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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Financial Material

Organizational Records

Photographs

Printed Material

Scrapbook Material

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

South Plains Quilters Guild:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1977-2012 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator South Plains Quilters Guild
Title: South Plains Quilters Guild Records,
Dates: 1977-2012 and undated
Abstract: The Records contains correspondence, financial materials, periodicals, organizational records, photographs, other printed material, and scrapbooks.
Collection # S 1774.2
Quantity: 2 boxes (2 linear feet)
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 Records contains correspondence, financial materials, periodicals, organizational records, photographs, other printed material, and scrapbooks. These materials document all aspects of the South Plains Quilters Guild from 1977 to 2012, including events such as the Dallas Quilt Celebration, financial operations, and even its monthly/yearly meetings.

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Organization

The collection is organized by the following series: Correspondence, Financial Material, Organizational Records, Photographs, Printed Material, Scrapbook Material.

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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, 1978-2006 and undated

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

South Plains Quilters Guild Records, 1977-2012 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2009-0159-B

Gift, 2009

Processed by

Andrew Lloyd, 2013

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Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Emails/Letters, 2005-2008

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Financial Material

box folder
1 2 Bank Statements, 2002
3 Bank Statements, 2003-2004
4 Bank Statements, 2005
5 Bank Statements, 2006
6 Bank Statements, 2007
7 Bank Statements, 2008
8 Financial Statements, 2005

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Organizational Records

box folder
1 9 35th Anniversary, 1977-2012
10 Agenda, 2006
11 Agenda, 2007
12 Agenda, 2008
13 Board Meetings, 2006-2007
14 By Laws, 1986-2003
15 Minutes, 2002
16 Minutes, 2003
17 Minutes, 2004
18 Minutes, 2005
19 Minutes, 2006
20 Minutes, 2007
21 Newsletters, 2003-2005
22 Newsletters, 2007
23 Newsletters, 2008
24 Newspapers, 1997-2000
25 Sign-In Sheets, 2004-2007
26 Yearbook, 1990-2009
27 Yearbook, 2010
28 Yearbook, 2011
29 Yearbook, 2012

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Photographs

box folder
1 30 Quilts, 2007
31 Quilts, 2009
box folder
2 1 Quilts, 2010

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Printed Material

box folder
2 2 By Laws in Detail, 2003
3 Programs and Forms, 2007
4 Quilt Instructions, 2004-2008

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Scrapbook Material

box folder
2 5 Dallas Quilt Celebration, 1996

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