December Meeting with Reveal of 2017 Modern Classics Quilt Challenge

Room full of quilters

We had a full room of quilters and guests for our December meeting. In addition to giving 192 quilts and 55 stockings and a huge table of toys and gifts, we had the exciting reveal of our 2017 Crayon Modern Classics Quilt Challenge.  

Dora from Advocates for Freedom







We presented outgoing president Connie Hitt with a quilt from blocks made by members and assembled by Betty Allen and quilted by Susie Jackson. Connie passed her gavel on to Margie Hancock, who will serve the next two years as president. 

Margie Hancock and Connie Hitt (Quilt by Dianne McLendon in background)

Connie Hitt and her President’s quilt

Mary Nell Magee

Table full of quilts ready to give

Table of stockings and gifts













Mary Nell Magee introduced speakers from the agencies there to receive the quilts and gifts. She also recognized our member Joe Bingham for his making over half of the quilts we have given this year. Joe and his wife Betty also head up the pillow project, and Betty Herring is in charge of the walker totes and catheter bag covers.



Our year’s total for all these gifts reads like this:

487 quilts
358 pillows
197 preemie blankets
413 mother pads
203 walker totes
97 catheter bag covers


Dianne McLendon led this challenge during the year and made a beautiful quilt according to the rules–use the three crayon colors you drew from the bag (plus neutrals), make 20 blocks, altering them (“making modern”) in some way, set and complete the quilt. She would not allow her quilt to be part of the competition, but it was agreed that her quilt was a winning example of today’s “modern” quilts. Voting was by ballot, and the winners were:

1st–Jo-Ann Evans
2nd–Betty Reid
3rd–Lois Womack

All are pictured under Guild Activities/2017 Challenge.   Or click Here.