September 2015 Newsletter

High Country Quilters

Guild Newsletter

***** SEPTEMBER 2015 *****



Fat Quarter Color:


Guild Member Sheryl Lentini will present a TRUNK SHOW! I’m looking forward to seeing Sheryl’s work!

Monthly Meeting

6:30 PM 3rd Thursday,

September 17, 2015 6:30 PM

First Methodist Church

566 S. Haywood Street


Board meeting at 6:00 PM


September 24- Flossie White Room

4th Thursday of the month


Slate of next year╒s officers will be presented at September meeting and voted on at October meeting.

!!! QUILT SHOW INFORMATION – 25th Anniversary !!!

Wow!! Only a month away before we have our 25th anniversary quilt show in the beautiful mountains. Hope everyone is working hard to finish their quilts. The registrations are slow in coming in, but you can bring them to the meeting on September 17th. Also for ease email them to me at . You can also call me at 926-5318 for questions and help. Last year we had 125 quilts!!! Lets fill up the rooms for our many guests that look forward to seeing the beautiful quilt display here in the mountains !!

We need volunteers for the following:

Greeters/hostesses-Thursday Oct. 8-

Friday Oct.9-

Saturday Oct. 10

Ticket Sales- Thursday- Oct. 8- 12-2 need 2 people

2-4- need 1 person

Friday- Oct. 9 – 12-2 need 1 person

2-4- need 2 people

Saturday Oct. 10 12-2 need 1 person

Set up on Wednesday- 9:00-1:00 so far we have- Kay Ross, Jan Hartmann, Sheryl Lentini

Kathy Kelsey, Kathy Barger, Karen Kosec, Linda Hammer, Sherry Verse, Connie W.,

Please please- we need enough people to set up in a timely manner.

We will provide lunch as usual from Subway for all your good work

Take down on Saturday Oct. 10th. We need volunteers to take down and put away the quilt racks. Usually many people just pitch in to help. However, it would be helpful to know if you are willing to be there to help

Thank you for your help and hard work.

Jan Hartmann Quilt show chairperson

Sheryl Lentini Quilt show co -chairperson

Quilt Show Cafe

Linda has someone to do the food during the quilt show. It’s Ed Rogers who was the Lake Logan Episcopal Center Dining Hall Director & chef for over 6 years. He recently left the center & said he would be happy to do this for us.

Programs 2015

September 17, 2015: 2015 Challenge Quilt voting. Sheryl Lentini trunk show.

October 15, 2015:   Quilt Show Viewer’s Choice Winner, 2016 Officers election and                   guest speaker, Linda Halpin “What Scrap Quilts Have Taught                     Me” lecture and trunk show

October 16, 2015:   Linda Halpin class: Quilting 1-2-3 9am-3:30pm Flossie White                   room, Maggie Valley

November 19, 2015: TBA, Fall Spectacle

December 17, 2015: December social-luncheon-details to be announced

October Guild Meeting – Special Guest – Linda Halpin

Linda Halpin will be our guest speaker at our October 15th monthly guild meeting. Her lecture is “What Scrap Quilts Have Taught Me” and she will present a trunk show.

Linda will have a workshop on Friday, October 16th in the Flossie White Room. The class is Quilting 1-2-3 and the cost is $15.00 (payable to the guild) and $5.00 for class handout (payable to Linda at class). Sign-up sheet will be available at the September meeting and class fee guarantees you a spot. Class supply list will be available at the September meeting.

Check out Linda’s website:

Linda’s bio: I was fortunate to grow up with a mom who does all kinds of needle arts. I began sewing doll clothes at the age of 6, graduating later to making all of my own clothing. By the time I discovered quilting years later, I had a healthy supply of scraps just waiting to become quilts. Combining that with my love of puzzles made quilting a natural.

Unable to obtain a college degree in needle arts, I enrolled in the Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s Teacher Certification Program. The intensive two year examination program tests not only the candidates’ stitching skills but also their knowledge of color and design, history of their chosen field, and classroom abilities. I am one of only a handful of instructors nationwide who have been certified by the Embroiderer’s Guild of America (EGA) as an Instructor in Quiltmaking.

Actively teaching quiltmaking across the United States and Canada for nearly 40 years, I have enjoyed being on the faculty of several distinguished conferences nationwide (including the AQS show in Paducah), as well as working with guilds of memberships ranging from 25 to 400.

In addition to teaching, I also enjoy writing. My seven quiltmaking books range from quilt history, three dimensional appliqu├⌐, and quilted clothing, to scrap quilts, and patterns inspired by the Little House on the Prairie books. I have also served as Chairman of both EGA’s National Master Craftsman Program for Quiltmaking and Teacher Certification Programs. I have curated numerous quilt exhibits, as well as been involved as a judge at regional exhibits, and participated in an Exhibit Judging Forum which established guidelines now used nationwide.


Donna says that we are very close to our goal of 100 quilts for our brave wounded soldiers!!! Bring your donations to the show to be displayed on the stage!


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