Guild Member Carol Thurman

With sadness we say goodbye to longtime guild member Carol Thurman of Claremore, OK. Carol has actively served the guild in many roles since the day she first joined, including past President and Quilt Show Chair. Carol won many awards for her quilts, particularly for her exceptional applique skills. She also excelled at embroidery and hand quilting. Carol particularly enjoyed teaching her talents to others. Her guild friends will miss her greatly.
A Memorial Service for Carol is scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m. at Lifechanger Church, 2221 Cornerstone Ave., Claremore, OK.

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CFQG Guild Officers for 2017

Country Fare Quilter’s Guild’s officers for 2017:

Joan Anderson, President; Jolene Beattie,1st Vice-President; Steve Anna True, 2nd Vice-President; Kathy Ewing, Secretary; and Jimmy Bolin, Treasurer (L to R).

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Thank you to Judy Haines for serving the guild as President for the past two years and to all the 2016 officers:

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Quilt Show Winners 2016

Please join us as we congratulate the big winners at this year’s “Autumn Leaves” 2016 Quilt Show.

Best of Show was awarded to Steve Anna True for her “Summer Stroll” quilt:

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2016-602-1Best Machine Quilting was awarded to Judy Haines for her “Patchy Churn Mystery” quilt:

2016-113-1Country Fare Quilter’s Guild’s 2016 Donation Quilt “Everything’s Black and White” was won by guild member Susan Hatchette:

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Shirley Wins July Quilt Top

Shirley Potter is this year’s lucky winner of the special July quilt top, made with extra blocks from last year’s fabric challenge. Blocks were created by various guild members and arranged in this awesome setting by Linda Hertensteiner and Paula Klaassen. Congratulations, lucky Shirley.

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Ribbons for 2016 Donation Quilt

Country Fare Quilter’s Guild received three fantastic ribbons on the 2016 Donation Quilt “Everything’s Black and White” at Muskogee Area Quilt Guild’s annual quilt show last month: First Place in the Group Category, Judge’s Choice, and Viewer’s Choice. The quilt was put together by members Linda Hertensteiner and Paula Klaassen with 2015 Fabric Challenge blocks created by various guild members and then machine quilted by guild member and President Judy Haines. The quilt will be given away at our annual  “Autumn Leaves” Quilt Show in October, 2016 (exact date pending). Tickets can be purchased from guild members or at one of our regular guild meetings. Congratulations, guild members!

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New 2016 Officers

Meet Country Fare Quilter’s Guild’s 2016 Officers:

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Jimmy Bolin, Treasurer; Judy Haines, President; Steve Anna True, Secretary; Janet Teel, 1st Vice-President; and Jolene Beatty, 2nd Vice-President (Left to right)

 

Scrappy Trip Blocks

Diana Jasany, a 15 year old North Carolina Girl Scout, is making twin-sized quilts for teenagers aging out of foster care for her Gold Award Project, the highest level of achievement in Girl Scouts. It takes 42 scrappy 12” blocks to make one quilt and Diana’s goal is to collect blocks from all 50 states. Diana is using Bonnie Hunter’s free pattern “Scrappy Trip Around the World” which can be printed with permission from Bonnie’s Quiltville website. You can follow Diana’s project on Diana’s Golden Needle on Facebook.

If you would like to donate one of these quick and easy blocks to Diana’s project, please give your block to Susan at our July 23rd Anniversary Luncheon to send to Diana. If you would like to donate a second block, we will join them into a Love Quilt from the guild.

Scrappy Trip Block by SusanTo make one 12″ scrappy trip block you only need:
(6) 2.5″ X 16″ rectangles of varying contrasting colors, including lights and darks.

 

 

Shown Left: Scrappy Trip Block by Susan

 

Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons

Country Fare Quilter’s Guild’s 2015 donation quilt “Because of the Brave” won Best of Show, Best Machine Quilting, First Place in its category, and Viewer’s Choice at the Muskogee Area Quilt Guild’s “Quilted Dreams” quilt show this past weekend. A very special Congratulation goes to Judy Haines, who set the blocks together and did the extraordinary machine quilting. Congratulations and thank you to all guild members who created a block for the quilt during our 2014 Fabric Challenge. We will give the quilt away on Saturday, October 17th at our annual quilt show. Tickets are available at our regular guild meetings or from guild members.

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2015 Guild Projects

Brown Bag Round Robin

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Participants place a pieced or appliqued 12″ block with a selection of coordinating fabrics in an anonymous brown paper bag. We will select a bag, add a round to the center block, return it, choose another bag, add a round, etc. until each wall hanging has three rounds. Sandi Alger (shown above) is coordinating the bag exchange. We plan to reveal our completed Round Robin projects at the end of the year.

Annual Fabric Challenge

Fabric Challenge: Linda Hertensteiner & Paula Klaasen

Fabric Challenge: Linda Hertensteiner & Paula Klaasen

Linda Hertensteiner (shown above) and Paula Klaasen have selected the theme “Everything’s Black & White” for our annual Fabric Challenge, featuring black and white fabrics. Our challenge is to create a block using the chosen fabrics. Blocks will be on display at our annual quilt show October 16 & 17, 2015 for viewer’s choice voting and will then become our 2016 Donation Quilt. All members are encouraged to participate.

Wool Group Block-of-the-Month

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Wool Group members are working together on a block-of-the-month using the book Pennies from Heaven by Gretchen Gibbons. The stitch group meets at 1:00 p.m. each month following our regular guild meeting and is open to everyone.