Chapter Reports: Copper Country Quilters

2016 Reports

September 2016

 

The Copper Country Quilters were busy having fun this summer and sewing up a storm. In May president, Sally Hatfield presented us with a Crayon Challenge for the summer. This is the first time we had tried this so really weren’t sure of the response. We were very surprised and pleased. After our August business meeting the Challenge projects were revealed! It was a blind reveal and we voted on our favorite and believe me it was a challenge to pick one favorite. Our ladies were so creative in the projects that were completed; from credit card holders to tea cozies to paper pieced masterpieces and everything in between. Jan Pederson’s Splendid Sampler in Violet and Brick Red garnered the most votes from the 16 entries. What fun…. maybe we can do this again next year!
CCQ along with the Copper Thimbles and Apache Sew and Sews are continuing to plan for the 2017 Spring meeting to be held in Globe. The theme is Travel AZ…destination Copper Country. Plan for the weekend as Globe will be hosting the annual Historic Home and Building Tour and it will be the final weekend of CCQ Pieces of Friendship XXVII quilt show. A busy time in Globe.
Our meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday each month at the First Christian Church on Broad Street in Globe. Come and visit if you are in town.

 

The Copper Country Quilters were busy having fun this summer and sewing up a storm. In May president, Sally Hatfield presented us with a Crayon Challenge for the summer. This is the first time we had tried this so really weren’t sure of the response. We were very surprised and pleased. After our August business meeting the Challenge projects were revealed! It was a blind reveal and we voted on our favorite and believe me it was a challenge to pick one favorite. Our ladies were so creative in the projects that were completed; from credit card holders to tea cozies to paper pieced masterpieces and everything in between. Jan Pederson’s Splendid Sampler in Violet and Brick Red garnered the most votes from the 16 entries. What fun…. maybe we can do this again next year!

CCQ along with the Copper Thimbles and Apache Sew and Sews are continuing to plan for the 2017 Spring meeting to be held in Globe. The theme is Travel AZ…destination Copper Country. Plan for the weekend as Globe will be hosting the annual Historic Home and Building Tour and it will be the final weekend of CCQ Pieces of Friendship XXVII quilt show. A busy time in Globe.

Our meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday each month at the First Christian Church on Broad Street in Globe. Come and visit if you are in town.


August 2016

CCQ started the summer with two in house classes. Sally Hatfield led us in a mug rug class after the June business meeting which we may add to our quilt show boutique next year. Lynne Barte showed us how to do rope bowls last month during our regularly scheduled ‘project day’. Several members made a variety of bowls. Our show and share times have indicated that the members are staying out of the heat and completing a variety of projects. We started a Crayon Challenge in May with several members participating. Completed projects will be revealed at the August business meeting.

Copper Country met with the Copper Thimbles from Kearney last month and plans are in the works for the next AQG Spring Meeting to be held in Globe. Get ready to “Travel AZ … destination Copper Country” in April.

Our July meeting is transition time. Committee positions will be turned over to new leadership in some instances and remain the same for others. Sally Hatfield will continue as our Chapter Chair with Shirlee Aqainess taking over as treasurer, Jan Pederson will continue in the secretary position. Lynne Bartee, with the help of Sharon Beydler, will coordinate all activities with Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. Kaye Ratcliff will join Darlene Martin and Laverna Andress in accessing the community needs for quilt donations and organizing our community service meetings. Remaining positions, including Projects and Programs, will remain in the same capable hands of other members that have been serving for previous years.

Activities planned for the coming year include a president’s challenge, a mystery quilt project, speakers and a quilt documentation day.

Copper country Quilters meet on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday of each month at the First Christian Church on Broad St. Come and join us the next time you are visiting Globe on a Monday. Visitors are always welcome.

 


 

May 2016

Happy Birthday to us! Copper Country Quilters celebrated our 30th year as a member of the Arizona Quilters Guild on the closing weekend of our quilt show Pieces of Friendship XXVI. It was a great weekend in Globe with the annual Home and Building Tour which included a stop at the quilt show. Visitors were treated to birthday cake, coffee and punch to mark our 30 years as an AQG guild.

The viewer’s choice award was presented to Jan Pederson’s Amazon Star, AKA “What was I Thinking?”. Runner up was Jan’s hand quilted “Ruffled Roses.” On Sunday we drew for the winner of our opportunity quilt, Cara Coles del mar. The winner was Tim Stickler from Miami, Az. Our busy birthday weekend started Friday with the Merry Go round class presented by teacher Reeze Hanson, speaker at the AQG Spring meeting on Saturday April 9. We had 12 ladies in the class and had a great time learning the techniques used in making a variety of patterns using hexagons. We were unable to attend Spring Meeting this year because of our quilt show and participation the home tour activities, but did enjoy Reeze’s trunk show at the end of class so we didn’t miss out completely. Mark your calendars for Spring meeting 2017 which will be hosted by Copper Country and Copper Thimbles. The meeting will coincide with Globe Home Tour weekend again so plan on spending the weekend with us here in Globe.

After our regularly scheduled business meeting in April, we ended our friendship block exchange coordinated by member Audrey Longhurst. 16 ladies participated and it was fun to see the variety of fabrics used in our common churn dash blocks. Copper Country Quilters have been meeting at the First Christian on Broad Street for over 25 years. We meet on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday’s of the month at 10:00 a.m. Come and join us if you are visiting Globe.

 


 

April 2016

Copper Country Quilters have had a busy few weeks. Our annual quilt show, “Pieces of Friendship XXVI”, opened in February and the Globe Chamber of Commerce asked us to extend the dates of the show to April 10, 2016 which is the last day of the Globe Historic Home and Building Tour weekend. By extending our show into April we become a scheduled stop on the home tour and we get to show off the beautiful Center for the Arts as well as our quilts.

Member Audrey Longhurst distributed background fabric at our January meeting to be used in a friendship block exchange within the chapter. Each member is making 16 churn dash blocks using the fabric of their choice and the common background. We will exchange the blocks in April. In the meantime, Audrey is coordinating our 2017 opportunity quilt.

In February we hosted AQG traveling teacher Barb Janson for the second time. This time around she presented her thread play class which was a new technique to the majority of the participants. We will be hosting Reeze Hanson on April 5th here in Globe prior to the Spring Meeting in Sedona.

Our members are busy working at the quilt show every day at the Center for the Arts in downtown Globe as well as working on individual quilting projects and all the other activities they are involved in within our community.

 

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