Last Updated: 22 May 2022

The HIVE

Meets immediately after the Guild meeting


June Meeting  

President's Message - June

Hello fellow Guild Members!  I hope you had a wonderful May and a good Memorial Day weekend.  Can you believe it is June already??  This year is now half over.  Where did the time go?  Now we are heading into the summer months.  If you were able to attend the May meeting,  I hope you enjoyed the wonderful presentation from the Bee Creative small group, and what they showed us definitely expanded our horizons and challenged us with lots of options to move beyond the traditional quilting mode.  I was unable to attend their workshop, but I understand that it was a great hit and got quite a few members creative juices flowing.  The June meeting will have a bit of a change.  We are having a Zoom meeting about Barn Quilts in Texas.  We will have the presentation first and then our usual business meeting and Show and Tell following.  That way, the presenter doesn’t have to wait remotely and can make her presentation first.   Looking forward to seeing y’all!                              
Sherry Gary

Barn Quilts & Barn Trails, Suzi Parron
You may have seen wonderful, large quilt blocks painted on signs and hung on barns and other buildings in the past. Suzi Parron has researched and written books about the Quilt Trail Movement. The presentation will be via Zoom. Here is her website: http://www.barnquiltinfo.com/suzi.htm.  We are lucky to have 3 Barn Quilt Trails in our area, one right here in Tyler!  I am sure you will enjoy taking the trail and looking at the quilt signs! Here are the links to the websites to locate the maps. Check it out before the June meeting and you may be inspired to join the East Texas Barn Quilt Trail.

https://www.facebook.com/East-Texas-Barn-Quilt-Trail-354633805449085/

https://maps.ci.nacogdoches.tx.us/barnquilts/

https://fannincountyquiltbarntrail.com/

Workshop- Rhonda Chapman will teach us how to make a barn quilt sign on June 10th. The cost of the workshop is $20 and the kit fee for the “prepared” board is $10. You will need to supply paint in your desired colors. See complete supply list