Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild

Minutes & Pix

These four are the Crew who put together the quilt racks and hung our Show last year, and took it back down in such an efficient manner.  To thank them, we made them each a quilt!

Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild

9 July 2018 - Minutes

Meeting held at the Colorado City Recreation Center

For Jody, Carolyn pieced a beautiful Crown Royal quilt.  It was quilted by Cathy.

This elk quilt for Jeremy was pieced by Sandy and quilted by Shirley.

Attendance:  Barb Heaton, Linda Bickle, Nancy Shaw, Margaret Arnot, Kathleen Helm, Veronica Huskin, Carol Briscoe, Sandy Kline, Tommi Lard, Helen Paul, Marilyn Williams, Renee Helgeson, Maryellen Naughton, Janet Behringer, Bernice Mills, Patty Corsentino, Linda Wedgworth, Vicki Shafer, Nancy Sexton, Noni Arends, Mary Filer, Carolyn Baker, Carol Davis, Carol Clark, Diane Birner, Shirley Schwab, Patty Minkler, Fay McPherson, Janet Zurovski, Dianna Hardrick, Priscilla Palacio, Cathy Ortega, Virginia Johnson, Sue Barcus, Sara Warren, Deb Behringer, Barbara Kindig. 37 members were present.  Three Guests: Patty Kelley, Lexie, Carol Masius. 

Birthdays:   Linda Bickle (July 6th).

Minutes:The Minutes of June 2018 were emailed to the membership, and were approved as published.  Correspondence:  we received a Thank You note from the Olde Schoolhouse Quilters.  They enjoyed sharing our Annual Tea in May and the program presented by Kelly J.

Treasurers’ Reports:  Balance in the General Fund is $6410.  The Balance is high due to payments for the Retreat. Balance in the Raffle Acct is $2961.  The 2018 Raffle Quilt, “Brown Sugar and Spice”, was won by Mary Filer!  Sales for this quilt were about $2000. 

Old Business:

  • The Quilt Show for 2018 was cancelled due to the Spring Fire.
  • Final payments ($75) for the Retreat will be due next month.

New Business

  • Do we want to consider holding a delayed Quilt Show and/or Boutique? Possibilities include 1/ collaboration with events in LaVeta later this Summer and Fall, 2/ perhaps at the Community Church in Colorado City around Labor Day, or 3/ at Aguilar Days on August 4th.  Consideration for those who have already made things to sell in the Boutique.  Consensus:  the majority of those present would prefer to wait until our Show next year.

Charity Quilts:

  • We have 5-6 patriotic quilts to take to the Veterans Home in Walsenburg.  We also have a large bag of the bibs for them, and at least 2 wheelchair blankets.  We will plan a visit in the next month or two.  Let Linda or Tommi know if you want to be part of the group making the visit.  (The Veterans Home residents had been evacuated to Pueblo due to the Spring Fire but are now returned.)


  • Today – Presentations to the Scrappy Ladies Quilt Squad – see pictures on our website.
  • August – trunk show with Venda Robison of Colorado Springs.  Journey Into Art Quilts.
  • Sept – Presentation by the owner of Nuts ‘n’ Bolts, the quilt shop in Woodland Park, during our Retreat.  Wednesday evening we will have an early dinner, followed by this program.
  • New – Block per week for 52 weeks.  All paper-pieced.  Use your own fabric & color scheme (we will not exchange).  Find patterns: A Year of Scrappy Triangles.


  • Barb Heaton will continue as Chair for Membership but would like someone to take over as Chair for the Library.
  • We need someone to Chair a Publicity Committee [Noni volunteered], and for Games at the Retreat for one evening.
  • The Olde Schoolhouse Quilters (Westcliffe) are looking for someone to offer a trunk show as a program for their meeting in January 2019.
  • The Black Canyon Quilt Show in Montrose will be held July 18-20.
  • We have a large bag of donated wedding dresses from which to make Angel Gowns for deceased infants.  We also have a pattern and instructions.  We will have a few sew days on alternate Mondays to deconstruct the wedding dresses, and then use the skirts and trims for the gowns.  Parkview Hospital and some funeral homes have expressed interest in having these donated to them.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Shaw
9 July2018

These blocks for Stacy's quilt were pieced by Patty, then put together QAYG fashion by Carolyn.

Chuck had told Patty several times how much he admired this shadowbox maze pattern - but he was surprised!  This was pieced by Shirley and quilted by Marilyn.