Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild

Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild had its regular meeting on Monday, August 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Building with 42 members present. Visitors were Etta Sanders, Jane Dillon, and Lindsley Priestly. New member is Debbie Hawk of Commerce. Hostesses Peggy Nelson, Elaine Sprague, Sherry Shockley, Diane McGregor, Pat Powell and Shirley Burney served Texas caviar, savory crackers and fruit medley for dessert. 

Hopkins County Extension Agent Larry Sandlin and Holly Rosamond, Hopkins County Environmental Quality Investigator, spoke on the need of county clean-up. Plans are to encourage residents of each county precinct to get involved to avoid illegal trash dumping. 

Morrison presided at the business meeting. The minutes were approved as written. The treasurer’s report is published in the newsletter. The meeting was used to finalize plans for the fall quilt show. 

The Guild has been invited to give a two-hour quilting demonstration in the Food and Fiber Building on opening day of the State Fair, Sept. 29. Texas Department of Agriculture will recognize Wilma Moss, Sherry Shockley, and Judy VanWinkle as having winning entries in the Legendary Texas Ranches quilt. 

Dee Harder announced plans for a Quilt Retreat at Lake Sharon Christian Center in Lewisville in February. Members need to sign up and pay initial fee by December. 

Judy Van Winkle, Jan Edwards, Lyn Powell, Mary Chezem, Jane Dillon, Ruby Stone, Etta Sanders, and Gwen Karney won door prizes. Members with Show and Tell items were: Jan Bartley and Dee Harder, Churn Dash auction quilt; Jeannie Perry, Veterans Quilt; Cristina, Hannah, Rebecca and Donna Fern Perry, a Bright Bandana Quilt; Patsy Crist, Turning Twenty, Patriotic Red White and Blue quilt; Tammy Olague, Students Quilt to honor soldiers serving in Iraq; Wilma Moss, fabric from the Sisters, Oregon quilt show, Alphabet miniature quilt; new member, Debbie Hawk, Ronald McDonald House Challenge quilt; Elaine Sprague, Birds and Flowers wall hangings for Billie Ruth; Sherry Shockley, "Protest" Quilt; Jean Thurman, Seaside miniature for next year’s TAQG miniature quilt auction, Red White and Blue variable star, two Christmas table runners. 

M. J. Filek of McKinney won the 2006 Raffle quilt given away at the Quilt Show. 

The Monday, Sept. 25, guild meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Building. Sue Welton, president of the Tyler Quilt Guild, will present a trunk show of her beautiful quilts. Interested people are invited to attend the meeting. 

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