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Welcome to  2015
Membership dues must be paid by the second meeting, Feb. 4, 2015. The dues are $15.00 or $20.00 if you get a hardcopy of the newsletter mailed to you. 
Just what size is that pre-cut piece of fabric?

Fat Quarter     18" X 22"
Fat Eighth        9" X 21"
Charm Pack    5" X 5"
Mini Charm    2 1/2" X 2 1/2"
Jelly Roll         2 1/2" X 45"
Layer Cake     10" X 10" 
Turnover        6" triangle
Honey Bun     1 1/2" X 45"
One Yard        36" X 45"
Dessert Roll  5" X 45"
Honeycomb  Hexagons   6"

Society of St Vincent de Paul will receive the proceeds of the Yard Square Quilt Auction for 2015.
Sunday, Feb 15, 2015
3pm to 5pm
Barns at Rose Hill
95 Chalmers Court
Berryville, VA

Barns of Rose Hill presents an exhibit of 12 - 15 handcrafted quilts on load from private collections. Enjoy viewing the quilts and reading their stories.

    The guild began on November 9, 1981 and became a Chartered Member of the National Quilting Association on November 28, 1981, Charter # 136.  The official name for the guild was "Delectable Mountain Quilters". It began with 33 Charter Members.  Spearheaded by Liz Burton looking for people that were interested in quilting. The first meeting was at Joanne Moulden's house. Suzanna Offutt was selected as the first Chairperson.  The meeting began at members homes on the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 1pm to 3pm.    
    On December 7, 1981, they began their regular meeting at the Seventh Day Adventist Church arranged by Grace Grant and Irene Clark.
    They would trace patterns  onto fabric, cut and piece the squares together. Everyone would practice quilting on sample pieces. They would have programs about color, and drafting and learning to estimate yardage. Joanne and Suzanne started bringing books and materials to share. They shared stories about "What Brought You Into Quilting?"
    They would collect monies to go on road trips to the NQA Store in Greenbelt, MD for supplies. 
They would buy thread, needles, pencils, Shrink Art, cases of batting and Ecology Cloth by the bolt.
    Their first Quilt Show was October 9th and 10th 1982 at the Francis Asbury Church Hall. It was the same weekend as the Apple Butter Festival. The first quilt show had 30 quilts displayed, 2 king-size quilts, nine crib-size, 4 odd-size quilts, 4 wall hangings, quilted pillows, quilted drapes, quilted skirts and a vest, a contemporary quilt. an appliqued wedding dress, several appliqued blouses and the chapter's quilted "Delectable Mountain" banner.
     This is just a little information about our guild. Next week I will continue with "more to come".