Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 2011 Show at the Arts Center

If you are in the Columbus Area it is worth going by the Rosenzweig Arts Center at 501 Main Street to see the 2011 show. It will hang till around the end of the month when we will take it down. The Arts Center is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The hours are 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Not only are there quilts, but other needle arts, like bowls, blankets, doilies, hats, layettes, etc.

Here are a few highlights from the show (but it is better in person):

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 2011 Minutes

Meeting Minutes
Meeting was called to order by Julia Graber.

Name tag winner  Linda Baines

Linda’s sister, Loretta Sykes, from Montgomery visited.

Jennifer Hogan visited from the base.

Show and Tell

Lawana showed her strip quilt
This was made from the blue and white strips the guild gave her.  We are anxious to see what the red and white strips will bring.

JoAnne showed her mystery quilt tops.

Christine showed a tube quilt charity quilt that Sue Skipper, Linda Baines and Carol James.

Watana show a Stack of Posie quilt made for her son in law’s birthday called Max’s Sunday Quilt.

Annette showed her Reflecting of Flowers quilt.

Colleen showed two quilts, The Witch is In and a 1600 quilt.  The 1600 quilt was made in 4 hours including the border.  It is called 1600 as it has 1600 inches of strips.

Watana showed a quilt that she quilted for an art patron.

Mary Ann showed a sunflower pattern (or wagon wheel or Dresden plate).  Her mother pieced it when she was pregnant with her.  So she has been involved with quilting since before she was born!

Carla showed a quilt top her daughter made using  a 10 minute block.

Judy showed two mystery tops and one back. 
Notice the secondary pattern she made by adding the sashing and stones.

Sandi showed a tossed nine patch that boys and girls club kids made and she quilted.  It will be raffled.

And a collection of the mystery quilts revealed.


Minutes were read and accepted with amendments.

Today is NOT the deadline on the challenge block to be in the quilt.  If you still have yours, please bring it to the 17th of September meeting. We really want your block!!!

Barbara gave a treasurer report and as of August 20, 2011 this was our status: 

$4,460.48 Total

$2180.00 Educational Fund

$2,280.48 Regular Fund

The first weekend workshop in Sept. is cancelled due to the Labor Day Holiday.

Tickets are ready to be picked up and sold for the opportunity quilt.  Drawing is to be held at the November meeting.

Bring any articles for the scrapbook.  If you have photos you would like to have included please print them off and bring them to the October meeting.

Judy shared that we can sell tickets at the Fall Gathering.  It is Sept. 30 and Oct 1.  She will be asking for volunteers to sit with the quilt and sell tickets during the gathering.  It is at the Memorial Hall building on MSU.  It is going to start at 4:00. Registration is coming out on common thread.  McAllister’s is doing the food for both Friday and Saturday.  There will be mini demos called School House Projects and registration starting at 4 pm on Friday.   The meeting starts at 6. Goodie bags alone make it well worth coming.

The motion is to accept the arts guild proposal to have a show in July.  The guild is requesting specifications on what can be shown and size restrictions.

Karen Combs workshop discussion on what to do about lunch.  We voted to order lunch with the option to bring lunch if you do not want to order it. 

Watana talked about the Name that Tune Block.  Make sure to use black in the quilt, but not for the back ground.  You may use part of the name, but not all of it.  Use good judgment on your embellishments, remembering it must be quilted.  The block is to be 15 inches trimmed to 14.5 inches.

Start thinking about the location of the Christmas party.  

Barbara reminded us to get tickets for the Karen Combs lecture.  They are $10.

Jennifer has the program on Miles of Pillowcase Smiles.  This program, gives cheerful pillowcases to cancer patients.  She asked if the guild would be a sponsor being part of this for September.  The goal is a mile of cases in one month.  Terry proposed we schedule a workshop on September 10 to make pillowcases.  We will see if the arts center is available. 
Mary Ann also did a demo on a quick block from the November/December issue of the Quiltmaker Magazine.  Thanks Mary Ann...wish I had remembered the video camera.

Nominating Committee will be formed next meeting.  Judy proposed that the new slate of officers be proposed in the November 19 meeting.  Motion passed.

Meeting was adjourned.

Chef on a Shoestring

Watana Cantrell, Carol James, and Sue Skipper


9/18       Linda Dawkins

Important Dates

September 10                   Possible workshop for pillowcases

September 17                   PTQ meeting 9:30

September 30 4:30          MQA meeting Starkville

October 1                            MQA meeting Starkville

October 14                          Karen Combs Lecture $10.00 at RAC   7 PM

October 15                          Karen Combs Workshop

Habitat House Donation August 12, 2011

Hey all,

Judy, CC and JoAnne took the latest Habitat for Humanity quilt to the dedication.  Here are a few photos from the day.  This quilt was tied.  It was made with red, white and blue card trick blocks.  This house was built by the Heritage Academy team, so the red, white and blue, there school colors, was particularly appropriate.  Makes me realize God's guidance in even the little minor things in our lives.

The homeowner. 

The unvailing....

Love the homeowners expression here!