Clay City Calico Quilters
The Clay City Calico Quilters met at the bank community room on June 15, for a pitch-in dinner and to count the ballots from the quilt show.
The Club wishes to thank all visitors who attended our show at the Pottery Festival. Total attendance for the three days was 123. People came from 28 cities throughout Indiana. Out of state visitors were from Florida, Illinois, Nevada, Ohio and Texas. Brazil topped the attendance list with 21 people. Clay City was second with 17 people attending the show, and Terre Haute with 13 visitors. This information was compiled from filling out door prize tickets.
Nineteen door prizes were furnished by individual members. Winners include: Linda Knewlen, Beech Grove; Athena Roe, Bluffton; Sipriana Bussing, Brazil; Jan Munter, Brownstown, Julia Hoffa, Center Point; Ann Hummel and Mary Sue Rupp, Clay City; Lisa Gedert, Cloverdale; Becky Ball, Coal City; Virginia Ridgway, Linton; Dennis Gallee and Debbie Gott, Plainfield; Shirley Lindeman; Gloria Stewart; Janice Wallace, Terre Haute; Janice Stephens, West Terre Haute; Melanie Taylor and Tavia Taylor, Channahon, Ill.; and Anna Mae Jackson, Pleasanton, Tex.
The Viewer's Choice winner in the Old Favorites Division was Dresen Plate receiving 33 votes out of 112 votes, shown by Kris Shaw. Sipriana Bussing entered a quilt with an unknown maker and pattern, receiving 27 votes for second place. Broken Dishes made by Carrie Royer and shown by Linda Diehl was third with 18 votes.
In the Bed quilt division 116 people voted. Embroidered Quilt by Maxine Beaman received 21 votes for first place. Embroidery Hearts made by Tessie Cashman received 12 votes for second place. Mexican Star quilt by Melvin Hickey and mad by Grace Sipes was third with 11 votes.
The Miscellaneous division winner was Pink Bab Quilt made by Marilyn Funk, with 40 votes out of 120, Second was once again Marilyn Funk with 23 votes for her Cross Stitch Sampler. Third was Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam with 15 votes by Pat Wilkinson.
Nineteen Challenge Quilts were created by club members. Viewer's Choice was Embellished Fans made by Tessie Cashman receiving 33 votes out of 115 votes cast. Second was a Purse made by Sipriana Bussing with 22 votes. Third was Star with 11 votes made by Mary Jo Steiner.
This year club members made 17 quilts to be donated to the Terre Haute Council on Domestic Abuse. Food items are also donated to the local food pantry at Thanksgiving and Christmas by club members.
A monetary contribution will also be made to the R.E.I.N. Community Library in appreciation for the use of the library for meetings, and providing space for the quilt show.
A special thank you goes to all those people who loaned quilts for the show, and to everyone involved in the many tasks connected with the show.
The club will resume meeting on Aug. 17, at 6 p.m., in the First Financial Community Room. Bring finger foods, table service, and your own drinks. Anyone who has an interest in quilts and quilting is very welcome at any of our meetings.
The Modern Homemakers Club met at the Clabber Girl Bake Shop, Terre Haute, on June 3, 2010. We had lunch and a short meeting.
Devotions were given by Jeanne Nugent.
Roll call was answered by seven members and one guest.
The next meeting will be July 1 at Jeanne Nugents.
Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club
The Jackson Township Better Homes Extension Club met at the home of Shirley Koehler on June 24. Marily Bott gave the blessing, before the pitch-in meal was enjoyed.
President Lauralee Hawkins called the meeting to order with Ruth Hass leading the Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemakers Creed. A moment of silence respected the loss of our dear member, Mazo Modesitt.
Barbara Powell's devotional was "Do We Teach Children Or Do We Learn From Them?"
The members answered roll call by sharing a memory of Mazo. Barbara led in singing, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read by Glenna Ogborn and approved. Shirley's health and safety report covered the major risk factors of heart disease from diabetes.
Norma Diel's citizenship report covered America and the Ten Commandments.
On July 22, at 1 p.m., is Ladies Day at the Fair at the 4-H Fairgrounds. Aug. 30 is the Fall District meeting and Sept. 30, is the Fall Conference, both at Putnam Co.
Rose Mary Price conducted the installation of new officers: Ruth Haas, president; Lauralee Hawkins, vice-president; Glenna Ogborn, secretary and treasurer; Mary Kent, reporter; and Barbara Powell, song leader.
Ann Stigler was also present. Barbara led in the singing of the closing prayer.
The next meeting will be July 22, at 11 a.m., before the Ladies Day at the Fair.
Clay County 4-H Fair
Reserve the dates for the Clay County Fair, July 15-23. Several special events are planned.
Open class exhibits are due July 15, from 7-9 p.m. and July 16, from 9-11:30 a.m., at the Exhibit Hall.
Bake, Can, Paint, Draw, Sew, Quilt and Scrapbooking are just a few categories that can be exhibited. Contact the Clay County Extension Office, at 448-9041 for more information.
Exhibit and share your talents. 4-H members, youth and adults, anyone and everyone is invited to exhibit. There will be open class awards presented.
A highlight at the Clay County 4-H Fair is Thursday, July 22, at 1 p.m., with the Homemakers Day at the Fair. Guest speaker is Jenna Smith, Extension Educator, Ag & Natural Resources. Jenna's topic will be "Repotting, Replanting and Live Topieries." She is a very talented and interesting speaker.
The Clay County chorus, Melody Makers, will perform.
Lots of door prizes for those who attend. For more information, contact the committee Joy Minor at 939-3228, Brenda Hawkins 939-2380, Ann Carol Harden, at 835-3304, Jean Alsip at 448-2371, or the Extension Office at 448-9041.
There is a Ball Fresh Perserving Award available. Check with the Extension Office for rules.