MEMBERSHIP: Membership dues are payable by Jan. 15. The membership form must be filled out
and turned in with your dues. The form is provided in the newsletter and on our web site.
NEWSLETTER ARTICLES: Newsletter articles are due by the 19th of the month, unless other notice
is given. Please send them to Barbara Magnuson at email@example.com or to my home at 509
Timberland Dr. Gepp, Ar.72538. Remember this is your newsletter and we need your articles to keep
our members informed.
REFRESHMENTS: Diana Arikan, Celine Kingsland, Joyce Brockmeyer, Mary Bouras, Betty Midkiff,
Mary Ann Giesy.
REMINDER: IF THE SCHOOL BUSES ARE NOT RUNNING ON THE DAY OF OUR MEETING DUE
TO BAD WEATHER, THE GUILD WILL NOT BE MEETING.
REMINDER!!!! DUES ARE PAYABLE BY JANUARY 15 --- $25.00
Dues for 2008 will be accepted at the January meetings. You remittances must be accompanied with
the Membership Form included in this newsletter or from the website. If you are unable to make the
January meetings, you may mail your dues and form to:
Hill „N Hollow Quilters Guild
P. O. Box 1005
Mountain Home, AR 72654
Your completion of the membership form will help your Board to plan activities of
interest. Please see the website HOME Page for a printable version.
QUILT CONGRESS 2008
QUILTERS ON FIRE
October 3 & 4, 2008
Planning for the Quilt Congress we are co-hosting with Country Quilters – Salem and
Crooked Creek Quilters – Yellville continues to evolve and we will have a lot of news
for you in January about this event. The big news is the location: Hope Center, Twin
Lakes Baptist Church, 2645 Hwy 62 W, Mountain Home where we will have two large
rooms to accommodate Guests, Vendors, Silent Auction, Demonstrations and a Quilt
Challenge. Mary Ellen Hopkins will be the speaker on Saturday October 4. Registration
for the Congress includes a trunk show by Maureen Forster and The Renegades, vendor shopping
and challenge quilt display the evening of Friday, October 3.
Attendance has grown considerable to this annual event since Hill „N Hollow last
hosted it in 1999, when 144 attended. The 2006 Congress in Russellville had 223
and the 2007 Congress in Little Rock had 255 in attendance. The help of all members
will make 2008 Congress a great success. We‟ll tell you how you can help in
Hill „N Hollow Quilters Guild
Minutes of General Meeting
December 7, 2007
President Donna Bohaty called the meeting to order at 9:30 A.M. There were 112 members and three
guests present. We now have a total of 202 members.
Announcement: Scissor orders will not be taken until after January 1, 2008.
The minutes of the November meeting were corrected to show that we have 202 members, not 206.
Also the minutes were corrected to show that Marlene Geveshausen and Kay Sanders-Chick worked
with Annis Stuart at the Sit, Stitch and Socialize meeting. There being no other corrections, the
minutes were approved as corrected. The treasurer‟s report was received and filed for audit.
Barb Ferguson announced the procedure for voting in the Challenge contest and said it would be held
during the break time. There will be four prizes, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for Best of Challenge and 1st for Most
Joanna Sarles, President-Elect for 2008 announced the following officers and committee chairs:
President: Joanna Sarles President-Elect: Carol Lewis
Vice President/Night Liaison: Judy Jensen Secretary: Celine Kingsland
Treasurer: Dianna Flughum
Audit: Carol Lewis, Marlene Gwaltney, Sissy Wells
Website and Committee Chair: Mary Carlson
Newsletter: Barb Magnuson, Myrna Stolt
Historian/Photographer: Margie Dotson
Internal Communication: Sharry Newmann
Sunshine and Shadow: Ann Mann
Community Quilts: Barb Jaeger
Classes and Committee Chair: Maureen Forster
Programs: Sue Rogers
Library: Diana Arikan
Workshops: Vicki Kauth
Bus Trips: Bonita Ratzel
Challenger (Quilt Congress and Guild): Diana Arikan and Judy Jensen
Growth and Development:
Chairman: Bonnie Marr
Facilities: Sandy Seitz
Chairman: Sonya Smith
Greet/Sign-in: Sonya Smith and Claire Nelson
Door Prizes: Barb Tennyson
Refreshments: Sue Schaufler
Membership: Carol Lewis
Opportunity Quilt Committee:
Production 2009: Joanna Sarle, Maureen Forester, Connie Randall, Patsy Grant,
Ticket Sales 2009: ??
Quilt Show 2009 Chairman: ??
President‟s Quilt: Connie Randall, Joyce Brockmeyer
AQS Books: ??
Scissors: Mary Porretto
Show and Tell: Joyce Brockmeyer.
Community Quilts: Barb Magnuson presented the following people pins for making a minimum of five
baby quilts: Myrna Stolt, Laura Norman, JoAnn Moore, Jean Fischer, Mary Rogers, Diana Arikan,
Mary Ann Giesy. Barb announced that the guild had produced 381 quilts this year and 50 were
Tip of the Month: Barb Skeffington offered the following tips: Mark the notch on a spool of thread with
a magic marker to make the notch easier to locate. Also stick you sewing needles in a piece of
Styrofoam and put a dab of paint on them to designate the size of the needle, also mark the needle
package with the same color. Annie Wager suggested many used for plastic packaging containers to
help organize small sewing projects.
Military Quilts: Pat Seuling announced that we had sent 50 military quilts and that a donation can
was now available for people who would like to contribute to the cost of postage. She also
announced that 46 service banners were turned in toward our goal of 100 by year‟s end.
Gail Hillyard was the winner of 48 flannel and homespun fat quarters. By popular request Connie
Randall will continue the fat quarter drawing each month. For January, the fabric should be a calico.
Calico was defined as any small “all-over” print.
Carolyn Wilkins presented the President‟s Quilt to Donna Bohaty along with black borders that will be
added later. She thanked Margaret Wilburn for the artful arrangement of the blocks. The Quilt was
titled, “Hands Working Together.”
Barb Tennison said that 276 tickets had been sold for the Christmas Stocking and that the total cash
value of the stocking was close to $1000. The stocking was won by Diana Flughum.
Donna Bohaty announced that the December Board meeting would be held at 10:00 on Wed, Dec. 12
at 10:00. At this time all present Board members and new board members will have an opportunity to
exchange books, ideas, etc. The meeting will be followed by lunch.
During the break, members voted on the Challenge wall hangings. The winners were Most Creative:
Mary Carlson. !st place: Karen Rocci, 2nd and 3rd place went to Vicki Kauth.
The following person won door prizes: Mary Giesy, Sissy Wells, Bev Spaulding, Gwen Estes,
Barb Jaegar, Carolyn Wilkins, Rita Owens, Trish Prust, Doris Rogers, Carol Lewis.
The following persons participated in Show and Tell: Trish Prust, Jan Hickman, Annis Stuart, Gail
Hillyard, Ann Mann, Sandy Steely, Diana Arikan, Patsy Grant and JoAnn Moore. Four baby quilts
were also shared.
Following the meeting a delicious pot-luck lunch was enjoyed by all the members.
Respectfully submitted, Sissy Wells
Nite Notes--December 11, 2007
The December 11, 2007, Hill`n Hollow Quilters Guild Night Meeting was called to order at 6 pm. by
Vicki Kauth, in Judy Jensen‟s absence. There were 33 members present. We had three guests who
hope to become members: Jo Reid, Georgia Kalke, and Mickey Sansouci.
We had the following committee and/or business reports:
Joyce Brockmeyer--Joyce handed out the first lotto block for 2008. Members who wish will make a
block and bring it to the January meeting. Your name goes in for a drawing for all the blocks.
Pat Seuling--AQS books available.
Our UFO Challenge concluded this month with two members bringing in completed UFOs and
claiming a prize from the “prize kitty:” Barb Skeffington and Celine Kingsland. We then had a drawing
for the remaining items in the kitty and Paula Winston won the items. The drawing was held from
those who entered the UFO challenge. We will continue the UFO challenge next year by popular
The fat quarter lotto was won by Debbie Ellis. The color for the January 2008 meeting will be calico.
In lieu of a program, we had our Christmas party with members bringing all kinds of good food and
desserts. A good time was had by all.
Door prizes were a abundant thanks to Barb Tennison bringing a special gift and eight door prizes
donated by Linda Siebert of Remember Me Quilt Shop to thank the guild members for their kindness
when her home was recently destroyed by fire. The door prizes were won by Gloria Kalke, Barb
Magnuson, Celine Kingsland, Susan Guest, Joyce Brockmeyer, Pat Seuling, Sandy Steely, Connie
Randall, Jennifer Hale, Beverly Spaulding, Karen Rutledge, Jinny Truzinki, and Frances Novey.
We had four members with show and tell: Jinny Truzinski, Celine Kingsland, Vicki Kauth, and Mickey
The meeting adjourned at approximately 7:15 pm
Krentz, Squires will Present 2008 Workshops
Four workshops taught by nationally recognized instructors have been scheduled for 2008. The first
series of workshops will focus on piecing quilt tops based on the Lone Star and Hunter‟s Star
patterns. The second series will focus on quilting those tops and others.
Jan Krentz will visit us in June. She is a nationally recognized quilt instructor, author and designer.
Winner of the 1998 Teacher of the Year award, Jan's motivating workshops are packed with practical
tips, techniques and methods to ensure success. She is author of Lone Star Quilts & Beyond, Hunter
Star Quilts & Beyond and Diamond Quilts and Beyond. Jan will present the following workshops:
Summer Salsa Lone Star Quilt class, June 4-5
Jan's own Lone Star design, seen in bright, sizzling summer colors is a real favorite. Includes
options to personalize your quilt with a variety of designs. Some advanced preparation
required to get the most from this class! This will be a two-day class and is aimed at advanced
beginners and above.
Hunter Star - Asymmetric design layout, June 7
Create an asymmetric design with a wide range of printed fabrics. The model quilt, Out of
Africa, measures 70" x 80" and features a collection of African fabrics. Optional changes in
block size or numbers of blocks will increase or decrease the quilt size as desired. This class
is designed for skilled beginners and above.
Helen Squire will present our September workshops. As a quilt teacher, designer of quilting patterns,
guest lecturer, auctioneer and Q & A columnist for three decades, she has the experience to answer
your questions on quilt-making. Helen‟s quilting classes (and her quilting books) provide students with
patterns useful for hand quilting, as well as the continuous line quilting patterns useful for machine
quilting, including long arm machine quilting. Helen‟s workshops are:
Quilting – Good Designs vs. Tiny Stitches, Sept. 4
Improve your selection of quilting designs not your stitches! Learn the secret to selecting
quilting patterns that look beautiful, flow, and fit your quilt perfectly. Frustrated over having to
make quilting decisions after you have already pieced or appliquéd your quilt top? Become a
confident quilter by learning to plan ahead! Pre-plan the fabrics, templates and seam
allowances before you begin to cut, sew your quilt and buy your quilting patterns.
Let's Talk About Quilting UFO's, Sept. 6
Do you have a pile of “unfinished objects” waiting for a final decision on the quilting design?
This is a must-take workshop for all quilt makers who hesitate before they “quilt as desired”.
Discover what types of quilting patterns are appropriate for patchwork and for appliquéd tops.
Learn how easy it is to make any quilting pattern fit your quilt. Good work habits and easier
design steps for creating your own quilting patterns will also be discussed.
This year has seen amazing generosity in our guild. 384 baby/child quilts were turned in as well as 50
larger-size quilts for our wounded military personnel. The guild awarded 45 pins to quilters who
turned in 5 or more quilts during the year.
We have donated the most quilts to the Women's Center at Baxter Regional Medical Center to be
used for newborns who otherwise would not have a nice quilt or blanket for their ride home. Serenity
House has also received many quilts for the youngsters who arrive there without one. Next is the
Baxter County Unit of the State Health Department, which gives our quilts to needy families. Finally,
we supply quilts to the Mountain Home Police Department and the Baxter County Sheriff's Office to
be carried in the officers' patrol cars. These are given to children who are involved in motor vehicle
crashes. We are also supporting our military men and women who have been wounded in
Afghanistan and Iraq by sending quilts to the military hospitals. The shipping for these quilts is paid by
donations from our members.
Community Quilts Chairman
Barb‟s Tips from the November Meeting:
Look in Wal-Mart or an office supply store for the small plastic bottles with a sponge top that are used
for moistening envelopes. They work great for moistening marks that have been made with a water
erasable pen. Just moisten the marks, not the entire area.
When doing strip piecing, layer the strata one on top of the other but evenly off-set each by about 3/8
or ½ inch so that seams don‟t lay on top of each other. You can layer as many as the length of your
longest ruler can cover. Then you are ready to cross cut all the strata at one time – lots of cuts in a
very short time. You do need to have a good blade in your rotary cutter and it will be even easier if it
is a 60mm blade.