The historic Buck West House once again housed the Texas Generation Quitters’ monthly meeting Tue., Feb. 10, where 15 women from all over South Texas, from Lake Corpus Christi, Ramirena, and George West, to Beeville and Kenedy gathered, with their newly-pieced blocks and completed quilts, or heads full of ideas and/or questions, to enjoy brunch, idea exchanges and encouragement. The club currently has a membership of 24, with some from as far away as Dallas, San Antonio, Nordheim, and Jourdanton. Anyone with an interest in quilts/quilting is invited to join.Sharon Corpstein, of Beeville, showed her lovely “Steps to the Stars” quilt, which she completely made, from start to finish, in the last month. It was machine-quilted on a regular sewing machine, using a free-motion presser-foot. She hints that the key to her success was pin-basting every 3 inches, using safety pins (she keeps hers in a gallon jar).
Elmira McNiel received some lovely, completed “Old-Fashioned Shoe” blocks, and several more “Quilts of Valor” blocks were turned in, as well, which will later be pieced together and quilted by guild members, and given to a hospitalized, injured soldier, in appreciation for his/her service to our country. For March, Jean Harden wants 12 1/2 inch, unfinished size, crazy quilt blocks, done in any color, design, and embellishment, maker’s choice. Should be interesting!
Our thanks to Olga Willis, Lupe Guerrero, and Sharon Corpstein for the wonderful Valentine brunch!