WCQG Quilt Show 2011

We have firmed up the dates for the Quilt Show - June 17, 2011 (3pm - 5pm) will be the Pre-show with Shirley Rutherford as our guest speaker. Shirley will talk about her quilts and show us a sample of her works. The admission is $10 and with that you get several hours of quilt history and 5 Door prize tickets for a chance at a beautiful gift.

On June 18, 2011 (10am - 5pm) will be the main Quilt Show, with Vendors, Antique Quilt Bed Turning, Judged and Non-Judged Quilts, Lessons and more... The Quilt Show and Pre-Show will be held in and around the Decatur Visitor Center located at 106 South Trinity St, Decatur, Texas.

We also will have a Quilt Challenge (fee $20.00) so make sure you contact us for more information.

WCQG Christmas Party

At the Wise County Quilt Guild Annual Christmas Party, WCQG presented CASA, Veteran's Center quilts tops donated by Virginia Woods of Runaway Bay. 
Jo Ellen Brown of Alvord, quilted two quilts - One presented to the Veterans and one we presented back to Virginia Woods as a thank you for her gifts. Debbie Matthews of Montague, quilted the quilt used as a door prize for the party. Karen Summitt of Decatur, quilted the quilt presented to CASA.

Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS

For all you quilters out there--a challenge. Quilters Dream Batting is sponsoring a quilt challenge to benefit ALS -- Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS . Visit their link for more information.

Happy New Year

2011 is well underway. We are looking forward to a prosperous year for the guild.

Our last meeting of 2010 was our Christmas party December 11. It was a special gathering--a reunion of present and past members of Wise County Quilt Guild. It was wonderful to see everyone. The drawing for our donation quilt was one of the highlights. We had a number of baby quilts and blankets for Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center along with Christmas Stockings for C.A.S.A. of Wise and Jack counties.

There was also presentations of quilts to Wise Choices PRC and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. There was a drawing from those in attendance and Patsy Harris, Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 70 of Decatur won. Oh, Patsy, you are one fortunate lady! This particular quilt has over 5,000 pieces in it.Virginia (Ginnie) Wood made and donated a number of quilt tops to the guild. Karen and others machine quilted several and these were the quilts presented. Ginnie Wood is not a member of our guild--but we sure hope that she becomes one.

And what's a party without DOOR PRIZES! Thanks to all the individuals and businesses who made our event special.

January meeting--
The nominations committee will present the slate of officers. Our program will be brought by several members demonstrating specialty rulers. If you are in our area you are invited. Fat quarter to bring for our fat quarter lotto--juvenile print.

Until next time,