Peace by Piecing Quilt Guild

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014  
Monthly Meeting
6:30 pm—7:00 pm Social Time
7:00 pm—9:00 pm Business Meeting, Program, Show and Tell, and Door Prizes
July’s Program
Patti Nethery–Starr—Ruler Revolution Way

Tuesday, August 5, 2014  
L Bee J Charity Bee 
12:00 pm—3:00 pm 
May Center—Huffman



Our guild meetings are open to everyone. We hope you will join us!

From the President’s Pen

By Liz Richardson

June 2014

 

July is one of my favorite months.  There are three reasons:

1) I’m very patriotic

2) I really like the colors red and blue; and,

3) I was born in Liberty, Texas

To top it all off, my husband was born on Flag Day.  It was destiny for me to be a flag-waver.  I found this poem on the internet that uses a quilt as a metaphor for the United States.  It was written more than 50 years ago but I enjoyed it and I wanted to share it with you for Independence Day.

 

Quilt

The quilt that covers all of us, to date,

Has patches numbered 1 to 48,

Five Northern rents, a crooked central seam,

A ragged eastern edge, a way

Of bunching ugily, and a

Perhaps too energetic color scheme.

 

Though shaken every twenty years, this fine

Old quilt was never beaten on the line.

It took long making. Generations passed

While thread was sought, and calico

And silk were coaxed from Mexico

And France.  The biggest squares were added last.

 

Don’t kick your covers, son.  The bed is built

So you can never shake the clinging quilt

That blanketed your birth and tries to keep

Your waking warm, impalpable

As atmosphere.  As earth it shall

Be tucked about you through your longest sleep.

 

By John Updike, published in the New Yorker, 11-16-57, p. 54

Happy Quilting!

Our Purpose

Peace by Piecing Quilt Guild is a guild dedicated to promoting appreciation of the art of quilting, while encouraging quilt making of all forms.  We are a fellowship of people interested in sharing our passion for the art with a strong desire to contribute to the growth and education of our community and fellow quilters.  We propose to be a guild that welcomes the novice as well as the most experienced quilters and we are dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the rich heritage and art of quilting.  We will strive to increase the knowledge of traditional and contemporary techniques of quilting and provide an encouraging environment in which quilters of all levels can practice and exchange ideas.  We will serve the community through charitable activities.