Thursday, August 8, 2013

WELCOME!

Welcome to the Tri-County Quilt Guild's blog. This guild was formed to provide easy and convenient access to a local guild for Texas quilters in the Northwest Harris, Montgomery, and Waller Counties.Our goal is to preserve and encourage the art of quilting, provide instruction for members, education for the public, and to be a gathering for people who have quilting as a common interest. We encourage active participation in guild activities and welcome input from each of our members.


We meet the FIRST Tuesday of the month
7-9pm
Next meeting: Nov. 7, 2017


Location:Fairfield Baptist Church 27240 Highway 290, Cypress, Texas On 290 westbound between Mueschke and Mason Rds 


Email:  tricountyguild@gmail.com

Phone:  713-828-0861 or 803-317-5443

Please explore all the pages in the sidebar


We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Just a Quilt?


Storybook Quilts
Just a Quilt?
by
Dalen Keys







Synopsis: When is a quilt more than a quilt? When it's in the hands of six year old Chase at an age when imagination knows no limits. Chase's quilt seems to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Regardless of whether is serves as a super-hero cape, a dark cave, a racetrack, or a magic carpet, his quilt provides the security of home. Great book for boys.

Discussion Topics: Imagination, adventure

Additional Resources: Author's website Instructions for making Chase's quilt are included in the book.

Made by: Charmaine Fritchey


The Tortilla Quilt


Storybook Quilts
The Tortilla Quilt
by
Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli



Synopsis: In text peppered with Spanish vocabulary, Grandma teaches Maria how to make a quilt like her little friend Sarah's. The young quilter learns that a quilt is even more gratifying when it's given away.

Discussion Topics: Traditions, Hispanic culture, generosity


Made by: Sharon Wakefield


Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt


Storybook Quilts
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
by
Deborah Hopkinson


Synopsis: Clara, a southern slave separated from her family, devises a way to sew a map of an escape route north.

Discussion Topics: War, slavery, history, freedom, human spirit


Made by: Carol Maloney





Stitchin' and Pullin' - a Gees Bend Quilt


Storybook Quilts
Stitchin' and Pullin' - a Gees Bend Quilt
by
Patricia McKissack


Synopsis: While the women of the family quilt, Baby Girl listens, watches, and waits, until she's called to sit at the quilting frame. Piece by piece, she puzzles her quilt together -  telling not just her story, but the story of her family, the story of Gees Bend, and the story of her family's struggle for freedom.

Discussion Topics: Poverty, making do, art, traditions, intergenerational relationships


Made by: Lynn Jackson




Show Way


Storybook Quilts
Show Way
by
Jacqueline Woodson & Hudson Talbot


Synopsis: Based on the author's own family history, this book tells the story of a quilt, made by a slave, and passed down to subsequent generations of slaves, which shows the way to freedom.

Discussion Topics: Slavery; determination; segregation; literacy. A tribute to women whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters' lives.

Additional Resources: Author's Website African American Quilts

Made by: Armedia Stubbs & Kim Hemker


Selina and the Bear Paw Quilt


Storybook Quilts
Selina and the Bear Paw Quilt
by
Barbara Claasen Smucker




Synopsis: A Mennonite family, dreading the impending battles of the Civil War, must leave the elderly grandmother behind as they flee to Canada. Before they leave, Grandmother gives Selina her beloved Bear's Paw Quilt, so Selina may be comforted in Grandmother's absence.

Discussion Topics: War; pacifism; history; intergenerational ties; the concept of the "humility" block

Additional Resources: Coloring Page

Made by: Cindy Megginson

Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt


Storybook Quilts
Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt
by
Lisa Campbell Ernst


Synopsis: When Sam Johnson accidentally discovers how much fun sewing can be, he tries to join the Rosedale Women's Quilting Club. He is summarily rejected, but undeterred, he forms his own, male only, quilting club. Through an unfortunate event, both clubs are forced to work together, and receive more rewards than they could have hoped for.

Discussion Topics: Non-traditional roles; open-mindedness; inclusion; cooperation

Additional Resources: Coloring Pages

Made by: Diane Anderson

Reuben and the Quilt


Storybook Quilts
Reuben and the Quilt
by

Merle Good




Synopsis: An Amish family makes a log cabin quilt to raise much-needed funds for a sick neighbor. When the quilt is stolen, Reuben learns a lesson in acceptance, forgiveness, understanding and generosity.

Discussion Topics: Altruism; loss; redemption


Made by: Diane Anderson


The Rag Coat


Storybook Quilts
The Rag Coat
by
Lauren Mills


Synopsis: A heartwarming story of a poor Appalachian girl who can't go to school for want of a coat. Her mother's friends each contribute leftover fabrics from their scrap bags, and make Minna a beautiful coat of many colors. However when she proudly wears her new coat to school, she is unpleasantly surprised by the reception.

Discussion Topics: Poverty; tolerance; kindess; generosity; recycling

Additional Resources: Crazy Quilt Info & Coloring Page

Made by: Susi Looney



The Quilt Story


Storybook Quilts
The Quilt Story
by
Tony Johnston


Synopsis: The story follows a quilt from its creation in pioneer days, through to its restoration in modern times. It also follows two little girls through their shared experiences of moving - one in a covered wagon, one in a moving van.

Discussion Topics: Change; constancy; common experiences transcending time and space

Additional Resources: Lesson Plan

Made by: Carol Maloney


The Quiltmaker's Journey


Storybook Quilts
The Quiltmaker's Journey
by
Jeff Brumbeau

Synopsis: In the sequel to The Quiltmaker's Gift, a young girl of wealth and privilege discovers the harsh outside world, where some people don't have as much as others. When she realizes that she has the power to help them, the young girl finds a strength and peace she's never known before.

Discussion Topics: Looking past one's own situation to help others

Additional Resources: Author's Website

Made by: Kathi Gibson



The Quiltmaker's Gift


Storybook Quilts
The Quiltmaker's Gift
by
Jeff Brumbeau


Synopsis: A richly illustrated book that celebrates the joy of giving and gently emphasizes the age-old truth that material wealth does not necessarily buy happiness. The miserly king is no match for the gentle and generous quiltmaker.

Discussion Topics: Generosity; community; altruism; greed; redemption

Additional Resources: Author's Website

Made by: Susie Brusie 


Quilt of Dreams


Storybook Quilts
The Quilt of Dreams
by
Mindy Dwyer


Synopsis: Katy's grandmother, now deceased, left behind a treasure trove of quilts. When Katy finds an unfinished quilt with her name on it, she enlists the help of her mother to complete it, learning an appreciation for all the experiences of life, and the value of memories.

Discussion Topics: The value of family traditions; identifying with loved ones through a common passion

Additional Resources: Author's Website Coloring Pages

Made by: Lisa Hart


Quilting Now and Then


Quilting Now & Then
by
Karen Bates Willing & Julie Bates Dock

Rather than one quilt, there are twelve little quilts to pass around!












Synopsis: A rhyming history of quilts and quilting in America, and the evolution of the art form.

Discussion Topics: STradition; form & function; community; frontier life; "practical art"

Additional Resources: All About Quilting Bees

Made by: Mandeep Sarraju & Henri Rottman


The Quilted Message


Storybook Quilts
The Quilted Message
by
Ken Munro


Synopsis: The whole village was talking about it. Did the Amish quilt contain more than just twenty mysterious cloth pictures? The pressure was on for Bird-in-Hand's two teenage detectives, Sammy and Brian, to solve the mystery. Was Amos King murdered because of the quilt? Who broke into the country store? It was time for the intruder to be unmasked! A great book to interest boys, in a Hardy Boys-type mystery. There are 19 books in the Sammy & Brian series.

Discussion Topics: Traditions; heritage; symbology; red-herrings; mystery


Made by: Norma Johnson



The Patchwork Quilt


Storybook Quilts
The Patchwork Quilt
by
Valerie Flournoy

Synopsis: A gentle story of a contemporary family whose continuation of a time-honored tradition becomes a meaningful expression of love.

Discussion Topics: Family customs; intergenerational relationships; coping with sickness

Additional Resources: Lesson Plan Coloring Page

Made by: Charmaine Fritchey