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

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