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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Directories

Financial Material

Handwritten Notes

Legal Material

Newspapers

Periodicals

Photographs

Printed Material

Scrapbooks

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

South Plains Quilters Guild:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1978-2006, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator South Plains Quilters Guild
Title: South Plains Quilters Guild Records,
Dates: 1978-2006 and undated
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, directories, financial material, handwritten notes, legal material, newspapers, periodicals, photographs, printed material, scrapbooks, quilts, and awards.
Collection # S 1774.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (3 linear feet)and 1 oversized (quilts)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

In July of 1976, Betty Arper coordinated an all-day quilting bee as a Special Event at the Mahon Library in Lubbock, Texas. Area quilt makers brought quilts for display and demonstrated methods of quilt making. The event aroused so much interest that several of those present decided to organize a quilting group.

The first meeting was held in the Garden and Arts Center in Lubbock, Texas on January 25, 1977. Approximately 40 persons attended and displayed about 100 quilts, and gave the history of each quilt. An organizational meeting was set, and on March 1, 1977, the group was formed. The Quilting B's was chosen for the name. Betty Arper was elected president. On October 8, 1978, the name of the organization was changed to The South Plains Quilters Guild. Dot Lawson served as the first president of the new guild.

At the time of this publication, the guild participates in community activities including the annual Lubbock Arts Festival, the Ranching Heritage Center's Ranch Day and Candlelight at Christmas. Annual exhibits of quilts are hung in the Mahon Library with occasional exhibits in the Garden and Arts Center. Quilts made by guild members hang in the local Ronald McDonald House.

The SPQG Logo was designed by Carrie Lou Holtman. The banner was constructed by Martha Spears, Edna Thompson, Donna Locke, Syble Tarrance, and Carrie Lou Holtman. The Windmill block signifies the importance of water to the semi-arid region around Lubbock. The border is quilted with cotton bolls – cotton being the major money crop of the area.

Portions of biography were transcribed from the South Plains Quilters Guild at http://spqg.org/

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Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, directories, financial material, handwritten notes, legal material, newspapers, periodicals, photographs, printed material, and scrapbooks, all created during its various years of operation. Several quilts and awards from the organization are also present.

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Organization

The collection is organized by the following series: Correspondence, Directories, Financial Material, Handwritten Notes, Legal Material, Newspapers, Periodicals, Photographs, Printed Material, and Scrapbooks.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
South Plains Quilters Guild
Subjects (Places)
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
Quilting
Quilts--Texas--Lubbock

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Related Material

South Plains Quilters Guild Records, 1977 to 2012 and undated

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

South Plains Quilters Guild Records, 1978-2006 and undated

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2009-0159-B; 2011-0005-B

Gift, 2009-2011

Processed by

Andrew Lloyd, 2013

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Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Letters, 1990-1998

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Directories

box folder
1 2 Yearbooks, 1990-2001

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Financial Material

box folder
1 3 Bank Statements/Checks, 1989
4 Bank Statements/Checks, 1990
5 Bank Statements/Checks, 1991
6 Bank Statements/Checks, 1992
7 Bank Statements/Checks, 1993
8 Bank Statements/Checks, 1994
9 Bank Statements/Checks, 1995
10 Bank Statements/Checks, 1996
11 Bank Statements/Checks, 1997
12 Bank Statements/Checks, 1998
13 Bank Statements/Checks, 1999
14 Bank Statements/Checks, 2000
15 Bank Statements/Checks, 2001
16 Children’s Advocacy Center Quilts, 2001
17 Deposit Slips, 1986-2002
18 Disbursements/Receipts, 1994-2001
19 Income Statements, 1993-1995
20 Ledger, 1978-1992
21 Membership Dues, 1993-1995
22 Raffle/Auction, 1995-2002
23 Receipts, 1983-2001
24 Receipts, 1989
25 Receipts, 1990
26 Receipts, 1991
27 Receipts, 1992
28 Receipts, 1993
29 Receipts, 1994
30 Receipts, 1995
31 Receipts, 1996
32 Receipts, 1997
33 Receipts, 1998
34 Receipts, 1999
35 Receipts, 2000
36 Receipts, 2001
37 Treasurer’s Reports, 1996
38 Treasurer’s Reports, 1997
39 Treasurer’s Reports, 1998
40 Treasurer’s Reports, 1999
41 Treasurer’s Reports, 2000
42 Treasurer’s Reports, 2001
43 Workshop, 1994-1998

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Handwritten Notes

box folder
1 44 Attendance/Sign-In Sheets, 1996-2003
45 Meeting Notes, 1999-2001
46 Quilts at Mahon Library, undated

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Legal Material

box folder
1 47 Rental Agreements, 1998-2002

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Newspapers

box folder
1 48 Newsletter/Articles, 1979-1997

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Periodicals

box folder
1 49 Minutes, 1988
50 Minutes, 1989
51 Minutes, 1990
52 Minutes, 1991
53 Minutes, 1992
54 Minutes, 1993
55 Minutes, 1994
56 Minutes, 1995
57 Minutes and Treasurer’s Reports, 1996
58 Minutes and Treasurer’s Reports, 1997
59 Minutes and Treasurer’s Reports, 1998
60 Minutes and Treasurer’s Reports, 1999
61 Minutes and Treasurer’s Reports, 2000
62 Minutes and Treasurer’s Reports, 2001
63 Minutes, 2002-2003
64 Minutes, 2005
65 Minutes, 2006

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Photographs

box folder
1 66 Miscellaneous, undated

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Printed Material

box folder
1 67 Nametag Directions and Samples, 1979-2000
68 Raffle Quilt, 2000

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Scrapbooks

box folder
2 1 Photos/News Clippings, 1977-1996
2 Photos/Newsletters, 1999-2000
box folder
3 1 Photos/News Clippings, 1991-1996
2 Photos/News Clippings, 1997-1999
3 Photos/News Clippings, 2000-2001
4 Photos/Minutes, 2002
5 Photos/Minutes, 2003
6 Photos/Minutes, 2004
7 Photos, 2005-2006

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