Monday, October 13, 2008

September Meeting Photos

Possum Town Quilters September Meeting

Dear Irene Irishchain,
The Sept meeting had a few of the officers absent but we still managed to get a lot of stuff done. Mary Ann read the minutes and they were accepted with one exception of Annette as historian. She asked for a little more time to think about the position. Judy read the treasurer report Sue sent her and gave the new balance after we paid for the northwind class. A motion was made and passed that the guild pay $100 to Sharon to quilt the challenge quilt.
Judy informed us that we could drop off our quilts at the fall gathering and they would be delivered to the Pine Belt show. Judy asked for a list of those that wanted to attend the show in hopes of coordinating a car poole to Hattiesburg. The show will be at the Lake Terrace Convention Center Oct. 10, 11, & 12.
The Christmas party will be at Judy's house and all that want to participate in a signature block exchange need to sign up as soon as possible so that we will know how many blocks to make. The design was voted on and is posted on the web site with the color to be the makers choice. The block will be demo'd after the Oct. meeting for anyone who needs help with the assembly.
The by-laws were read and discussed and an amended version of the by-laws will be posted on the web site. Any questions, comments and typos should be forwarded to Lauren so that we may finally ratify our by-laws at our next meeting. Some of the changes were that we would have one price for membership regardless of when someone joins and we voted that non-monetary assets be donated to a local charity upon dissolution of the guild. We also voted that the officers may spend up to $100 before securing permission from the members by general vote.
We have a nominating committee for our officers next year. They are Annette Pennington, Brenda Crownover, and Christine Anderson. They will present candidates for the next year's officers after speaking with the candidates to secure their willingness to serve. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor for any other candidates.
I guess that brings us to show and tell:
Melissa brought patterns for the lotto block she made.
Sue Skipper showed us a quilt she made for her grandson and a wall hanging of her New York beauty blocks.
Terry had quilts that her great Aunt made that were found in a trunk by her Uncle.
Brenda brought a quilt she had made for her daughter and a wall hanging she made from the C blocks of the northwind block class.
CC showed her wall hanging made from the A block of the northwind block class.
Annette showed the border she was piecing for her A block of the northwind class.
Watanna showed her granddaughter's pink Alabama quilt and her mystery quilt top that is called Tobacco Road.
Lauren won the lottery blocks all 18 that were turned in.
Well that about wraps up all the happenings of this meeting so if it's possible, drop by next month.
Until then keep that sewing machine humming.
Katie O' Possum

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Possum Town Quilters August Meeting Notes

Dear Rhonda RailFence,

The meeting got off to a great start with the minutes and treasury report being read and approved.
The Needle Chasers of Iuka invited anyone who wanted to display a quilt in their show to enter a form by Aug 20th and the show is Aug 29th. Judy will drop off quilts for anyone interested in showing their quilts in the Pine Belt Quilters Show in Hattiesburg after the meeting in Sept. The show will be Oct.10,11, &12.
The guild has been invited to a Christmas party Dec.11(5:30-8:00) hosted by the Golden Triangle Quilters guild at the 1st Methodist Church in Starkville. They asked those who attend to bring a fat quarter for a swap.
The Challenge winners were 1st place Brenda Crownover, 2nd place Julia Graber, and 3rd place Sharon Hedrick. The vote for viewers choice will be announced at the Sept. meeting.
A motion was made and passed that Diane Lochala be made an honorary member for her work on the web page.
The workshop will start at 8:00 a.m. and everyone should be ready to sew by 8:30. If you have a chance to help setup Fri. please come and bring a power strip also.
Lauren handed out a draft of the by-laws to look over and discuss at our next meeting. At that meeting we will elect a nominating committee for the new year.
If anyone would like to host the Christmas party please contact Judy. The suggestion was made for those that would like to participate to make a signature block for all those choosing to exchange blocks at that meeting.
We had five new members to join us which brings our membership to 28 as of today. A new member Elsie Johnson won the Black and White blocks. The next month's blocks are to be made from red and white fabric.
Annette was asked to serve as guild historian for the rest of the year.
Let's see now that brings us to show and tell:
Elsie showed a cathedral window variation block she made and photo's of quilts she had made and gave to relatives.
Annette made a small clutch from grandmother's flower garden hexagons which will be a door prize at the class in Sept. at her home.
Julia told us about the MQA class she took on design and how they made ink splotches and turned those into fabric. She also took photo's and turned them into a collage and repeated the technique in a wall hanging.
Sharon announced that one of the quilts she quilted won Best of show at the Harrison County Fair in Ark.
Judy showed her wall hanging of teapots and cups she hand quilted and is sending to the Pinebelt quilt show. She also showed her Turning Twenty top.
Christine showed her BOM top and a quilt she made for her niece.
Sue Seymer showed her spider web quilt top she made after she took the class at the MQA meeting and her BOM top.
Lawana, Jo Anne, Linda and Jadea all brought their New York Beauty blocks from Terry's class.
That's all for now.
Sew 'long, Katie O'Possum