Saturday, September 25, 2010

Teasdale Quilt Show coming up

Hey Possum Town Quilters,  I got a call from Pat Hickey asking if we would do a post promoting their quilt show...thought I would help while watching the football game.  .... so I combined her emails and am adding her pics...


Here are a couple of the pictures I hope you will enjoy seeing. They are of a couple of the sections already complete (maybe) as of last Wednesday at our upcoming quilt show that I was telling you about.  One has a fall/autumn theme.  One has a patriotic theme.  I figure the 2nd one will have more in it than is now visible in the picture by showtime.

Our group has been quilting together since about 1992. We are very informal.  We just meet each Thursday and quilt on one of our own quilts.  We draw names to see in what order we will get our quilts done.  Sometimes we bring our lunch and sometimes a couple will bring lunch for all.  Basically we stay from about 9:30 AM to about 3 PM but few get there exactly on time. 

There have been years when we draw names to make a block for someone like I think the PTQ is doing now.  Anyway, we have a good time and we would love it if some or all of you could come up next weekend. 
Friday Oct 1 9-6
Saturday Oct 2 9 to 5
Sunday Oct 3 1 to 5
Admission $3.00 which includes one chance for a quilt raffle.

Batesville, MS intersection of Eureka St. and Hwy 6. 
It's a nice drive--I 82 then I 55 at Winona.  About 65 miles from Winona.  We are about 2 miles from exit. 
Call me if anyone needs more exact directions.  Pat Hickey cell 662-647-7297

Bible characters and verses.  Somebody found the squares in the trash recently and gave them to one of our quilters.  She organized them into the design you see and had it quilted by someone with a quilting machine. 

Actually, it may have been another in our group who organized them for Shirley, but the quilt belongs to Shirley.  

Pat Hickey

then she sent an additional note of thanks...with a little more information.

Thank you so much.  Never have seen any of our stuff on a BLOG, before. 
And it looks like you used EVERYTHING.  But...there will be lots more areas of quilts at the show; did I say we are saying about 350?  Some will be folded or with just certain parts visible as some are old and have some damage....but they are STILL quilts, right?
Can't wait to email Sue and Linda again to tell THEM to look at the blog (they are usually telling ME to do so).
Again:  THANKS.
Pat Hickey
Charleston, MS

Sunday, September 19, 2010

September 2010 minutes

September Meeting Minutes

Visitors  Shirley Huff visited and is rejoining.  
Members:  22 present

Show and Tell

Sharon Lofton Showed two quilts Christmas UFO and Sandi’s Buffet

Lory Honnoll showed some 9 patch blocks she had made

Linda Barnes showed her blue gains and losses.  Quilted by Kathy in Northport.

Judy brought the habitat quilt, a tossed 9 patch in purples and blues.  The dedication is tomorrow at 1:30.  1486 S. Pickensville Road.   Turn right at Omnova, Nashville Ferry Road (or Yorkville Ferry Road).  Turn left at the T.  The house is on stilts.  
Jo Anne, Sue, Mrs. Lang and Caroline at the presentation.

Shirley Huff finished another top.  She did it in the Beth Ferrier class. 


Barbara Cline’s classes still have spaces available.  Dates listed below.

Contact the nominating committee if you are interested in serving.  Carla Formel, Sue Skipper, Sandi Bowen.

Reminder that the meeting for October has been changed to October 3.

Judy is making two day trips to the Pineburg Hattisburg Quilt show.  See her if you are interested in riding with her.  There is a fee to attend and  some meetings there may have a small additional charge.  There are normally lots of vendors.

Judy also has two slots for staying in her room for the MQA meeting in October.

Judy and Julia reported on the quilting retreat.  While attendance was small the company was great and everyone got a lot done. 
Do we want to think about if we want to keep a hard copy of the pictures and minutes since we have the blog? Discussion ensued.  Point was brought out about news reports.  Suggested that we keep photos of group projects.  No decision was made.

Christmas Party:  Consider hosting the meeting. 

Reminder that if you are not going to the MQA Fall gathering to please come work on the quilt projects.

Reminder that entries in the Lowndes County Fair must be brought Monday 9/20 between 3 and 6 by the person entering.  Fair ends on Saturday.  

Wantana is willing to teach how to make a tube quilt.  Bring a square ruler and a triangle, all cutting supplies.  Three colors of coordinating fabrics.  Cut strips, so you need about a yard of each.  She is going to do that on the Oct. 16 day.  

Carolina Lily is moving to the coast, so she is only open the week of Oct 18.  Quilting books are buy one get one free.  The lady is willing to give us a discount if about 10 or 15 of us are planning to go.  Please contact me by email if you are planning to go, so we can tell her if we have enough to get a discount.

Committee reports
Challenge Quilt Committee: Brenda Crownover Has the results  Viewer choice:  Annette Pennington, 

 3rd Place Judy Stokes, 

2nd Place Annette Pennington, and drum roll…..1st Place Sandi Bowen. 

Charity quilts: Fabric choice are being rethought.  So they are going to  DeKalb on a shopping trip.  

Pilgrimage:  No Report.

Raffle quilt:  Sharon Hedrick is out with a Migrane, so we will work on the Challenge quilts.  Feel better soon Sharon.

Internet: No Report

Block of the Month
Barbara Walker's Christmas Blocks
Sue Skipper's Hunter star Blocks
Elba Kellum wants a block that looks like the various Halloween icons. For example a witch that looks like a witch, no stars or nine patches. Your block can be any size you want. I googled quilt blocks Halloween and found a number of things for inspiration.   Some ideas could be cats, ghosts, pumpkins, witches, bats, haunted house, bare trees.

Chef on a Shoestring

Today was provided by Judy Stokes, Christine Anderson, Lawana Schultz,  Annette Pennington.
October 2nd the meal will be provided by Donna Hanner, Terry Turnage and Wantana Cantrell.


October 6 Wantana Cantrell
October 9 CC Coggins
October 16 Carolyn Ward
October 17 Ebba Kellum
October 30 Annette Pennington

Important Dates

October 2, 2010  PTQ Guild meeting 9:30 RAC, Columbus
October 8-10 Pinebelt Quilt Show Hattisburg, MS
October 11 or 13 Barbara Cline class, call Julia Graber for details
October 15-16 MQA Fall Gathering, Philadelphia, MS
October 16 PTQ Workshop day, 9:30 RAC, Columbus