March 2016 Newsletter

MARCH 2016


March Fat Quarter:Greens.
Reminder:  Snow is cancelled for the rest of the spring:
Annual $15 dues are due.
Monthly Meeting

6:30 PM  3rd Thursday, March  17, 2016
First Methodist Church
566 S. Haywood Street
Board meeting at 5:30 PM

Flossie White Room
2nd and 4th Thursdays 10-2
Call Donna Sharpe w/questions 734-3444


Quilt Show:
Thurs: Oct. 13; 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m
Fri & Sat Oct. 14 & 15: 10a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Maggie Valley

Volunteer Opportunities Still Available:



Alyson volunteered to work the Waynesvlle Festival, but we still need a chair to be in charge and work the other festivals, etc.

Please contact Sheryl to volunteer 734-8306 for these important jobs.  If  you like to work with a friend its okay to have co-chairs

Mary Glance’s Block Reminder…bring to March meeting:
9-1/2 unfinished block, any pattern, 1930s fabric, signed by maker.

Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration-Saturday, June 11
We will be selling tickets for our donation quilt downtown Waynesville.
2 hour  ticket selling time slots available.
Sign-up sheet available at our March meeting.
In 2015 we sold over $400.00 of  tickets and we had lots of fun.

3/17 Trunk Show – Terri DeLano

3/18 Workshop by Sara Hill, quilt teacher at AB tech; former AQG President. Friday, 9:00 A.M. @ Flossie White Room.  “Delectable Mountains” .  For a large quilt you’ll need 60 light/60 dark 6-1/2″ squares.  Lap quilt 16 light/16 dark.  Use many different shades of lights/darks to add interest even if they are in the same colorway.  I will give supply list and more details at March mtg.
Also requested…the usual stuff plus a design wall, straight pins, and a 6 1/2″ ruler if you have one.  Sara will show us how to make accurate half square triangles to get good points in the blocks.
We have room for 16 people, and so far only 7 have signed up.

President – Sheryl Lentini     734-8306
Vice Pres – Linda Hammar    734-1245
Sect’y –    Gretchen Tope       627-2040
Treas. –    Alyson Nelson       400-0587
At Large – Linda Carver         926-8582
At Large – Terri DeLano         630-677-6701
At Large -Susan Balantine     456-3101

Challenge Quilt Chair   Jeannie Theodore   245-9455
Community Day Chairs   Donna Sharpe 734-3444 and Elsie Orrell 926-9177
Donation Quilt Chair  Your name could be here!
Library Chair    Andrea Tilmont   926-9936
Membership Chair   Janeen Conway  926-6211 (home)  269-405-6135 (cell)
Newsletter Chair   Kathy Kelsey  926-3169
Program Chair 2016  Gail Holt   456-4477
Program Chair 2017  Denise Seay  803-528-3786
Publicity Chair  Connie Nicholson  246-0557
Quilts For Heroes   Donna Sharpe  734-3444
Quilt Show Chair    Jan Hartmann   926-5318 (summer)
Sunshine Chair    Betty McMillan  550-7814 (summer)  904-743-0503 (cell)
Vendor Chair   Your name could be here!

2016 Ticket Sales Chair
2016 Quilt show Vendor Chair

2017 Program Chair – Denise Seay

2016 DUES.  Have you paid them?  Only  $15
Please mail your dues payments to:  High Country Quilters Guild, PO Box 706 , Maggie Valley, NC  28751 or bring to meeting.


REMINDER:   Betty McMillan is our Sunshine chair. If you know of an illness or death in our membership, please let her know: or 904-743-0503 (winter) or 550-7814 (summer).

Note:  Our long time sunshine chair, Betty McMillan is need need to some prayers and well wishes.  Betty is having surgery and will be laid up for awhile.  Please make a moment an sent her  card  at her home.  Betty has sent many well wishes, congratulations and sympathy cards over the years to our members. :  Betty McMillan, 3810 Sandy Shores Dr. Jacksonville, Fl  32277


BE KINDER THAN NECESSARY…because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle!

Quilts for Heroes –   As you know we have received 112 tops from our friends in Florida.  We have now received 55 more.  There are two rolls of batting at the Flossie Room.    All these items have been donated.    Since only 3 tops were taken after the Febrary meeting,  I have managed to farm out twenty more of them!   While I would like to encourage our Guild to finish all these quilts, if more of us don’t help, it may be necessary to contact other guilds, churches and Haywood Community College or anyone who is willing to help us make a wounded soldier feel honored and appreciated.

Remember how great the Hero quilts looked on the stage at last year’s show?  Remember how many donations the display encouraged?

To donate your time:
Flossie White Room:    2nd and 4th Thursday, 10-2
Bring lunch; or
Stop  by and pick up a top you like, measure for batting, add your backing and finish as you please.

….Thank you kindly …Donna Sharpe 734-3444

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 Table measures 5 ft. X 3 1/2 ft.  stands 35inches tall. Comes with optional cutting mat on top.  Top lifts up for storage underneath for rulers, etc.  Table was originally a draftsman table and has been repurposed for a Quilter. or 828-627-0563

Singer 301 sewing machine—$205,  Mocha Longbed. Big Sister to the Featherweight, all mechanical straight stitch machine great for taking to classes.  You can drop the feed dogs for free motion work. It’s a “slant stitch” which makes threading the needle so much easier! This machine is thoroughly serviced, cleaned and polished.  Qtr. foot  additional $20.  Thirty day money back guarantee. or call 828-627-0563

FOR SALE:  Grace Model EZ3 Hand-Quilting frame
$150.00 or best offer
small to large quilts-includes cloth leader fabric
like new condition-used 2x


Please welcome the following new member(s):

Barbara Burke
271 Killian Street
Waynesville, NC  28786
Cell:  908-674-0295

Quilters Bill of Rights #8 “A quilter has the right to own as much fabrics their house and budget can stand”


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