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Knotty Ladies February report

By Meridel Hedges | February 8, 2020

Maxine hosted the Knotty Ladies on February 5. The 2020 meeting calendar was discussed with all meetings assigned except the December event which is TBA. Each member received a beautiful Valentine themed mug mat made by Helen. With Meridel leaving the group soon, it was time to elect a new chairperson. Helen Hensley was elected […]

Knotty Ladies January report

By Meridel Hedges | January 14, 2020

January Report The Knotty Ladies met at the home of Meridel Hedges substituting for Carol Kato who passed away unexpectedly in December. Two guests, Sue Brown and Karla Hanan, joined us. Neither has chosen to become a Knotty Lady but we enjoyed having them as our guests. The schedule of meetings for 2020 was firmed […]

Knotty Ladies November report

By Meridel Hedges | November 9, 2019

On November 6 the Knotty Ladies met at Maxine’s home. Old business included a discussion of our December potluck lunch which will be held at noon on December 4 with Bonnie as our hostess. We have invited the Piecemakers to join us for this event. Bonnie will send an email to organize the potluck. She […]

Knotty Ladies October Report

By Meridel Hedges | October 5, 2019

The Knotty Ladies met at Helen’s home on October 2. The big news of the day was that our beautiful donation quilt is finished. The quilting was done by Grandma Mitchell and the binding was added by Dora. It will be delivered by Bonnie to an Eagle Point person who has been the victim of […]

Knotty Ladies September Report

By Meridel Hedges | September 8, 2019

Dora hosted the September 4th meeting of the Knotty Ladies. All active members were in attendance. Announcements: • Dora announced that our donation quilt has been taken to Grandma Mitchell for quilting after being in the works for about a year. • Anyone wishing to see long-arm machine quilting at Cottage Quilts in action can […]

Knotty Ladies August report

By Meridel Hedges | August 31, 2019

The Knotty Ladies retreated to the Hedges cabin for their August meeting, work day, and potluck. Dora shared her project which was a quilted and piped cover for her sewing machine. Betty demonstrated how to make a reusable shopping bag that can be rolled up and stuck in a purse until needed. Several members worked […]

Knotty Ladies June Report

By Meridel Hedges | June 11, 2019

The Knotty Ladies recently took a field trip to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. EPWC’s own Annette Godfrey, a registered nurse who works in that unit, led the tour which included an in-depth look at the amazing equipment used in transporting and caring for these tiny babies. Annette […]

Knotty Ladies April Report

By Meridel Hedges | April 6, 2019

The Knotty Ladies met at Lynn’s home on April 3. We welcomed guest Helen Hensley who shared several of her quilts including her current project a paper-pieced wall hanging with tiny pieces. We also welcomed Betty’s return from her winter in Arizona. It’s good to have her back in the fold. The group is winding […]

Knotty Ladies March report

By Meridel Hedges | March 10, 2019

A core group of spirited quilters gathered at Dora’s home to finalize the design and begin assembling the dynamic blocks created by the members. All twelve blocks have been completed and the sashings and cornerstones have been cut. It is only a matter of time before this comfort quilt will be ready for quilting. As […]

Knotty Ladies February report

By Meridel Hedges | February 12, 2019

The Knotty Ladies met at Dora’s home on February 6. Each came armed with her pattern and fabrics to share. There was a great deal of plotting and planning as we selected fabrics for our blocks and calculated how much we would need. Rotary cutters flew and soon there were stacks of fabric ready to […]

Knotty Ladies January report

By Meridel Hedges | January 6, 2019

Carol hosted the January meeting of the Knotty Ladies. We set our calendar for 2019. The current donation project is a comfort quilt using Lynn’s pattern which includes a dozen 12 ½-inch blocks. Each quilter chose one block to start with. We will make a copy, front and back, of the instructions for our block […]

Knotty Ladies September Report

By Meridel Hedges | September 16, 2018

Betty hosted the September 5 meeting of the Knotty Ladies. The group decided not to participate in the EPWC Members Market since our treasury seems to be adequate. It was announced that Carol Kuehnert and Linda Riddle have dropped their membership in EPWC making them ineligible to continue in the Knotty Ladies group. We will […]

Knotty Ladies August report

By Meridel Hedges | August 9, 2018

The Knotty Ladies drove up to the Hedges Cabin for their annual quilting retreat on August 1. We began with a coffee cake and progressed to Show and Tell. Everyone quickly set up and began to work on their projects. We broke for lunch, a delicious array of salads and accompaniments. Immediately after lunch we […]

April Meeting Report

By Meridel Hedges | April 7, 2018

The Knotty Ladies met at Maxine’s home on April 4. Dora reported that our treasury has had no deposits and no expenditures. The June Shop Hop and/or luncheon will be decided at the May meeting when our full membership may be present. Meridel will re-send the roster of members and meeting schedule since several members […]

Knotty Ladies February Report

By Meridel Hedges | February 28, 2018

Dora hosted the February meeting of the Knotty Ladies in her usual over-the-top flair. We welcomed two guests, Lynn Baker and Bonnie Scriba. Both Lynn and Bonnie will become Knotty Ladies members. A former Knotty Lady, Marcia Liekkio, has been injured so we signed a get well card which Dora will mail to her. Our […]

Knotty Ladies November Report

By Meridel Hedges | November 4, 2017

The Knotty Ladies gathered at Linda Riddle’s home for our November meeting. Maxine sent a $5 refund for each member who attended the October EPWC luncheon where there was not enough food to feed everyone. We reviewed our experience with the EPWC’s Members Market. We join other EPWC members in supporting the requirement that “The […]

Knotty Ladies September Report

By Meridel Hedges | September 7, 2017

In spite of the smoky skies the Knotty Ladies gathered at Lydia’s home for our September meeting. Maxine distributed all of the EPWC member handbooks that she had and will get more for members who still need one. Linda Townsend’s cell phone number is wrong in the booklet. It should read: 541-500-7179. Please update your […]

Knotty Ladies Quilting Retreat

By Meridel Hedges | August 8, 2017

The Knotty Ladies defied the heat in the valley and lit out for the Hedges cabin in Rocky Point for their annual August quilting retreat. There was a whole lotta gabbing, snacking, sharing, and good old-fashioned companionship going on. We stayed cool. At the end of the day we had completed some projects and begun […]

Knotty Ladies May Report

By Meridel Hedges | May 5, 2017

A nearly full contingent of Knotty Ladies met at Linda Townsend’s home on May 3. Maxine formally assumed the duties of treasurer receiving the funds and the accounting paperwork from retiring treasurer Dora. The group thanked Dora for her years of dutiful service and wished we had a gold watch to present to her. The […]

April Report

By Meridel Hedges | April 8, 2017

The Knotty Ladies held their April meeting at Carol Kuehnert’s home. They shared patterns and ideas, enjoyed a Show and Tell session, and socialized. They will meet on May 3 at Linda Townsend’s home.

Knotty Ladies March Report

By Meridel Hedges | March 4, 2017

The Knotty Ladies met at Meridel’s house on March 1. We shared patterns for a casserole carry-all, a mini oven mitt, a pair of “gadgets” used to protect fingers from hot pot handles, and cat and dog toys. Guest Betsy modeled her ruffled fleece shoulder wrap for keeping cozy on a cold evening. The Internet […]

Knotty Ladies February Report

By Meridel Hedges | February 4, 2017

The Knotty Ladies welcomed interested quilter and guest Betsy Hase at their February meeting which was held at Dora's home. February is our annual "clean out your quilting room" meeting where members exchanged items that they no longer needed. Betsy was able to score several items to start her own quilting. Items not chosen were […]

Knotty Ladies January Report

By Meridel Hedges | January 5, 2017

In spite of record snow in our area, all of the Knotty Ladies who were in town attended our first meeting of 2017 which was held at Carol Kato’s home. Dora will transfer the duties of the treasurer to Maxine at our February meeting. Weather permitting, we will deliver our soldier quilt to the Veteran’s […]

Knotty Ladies November Report

By Meridel Hedges | November 10, 2016

The Knotty Ladies have been busy. We set up a table at the Members Market to display the donation quilts and other items that are ready to be given to worthy recipients. We also sold hand crafted items to raise money to purchase batting or fabric for future donation quilts. We enjoyed sharing patterns and […]

Knotty Ladies October Report

By Meridel Hedges | October 16, 2016

Linda hosted the Knotty Ladies October meeting. We firmed up the organization for our participation in the Members Market to be held on October 19. Items for sale at our table were tagged and priced. The group has enjoyed making small items with all proceeds going toward the purchase of supplies for our donation quilts. […]

Knotty Ladies September report

By Meridel Hedges | September 10, 2016

The Talon Grill was the site of the September meeting of the Knotty Ladies. Betty was our hostess. Dora will step down as treasurer by the end of the year and Maxine will take that office. Currently all bills have been paid and we are looking forward to supplementing our treasury by selling handmade items […]

Knotty Ladies August Report

By Meridel Hedges | August 10, 2016

Our annual quilting retreat was held on August 3 in the mountains at Rocky Point. Linda shared a simple quilt block that is being used for donation quilts. We held a brief meeting over coffee and cakes. Maxine will represent the Knotty Ladies at the EPWC August luncheon and report on our activities. The group […]

Knotty Ladies April meeting

By Meridel Hedges | April 10, 2016

The Knotty Ladies convened at Carol Kato’s home on April 6. Our winter travelers have returned so we were in full force — nearly. No change was reported in our treasury. Dora has been asked to present a trunk show featuring quilts she has made. The show will be held on April 12 at 2:00 […]

Knotty Ladies March report

By Meridel Hedges | March 5, 2016

On March 3 the Knotty Ladies convened at Robin’s home. Our soldier quilt has only three more blocks to go and those three are spoken for. Lydia has been busy making colorful quilts which she shared before sending them to the lucky babies. We were reminded to save June 24 and 25 for the Mountain […]

Knotty Ladies February report

By Meridel Hedges | February 9, 2016

Dora hosted the February meeting of the Knotty Ladies. Her splendidly set table represented our love of quilting together and the camaraderie of our group. February is our annual donate and take month where we donate treasures from our sewing rooms and make room for more acquisitions. Members displayed their donations and then “shopped” for […]