The Bluebonnet Area Quilt Guild will not have a business/program meeting in February as members will be at a retreat. Nominations for officers for 2017-2018 will be announced at that time.
The January meeting featured a program by Cynthia Regone which was very entertaining and informative. She showed many of the methods of Applique. Hostesses were Grace Holtkamp, DeeAnn Mooney and Genie Owen. Guests were Suzanne Krueger from Minnesota (Kathy Robertson's sister), Tonya Pierce and Mary Nell Partin.
Thank you notes received from the Bellville Christian Food Pantry and the TEEA were read. The Pantry appreciated our Christmas donation, and the TEEA was grateful for all the help from guild members for the Austin County Fair, both in preparation and during the event.
Carolyn Bunch announced that approximately 36 Cuddle Quilts from our members were given to Focusing Families. Members are asked to donate one annually.
Our March meeting will feature the election of officers and the reveal of the Crayon Challenge. Reminder: Items must be finished, bound and labeled. See you on March 28, 6 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville. Hostesses are Sandy Street, Pam McReynolds and Pam Klein. Guests are welcome.