Sunday, August 22, 2010

August 2010 Meeting

August 2010 Meeting Minutes
Visitors – No visitors were present

Show and Tell

Christine Anderson showed her quilt top made of her challenge squares.

Brenda Crownover showed her Sunbonnet Sue quilt in pinks and browns that she had made for her granddaughter. 

Judy Stokes showed a stack-and-whack quilt made with RSVP fabrics.  She is planning to tie this quilt.  

Julia Graber showed her quilt that is answering the challenge of a new play on an old theme.  

Judy Stokes showed another grandson quilt, made with the turning twenty pattern, but with 12 blocks. 

Wantana  Cantrell showed her Alabama prototype quilt.  She is planning to make a number of these for her children and family. 

Annette Pennington showed a purse she had made by scanning the lace and printing the pattern on fabric.  So cute.


Minutes read and accepted as amended.
Barbara Cline class Oct. 11 & 13 at Julia’s home.
Exchange club raffle quilt.  Sent him a raffle estimate for $250. The theme is a children.   Annette suggested using fabrics on hand if possible. 
Twenty blocks have been judged.  We are waiting on the results. 
Discussion on when our quilt show comes down and the dates of the Lowndes County Show occurred.
New business:  No workshop due to Labor Day .
Quilt show in Columbia – Carrie Whitehead of Stitches of Love sent an email asking us to participate in their quilt event.  They would like to display quilts for display or for sale.  Spots are also available for vendors. I copied the following information from the internet for your convenience.
BAWI Fest - November 5-7, 2010
Join the festivities as we celebrate B.A.W.I. FEST featuring "Quilting on the Pearl" in downtown Columbia, MS, November 5-7.  We will recognize Governor Hugh White's historic plan "Balancing Agriculture with Industry (B.A.W.I.) from the mid 20th century with events centered on quilting and outdoor sporting.  The festival will kick off Friday night with an evening gala and will conclude on Sunday afternoon with a production of "The Nutcracker."
The festivities on Saturday will include art and sporting booths and children's activities; The Quilt Korner will offer demonstrations, exhibits including antique quilts, Merchant's Mall, quilt raffle, door prizes, and much more.  The heart of the event will be the display of beautiful quilts from across the region as they line our Main Street storefronts.  For more information, contact us here or call Judy at 601-736-5034 or Carrie at 601-736-6400 or .

According to the bylaws it is time to set up a nominating committee.  Carla Formel, Sue Skipper, & Sandi Bowen were asked to serve and agreed.  At that point is was proposed by Sharon that we accept the nominations, seconded by Judy and approved by present members.

October being the fall gathering is the third gathering motion was made to swap the meeting and workshop days.  Seconded and passed.  October 2 will be the meeting and October 16 will be the workshop.  MQA meeting is in Philadelphia October 15 & 16.             
Email from Gloria Reeves sent email about Feb. gathering asking for a volunteer host guild.  We voted not to host.
Pinebelt show is Oct. 8-10.  Friday and Saturday the Graber sisters are doing a power point show.
Committee reports
Challenge Quilt Committee:  No news.
Charity quilts:  Meeting to discuss ideas after meeting.
Pilgrimage: No report.
Calendar  Passed out.
Internet:  No report.
Treasurer report:  $900.00 received.  Paid $150 for challenge quilt judges.  Balances will be reported next month.

Block of the Month

Linda with her Granny stars
Barbara Walker wants a Christmas block reds, greens, golds, white, appliqué or pieced…what ever you want to do 12.5 unfinished
Brenda with her red and cream blocks
Sue Skipper ‘s Block Use four dark fall colors that read as a solid and one creams, and follow the instructions in Fon’s and Porters Love of quilting Nov/Dec 2005. 
Julia’s November block will be in yellow-green and red-violet. You will need 4 different yellow-greens and 4 different red-violet.  Just thought we would give you a heads up for your shopping pleasure!

Chef on a Shoestring

Same as last month -  Christine desert, Julia chicken, Lawana beverages, Annette is doing slaw or salad…


Linda Dawkins - September 18

Important Dates

September 9-11 Quilt Retreat at Graber Farm.
September 7- 11 Lowndes County Fair
September 18 PTQ Guild Meeting 9:30 am
October 11 & 13 Barbara Cline class and Julia Graber’s home

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Three Sister's Quilts

Our Possum Town Quilter's recently took on the task of making 3 quilts from used clothing.

If I have the story right, three sisters lost their mother in an automobile accident; so their great aunt raised them. Now the great aunt passed away and these are her clothes. Another relative ask us to make a quilt for each of the young girls using the great aunt's clothes.

We cut up blouses, skirts, dresses, and house coats. Using the String Quilt idea we made this one using blacks & whites & reds with the yellow down the center of each block.

We used the "Stack A Posie" idea to make this next quilt.

And then we used the "Tossed Nine Patch" idea for the third quilt.

This is the back to the "Tossed Nine Patch."

Sunday, August 8, 2010

July Meeting

July 17, 2010

Gather: No Visitors

Show and Tell:
·         Donna showed her t-shirts that she plans to make into a quilt.
·         Watana showed her Bargello Quilt.  It has 8 different fabrics.  You quilt is as you piece it.
·         Judy showed her Lemoyn Star that she learned to make at the June Gathering Class.  It is hand quilted.  It will be for sale in the August Quilt Show.
·         Linda D showed pillowcases she made to match quilts.  They were embroidered with names.

June Minutes: Read by Donna and were approved as read.

Barbara Cline Class at Julia’s
·         October 11
·         Cost is $50 + Pattern (est $10) / person; lunch is included
·         Barbara’s new book will be available for sale
·         Bring your machine.  Pattern and supply list will be provided before class

Raffle Quilt: Judy is collecting the blocks

August Quilt Show at RAC
·         Set-up July 30 beginning 9am
·         Display area limited to one board per person.  May be additional space depending on number of participants
·         As of now, only 7 members present plan to participate; estimate 10 or 11 total
·         May have both sides of board available for each participant
·         If an item is for display only, please state “Not For Sale / Display Only”
·         Use reasonable pricing
·         The RAC is asking us to provide the refreshments for the August 5th reception
·         Motion made and approved for Guild to pay for reception refreshments
·         Committee is Mary Ann (Chairwoman), Carol, Watana, and CC

Challenge Quilt: 20 blocks were received

·         Using blocks from “2nd Block of the Month”
·         Positive / Negative Nine Patch – Disappearing
·         Expect Habitat House to be completed mid-August – September
·         We will place the quilt upstairs for quilting during the August Quilt Show
·         We can work on it Tuesdays – Saturdays
·         You can only park for 2 hours during the week; move your car to avoid getting a ticket or park at the Visitor’s Center or behind the Post Office
·         Dress cool as the air conditioning is not working well at the RAC

·         Proposing both Beginner and Advanced Classes
·         Judy to teach a beginner’s class
·         We can use the blocks we make in these classes for our charity quilts

Treasurer’s Report:
·         Please let Lauren know if any reimbursements are needed
·         No change in Treasurer’s Report

August Calendar distributed:
·         Workshop 1st Saturday – August 7th

We have been asked not to make copies at the RAC

Sister’s Quilts:
·         Sandi is finishing the 3rd quilt
·         The back was too small, so it required rework

July Blocks:

Christine Anderson with her black - pink and green blocks
Carol James and her blocks
August Blocks:
Brenda – 2 Nine Patches and 2 Large Blocks
                 Cream and Dark to Medium Red
                 Instructions provided
Linda –  Using the same block as Linda Baines
                Any colors, 30’s prints
                Background material provided; please return any leftovers
                Instructions provided

Chef On A Shoestring:
·         7/31 Workshop – Sack Lunch
·         8/7 Workshop – Sack Lunch
·         8/21 Meeting – Dessert: Christine Anderson
    Slaw: Linda D
    Chicken: Judy will call and pick-up
    Drinks & Ice: Lawana

Quilting Retreat:
·         Judy, Julia, and JoAnne toured home
·         Each Room can house 2  people; with private bath and community shower
·         Large Room available for quilting
·         2 large kitchens
·         Julia and her Sister plan to cook all meals
·         Best to car pool
·         September 9 (after 1pm) – September 11 (early Saturday afternoon)
·         Work on your own projects
·         In Crawford
·         $120 for weekend, if at least 20 people attend (no price break if you stay less)
·         If there are not have 20 people from our Guild, it will be opened to other guilds
·         50% deposit required at August Meeting; non-refundable unless you can be replaced

GTR Fabric Store in Downtown Starkville is closing August 31
·         Great Thursday After Hours (5 – 8pm) sales

Sue Seymer told of large Quilt Show planned in Lancaster, PA next year.  There are also many quilt shops in the area.

Meeting adjourned.