Sunday, April 18, 2010

April 2010 Minutes

April Meeting Minutes
Jo Anne opened the meeting. There were no visitors.

Show and Tell
Margie showed a pieced and appliquéd lap size quilt. 

Great inspiration for the Challenge quilt!

Lawana showed one of the sisters quilts that has the borders on.

Julia showed her quilts “Autumn Tumble” and “North Wind Doth Blow”.

She also showed an antique quilt owned by Lee Sanders, that needs repairs. It is an antique puff biscuit quilt. He is offering around $500.00 for your services.

Judy showed a turning twenty quilt with farm pictures for her grandson and another Log cabin with Stars for another grandson.


Sharon shared that Mary Anne’s mother is ill, please pray.
Terry read the minutes.

Committee reports
Challenge packets are still available, light weight fusible stuff is available.
Charity quilts – Exchange club has requested a quilt to raffle. Tabled
Pilgrimage – Started quilting a quilt on the first day. It was finished on Saturday. We will bind it this afternoon.
Calendar for May was passed around.
Quilt show rules for August RAC Show were distributed. No King sized quilts. Try to keep them smaller than the panels and the director liked the small items. Put reasonable prices or not for sale. Patrons think the art center prices the items and feel like they are being taken advantage. Limit of 3 quilts per person. All new items, no items from last year. Quilted wall hangings are to have a hanging sleeve and a label. Label of some sort on all items. Need quilts July 30 and everyone needs to be here as early as possible that day.
Proposal to purchase a used sewing machine. $50.00. Motion made to buy and seconded.
On May 1, Sharon will be giving a seminar on appliqué. Bring some muslin, fabric, a needle you are comfortable with, a fine thread, such as silk, to work with and a marking pen. She will be showing several techniques.

Challenge Block - Reminder
Block is to be square set, not on point!!!

Monthly Blocks
Linda Baines Granny squares came out great!!  I missed the picture of CC's stars in Navy...but they looked great!

Watana showed her demo block and it is called Crown of Thorns by “Somewhere in Time”, it is an 18” block and she is providing the outside border fabric. She wants the background fabric to be white on white (wow) and for the colors pick up colors in the batik provided.

Sharon gave a demo on chain piecing her block it is a small block, 9 inches. She is providing the pink background, you are to use a medium to dark purple. Press to the dark fabric.

Chef on a Shoestring
May chef on the shoestring.
May 1 Sharon Hedrick and Sandi
May 15 is Watana and Sandi

May Birthdays
May 6 Christine Anderson
May 9 Linda Baines
May 10 Lauren Hutchins
May 14 Donna Lee
May 27 Derendia Bates

Important Dates
May 1 Workshop at RAC 9:30 AM Appliqué Workshop
May 15 PTQ Meeting at the RAC 9:30 AM