Saturday, September 19, 2009

Our quilting bee

Here we are at George Washington Carver last weekend. It was fun, but miserably hot and humid. We were working on Paulette's friendship quilt. Didn't get much done. The quilters of old must have been much, much faster than us.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Passing of a founding member

Early this week one of our founding members,Loma Oxendine, passed away. .
In the early 1980’s, Betty Bridges ran a quilt shop in Webb City. When she decided to close her shop, she invited several of her loyal customers to her farm near Purdy, MO, for a meeting. These 12 women decided to continue meeting together in each other’s homes each month. After several months it was decided to find a name for the group and elect officers and become official. Loma was one of these women. In October 1985, at a meeting at Betty’s farm, Town & Country Quilters Guild was born. The group continued to meet in each other’s homes every October for the next 4 years. As the group increased in number, they met at various places until finally they started meeting at the First United Methodist Church at 4th and Byers, Joplin, Mo. In 2008, the group moved to its present location at the First Presbyterian Church, 6th and Pearl, Joplin, MO. The group has now grown to over 70 women.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Quilting Bee and period costume

So glad to see someone posting to the blog. What would we do without Gig - she is a wonderful T&C Quilt Guild member and an all around swell person.

Today I'm trying to create a reasonable, (but comfortable) outfit to wear for the quilting bee at George Washington Carver Park on Saturday. It's going to be fun and I hope lots of people come by. Not used to wearing dresses -- and certainly not used to a sunbonnet! We'll have a real quilting frame set up and some people are bringing antique quilts to display.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thank You.

Thanks for the web site I found exactly what I was looking for on the first time. gig

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I need a pattern

I was wondering if any one had a pattern for a medium [about 40 pounds] size dog bed. My husband retires the 1st of Nov. and we plan to take " perfectly precious Petey" with us. Has any one made a traveling dog bed? any hints about traveling with dog? I know this is way off the subject of quilting, but Marilyn and Janis don't have dogs. Thank you, gig

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pittsburg Show

Hope as many of you as possible will find your way over to Pittsburg this weekend for the Little Balkan's Day show. 189 entries this year and some really amazing quilts. 9 -5 Saturday and 12-4 Sunday in the basement of Memorial Auditorium. Hope to see some of you!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

More on the Cookbook

Would it be cheaper to create our own cookbook, using some software program, and just have someone make copies? I don't think so, because it would involve a lot of typing. We just need to do some research and compare prices. Thanks, SewCalGal for your offer to help.

I know we'll have a lot of recipes. Just at the board meeting, there were a dozen dishes mentioned - that is, those that have been brought to the luncheon in the past. Of course, everyone knows that Gloria was a professional chef so she's got some great recipes.

Kay says we have a healthy budget, but with the upcoming year being "between quilt shows", the money in the treasury right now needs to last a while. This cookbook might be a good way to raise money.

And then there's the matter of testing and tasting --yum!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Board Meeting, Recipe request

Had the Town & Country Quilters board meeting today. Coming up to the end of our year with membership dues due in October. The new board will take over at the November meeting.

One item of interest in the group was the creation of a cookbook with all the great recipes we all enjoy at the meetings. Sounds like a great project. Still in the early stages of planning. How many of you would be interested in contributing recipes and/or helping?

Des Moines AQS Show

Got an email from Lynne:

"The Grand Lake O’the Cherokees Quilt Guild in Grove, OK is planning a bus trip to the 2009 AQS Expo & Contest in Des Moines, Iowa. This is the second year for the AQS sponsored show. The show runs October 28-31, 2009. It’s a 3 day trip: Travel to Des Moines on Oct. 27 (Tues), attend show, special events on Oct. 28 (Wed-opening day) and return home, Oct. 29, Thursday.
We estimate the price could range from $176.63 to $205.66 depending on number of travelers and people per room, etc. Since the bus originates from Joplin, we could arrange to pick up and drop off travelers in Joplin."

I'll put the details in the newsletter, but if you want more info now call Lynne.

Kansas Traveler

I have been out and about. Made a trip to Wichita and went by Needle in a Haystack. That's the shop close to Severy. I used to live not far from there and took a few classes. This was about 15 years ago. They had just started. Somewhere around that time the new road (Hwy 400) was completed and they had to move the building back away from the highway. Looks like it's a quilt store and consignment shop now but back then it was only fabrics and classes. They always have something different. Have you noticed that every shop has it's own "personality"?

Can you believe the nice weather we are having?! Here it is only the first of September and so nice and cool. Time to revitalize the lawn.