Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September Show & Tell

This "String Quilt" is for Habitat for Humanity.

Carolyn made this "Turning 20" cowboy quilt for a great grandson.

Watana made this quilt for Relay for Life.

She sewed a nice label on to the back.

Judy showed her BOM (Block of the Month) quilt that will be for her granddaughter.
This is Julia's BOM using most of the same blocks but different fabrics.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Challenge Winners

Winners of our challenge, Crazy Quilt/Sights of Columbus were:
1st place and viewers choice -- Brenda Crownover
2nd place -- Judy Stokes
3rd place -- Annette Pennington
Congratulations to all!!!

September Minutes

Minutes for Possum Town Quilters Guild
September 19, 2009

The Possum Town Quilters Guild met on Saturday, September 19, 2009, at the RAC in Columbus. There were 26 members and one return visitor present.

The meeting began with Show and Tell. (1) Jo Anne Slancauskas showed her pink baby quilt top and another baby quilt made with the extra blocks. (2) Carla Formel showed her completed “Turning 20”. (3) Donna Lea showed two Auburn baby quilts that were made by her for a missionary couple. (4) Watana Cantrell showed a Relay for Life quilt that she made to be raffled off for cancer research. (5) Judy Stokes showed her finished BOM which will be her granddaughter’s quilt and the Habitat for Humanity quilt, Divide and conquer. It just needs the binding and it is finished, too. (6) Annette Pennington read an article called “Quilt Addiction”. (7) Carolyn Ward showed her finished “Turning 20”. This was made from cowboy fabrics for her great grandson. (8) Sandi Bowen showed the first quilt she quilted on her new quilting system. She did a great job. The back was a soft flannel from Hancocks.

Jo Anne read the August meeting minutes. The minutes were approved as read.

Sue Seymer gave the Treasurer’s Report.

Old Business: (1) The Jackson Quilt Show is this weekend. Tomorrow three of our members are going. Judy will be able to pick up the quilt frames for hanging quilts at the Fall Gathering. (2) The PTQ t-shirts are available for pick up. (3) Members who sold items at the Quilt Show in the RAC received their checks. Ralph Null, the chair of the Gallery shows said that our show really brought in the visitors to the gallery!

New Business: (1) The nominating committee for next year’s officers has been selected. They are Julia Graber, Lawana Schultz and Watana Cantrell. The committee is doing a poll of the membership to get ideas of who would be good candidates for next year. They passed out slips to everyone for opinions/suggestions. The committee will report and give their recommendation on a slate of officers at the next (Oct) meeting.
(2) JoAnn’s Fabrics will be opening in Birmingham on Thurs, September 24th. A group is planning to attend.
(3) Terry Turnage made a pitch to the members to join the Columbus Arts Council. Membership is very reasonable and we should consider joining since we meet there every month.
(4) There is a lady in Macon who has sheep and makes wool battings. (This information was received by e-mail to all members.
(5) Julia Graber reported that Angie Rosemond would like our Guild to make 3 small (baby size) quilts from her mother’s old clothing. She is willing to pay. The Guild decided to do this, but it would be after the first the year.
(6) For the Fall Gathering, there will be one bag which will have a Possum Town pot holder. This will be worth an extra door prize during the gathering.
(7) Melissa mother made shopping bags that we will use as the “goody bags) for the Fall Gathering.
(8) Judy had extra copies of the Fall Gathering Registration forms for those members not on the MQA website. She explained that non-members of MQA will have to pay a $5.00 guest fee or join MQA for $15.00
(9) The presentation of the winners of our Crazy Quilt/Sites of Columbus challenge blocks followed. Viewers’ Choice went to Brenda Crownover. Third place was for First Baptist Church block by Annette Pennington. Second place was for The Masonic Home block by Judy Stokes. The First Place winner was the First United Methodist Church block by Brenda Crownover. Congrats to everyone, all the block were beautiful.
(10) This afternoon, we will work on items for the Fall Gathering goody bags. Next Saturday, September 26th, will be the day to assemble the bags.
(11) Julia Graber had received notification of an AQS exhibit next year at the Paducah KY National Quilt Museum. They will be featuring quilts from the Coastal South. This includes Mississippi. More information to follow.

Sandi Bowen did the demonstration for next month’s lotto blocks. (1) A scrappy spider web using directions at
(2) The second block will be a disappearing 9-patch with the center block being yellow. All the other blocks will a different fabric. These need to be 5” blocks.

The meeting adjourned at 12:30.

Respectfully submitted,
Jo Anne Slancauskas, Secretary

Friday, September 18, 2009

August Show & Tell

Our guild made this "Friendship Star" for Habitat for Humanity.This Dutchman's Puzzle is also for Habitat.
Sue Skipper showed an old scrappy string quilt.

Julia Graber showed her Compass quilt done in M'Liss Rae Hawley's class.

Rachel Jolly showed her "Fruit Punch" quilt.

Barbara Walker won these fan blocks.
Sandi Bowen won the brown/turquoise blocks.

August Minutes

Minutes for Possum Town Quilters’ Guild
August 15, 2009

Possum Town Quilters Guild August meeting was held at the RAC in Columbus with 20 members present. There were no new visitors this month. The meeting began with Show and Tell. (1) Judy Stokes showed the finished Habitat for Humanity quilt for the parents, the purple,green Dutchman’s Puzzle, the pink Dutchman’s puzzle, the red Hearts quilt and the Tossed 9-Patch (that will be for another Habitat house). (2) Sandi Bowen showed the progress of a disappearing 9-Patch for the 2 yr old Habitat recipient. (3) Sue Skipper showed an old scrappy string quilt (spider web). (4) Julia Graber showed her Compass quilt done in M’Liss Rae Hawley class. (5) Rachel Jolly showed her “Fruit Punch” quilt.

Old Business: (1) The Quilt Show is up at the RAC. It will be taken down the last Friday in August. (2) The challenge blocks (crazy quilt) have been judged. The judges put the results in an envelope and sealed. Rachel and Kristen from the RAC will talley the votes/scores and the winners will be announced at the September meeting. (3) Judy showed the tri-fold brochures that were fresh from the printers.

New Business: (1) Eddy Young shared an article in the 2007 magazine (American Quilter) on how to face potholders w/o using bias tape. (2) Mrs. Elsie Johnson is leaving Columbus to live in Tupelo with her daughter. She donated her batting to the Guild. (3) The MQA Fall Gathering was planned and committees set up. (4) Ticket packets for the Raffle quilt are ready to hand out today. It was proposed that a percentage of the proceeds go to the Columbus Library for letting us set up the quilt there to quilt on it. This money would be earmarked for quilt books for the library. (5) Sue Seymer gave the Treasurer’s Report for August.

Winners of the Lotto Blocks for August:
Fan Blocks: Barbara Walker
Brown/Turquoise: Sandi Bowen