Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June Minutes

Possum Town Quilters
June 19, 2010

• Meeting was called to order at 9:40am by Julia Graber
• Charter Member Linda Goley was introduced as a “Visitor”; Welcome Back Linda
• Show & Tell –
• Carla presented Carla’s Kaleidoscope”; pattern found in a magazine; quilted by Sharon Hedrick; made for no one special – so it’s for her
• Suzy presented her Stack ‘n Whack from class, which she will use for a couch quilt
• Margie presented her Stack ‘n Whack, which she will use as a bed quilt
• Lawana presented her Stack ‘n Whack, which she will use as a wall hanging
• Watana presented “Circle of Life”, made from batiks
• Sharon Lofton presented her Stack ‘n Whack titled “College Band”, which she will give to her Granddaughter who will finish her last two years of music at MUW
• Judy presented a Disappearing Nine Patch which she will give to her Grandson Zeb; class from Bonnie Browning last year at the Alabama Quilt Symposium; backing is Hancock 50 cent / yard fabric
• Annette presented a Stack of Posies; tying the knots in the corners of each square; used thicker batting
• Watana presented her Stack ‘n Whack; border is the fabric for the spinners
• Both the Stack of Posies and the String Quilt for the Sisters are complete; the Tossed Nine Patch will be quilted by Sandi
• Judy told of teaching her three Granddaughters (ages 9, 9, and 7) to quilt
• Each girl made a Stack of Posies
• Grandma Judy will quilt them
• June Blocks of the Month
• Lawana received her quilt strips
• JoAnne’s blocks were displayed
• Annette read last month’s minutes; approved as read
• Suzy mentioned she finished the quilt she showed us last month; it is now on her wall

Old Business:
• Quilt Retreat
• Dates: September 9 – 11, 2010
• Cost of Retreat is a personal expense for each participant
• Activity / Schedule TBD
• Committee Nominated and Approved to be Julia, JoAnne, and Judy
• Education Reserve Funds
• Julia and her two sisters will be at a Quilt Show in Hattiesburg in October; they would be available the following week (during the week) for a class
• Use funds to allow all members to participate
• Brenda reported Challenge blocks are due next month – they must be done!
• Barbara had no report for Charity
• If you have Raffle Quilt Blocks, please hold them until we see Sharon Hedrick
• Lowndes County Fair begins September 14
• No information is available, but we expect the rules to be the same as last year
• Rules for August Quilt Show at Arts Center are available

New Business:
• Barbara Klein is available to teach a class October 11 or 13
• Cost would be $150 for a half day or $300 for an entire day + Travel (est $100)
• Star Spin
• She has a new book due in July, which she would have available for sale
• Class could be held at Arts Center of Julia’s Home

• Block of the Month
If you sign-up, you must do all the blocks – back to the beginning in January
July – Christine Anderson
• Instructions provided
• 12” finished with Black as Background, adding pink and light green
July – Carol
• Use 2 fabrics: one dark and one light
• Instructions provided
• You will have a 5” square of each material extra which will be used in the assembly process

Program – Judy Stokes: Cheap Tricks
Use everyday items versus buying gadgets
• Use a pill bottle; drill small holes in the lid; use to pull threads from bobbins in the bottle
• Use a pill bottle with one small hole drilled in the lid to dispose of used needles (or use to keep your sewing needles)
• Chatelaine: Ribbon, straw, and 2 safety pins – holds thread around your neck
• Wooden Iron: one side of a clothespin; take the clothespin apart
• Sand Paper Dots to hold Ruler: Place double sided tape on the back of the sandpaper; make with a hole punch
• Iron material onto an old mousepad – good as new
• Metal Candy Tins – place double sided tape on a refrigerator magnet and place in tin – a great way to hold pins, bobbins, seam ripper, and machine feet

• Chef On A Shoestring today by Carla and Barbara
• No July Workshop
• Next Meeting July 17 – Mary Ann will order pizza for lunch
• Judy has details on the October 8 – 10 Quilt Show; information from the Gathering
• Philadelphia Gathering is October 15 & 16
• July 19 & 20 is a Class in Starkville, by Applewood Farms Lady – See Julia for info
• Be careful with magnets near electronic sewing machines

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