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July 2024
Quilt Guild Meeting is July 8th, 2024 @ 7 pm 
(sorry for the wrong date in the last email)
Sew Social is at 4 pm -please let Traci know if you are coming
Location is First Baptist West Church 73th and NW Cache Rd in Lawton, OK

Letter from the President
It's been so hot here lately, all I want to do is stay inside where it is nice and cool and quilt! Hey, isn't that what we do in the winter when it's cold, stay inside where it is nice and warm and quilt!  We have a fun and interesting program this month, all on scraps. Since I love scrappy quilts, this is right up my alley. Don't forget about our heart challenge. The completed project is due in December and all little quilts will hang in the Leslie Powell Art Gallery in January. The Oklahoma Shop Hop is going on this month and finishes up at the end of July. So glad it lasts 2 months, makes it so much easier to visit all the shops. So grab your sew buddies and get to hopping. Go out and support your local fabric shops! We have a fun workshop scheduled in September. It is presented by one of our members, Kathy Hepner. Sign up before it fills up.
See you at Guild,

Program for June
Scraps - Janet Light
Organizing your sewing- Barbara Johnston
Guild Meeting Minutes
June 10, 2024
           The meeting was called to order by president Peggy Coe at 7:02pm. 
           Vicki Nightingale moved to accept the minutes as printed in the newsletter. Tracy Crumley seconded the motion.  Motion passed.
           Carol Ann Johnson moved to accept the treasurer’s report as printed in the newsletter.  Anke Baker seconded the motion.  Motion passed.
           Beverly moved to approve the 2024-25 Budget as send e-mail to members.  Tracy Crumley seconded the motion.  Motion passed.
           Vicki Nightingale stated there were 27 members present tonight and 1 visitor. Vicki Nightingale and Plezie Johnson were recognized for their June birthdays.
           All present were introduced by their neighbor.
           No Ways N Means report from Teresa Crabtree.
           Tracy Crumley showed a quilt by LaDonna Meyer, made from embroidered old cars, for charity.
           Mandy Ralston, 2025 Quilt Show Chair, stated quilt show theme ideas and categories coming.
           Modern Quilt Guild item, tabled from last month, opened for discussion.  Six people spoke about their feelings/concerns about the topic. Written ballots were given to current members.  Ballots were counted and the item failed:  9 yes votes, 16 no votes. The guild will NOT change name nor bylaws to reflect a modern quilt guild.  Lenor Davis encouraged those who want may look into developing a modern quilt guild, separate from WMQG.
           Peggy states that replacement parts for quilt racks are in process.
           Janet Light is presenting the program in July about organizing techniques for scraps.  Bring scrap quilts to the July meeting.
           Jean Petersen informed those present that a garage sale will be held Friday and Saturday at Amanda Thomas’ house – 911 Ranch Oaks Blvd from 8am-5:30pm.  All help is welcome.
           A Heart Challenge is beginning.  Make a two dimensional program with the thee of HEART. Size must be less than 120 inches in perimeter.  Any technique is open – embellishment, applique, revere applique, foundation piecing, group project, etc. – the sky is the limit.  Projects are due at the December 9, 2024 meeting.  The intent is to have them displayed in a public location TBD in February 2025.
           Kathy Hepner has agreed to teach a class on fabric faces.  September 14: Noon – 6pm Cost is $20 plus supplies.
           There will be a collage class Saturday, March 15, 2025 by Laura Hiney certified teacher Vonda Blank.  Patterns may be obtained from the teacher.  Class will hold 8-20 people.
           Our program tonight is the Disappearing Hour Class Quilt with Vicki Nightingale.
Drag & Brag
  • Kimberly Hartwell – brown back mystery by Karen Montgomery
  • Dianna Davis – Sublimation on fabric quilt, OQSO Mystery Quilt and red/white/blue 9 patch quilt
  • Kathy Burnett – OQSO panel quilt, red/white/blue 4 patches with muslin quilt
  • Plezie Johnson – red/black/white quilt from her first class after joining the guild
  • Donna Klein – Janet North OQSO Mystery Quilt Jelly Roll challenge, dot fabric from stash OQSO-O is for Oklahoma quilt, half square triangle quilt done at her daughter’s house
  • Peggy Coe – zig zag quilt from half square triangles Quanah Parker Indian face thread painting, jean jacket from Goodwill with patch work on back
  • Amanda Ralston – buffalo thread painting on white overalls, paper-pieced color wheel, Orange peel quilt and jacket with machine embroidery and thread painting
           July meeting will begin with community sewing at 4pm and at 7pm the program will be Scraps with Janet Light and Barbara Johnston. Bring machines.
           Meeting was adjourned at 8:35pm.
LaDonna Meyer
Guild Secretary

Treasurers Report
Wichita Mountains Quilt Guild Treasurer's Report 29 May - 25 June 2024
Opening Balance $15,318.88
Membership $125.00
Bank interest $1.38
Total $126.38
Website 5 years, Domain name $1,195.20
*Storage funds transferred to show account $69.00
Ending Balance $14,181.06
Submitted by Marilyn Sikes, Treasurer, 25 June 2024
* Funds will be transferred monthly to pay for storage
to show account. This allows for activity on both
accounts and avoids inactivity fees.
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I will have FREE quilting magazines along with our regular raffle.

Click on the link above to download a projected schedule for programs for the year. This should help in planning your time and inviting new quilters to join in on the fun! 
Please see Mandy Ralston or Karolyn Vaughn to signup for upcoming classes & the  pay for your class. Faces in Fabric September and Collage in March. They have the roster.
 Once I return from travelling I will send the emails with the supply list. 

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Your Treasurer
Good thing I have given up on combing my hair.
Marilyn Sikes
Lawton, Oklahoma
How Long have you been quilting?
Since 1996 when my husband was being sent to Germany alone and I had to stay with 3 teenagers and I knew I needed something new to do so they would continue to live.
What is your favorite technique? 
String piecing
What is your favorite thing to do?
I love to sit by the ocean or a nice lake.
 I Love !!!!
I could live on cheese.

Guild Officers
President       Peggy Coe     
V President       Barbara Johnston
Secretary         LaDonna Myers
Treasurer         Marilyn Sikes
Programs      Beverly Martine
Hospitality       Anke Baker
Community Sew     Traci Crumley
TLC               Peggy Coe
Ways & Means     
 Anke Baker & Teresa Crabtree
Membership        Vicki Nightingale
Publicity         Kathy Hepner
Newsletter        Beverly Martine
Social Media & Web Site     
 Beverly Martine & Vicki Nightingale
Quilt Show 2026    Mandy Ralston
Please check your membership roster for contact information.

The Wichita Mountains Quilt Guild can be found on 
Mailing Address is 
PO BOX 7094
LAWTON, OK 73505-7094

506 W C Ave
Cache, OK 73527, USA