Sunday, November 6, 2011

November Newsletter with Future Activities

Programs and Workshops submitted by Jan Beaman
November 13, 2011 WORKSHOP The Stitching Barn
Sunday $50.00 includes kit fee Cindy Needham of Superior Threads will be conducting a Thread Bar Workshop for the members. This is a six hour workshop, we will begin at 9:30 AM on and should be through about 4:30 PM. Early registration is recommended. Payment is due at the time you register for class. Supply list available upon registration. List includes your sewing machine, manual, bobbins , needles and free motion foot, etc. Kit includes practice panels and threads

November 14, 2011 Monthly Meeting Encore RV Park
$5.00 Cover Charge for non-members of Frontera 6:30 PM

Cindy Needham of Superior Threads will present our guild’s program. She will share her knowledge of threads that are available for applique, piecing, quilting and embellishing our projects. This will certainly be a program that you do not want to miss. Bring a friend!
$5.00 Cover Charge for non-members of Frontera Quilt Guild.
December 12, 2011 Monthly Meeting Encore RV Park
6:30 PM
HOLIDAY COVERED DISH. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish with a serving utensil. Table wear and drinks will be provided.

OPPORTUNITY QUILT DRAWING. The lucky winner’s name will be drawn and the person selling the most tickets will win the extra blocks for a project of the winners choice.

CHRISTMAS FABRIC BLOCK CHALLENGE: Members attending the birthday celebration were given a fat eighth to use in completing a 12 ½ block. Members returning the block at the December meeting will participate in a drawing to receive groups of the completed blocks. There will be additional fabric at the November member if you would like to participate.

In addition, encore appearance of the Trash and Treasure things from the spring and more additions for your shopping pleasure. Monies collected will help support the Guild.
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Programs and Workshops continued

January 8. 2012 Workshop The Stitching Barn
Sunday $30.00 class fee
9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Mary Anne Faye of Fat Quarter Café of San Marcos Texas, will be present a workshop
“ The Parts Department - Using your Stash. This class is fun and stress free. Collaborative Quilting by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran will be used in class and available at the class or may be pre-ordered , $16.95 . I will make a list of those needing a book and will place one
pre-order for the group to save shipping costs. Various styles and sizes of blocks will be discussed and fabric shared . Each student will have fun creating a unique quilt from the fabrics on hand. Supply list given upon registration .

January 9, 2012 Monthly Meeting Encore RV Park
$5.00 Cover Charge for non-members of Frontera
Monday 6:30 pm

Mary Ann Faye of Fat Quarter Café of San Marcos, TX will present a program : Does My Stash Have Any Value? There will be a trunk show as well. Bring a friend and enjoy this program.


The Frontera Quilt Guild Retreat 2011

After many long hours of planning and preparations twenty six Frontera Quilt Guild members came together for four days of fun filled activities; sewing, shopping, visiting, games, door prizes, classes, eating, show and tell, etc at the 2011 Frontera Quilt Guild Retreat, held October 5, 2011 – October 9, 2011 at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, New Braunfels, Texas.

We were lucky to have 5 Frontera Quilt Guild members who reside out of the Rio Grande Valley area join us. It is always a treat to meet and visit with these members. Joining us this year was Dianna Gay, Shiner, TX; Janice Green, Poth, TX; Cindy Hambrick, Round Rock, TX; Barbara Justice, Dundee, FL; and Sylvia Martinez, Leakey, TX.
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Jane Hardy Miller (Rusty) conducted a two day “French Braid” quilt workshop that the retreat attendees could take advantage of. As we watched the French braids evolve, each braid was unique and beautiful. Some of the ladies neared completion of their quilt before the end of the retreat. Everyone that attended the retreat was a winner for the many happy moments we experienced.

There were also 4 opportunities to win special prizes. (1) Forty “Share-a-Star” blocks were turned in Wednesday evening. On Thursday evening, Marilyn Bailey and Ninfa Villarreal each won a set of 12--12” star blocks while Yvonne Rising won 10--9” star blocks and 6--6” star blocks.

(2) The members that wanted a chance to win all of the blocks and finishing kit to complete the
Retreat Quilt received their block packets Wednesday evening.
Each members name was placed "in the hat" that completed the block packets by Friday evening. Two retreat quilt kits were given away Friday evening to two lucky ladies, Dinora Cavazos and Yvonne Rising

(3) “Strip Poker” was played Saturday evening with ladies using 20—2 ½” strips of fabric. The winning ladies, Dinora Cavazos, Lillian Hollabaugh, Jan Beaman/Michele Dextras, went away with 40 to 80—2 ½” strips of fabric.

(4) Items donated by individual members and gift certificates to local quilt stores purchased from the retreat fund provided the retreat attendees with 6 door prizes. Cindy Hambrick donated two small beaded items won by Pat Dailey. Barbara Justice donated a “fireless” candle and two hot pads won by Lynn Johnson. Mi Belia Mena donated a cutting mat won by Mary Lou Garza. Thanks ladies for adding more fun to the retreat. The gift certificates were from B&B Quilting & Gifts of Buda, TX won by Dinora Cavazos, The Quilt Haus of New Braunfels, TX won by Geanne Goreham, and Oak Leaf Quilts of New Braunfels, TX won by Judi Prukop

It is not too early to start making plans on attending The Frontera Quilt Guild Retreat in 2012. The Frontera Quilt Guild Retreat will be held October 3, 2012 thru October 7, 2012 at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas. Lola Jenkins and her sister, Janice, will be our Guests. Lola will also present a class at no extra charge to retreat attendees. Early registration will begin February 13, 2012. Fill out the registration form (to be printed in a later newsletter) and make a non-refundable $100.00 deposit to hold your spot. For more information contact Judi Prukop at 956-399-6660 or

Judi Prukop

Harlingen Art Forum and Shop Hop Harlingen
Fiber Arts Competition and Exhibit
January 26 – 28, 2012

D'Arte Centre Gallery
115 E Jackson, Harlingen

Call for Fiber Artist Submissions at
Entry deadline January 14, 2012 - $150 First Prize
Pat Skye (956)202-3778 D'Arte Centre (956)425-4030