Club notes — April 24

Clovis Quilters Club The regular monthly meeting of the Clovis Quilters met with 14 members in attendance April 11 at the Trinity Lutheran Church. President Amy Armenta welcomed two guests, Glenda Belcher, Curry County Extension homemaker and Janet Sprague. Quineil Roark presented a very interesting program highlighting quilting implements and tools of yesteryear and those […]

Honors — Oct. 3

Area quilters top show Area quilters took honors at the Roswell Quilt Show, which was presented by Pecos Valley Quilters Sept. 24 and 25. Linda Custer of Rogers won Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice and first place for her “Finally!!!” large appliqued and machine-quilted (one-person) quilt. Lou Sikes of Portales won first place for “The […]

Cannon quilters continue mission of making quilts for families of fallen troops

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Adah Dean cuts quilt top pieces to the correct size. Liliana Castillo Operation Homefront Quilts at Cannon Air Force Base has changed its name but not its mission. Joanne and Jessica Porter began the program in Florida but became overwhelmed with the project early this year. Ellen Saccoia-Smith, who organizes […]

Club notes — Sept. 19

Clovis Quilters club The Clovis Quilters met Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church with 12 members attending and welcomed back past member Debra Williams. Kathy Gilman called the meeting to order. A thank you note from Trinity Lutheran for the help with the VBS quilts was read. All three quilts won first place ribbons at the […]

Club notes — June 27

Clovis Quilters club The Clovis Quilters met June 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 13 members attending and welcomed new member Margie Truelock. Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. The group decided to skip the July meeting since vacation Bible school is that week at the church. Amy Armenta announced that the group has […]

Caprock Quilters sew on memories

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Cardenas Amy Armenta irons a star-patterned quilt at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center on Feb. 19. She is a member of Operation Home Front Quilts, an organization that sends quilts to families of fallen servicemembers. Since April 2004, Cannon’s group has made and donated nearly 600 quilts. By Airman 1s […]

Club news

Clovis Quilters The Clovis Quilters met feb. 8 at Trinity Luthern Church with 16 members attending. Brenda Harpold called the meeting to order and reported on the VFW quilt. Beth Franks gave the treasurers report. The Hartley House donation quilt has been delivered. Amy Armenta reported on Operation Homefront and the guild. The next Clovis […]

March 15, 2009 Club notes

Clovis Quilters The Clovis Quilter’s met March 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 17 members and 2 guest present. Brenda Harpold called the meeting to order. Elizabeth Lawrence gave Llano Estacado Quilt Guild reports. Brenda had the block of the month and reported the donation quilt for the Hartley House Gala sold for $1,000. The […]

Homefront Quilters

Janet Taylor-Birkey Comprised of local chapters, Operation Homefront Quilts makes quilts for the parents, spouses and children up to age three who had a loved one die in the war effort. Caprock Quilters, Cannon’s local chapter of Operation Homefront Quilts, have made and sent more than 174 quilts in two years, making them the largest […]

Caprock Quilters lend hand, patch wounds left by war

An embroidered label is hand sewn on the back of every quilt. The label reads, “In memory of a fallen hero, this quilt was lovingly made by the Caprock Quilters of Clovis, N.M.” Janet Taylor-Birkey Combining pieces of fabric in an artistic design with a sandwich of batting and backing fabric is known as a […]

Shop Hop brings quilters together for specials, camaraderie, fabric

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Fabric lines the store of Patchwork House as Mandy Laseter of Amarillo shops during the 2005 Top of Texas Shop Hop Friday in Clovis. The shop hop involves shoppers traveling to 11 fabric shops in New Mexico and West Texas. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Call it shop hopping — hitting […]

Quilters reach out to families

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Stella Sokolis, right, of Clovis, finishes and binds a quilt as Ellen Saccoia-Smith, left, and her daughter Brittany Smith, 15, work on the corner of a quilt Saturday for Operation Home Front at Patchwork House in Clovis. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent A group of Clovis residents spent a good […]

Shirley, Reba

Reba Shirley Services: Have been held. Reba Shirley, 78, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. She was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Lockney, Texas, to Vera and Clarence Hullum. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1942. In May 1943, she traveled to California and […]