Saturday, November 6, 2010

November Minutes

Meeting Minutes

14 Members are present and three visitors Tanya Stewart and Shannon (Lawana’s Daughter) and Mary  Vembury from RSVP

Show and Tell

Annette showed a book she made at Heirlooms forever in Tupelo.  It was fabulous…showed lots of techniques that give interesting effects with fabric. Annette donated a bunch (around 20) of extra teal  and brown blocks to the guild for a charity quilt.  Thanks Annette.

Christine Anderson showed her turning twenty quilt with embroidered blocks for the focus blocks.  Lauren eat your heart out.  :-)

Christine also showed another tube quilt.  She did it from a tutorial on Missouri Quilt  click on the tutorial tab at the top and look for the quilting tutorials….then look for the link Summer in the park.  At this link there are lots of videos.  If you click on the view all videos the first video in that link is the tube quilt that she showed last month.  She did twelve blocks for her brown quilt.

Brenda is finishing her old quilts from the 90’s.  It was around robin quilt.  Good job on those UFO's!

Terry showed her CHS Quilt top of T-shirt quilt that will be raffled to benefit the IB program.

JoAnne showed her spinning stars quilt that she learned from Barbara Cline.  Complete!!!


No meeting on the third Saturday.  

The expenses for the DeKalb trip should be included in the expenses of the Charity quilt.

Annette said that the blades from the shop in Tupelo did not fit well in the larger cutter, but did well in her Martelli.

Annette said that she would host the Christmas party.  She asked to have a committee formed to help organize the party.  JoAnne is chairing the committee with Carla, CC, and Lawana.
Annette said to get to her place turn off of 82 onto 69 South.  Turn on Lake Lowndes road.  She is one mile from the slip and dip at 1411 Lake Lowndes Road.  We will start at 11 and stay till Walter runs us off…(kidding Walter!)   Saturday the fourth of December.  Bring a dirty Santa gift  Price limit is $15.00 - $20.00 and sign up for a dish to share.  Visitors are invited to attend.

Habitat quilt: They are behind schedule so that gives us some breathing room.
T-Shirts:  Sam Jacobs said they could do long sleeve shirts for   ~$12 , or short sleeve for ~$9.  Larger sizes add a dollar.

Mary Ann suggested that we make an absentee block box to drop off blocks.  Mary Ann suggested that we bring blocks that are done as make up blocks and leave in cabinet.  Passed.

Watana is suggesting we do a mystery quilt instead of a challenge block for the coming year.  Donna  proposed we take her suggestion.  Seconded by Mary Anne.  Voted and passed.  Please bring your accomplishments each month to the meetings.

Committee reports:
Challenge Quilt Committee:  We are going to work on the charity quilt
Charity quilts:  Parchment would want 12 twin sized quilts for the Alzheimer inmates.  So the charity committee will work on it.  Motion was made that it be worked on an individual basis.  Sharon seconded.  Passed.  Twin sized is about 65 by 80. 

Mary Ann shared another link you might be interested in.... .  This link has a lot of information about free motion quilting.

Important Dates

December 4  -  Christmas Party

December 25 - Christmas

December 1 - Mary Ann Abrams
December 7 - Terry Turnage
December 25 - Carol James

Block of the Month
Blocks for Julia and one more for Ebba!

Donna wants you to make a 15.5 unfinished block with the pattern provided using the background fabric provided add an intense fabric color that reads as a solid.  
Several members asked for Sandi's soup recipe so here it is...

Creamed Cabbage Soup
2 cans chicken broth (14 1/2 oz)
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 med. head cabbage, shredded
1 med. onion, chopped
1 or 2 carrots, chopped
1/4 c. butter or margarine
3 Tablespoon flour
3 c. half and half, or milk
2 c. cubed, fully cooked ham
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley (optional, i like fresh better)

   In a large soup pot combine broth, celery, onion and carrot.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 min or until veggies are tender. (The recipe says to put the cabbage in with veggies but i wait til veggies are almost done, then add cabbage)
   Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan, add flour, salt and pepper, mix well and cook 1 min.
Add half and half gradually stirring constantly. Cook and stir til thick.  Add to veggies, stirring constantly.  Add ham, thyme and parsley, heat through.   (You may have to add more milk, sometimes gets to thick)