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

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