Monday, October 13, 2008

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

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