Sunday, February 20, 2011

February 2011 Meeting

February 19, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Cindy Waites visited.

Show and Tell

Is this the front?
Lawana showed her reversible circle quilt.

Or is this the front?

Sharon Lofton showed several quilts.  The first was a bargello.   

Next she showed a trip around the world. 

Then she showed an adaption of a pattern she saw in a quilt magazine. 

Finally she showed a fussy cut wild animal quilt. 

The exchange club quilt was shown too. 
Before the binding was hand stitched down.
and the back -- it is hard to see the quilting in the photo, but Watana did a great job.

The extra blocks were put in a strip on the back of the quilt. 
Then Annette showed some Karen Combs graduated fabric she bought at Heritage quilt shop in Tupelo.  It is also available at  Everyone needs to visit the website and look at the classes that are available.  We will vote on what we would like to take at our next meeting.

She then showed her quilt as you go string quilt.  She made it with the left overs from the sister’s quilts.

Watana showed her Fighting Day and Night quilt that she made for the Lamar County Relay for Life Rally.   Contact her if you would like tickets.  They are $1 a chance.

Mary Ann presented Sharon with a hand painted and quilted wall quilt of our emblem.  Good Job Mary Ann and THANK YOU Sharon for all your hard work.


Minutes were read.  Accepted.
Treasury report  390.00 dues paid $190.00 expenses giving a balance of $4,113.74.  $1880 is designated for education.
If you dues are not paid they need to be paid at this time. 
We have 28 paid members at the time.  Report was unanimously accepted.
Sandi had the program. She showed a big bag she had made.  She said she would have the pattern next time.  You can line it and add pockets in the lining.
She also demo’d a ruler she used to work on the mystery quilt.
Karen Combs workshop will be October 15, we will not open to other guilds.  We have decided to try to book Bonnie Hunter in 2013. 
MUW wants us to teach beginning quilting MUW on Monday-Thursday and Saturday morning Sept. 19 – Oct 31.  Need answer by Feb 28.  Contact 662-327-0043 Cathy Howell.     Annette made the motion that we do not take it as a guild and make it for individual work only.
Aliceville Middle School was asking for us to teach grades 7-8…but they dropped that from the program.
MUW theatre group is coming after lunch to observe us.  They would like to have some quilts to display Feb 24-27. They are putting on a show about quilters.  
Old Business:  T-shirts, when Joanne gets back we will check in with her.
Quilt in a day has a Triangle square up ruler.  Mississippi is the promotional code. sp;          
Committee reports:
Nominating Committee:
Challenge Quilt Committee: Discussion on the floor of the suggestions Julia made in her email.  She suggested nominating a new committee and continuing on as we have or  we could make a quilt to donate to the arts center or we could take another suggestion from the floor.  Contest could have categories.  
Committee was formed Annette Pennington, Jennifer Haggard, Carol James, Linda Baines and Sharon Loften volunteered. 
Pilgrimage:  Brenda Crownover brought forms with schedules.  Please fill out and let us know when you can come quilt.
Internet:  Do we want to have a wiki?
Raffle quilt:  We are almost done with the blocks and we will try to finish the blocks this afternoon.
Block of the Month
Marjorie Williams' hunter stars

Linda Goley's stars.

Chef on a Shoestring
March Meeting Mary Ann main dish, CC deviled eggs, Patti Straton desert, Christine congealed salad.
Thank you Barbara  and  Carolyn Ward  for a wonderful lunch.  Everything was great.

March Birthdays

March 8 – Judy Stokes

Important Dates

March 5 Workshop day - brown bag
March 19 Meeting
October 15 Karen Combs workshop  check her out at

Sunday, February 6, 2011

February 2011 Workshop day

Hey all,

Possum town quilters had a workshop day and I thought I would give a short report.  I could not stay as I had help for moving a table...and you know how that goes, you have to take that help when it is available.

unorganized fabric
One of our projects is to organize the fabric donated to our group.  It had been stored in bags in a storage room, and some in the bottom of another cabinet.   Our group purchased one of those portable storage closets for our fabric and first we just got it in there...and it looked like this.
So using a folding technique that one of our members knew...
our cabinet started to look like this...

We added painters tape with notes on how many yards for the larger pieces.  Painters tape does not leave residue behind.

Other members worked on the quilt for the Exchange club and the one for Wal-Mart to raffle for the Relay for Life fund drive.  Some Basket of Flower blocks that we decided would be better for wall hanging were worked on too.  I missed the end so I did not see the results of the days work.
Ebba pressing parts of the Relay for Life Quilt