Thursday, December 18, 2008

PTQ October Meeting, 10/18/08

Dear Fanny Flowergarden,

The meeting began a little differently this time because the ladies from the RAC were downstairs making banners about an up and coming event the center is hosting. Patti addressed the meeting about the fundraiser which will be Nov. 1&2 to showcase designers and how they would display art in an average home. The event will be from 4pm until 9pm Sat. and Sun with a two day ticket for $25 and $10 for Sun. only. She invited anyone interested in having their work possibly included to bring it as soon as possible. She also informed us that the starving artist sale should not have any article priced more than $300.

The minutes were then read and approved and the floor was turned over to the nominating committee. Annette presented the nominees and opened the floor to any other nominations. There were no other nominees and the members voted to accept the following members as next years officers. The president is Judy Stokes, vice president is Mary Ann Abrams, treasurer is Sue Seymer, and secretary is Joanne Slancauskas. Sharon will continue to help with the smooth running of the guild as the past president.

There were 14 present and we had one visitor which was Annette's granddaughter Emily.

The Pine Belters quilt show had 481 juried quilts and several of the PTQ members placed in the show. Watanna, Julia, Judy and Sharon were some of the ones in the show. Sharon won 2nd place on her geisha and Julia received an honorable mention on the piece she did for a class recently. Julia's quilt that she made for her son and had hand quilted won a prize for best hand quilting. The Pine Belters guild has 180 members and this was their 12th show. The next show will be 2010 and the theme is Log Cabin. Oh yes, lucky Linda Dawkins won a sewing machine.

The party that we have been invited to attend by the Golden Triangle guild at the First Methodist Church is Dec. 11th 5:30-8:00. We need to respond to let them know how many of our guild can come. The Dec. meeting of our guild will be a Christmas party at Judy's house and you are asked to bring a dish of your choice and a gift of $10-$15. We will play Dirty Santa and exchange our signature blocks that we have made. Anyone wanting to exchange signature blocks but feels they would not have time to do so before the meeting can still exchange theirs at the Jan. meeting. Judy demoed the signature block assembly and gave a hand out to aid in the construction. She also gave a helpful hint to iron freezer paper to the back of the signature piece to stabilize it when you are signing the piece.

Joanne demoed the cathedral window block and instructed us to bring 2-7" squares and 2-2" squares per ornament and anything you want to dangle from the ornament for the class Nov.1. The lottery block for next month is to be black and tan. You may use tone on tone but please any prints need only to be black and tan. As always the pattern is your choice. This month 18 blocks were turned in and Faye Robertson won them.

Well that brings us to the best part of the meeting and of course it's show and tell. Judy brought a quilt that she had made from a class she took a while back from Annis Cox that is called Glory-B which is both machine and hand quilted. She plans to give it to her granddaughter on her birthday. Watanna took the lotto blocks she had in the churn dash pattern and made a charity quilt to add to our charity quilts. CC showed off her king size maple leaf quilt she had made. Ebba showed her Jack-O-Latern quilt top she made with halloween fabric. Annette brought her A block of the northwind quilt and showed how the unique border she pieced enhanced to pattern.

The rest of the day we lunched on goodies brought to the meeting and worked on the borders of the RAC quilt. It is good to have time to do what you love doing and friends to help. We miss seeing you and hope you can join us the next time we meet. Sew till then, Katie O' Possum

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