read a story entitled “The Quilt Jacket.” The president recognized two June birthdays-Catherine Yauger and Lucy Cullen.
Three letters of thanks were read from the Charleston Ronald McDonald House for several donations of baby quilts, pop can tabs and for the Guild’s visit on May 22. The Guild also visited and took baby quilts to the Huntington McDonald House on the same day.
Members participating in the Orphan Block Project exchanged blocks to add another border before next month’s meeting.
The Block of the Month handed out in May was called Parkdale and was an English paper piecing block. Agnes Faber, Daleanna Langford, Mollie Yauger, Mercedes Sayre, Kay Rutherford, Karen Thomas, Marie Dulaney, and Connie Curnutt showed these completed blocks. Liz Rickard had completed the April block. Betty Rickard had completed the block for January, February and July and Connie Huston showed five completed blocks. Some members who did not make the block, put $1.00 in a jar to be used for some worthwhile project yet to be decided. Rhonda Mullins handed out patterns for June, July and August and two bonus blocks. The patterns were: Kansas Home, Banner Day, Sunlight Meteor, Country Pride and Jessie’s Flag.
During the month of May, two workshops were held to instruct participants on how to make a Bonnet Girl Block. Daleanna Langford was the instructor. Catherine Yauger, Connie Curnutt and Karen Thomas showed these completed blocks and Mollie Yauger showed a completed Bonnet Girl wall hanging she had made earlier.
For Show and Tell: Agnes Faber presented a Lone Star quilt which she had peieced and was quilted by Connie Huston. She also told about a Stack and Whack quilt she had on display at the Cultural Center in Charleston. She received an Honorable Mention award on this quilt and it was purchased by the State of West Virginia to be displayed in various locations which might include Senator Joe Machin’s office.
Kay Rutherford showed a quilt she had made from a 1999 contest. She had made 60 blocks with her name and location and the type of old sewing machine she had used. She in turn, received 60 blocks made by others from across the United States and from at least one foreign country. Kay also showed 3 sizes of catchall boxes made from a kit called “Box It Up” a patriotic wall hanging , and a “Rag” baby quilt made from a Charm pack. Other items shown: Mollie Yauger with Dresden Plate Row Quilt. DaleannaLangford with two baby blankets which will be donated to Ronald McDonald House (This makes a total of 12 blankets she has made this year), a top for a Quilt of Valor and blocks for another Quilt of Valor which she had to revamp for the guild. Marie Dulaney showed a “Crosses and Lossess” quilt and a pillowcase to match. Sakina Doctor showed a California King Quilt. Liz Rickard showed a fabric bowl made from her “ugly fabric” drawing.
Two ladies from the Pomeroy Fabric Shop attended the meeting and led the group in two games of “Strip Poker” using strips of fabric brought by members and by the Fabric Shop. They also had a display of merchandise and after members browsed and purchased various items lunch of Subway sandwiches and cookies, chips and drinks was served.
The guild has an ongoing project in which they are making patriotic quilts to present to local veterans in November. The name of this project is “Quilts of Valor.”
Attending the meeting: Karen Thomas, Marie Dulaney, Rhonda Mullins, Connie Curnutt, Mercedes Sayre, Connie Huston, Liz Rickard, Kay Rutherford, Agnes Faber, Mollie Yauger, Daleanna Langford, Sakina Doctor and Catherine Yauger.
Submitted by Club Secretary Catherine Yauger. Members in Quilts ‘N Things include residents from Mason and Gallia counties.