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Hickory Creek FCE met April 5 for the regular monthly meeting in the Magnolia Room at the County Administration Building.   The meeting was called to order by President Gibbs at 10 a.m. She welcomed new member Anamaria Baus and guests Lori Yates, Elaine Summa and Mildred Vaughn. Chaplain Ann Whitman read a poem by Helen Steiner Rice “After the Winter, God Sends the Spring.” Our biblical reference was Psalms 24:1, and we were led in the pledge to the flag by Gibbs. 

Secretary Phyllis Hillis was asked to call roll, with 16 members and guests answered by naming a tree in their yard. The minutes from the March meeting were read and approved. Treasurer Marian Jacobs gave the treasury report. 

Vice resident Davis asked for member reports and demonstrations. Members Martha McBride, Pam Duff, Dorothy Ramsey, Tina Ramsey and Vicki Gibbs all attended the Crafting Now and Then Rag Rug class. The various shapes of their rag rugs were quite amusing. Brenda Clark showed the quilt top she made in Quilting 101 and reminded everyone that in June there will be a class on how to set the quilt pieces together. She also showed another quilt that she made at Quilting on the Mountain. 

Gibbs brought several crotched pieces she has made over the years. Dorothy and Tina showed pin cushions they had made and presented one to each person in attendance. Carolyn Belcher showed an embroidered quilt and an Alabama quilt that she had made. Anamaria Baus brought several “mug rugs” she had pieced that are used as coasters for a coffee mugs. Pam Duff also brought an artifact from the Boston Tea Party she had purchased. Phyllis Hillis brought rocks she had painted to place around town and showed a picture of a spring wreath she made.

Ten members reported reading since the last meeting. Tina Ramsey gave a report and read a piece from “A Day Book of Prayer” collection by Thomas Nelson. With no other reports, Davis turned the meeting over to Gibbs. 

Martha McBride asked for hours worked by members for state and club projects. Gibbs reported on Visitation Day which was March 13. She reminded everyone to update their CVU’s and continue collecting tabs and plastic lids to be turned in on A&R Day last month.

Jacobs reported on transportation to the convention to be held in Memphis in November, and she needs to be contacted concering the chartered bus ride. The Crafting Now and Then class for May is Swedish weaving and the cost is $7, and must pre-register. Hillis attended the environmental training last month. Gibbs reminded everyone of events in May which include Bingo at Fannie B’s and to remember to bring gifts, the Bake Sale at Foodland and International Day celebrating England and the royal wedding. 

Brenda Clark is celebrated a birthday in April. Several members are going to the Spring Rally in Grundy County, and the Relay for Life breakfast. Everyone took a few minutes to update gold star sheets in their yearbook.  Remember to continue logging CVU’s, hours spent on state projects and collecting drink can taps for the state project.