What's Happening — Oct. 21

Friday Home of the Brave Quilts 10 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Key Spouse Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Pre-Deployment Remote Briefings 3 p.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Classroom Friday Night Social Wing and Meatballs 4:27 p.m. Landing Zone DZ After Dark 9 p.m. Drop Zone

Business, quilt tips featured on show

Information on critical business thinking, making kaleidoscope quilts and insertion lace machine embroidery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author Kivi Bernhard talks about the hunt for profit in a tough global economy. His book is titled “Leopardology,” and he compares critical business thinking with 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 […]

Sept. 17 -Sept. 23 What's Happening

Friday Operation Homefront Quilts —

Lap quilts, salmon featured on show

Information on using a Design-a-Doll kit, making lap quilts and smoking salmon will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Mary Mertens is with Ticche & Bea in Chicago, Ill., and she will show how to learn to sew with the Design-a-Doll kit. It provides a quick project […]

July 16 -July 22 What's Happening

Friday Operation Homefront Quilts —

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 […]

Aug. 3, 2008 Club Notes

The Llano Estacado Quilt Guild met July 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 20 members in attendance. President Elizabeth Lawrence called the meeting to order. Niki Lee read the minutes. The treasurer resigned and Leigh Reynolds volunteered to take the office. Reports were given from charity projects including the Hartley House baby quilts, hospice lap […]

Caprock Quilters present memorial quilts

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CAFB Photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Connie and Rodney Bachman from Garden City Kan., hold up one of the quilts made in their son’s memory by the Caprock Quilters during a presentation June 20. By Greg Allen, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs With more than 400 quilts made in four years to honor […]

Group quilts in effort to mend hearts

This quilt, which hangs at the Patchwork House, is being raffled to raise funds for Operation Homefront Quilt. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Stitch by stitch a volunteer group is mending hearts. The group, called the Caprock Quilters, make quilts in support of Operation Homefront Quilts. The colorful handstitched quilts are sent to the family […]

Group gathers to make quilts for families of fallen soldiers

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The hands of the woman delicately guided needle and thread as it punctured the cloth, only to reverse the process to bring it through the other side once more. She repeated each step with care and grace. In another part of […]

Colorful quilting

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Jeanne Kircher and her family, from left, Kaitlyn, Cole and Savannah take time to visit the High Plains Quilt Festival at the Memorial Building in Portales on Friday. The girls said they thought the quilts were pretty. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Full of color and rich with history, dozens […]

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 […]

Quilting, horsemanship on display at Ag Expo

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Horsemanship and quilt designs were among the demonstrations during the first day of the 14th annual New Mexico Ag Expo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Orine Barnes and Beth Berggren of Orine Barnes Training of Canyon, Texas, shared tips with horseowners of all ages. Barnes showed horseowners how […]

Cannon spouse member of group that assists grieving families

Keith Pannell: CNJ correspondent Honoring those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending the interests of the United States is something many do. Helping their families during one of the toughest times of their lives is something else entirely. One local spouse is helping a non-profit organization do exactly that, and she’s doing it […]

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 […]

Quilter to showcase her work at ag expo

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Laura Merrick works on a quilt at her Portales home. Merrick, an avid quilter since she was a child, looks forward to participating in the quilt show this month at the New Mexico Ag Expo. The Ag Expo is Feb. 23-25 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. By Tony Parra PORTALES — Laura Merrick of Portales […]