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									 EAST COBB                                                                                      Volume 15, Issue 5
                                                                                                         May, 2008

               Basket Bulletin

               Plan Ahead, Sign Up For Classes
                  .Right now there are only wait list spots available for
                   Art Quilter, Laura Wasilowski two workshops. She
                   will be speaking at the evening guild on the 29th and
                   the day guild on the 30th. Her lecture, called “Quilt,
                   Therefore, I Am,” should be fun and interesting.
                                                                                 MAY 2008
                   Looking ahead, it’s not too early to sign up for classes
                   coming up in the next few months. June 27th                   Su M      Tu W Th Fri Sa
                   quilter, Pat Sloan will be with us, discussing how her
                   quilts have changed over the years.                                              1    2    3
                   Pat’s Thursday class called, “Pat’s Wild and Free Ap-
                   pliqué,” focuses on developing the background. She
                   also discusses the use of color and asymmetrical de-           4   5    6   7    8    9    10
                   sign elements.
                   Saturday’s class is called, “Cupcakes and Quotes.”
                   You will learn a lot of tips and tricks about fusible
• Sign up          appliqué, embellishment and design. You will leave
                                                                                  11 12 13 14 15 16 17
                   class with design embellishments and a cupcake
  now for          quilt well on it’s way.
  classes          All classes are $35 and run from 10:30 to 4:30. Reg-           18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                   istration forms are available at our web site at
• Member  Register early to assure your spot in one
                   of these wonderful classes.
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  Tech Mom
• Art Quilts                 President’s Message
  at May’s       It is hard to believe that it is May already and school will be taking the summer break soon.
  meeting.        We have another exciting speaker coming this month - Laura Wasilowski from the Chicago
                 School of Fusing. If you have ever wanted to make an Art Quilt, here is your opportunity.
                 Pat Sloan will be here next month and you can't miss her lecture and workshops. I still
                 can't believe we have so many wonderful programs this year. I hope you are all able to take
                 at least some of the workshops and attend the lectures.
                 We will be turning in quilts in July for Ronald McDonald so hopefully you are working on at
                 least one quilt to donate. Raffle quilt blocks are being worked on and are due no later than
                 the June meeting but Janice will be happy to accept them in June if they are finished. We
                 will have a wonderful raffle quilt for next year, with special thanks to Red Hen Fabrics for
                 the wonderful organization and packaging of the blocks.
                 See you on the 30th!

                 Melinda Fulkerson

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 Basket Bulletin

  The April 25 meeting of the ECQG was called to order by Melinda Fulkerson with a welcome and reminder to
  "turn off your cell phones."
  A motion was made by Ray Barreras and seconded by Michelle Bautsch to approve the minutes of the March
  meeting as published in the newsletter.
  The treasurer reported a balance of $61,173.92. A motion was made by Ray Barreras and seconded by Jan
  Cunningham and the report was accepted.
  Guests and new members were introduced by Rose Archer. Brenda Hunt and Karen White were our guests
  and Olivia Crown is a new member.
  It was announced that there is a bus trip to Gastonia, N. C. on May 21 to shop the Mary Jo's Fabric Outlet
  and Long Creek Mill Thread Store if anyone is interested in going.
  Linda Wirtz, Membership Chairman, announced the current membership of the Guild is 240. This included
  five new members and five renewals.
  There will be a meeting for NewBees at Debbie Gerber's house on the first Friday in May at 10:00 a.m. All who
  are not currently members of a Bee are invited.
  Pam Cornutt reported there are still 4 openings for the Saturday workshop (Jane Hall) and also openings for
  both Laura Wasilowski and Pat Sloan.
  Three golden scissors were awarded by Ray Barreras to Lila Scott, Jan Kramer, and Robin Meyers.
  Lynda Smith reported the requirements for the 2009 Challenge quilt. The theme will be "Name That Tune" and
  Linda has fabric available.
  Robin Meyers discussed progress on the Quilt Show 2009 and reported an application has been made to the
  State of Georgia asking for $8,766 to be used for marketing for the show. There is a requirement that the
  Guild match this amount $ for $ if it is approved. The results should be available by mid-June. Our quilt
  show will probably be held in the Cobb Civic Center again with the contract to be signed in September. Dates
  for the show are Sept 18-20, 2009. Members were asked to start now making quilts to hang in the show.
  Nancy Hutchison, Community Service, announced fifteen quilts were delivered to Cobb Foster Care last
  month. Three more were brought to the meeting today by Joann Clabby.
  At a recent Georgia Quilt Council meeting, Janice Glover won a box of supplies.
  Janice Kuhns announced that Red Hen Fabrics is designing the Raffle Quilt and a mock-up was available at
  our meeting today. It will have 4", 8", and 12" blocks and members were encouraged to sign up to make
  blocks and pick up the kits. The quilt will need 40 blocks.
  Danielle Morgan, filling in for Helena, called for Show and Tell and many quilts were shared with the Guild.
  An announcement was made to remind members to bring in their Challenge quilts that will be sent to Nash-
  ville for the show in August.
  Jan Cunningham asked if anyone is going to the North Georgia Shop Hop to please call her.
  After a short break in the meeting, Debbie Lathrop awarded three door prizes to the members who won them
  Pam Cornutt introduced Jane Hall, our speaker and she presented an informative program on the topic "Blue
  Ribbon Quilts. After the progham Melissa closed our meeting with a story, "Hints about life" and the meeting
  was adjourned.
  Respectfully submitted,
  Karen Webster, Secretary

Newsletter The newsletter is published every month. The deadline for articles is the
fourth of the month. Send any articles or ideas to If there is any-
thing you want to see in the newsletter please let me know. Right now, I am looking for
someone who wants to write a quilt tip article every month. If you are interested please
send me an email or call 678-352-7802. Sharon Kennedy

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                       Happy Birthday

Shiras Guion - 5 - 1
Barbara Barnes - 5 - 2
Marjorie Levine - 5 - 3
Kaye Baskin - 5 - 6
Jan Cunningham - 5 - 10
Taffy McLaughlin - 5 - 12                                                             UFO Club
Judy Alexander - 5 - 14
Margaret Betz - 5 - 15                                                   We are forming a UFO Club
Pamela Potter - 5 - 15                                                   to encourage one another to
                                                                         get some projects finished.
Carleen Brock - 5 - 16
                                                                          If you'd like more informa-
Barbara Stevenson - 5 - 22                                               tion, please send an email
Joann Clabby - 5 - 29                                                    to underthemagno-
Cindy Richards - 5 - 29                                         or call Dan-
Joyce Riley - 5 - 31                                                     ielle Morgan at 770-591-

Happy Birthday to all our May Birthdays. We all like to celebrate with
you, so if your birthday is in May, please bring a treat to the May

Crazy Quilts in Calhoun

The Georgia Quilt Council's "Crazy Quilts for Modern
Times" exhibit continues through June 10 at the Harris
Arts Center in Calhoun. These 28 quilts are the result
of a 2007 Challenge to Council members, and did they
respond!! They snipped up prom dresses, old ties and
shirts, and one intrepid stitcher even learned to tat so
that she could apply it to her creation! Several ECQG
members have quilts in the show, so check out the Har-
ris Arts Center's website at
for more information.
Calhoun is about 50 miles up Interstate 75 from Mari-
etta -- perfect for a quilting field trip! For more informa-
tion about the Council, visit

                               Directory Update-May, 2008

RENEWALS                                       NEW MEMBERS
Ahmed, Sharon Serrano
2027 Dayron Court                              Crampton, Olwynne
Marietta, GA 30062                             2230 Fox Hound Pkwy
(H) (770) 565-0682                             Marietta, GA 30062-6332                      (H) (770) 485-0783
Baker, Shannon
3108 Big Shanty Trail                          Greaves, Virginia (Ginny)
Marietta, GA 30066                             700 Wexford Hollow Run
(H) (770) 425-1118                             Roswell, GA 30075                        (H) (770) 992-3270
1/23       (E)                       
Barnes, Barbara                                8/4
636 Braidwood Drive
Acworth, GA 30101                              James, Julee
(H) (678) 290-1859                             4605 Karls Gate Drive                           Marietta, GA 30068
5/2                                            (H) (770) 579-3360
Clark, Vickie H.                     
2954-C North DeKalb Dr.                        9/27
Atlanta, GA 30340
(H) (770) 451-5175                             Kapik, Selina
(W) (770) 381-2424                             6240 Song Breeze Trace                   Duluth, GA 30097
4/16                                           (H) (678) 473-1298
Hicks, Jean                                    (W) (770) 814-3322
1076 Hambrick Road                   
Stone Mountain, GA 30083-2482                  1/21
(H) (404) 296-9549                         Rucket, Barbara
10/22         (E)                              1005 Ivy Falls Drive NW
West, Kathie                                   Atlanta, GA 30328
2928 Gant Quarters Drive                       (H) (404) 255-1005
Marietta, GA 30068                   
(H) (770) 971-1118                             10/6

                1. Michelle Bautsch            Multnomah Falls
                2.                             Temperance Quilt
                3. Ann D’Agostino              9-patch A Walk Thru A Spring Garden
   April        4. Pamela Sullens              Baby Quilt
                                               Charity Quilt
   Show         5. Pat Kilmark                 Hoffman Challenge Quilt
   And          6. Carolyn Powers              Aunt Mary’s Quilt
                7. Harriett Fox                Every Stitch in the Machine
   Tell                                        Argyle Garden
                8. Betty Gay White             Hawaiian Shirts for the Menehune Quilt
                9. Carole Lubbers              Strips Made It Happen I
                                               Strips Made It happen II
                10. Kathy Davis                Silk Quilt
                11. Colleen Olsen              Ladybug Quilt

    How To Get Your Own Golden Scissors
The Golden Scissors charm is an award that recognizes
quilters who complete a large quilt. Assembly and quilting
must all be done by the member. The quilt must be com-
pleted within one year of the date the scissors are awarded.
Cheater cloth quilts are not accepted. The committee will
measure your must be a minimum of 280 inches.
The golden scissors will be presented to the maker during that
portion of the ECQG meeting.

                Make sure you contact the Sunshine Committee/Suzanne Gipalo 770-
                565-7594 or to inform her of any one who is
                ill, or anyone who has lost a loved one.
                Thank you for your cooperation!
                Suzanne C. Gipalo
                Chairperson/Sunshine Committee

                     Quilt Show 2009 News

                     Preliminary plans for the 2009 Quilt Show are coming
                     together! Mark your calendar for September 18-20,
                     2009, when Georgia Celebrates Quilts will once
                     again turn the Cobb Civic Center into the best quilt
                     show in Georgia! We are finalizing the categories for
                     quilt entries, collecting ideas for how to arrange things
                     at the Civic Center, and filling positions on the Quilt
                     Show Committee. In order to focus our publicity on
                     our show's name, "Georgia Celebrates Quilts", we
                     aren't going to have a special theme for the 2009
                     show. In April, we submitted a grant application to the
                     State of Georgia for marketing funds, which would
                     match our spending dollar for dollar. We will find out
                     soon if we are awarded these funds, which would allow
                     us to advertise the show more widely. Don't forget that
                     the show is your chance to show off your work to the
                     world! So if you haven't already started that special
                     quilt (or two or three) that you want to enter in the
                     show, there is no time like the present! Questions?
                     Ideas? Want to get more involved in the show? Con-
                     tact Robin Meyer, Show Chair, at robinmey-
            or 770 948-5394.

The following is borrowed from a Pittsburgh Quilt Store Newsletter.
This was taken word for word from the 1949 Singer Sewing Machine Man-
 “Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. Think about what you are going to
do. Never approach sewing with a sigh or lackadaisically. Good results are
difficult when indifference predominates. Never try to sew with a sink full of
dirty dishes or beds unmade. When there are urgent housekeeping chores,
do these first so that your mind is free to enjoy your sewing. When you sew,
make yourself as attractive as possible. Put on a clean dress. Keep a little
bag full of French chalk near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at
intervals. Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick on. If you are con-
stantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or your husband will come home
and you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing as
you should.”

                      Guild Members Make Quilt for Virginia Tech Mom

East Cobb Quilt Guild member Pat Kilmark wanted to do something for Ryan Clark’s
mother. Ryan was the Georgia student killed in the Virginia Tech shooting.
Ryan’s mother Leticia wanted a quilt constructed of quilt blocks given to her from a col-
lege in Kentucky. When Pat received the blocks they were a cotton/poly blend of differ-
ent size blocks, hot glued together with lace and ribbon. According to Pat,” They were al-
most as long as a football field.”
Pat immediately enlisted the help of fellow guild member Vicki Clark. Vicki and Pat got
rid of the glue, and let their project sit for a while until they could decide how to put this
quilt together. Pat says, they stabilized the fabric blocks, trimmed them with a wavy ro-
tary cutter, and sewed about 67 images on the background fabric. Pat did the quilting,
writing Ryan’s name several times as she quilted.
The pair used Virginia Tech fabric for the background, Warm and Natural batting and a
backing of maroon and black (Virginia Tech’s colors). Pat, who has been quilting for 14
years says the quilt has a great binding.
They could not use all the blocks made by the Kentucky students, but when Pat showed
the quilt to the Early Bird Quilt Bee, someone offered to make a wall hanging out of the
remaining blocks.
Pat said she thought this was something she could do to lighten someone else’s life who
was going through a tragedy. She added if everyone would do something nice on a regu-
lar basis, it would be a better world. She said, “you shouldn’t expect anything back.”
This was a joint effort by Vicki and Pat made with love and sympathy.

                                         Georgia Quilt Show

               A new quilt show is coming to Atlanta in October.
               There will be classes, exhibits, and a vendors mall.
               The keynote speaker will be Marianne Fons of Fons
               and Porter’s Love of Quilting. They are looking for en-
               tries. Judges will be awarding cash prizes in the fol-
               lowing categories….bed-sized, large wall, small wall,
               miniature, young artist, and rising star. So, get your
               entries ready the deadline in August 25th. For more
               information go to

                                                      NAME THAT TUNE

Can you name that tune in 4 patchworks? 3 appliqués? 1 landscape? Or, perhaps another quilting

The 2009 Guild Challenge is to depict your favorite song in a quilt top.

The rules are simple:

   The quilt top must represent a song title of your choosing.

   You must use the challenge fabric in the quilt top and it must be recognizable in at least a 3-inch
      square in the top. (Challenge fabric is available for purchase in fat-eighths during monthly
      Guild meetings).

   Must be quilted by machine, hand or both.

   Size:    Width 30” to 60”
         Length 30” to 60”

                 These sizes meet Knoxville AQS entry criteria - We
                 will vote on up to 8 quilts from our challenge to be
                 entered into the Knoxville 2009 show.

   Each quilt must have a 4” sleeve and a label on the back stating the name of the quilt and the

Quilts will be displayed and voted on during the March 2009 Guild meeting.

Guild meetings are held at 9:30
AM the last Friday of the month
in the Parish Center of St. Ann’s
Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell
Road NE, Marietta GA.
The Evening Guild meets at 7:00
PM on the Thursday prior to the
regular Friday guild meeting at
Mount Bethel United Methodist              Currently available to help you with your handwork needs.

Church, Room F001,
                                           Bindings   .20 per linear inch by hand
4385 Lower Roswell Road, Mari-                            .10 Per linear inch by machine
etta GA.                                   Basting     for those who want to hand quilt
                                                          Basting is done each 4 to 5 inches
           Basket Bulleting
                                                          in easily removable stitches
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