Oriental flower quilt (Photos submitted by Ellen Manning)
July 21, 2021 - The Shelby County XYZ Homemakers Club attended the District 5 Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) Cultural Arts meeting and received three blue ribbons. The meeting theme was “Wild about TEEA” and was held on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in Tyler.
State flowers quilt
Margaret Smith had two quilts receive blue ribbons in different categories, a State Flowers quilt which displays flowers from each of the states and an Oriental Flower quilt.
Hand woven throw
Ellen Manning received a blue ribbon on her hand woven throw that has a butterfly motif. The blue ribbons mean the items can be taken to the 93rd State Conference in September being held in Temple.
Peaches Conway, Annette Johnson, Bobbie Nutt, Walter and Ellen Manning went to the meeting and had responsibilities of leading the relaxer and presenting a part of the program by giving a demonstration on how to join the seams of 4 quilt blocks without making a bulky corner.
At the meeting two clubs, one from Cherokee County — Central High for 90 years and the other Smith County — Dixie Club for 95 years, were honored. This year the XYZ Homemakers Club is celebrating 75 years of being organized and plans to celebrate this milestone during 2021.
If you would like information on participating in the XYZ Homemakers Club, please contact Ellen Manning at 936-598-3081.