News from Virginia Corriea

Several years ago I was lucky enough to purchase some blocks and a quilt top from Tillie Hilmer.  I was able to quilt the top recently.

 

This quilt top was made by Tillie's mother Clara Diebold, married name Mrs. Eugene Essner, Benton MO, born 8/6/1894, died 6/6/1973.  The quilt top is all hand pieced.  It is a Dresden Plate quilt.  All this information is on the label.  The outside border edges of the quilt were really, really frayed and I was afraid that I was going to have to cut the edges off to a straight edge.  But I decided to just stitch the heck out of the edges when I got to the edges of the quilt.  It's not so pretty but it preserved the original lines of the outside edge.  I really love this quilt.  Oh, as far as I can tell, it's made from original 1930's and 1940's fabrics.  

 

Here's a picture.  I hope you all enjoy remembering Tillie and her mother Clara.

 

I miss all of you.  Virginia

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Rev up your sewing machines, it’s the start of holiday season. You still have time to make heartfelt gifts for friends and family but also think about the love behind a cuddle quilt. Tuesday, I spent a few hours sorting donated cuddle quilt fabric at Tricia’s home studio above her garage. This huge space is nearly over flowing with fabric and with smiling good humor Tricia has devoted hours, possibly days, preparing it for us to sew. Do pick up a kit with pattern at Bear Paw or our next meeting. Also, donate a few hours to help Tricia sort and cut, it was fun. January we will have a cuddle quilt program but you don’t have to wait till then. Happy holiday sewing everyone. Betsy

I had a wonderful trip to Africa! It’s difficult to describe the impact of seeing so many animals, previously only glimpsed on TV or in a zoo, roaming around freely and ignoring us completely. People we met seemed content with their lives in spite of lacking most of the modern conveniences we take for granted. We also greatly enjoyed visiting an elementary school and interacting with the students.

“My” kids had a wonderful time looking at pictures and videos in my phone, especially a video of my 18- month-old great-grandson trying to feed himself. We visited a workshop where single mothers and survivors of domestic violence make the most beautiful hand-shaped, hand-painted beads which they make into jewelry (check out kobetough.com). The clay is harvested locally, soaked and cleaned, formed, painted, and fired – all by members of the collective. What a wonderful example of people taking something nearly useless, and turning it into objects of art and beauty! In a sense, isn’t that what we, as quilters, do with many of our projects – especially when we are using scraps and odd bits from our stash? Bev

Betsy and Bev

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Pictures and videos from 2019-2021

 

Upcoming Events
December 1, 2022

December 1, 2022

December 1, 2022 - Annual Dinner Party with Installation of new officers. Image from December 2021 Winter Wonderland

January 6, 2023

January 6, 2023

January 6, 2023 - Cuddle Quilt Workshop and General Meeting

February 4, 2023

February 4, 2023

February 4, 2023 - Footstool Workshop taught by our own Wendy Holt

February 4, 2023

February 4, 2023

February 4, 2023 - Footstool Workshop taught by our own Wendy Holt

April 8, 2023

April 8, 2023

April 8, 2023 - Newly Hatched Pieced and appliquéd wall hanging

April 7, 2023

April 7, 2023

April 7, 2023 - Karen Brow-Meier lecture on Color Osmosis

May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023 - Colleen Pelfrey will lecture on Life Without a Border Around It. In her lecture and trunk show, Colleen shares an eclectic collection of quilts.

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023 - Taking the Dye Out Workshop with Colleen Pelfrey.

August 3, 2023

August 3, 2023

August 3, 2023 - Jeanette Walton will present an "Inspiration" Trunk Show

August 4, 2023

August 4, 2023

August 4, 2023 - Jeanette will teach the Starbaby Workshop

October 5, 2023

October 5, 2023

October 5, 2023 - Guild Meeting a Trunk Show with Sandra Mollon

Little Yellow Bird - Sandra Mollon

Little Yellow Bird - Sandra Mollon

October 6, 2023 - Thread Painting Workshop with Sandra Mollon

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