Submitted by Erin Pennington
Approximately thirty members were present at the Norris City Quilt Guild meeting on September 5, 2019. The meeting was opened with prayer and a meal.
Karen Johnson-Rapp taught an easy “Ohio Star” quilt block pattern. The block was made using new piecing methods. The finished size was 14 inches square.
Next was “Show & Tell” time. Sixteen quilts were shared during this portion of the evening. Erin Pennington started the evening by displaying a pieced pumpkin table runner she made for her daughter. Ms. Pennington also displayed a baby quilt she completed that consisted of 144, 3 inch square blocks. The name of the pattern is “Orange Peel.”
Annette Jones discussed the “ugly quilt project,” a charity event that she participated in where quilts were made for the homeless using various fabrics. The goal of the project was not to be artistic or perfect, but to be heavy and utilitarian in nature. Jan Prince shared three large quilts she completed. Lilian Harstine displayed a pink and purple puzzle quilt. Tena McElroy exhibited Halloween party favors that she had sewn. Brenda Lynch displayed a beautiful charity quilt designed with a child in mind. Brenda Simmons showed a 1930s reproduction quilt that she and her grand-daughter had made. The name of the pattern was “Life of a Bunny.” Nora Stewart and Janie Delap each presented a quilt called “Five Star.” They were taught the pattern at a previous event, but each had their own take on the overall design. Helen- Ray Cooper displayed two small quilts. Sharon York showed two quilts. Beth Litrell-Persinger exhibited a t-shirt quilt that she completed for a client. Linda Downen displayed a “Four Patch” scrap quilt. Linda Johnson showed an apron she completed.
Two guild members shared birthdays in September, Connie Bingman and Linda Johnson.
Eight UFO’s, or Unfinished Objects, were show. Quilts were shown by: Connie Bingman, Helen-Ray Cooper, Janie Delap, Aleta Heern, Karen Johnson-Rapp, Shaunna Scott, Nora Stewart and Sharon York.
Erin Pennington presented a charity project. She brought patterns provided by CWCHS Guidance Counselor Leanett Lovell to make pillows for women recovering from mastectomy surgery. Four guild members volunteered to complete at least one pillow.
The treasury report was provided. The Guild currently has $2,892.18 available. Lastly, a motion was made that the group quilt completed by the guild be donated to The Baptist’s Children’s Home, to be raffled or auctioned at the fall fundraiser.
The next quilt guild meeting will be Thursday, October 3. A silent auction will be held to raise money.
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