The Franklin Piecemakers held a reception on June 18, in the reception hall of the Winnsboro Church of Christ to honor scholarship recipients, Hope and Haley Lord. Annette Lewis, president, and Pat Murphy, scholarship chairman, presented Hope and Haley, each, with a check for $250.
Hope and Haley are twin daughters of Bobbie and Levy Lord. They are also granddaughters of long-time members, Joyce Williamson and Ercil Lord. Both graduated from Franklin Academy and both plan to attend Louisiana Tech in the fall. Both plan to major in Biology.
The refreshment table was decorated in Franklin Academy colors. Members enjoyed cake and punch while visiting with Hope and Haley, their parents and grandparents.
Annette Lewis, president, called the meeting to order after the reception and recognized two visitors, Ronia Lawson, daughter of member Jane Reed and Karen Raley, sister-n-law of member Kayla Raley. Lewis then asked for Sunshine and Shadows. Several were mentioned.
JoAnn Williams read last month’s minutes and called roll. Twenty-one members were present for the June meeting. As each member’s name was called, they were asked to give a tip on making t-shirt quilts. Many good tips were given to members. Lynn Smith gave the treasurer’s report.
The first item of business was choosing a 2020 scholarship committee. Kayla Raley was chosen to head the committee with several members volunteering to be on the committee. Lewis, Margaret Jeffcoat, June Walley and Theresa Mullican will help Raley choose a pattern and the fabric for the quilt.
Members were reminded to attend a workshop at Stitched in Faith fabric shop in Mangham on July 2 at 9 a. m. Ercil Lord gave an update on supplies and progress for the “Race for the Cure” t-shirt quilt being made by the club.
Show-n-Tell began with Karen Raley, Wendy Myers and Kayla Raley showing a baby boy quilt they had made together for a missionary couple’s new baby boy. They had also made a doll quilt for the big sister. Kayla also showed a quilt made with wish blocks she had won last year. Civil war fabric was used in the quilt. Lewis showed a quilt top she had made using Pelican State, Louisiana themed t-shirts.
The only door prize was won by Elaine Price. Raley dismissed the group with a prayer.