Monday, October 12, 2015

October Newletter, 2015


PATCHWORK PRESS
PUBLISHED BY THE FRONTERA QUILT GUILD
Established 2000
Volume 15 , Issue 10 Oct 2015
 
President’s Patch, submitted by Linda Garcia
It’s that time of the year again, time to celebrate the Frontera Guilt’s birthday. So come one, come all and join this joyful birthday party! All bringing gifts for the guild that any quilter would love. These gifts will then be part of our silent auction and all the funds will be for Frontera Guild. Any gift you bring will be greatly appreciated and it can be gift cards, finished projects, sewing tools or fabric, even home baked goodies, or you can bring anything a quilter would love.
Giving to the guild is really giving to the quilters, because we are the one who benefit from it, with great guest speakers and classes for all.
Hope to see all members, at Frontera’s Birthday Party!

Happy Sewing
 
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CHECKLIST for October 12th meeting:

1. Pick up your new fabric block challenge from Sherri Garcia
2. Bring your completed Community Service Projects. Be sure that
Cindy Gonzalez logs the receipt of your project .
3. BRING your donation to the Silent Auction. There will be a form for
you to complete with the type of donation, starting bids and bid increments.

4. Opportunity Quilt Tickets and Quilt Photos will be available from Sherri Garcia.
5. Review web site for up coming November Workshop and Program.
Supply list is available now! Class is $50.00 plus $16.00 class
supply fee. Additional listed supplies will be available from the
teacher at class.


Volume 15, Issue 10 Page 2 Oct 2015
Secretary’s Minutes 9-14-15, submitted by Sherri Garcia

Meeting Called to Order: Welcome
Minutes: Nyla Gordon moved and seconded by Pat Daily to approve the minutes as printed in the newsletter. Motion carried by membership vote
Treasurer Report: Sherri Garcia provided monthly report in Valerie’s absence. Motion to accept for audit: Moved by Marilyn Bailey, Seconded by Yvonne Rising. Motion carried by membership vote.
Membership: Ruth Hipple reported that we have 77 members with 26 present and 1 guest.
Welcome re-newing members Denise Cornell & Janet Magee.
Education: Jan Beaman
September: Sale of Juana Simmons’ items donated to the Guild. Special thank you to Debbie
Genette for helping me sort thru all the donated items as everything was in disarray and it took several weekends to get the items organized.
October: Silent auction, members asked to donate giftable items that quilters would like.
Gift cards, dinners, spa, quilt projects, hand made items, wood carved items,
Finished quilt projects, etc. NO UFO’s. Will have a time limit to bid on items at each table, highest bid gets the item.
November: RaNae Merrill, Quilt artist. Modern Quilter (Mirror Mandaly workshop.)
Old Business: None
New Business: Treasurer Valerie Arizmendi has taken a leave of absence due to her father being diagnosed with terminal cancer. She is in Florida taking care of him at this time.
Committee Reports:
Sunshine: Rosie Garza – Sent Lillian a card. Will send cards to Peg Dunayer & Tamra
Mascoro. Will hold off on sending Valerie a card until she gets back into town.
Community Service: Cyndi Gonzalez – Janet Magee here with Blue Sunday to pickup quilts
that we have ready. More kits are available. We need batting. Need volunteers
to finish out 2 quilt tops. Work day 4th Saturday of each month. Nyla Gordon
will donate batting. Linda Garcia advised Edna Butler has 15 military quilts
ready, but she needs batting as well.
Publicity: Peggy Godfrey, Linda Salazar – Peggy will check about adding on teacher/class
info into the newspaper.
Newsletter: Jan Beaman – Yvonne Rising didn’t receive a copy, Jan will resend toher .
Parliamentarian/Historian/Blog: Cheryl Williams
Thanked everyone for posting retreat pics on the facebook page. Advise she is
still working on getting the blog done.
Volume 15, Issue 10 Page 3 Oct 2015
SECRETARY’S MINUTES continued:
Membership Participation: Sherri Garcia – Had 32 blocks turned in. 3 winners: Sherri
Garcia, Ruth Hipple & Jan Beaman.
Retreat: Judi Prukop, Jan Beaman – Judi gave retreat report & details will be included
in the next newsletter.
Opportunity Quilt: Sherri Garcia – still have several tickets left, request that each member sell
at least one book of tickets.
Business Meeting Adjourned
Show and Share…. Nyla Gordon hosted the members in displaying their projects.
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MEMBERSHIP REPORT , submitted by Ruth Hipple
There were 26 members present and 2 guests. We now have 77 members in our guild.
Re-newing members:
Denise Cornell
Janet Magee
October Birthdays:
3-Janice Green
13-Edna Butler
18-Linda Salazar
27-Lynn Johnson
27-Laural Powell
27-Jewett Powers
Thank you for all the work you have done in getting everything ready for us to peruse and purchase.
See you soon, Ruth
 
Volume 15, Issue 10 Page 4 Oct 2015
 

 
PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS , presented by Jan Beaman

October 12th: Encore RV Park


Program 6:30 PM

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND SILENT AUCTION

Members are asked to donate or perhaps invite business to make a donation to the guild of a product

or service that would be enjoyed by members of our group. Ideas include: gift cards for dinners,

grooming and spa services, movie passes, etc. In the past, creative artists have donated wood work,
stained glass, beading projects . As always, completed sewing related projects are welcomed. The
funds raised are used by the guild in support of education and services provided to our community out

reach programs.

* If you desire to have a receipt for your tax deductible donation, please let Valerie know. Receipts can be

issued for your donation and/or your contribution.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING FRONTERA QUILT GUILD INC.

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November 8th, Sunday Workshop , Magic Mirror Mandala Encore RV Park (lake building)
9:30 to 5:00 pm $66.00 teaching/ kit fee

Teacher: RaNae Merrill

In this workshop you will learn simple techniques for designing a spiral mandala quilt.

I strongly encourage everyone to step out and learn from these talented artist available to you as guild
members. www.ranaemerrillquilts.com

November 9th, Monday Program by RaNae Merrill Encore RV Park ( lake building)

$10.00 admission for non members 6:30 PM

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December 14th, Monday Christmas Covered Dish Encore RV Park (lake building)


Opportunity Quilt Drawing 6:30 PM

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COMMUNITY SERVICE,
Thank you to everyone that have turned in projects. They are all beautiful and are greatly appreciated. Please remember these projects are ongoing for the whole year so KEEP ON SEWING!! New children's kits were put together at the last SEW DAY, ready for you to pick up at the meeting. We can always use batting for the community service projects, we will take new purchases or left over donations.
MeSewHappy!
Cyndi
Volume 15, Issue 10 Page 5 Oct 2015
ANNUAL RETREAT 2015, submitted by Judi Prukop
 

The Frontera Quilt Guild Retreat was held from Wednesday September 2, 2015 to Sunday September 6, 2015 at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch outside New Braunfels, TX. If you ask anyone who attended about their experience  they reply, “It was fantastic, a lot of fun!”. There was more than ample opportunity to shop, sew, eat, visit, share  ideas, play games and win prizes.
Everyone received a door prize and 50% of the ladies won at one or more of the games we played.
Seventy one percent of the ladies turned in a challenge Royal Batik block for a total of 65 blocks enabling 5 ladies to receive 12 blocks apiece and one lady received 5 blocks to make a quilt of their choice. Ladies receiving a set of 12 Royal Batik blocks were Carol Anderson, Sherri Garcia, Barbara Terry, Catherine Raftery, and Nyla Gordon.
Kimberly Gonzalez won the 5 remaining blocks.
Twenty four ladies made 4 blocks each of the Jewel Box pattern for the retreat quilt. Two of the blocks had a black background and 2 had a white background. Nyla Gordon won the blocks with a black background and Catherine Raftery won the blocks with the white background to make a Jewel Box quilt.
Sixty five percent of the ladies played “Strip Poker” on Friday night and “CRL” on Saturday night. Jan Beaman provided anyone playing “Strip Poker” instructions to make a Rainstick Quilt which uses 2 Jelly Rolls or 80 strips of fabric (2.5”x42”). Barbara Terry, Jacinta Cavazos, Cheryl Williams, Cyndi Gonzalez, Kimberley Gonzalez and Gloria Harris won strips of fabric at “Strip Poker” while Janice Green, Cheryl Williams, Carol Anderson, Judi Prukop and Cyndi Gonzalez won fat quarters of fabric at “CRL”.
Eighty three percent of the ladies present carpooled over to the Quilt Haus in New Braunfels for a demo on using the "Five & Dime" ruler and “Spare Change” ruler and to shop. Everyone present for the demo received a door prize. Ten quilt shops from San Antonio, Schertz, New Braunfels, Buda, Wimberley, Blanco, and Dripping Springs offered retreat participants discounts on their purchase.

A lot of quilting, hand applique, wool applique, Tamari ball, beading & knitting projects were started and/or finished at retreat as evidenced by the number of items displayed at “Show and Tell” Saturday evening.

There is nothing like spending 5 days with wonderful ladies doing things you enjoy doing. Be sure and make plans to attend the 2016 Frontera Quilt Guild Retreat. It will be held at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch outside New Braunfels, TX, on Wednesday, September 7 to Sunday, September 11, 2016. Registration will begin February 8, 2016 with a non-refundable deposit of $150.
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OPPORTUNITY QUILT
Sherri Garcia is handling the duties of the monitoring the tickets and the quilt for this years fund raiser. Tickets and photographs are available at the business meetings. At this time, very few tickets have been turned in, about $250.00 in sales. The projected goal for this fund raiser is $2,500.00. This is a great “opportunity” to raise funds so, please pick up tickets and support the guild.
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October Silent Auction

In just about 90 minutes, Frontera Quilt Guild will hold its annual Silent Auction. Handmade gifts and artistic works will be available for bidding after the regular meeting. Our meeting will be at 6:30 pm at the Lakeview Building in the Encore RV Park north of Harlingen.  Included in our meetings is a beautiful Show and Share time when quilters show and share their beautiful creations.

Come and join us for our birthday celebration, enjoy some cake and bid on the items donated for bidding. I have seen several items some ladies have made and I'm looking forward to bidding on them. I seem to remember seeing rug mugs, a Christmas stocking, a painting from one of our youngest members, and possibly even a lap quilt. So come on over.

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015 Meeting
Victoria Findaly Wolfe is our guest speaker this evening. We are meeting a week early to accommodate her schedule as she is on a road trip teaching classes this summer. I'll let her tell you more. Twelve quilters, including me, took her class, "15 minutes of Fun" on Sunday. I learned a new way to machine piece a hexagon quilt, make teeny tiny blocks that looked I worked forever on them and to make my own fabric. What a great time and a great class. Here are some pictures Victoria took. Hope to see you this evening @ 6:30.



 

Monday, June 8, 2015

June Meeting

What a fun meeting tonight! There were only 20 members and one guest in attendance this evening but we had so many fun things to do. 
Highlights from the business meeting were the up and coming classes (more later with pics and info) and eleven of us had to purchase a name tag. Maybe we need to have a name tag challenge or class?
We need one or two people to sign up for the classes in August. Come on ladies, someone out there wants a new tuffet for the home or a new way to prepare appliques for sewing. So, who will sign up? We are going to have a great time. I believe that this is a teacher you won't want to miss.
We got to see the Beast to Beauty Challenge pieces. Very interesting creations that changed the ugly(beast) fabric into pretty (beauty) pieces.
Our program included Linda Garcia, Yvonne Rising and Judi Prukop shared techniques and new rulers with us. More later. 
Sorry you missed a great meeting, hope to see you next month.
Hello Everyone,
This is Cheryl and I am now the one responsible for the upkeep of our Blog.  It has been quite some time since anyone has updated this blog. I will do my best to keep you all informed and up to date.  I will start by adding the news from the Meeting this evening, Monday, June 8, 2015 @ 6:30 at the main meeting hall at Encore. This is not where we usually meet, go down Grace street in between  the white fences and go straight to the main hall.
Since there is wifi at the main hall, I will take my laptop and see how it goes to try and do this while we are at the meeting.
I am open to ideas and suggestions as to what you would like to see on these pages. I know we have some exciting classes coming up. I will get some pictures from Jan Beaman to post so all can see. One thing to remember is that you don't have to make a whole new quilt, you can learn some new techniques to incorporate into work you are already doing.
Retreat is also coming up quickly. Check with Judi Prukop for more information. 
Okay, more later. Happy quilting!