Meet LaVerne Nichols

LaVerne's story:  My best friend's mother was a handquilter and it fascinated me.   She agreed to teach me to quilt, but I never had the time.  I was busy being a wife, mom and full-tine elementary
school teacher.   My friend's mom tried to wait for me to retire.  She died at age 96 or 97 ........
two years before I retired!
While talking to my neighbor, LaBarbara Shelton in the summer of 2003, she told me she quilted and
belonged to a quilting guild at Fernwood Park.  She became ill and didn't return to quilting.    In Oct. she told me to go to the Fieldhouse and ask for "Miss Bessie".    That was the beginning of  my
wonderful quilting life.  I LOVE to quilt and I want to make sure that this art tradition continues!!
My granddaughter spends a lot of time at my home during the summer and has made several quilts.
I am now sharing my love of quilting with a small group of women at my church.  I teach a quilting class one Saturday a month at our church.  
The women of Needles and Threads have been wonderful. They are generous with their time and talent.  They have taught me so many skills, name it!!

Meet Jeanne Chaney

Jeanne is the out-going President of NTQG.  Jeanne has been quilting for 6 years.  She previously
sewed for her daughter.  Her inspiration for quilting came when she attended a NTQG Quilt Show,
at Fernwood  Park.  Jeanne loves, the challenge of being creative that quilting  allows her.  She  also
enjoys the fellowship of the guild.

Jeanne also loves to read, play bridge and travel.  She is a past president ,of a local reading association.

Jeanne retired from National Louis University, where she was a professor of Reading and Languages.

Meet Doris Barnes

Doris has been sewing over 40 years, quilting for 5 years.  She met Sandra Randolph at
Oakdale Baptist Church Quilters and Craft Ministries, and joined NTQG shorty after.  She
retired from USG after 30 years.

Doris is our resident computer guru.  Since joining the guild she has guided many  members into
digitizing and understanding their embroidery software.   Doris has served as secretary and is also
our historian.

Her passion is embroidery and  she gives Elizabeth ( her embroidery machine) a constant
workout.  She has taken her love of digitizing over to her longarm quilting and now
can let the quilt dicate the quilting design.

Meet Anita Scott

Anita states that she became interested in quilting on a cruise with some friends. The group was raffling off a beautiful quilt. Her first thought was how was it done.
A friend, Dorothy Battle told her that Jo-Ann's offered quilting classes. In 2008 she took the classes, and made her 1st quilt. Anita says she was hooked.
Dorothy also told her about the guild. Anita retired from AT&T in 2009 after 30 years and joined NTQG. Anita is on the Membership Committee and she also publisher of NTQG's Newsletter.
Anita states that she has had a good time since joining, and enjoys fellowshipping with the
many talented and helpful members.

Quilting Sisters

Verna Gordon, twins Lettie Sabbs & Nettie Nesbary are members of NTQG. We will miss
sister, Omegone Daniels who passed in November 2011.
Verna was introduced to NTQG bt Evelyn Williams, she then brought her creative
sisters into the guild.
Verna has chaired the membership committee.
She currently is chairperson of the Social Committee.
Lettie serves on the Community Service Committee. Her sorority Lamba Pi Alpha donated
$1000.00 to community service in her honor.
Nettie is currently on the Quilt Show Committee.
The sisters share a desire to make memories and generate quilts that can be shared with
their families for generations to come.
Lettie and Nettie are also ardent genealogists.

Meet Betty Dandridge

Betty states that she quilts for "Joy"! She started
sewing when she was just 14 years old.
Betty enjoys all kinds of crafts. Embroidery,
crocheting, knitting and painting. She is
currently experimenting with dying her own
Betty states that she became aware of NTQG
from viewing the televison show "Someone
You Should Know". She first joined NTQG
in 2004. She left for awhile and rejoined
in 2009.
Betty has a saying that I would like to share: I have things to do, miles to go, and promises
to keep before I sleep..... Keep on stepping Betty.

Meet Ruby Black

Ruby Black comes from a quilting family and has been sewing since the
age of 2. Ruby was introduced to NTQG in 2002 by her daughter Patricia Morehead.
Ruby enjoys all aspects of quilting, especially picking out colorful fabrics.
Ruby has served as librarian and currently is serving as Sgt. at Arms for NTQG.