December 2015 Newsletter

High Country Quilters Guild Newsletter


Attention: no December meeting.  See you at the Luncheon, 1:00 p.m. Dec. 17 at Maggie’s Galley



Christmas Luncheon:

Bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry.

January Fat Quarter:Anything Snowflake or Snowman

Monthly Meeting

No December Meeting


6:30 PM  3rd Thursday,

January 21, 2015, 6:30 PM

First Methodist Church

566 S. Haywood Street


Board meeting at 6:00 PM



A committee co-chaired by Jeannie Theodore and Terri DeLano with members Elsie Orrell, Spring Allen, and Linda Hammar will be looking at various sites over the next few months for a new quilt show venue and a new “Flossie White” room.  They will report their findings and their recommendations at the January or February meeting.   Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions of venues at the November meeting.



REMINDER FOR WINTER:  If the schools are closed, so are we.



December 17, 1:00 P.M. Holiday Social luncheon at Maggie’s Galley in Waynesville.

Our Program Chair, Gail Holt, has just announced our programs for 2016.    They sound interesting and fun!


January 21     Tartans and Plaids with Marge Warren, nationally known weaver

February 18     Making Pillows with Lori Perusi

March 17     Trunk Show with Teri DeLano

March 18     Simply Delectable Mountains Workshop with Sara Hill, quilt teacher at AB tech

April 21     String Pieced Quilts with Elsie Orrel

April 22      String Pieced Quilting Workshop with Elsie Orrel

May 19      Rulers and Gadgets, members bring rulers to explain their uses

May 20      Fabulous Fabric Bowls Workshop with Judy Heyward (cover of Quilters Newsletter Jan/Feb)

June 16      Scrappy Quilts with Jane Cole

June 17      Scrappy Quilts Workshop with Jane Cole

July 21      Program with Judy Simmons, nationally known quilter,

July 22      Nature to Paper to Fabric workshop with Judy Simmons,

August 18      Pot Luck Supper

September 15      Challenge Quilts with Jeanne Theodore

October 20      Civil War Quilts with Kay Ross & Connie Wasilowski

November 17      New at Quilt Market with Sandy Fogerty


In an effort to keep the lines of communication going here are some of the Officers, Board Members and Chairwomen for 2016:

President:                  Sheryl Lentini

Vice President         Linda Hammar

Secretary.                 Gretchen Tope

Treasurer.                Alyson Nelson

At Large:

At Large:

Membership:          Jeneen Conway

Programs:               Gail Holt

2016 theme quilt   Sheryl Lentini

Quilt Show:             Jan Hartmann

Challenge:               Jeanne Theodore

Vendors:                  Sherry Verse

Publicity:                Connie Nicholson

Website:                  Connie Nicholson

Newsletter:            Kathy Kelsey

Ticket Sales:

Sunshine:               Betty McMillin

If you need to talk or email check your membership list.

Obviously, I missed the two at large members and some other jobs that have been filled.

Thank you.


Special Note regarding 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016

I “attended” a conference call regarding the celebration of the National Park Service and they want each quilt group at different areas of the Blue Ridge Parkway to come up with their own idea of how to celebrate the NPS by initiating their own project about local history.   Marielle DeJong, an intern with the NPS is in charge of the project.  (828) 348-3402 and   This is not each guild create a block and a quilt hangs at Park Headquarters in Asheville.  This is not a hang a quilt at Waterrock Knob, because there is little space for that.

We were to receive an email regarding the conference all, but to my knowledge, it has not arrived.  It appears that it is up to us to create something specific to Haywood County’s area of the BRP.

December Activity

High Country Quilters Guild

Christmas Party Luncheon

Thursday, December 17, 2015


Maggie’s Galley, Waynesville, NC

Our party is set for the regular meeting day in December.

We will be ordering from the menu for lunch, each member pays for her lunch and this is a member’s only luncheon.



Members Corner… If you have news or something for sale…..

Please email Kathy at  if you have items for this area.  Please send all articles by the 5th of the month.  We hope to have the newsletter out by the 6th or 7th so watch for it.   Thank you.




For Sale:  Cutting table $100.    Contact:  Claudine Miller: or 550-1302




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