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 […]

5/7 Organizations

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met April 13 at the Extension Building. Sixteen members and two guests — Valeria Jordan’s daughter and granddaughter — answered roll call by telling their Easter plans. Following a brief business meeting, hostesses Carol Litzelman, Jean Skaggs and Dorris Bourlon served a delicious potluck dinner, with the room […]

4/30 Organizations

Fairfield Extension Club The Fairfield Extension Club met on April 14 in the home of Betty Ingram, who hosted with Mary Winkles. Twelve members attended. Marie Wells and Mary Dell won the door prizes. New business included the upcoming birthday party on May 12, and the quilt top made by Sharon Ragland and finished by […]

Melrose Old-Timers’ Day schedule

Melrose’s Old Timers’ Day 2005 Centennial Kick-Off Friday • 1-3 p.m. — Enter quilts, Melrose, cafeteria building. Open to hand quilting and machine quilting. • 7:30 p.m. — Old Timers’ music fest , Melrose P.E. Complex Saturday • 7-9 a.m. — Pancake breakfast, Senior Citizens’ Center • 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. — Registration, P.E. Complex, […]

7/27 Business Digest

Quilt shops holding weekend shop hop Eleven quilt shops in the region have joined together for the third annual Top of Texas Quilt Shop Hop, providing a weekend for anyone who enjoys quilting and fabric arts, according to a press release The Patchwork House. Free gifts will be available for quilt customers visiting the quilt […]

Teams forming for Relay For Life

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Judith Matthews sews a label on a pink ribbon-themed quilt Saturday at her store in downtown Clovis. Matthews is donating the quilt to raise money for Relay For Life. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Teams are now forming for the Curry County American Cancer Relay For Life scheduled for […]

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 […]

Celebrating the past

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Melrose High School Class of 1973 members Eyvonne Gunn, Sherry Smith, Cindy Mitchell and Becky Hagee enjoy looking at pictures of each others’ children and grandchildren Saturday during Melrose Old-Timer’s Day. Photo by Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina Patsy Qavi left Melrose for California 23 years ago, but traveled nearly 960 miles with […]