Monday, September 19, 2011

September 2011 Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Watana called the meeting to order. 
Ebba won the name tag challenge.
Sign up for Name that Tune block is being passed around.
Visitors:  Emily Bruce,  Kay Tubbs, Jennifer Hogan, Rachel Long, Mary Ann Dee,Carol Jo Haggerman
Show and Tell

Jennifer Hogan brought the above projects.  They are really neat!  

Linda Baines showed her UFO from last year.

Lawana and Carol with the quilts made at Barbara Clines

Sandi quilted one of the charity quilts she also had the binding ready to hand stitch down.


Minutes were read and accepted.

Tickets for the Karen Combs workshop are still on sale for $10

Lawana is the substitute treasurer today.  There will be no report.

Karen Combs – Sandi and Brenda have volunteered to be holders and folders.  With Mary Ann’s help.  Sales help will be needed.  Set up will be Watana, Sandi, Christine, Lawana and MaryAnn.  Bring power strips and extension cords.  Food:  Carla will be in charge.  Check your email, she will be contacting you for your order.  If you would like to bring your machine Friday you may bring your things and set up for the meeting. 
MQA meeting.  Those who want to car pool meet at Lowes at 3 PM on Friday and be ready to pull out of the parking lot at 7:45 AM on Saturday.  You need to pay $5 to come on Saturday, plus cost of meal.  Registration needs to be sent in today!!!  MQA Guild membership is $15 per year.  Friday night is free (except for the meal).  Memorial Hall, MSU.  We will take turns sitting with the raffle quilt and selling lecture tickets.

Mountain Quiltfest is March 14-18 in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. 

Challenge block theme was birds at home.   The committee announced the winner.  Annette made the winner ribbons.  They are beautiful.  Julia Graber won third place, second place is block number 7, Brenda Crownover, and drum roll…first place was block number 17, Sue Skipper.  Viewers choice is block number 2, Annette Pennington. 

Pillowcases:  there were 79 pillowcases delivered to Jackson hospital by Jennifer’s husband.  We believe we have met the need they had requested 200 pillowcases here.  Our contact here is Jennifer Haggard.  Her email is

Nominating Committee:  Carol James, Lawana Schultz, and Mary Ann Abrams.

Christmas Party:  December 10, voted by a majority.  Pot luck.  Dirty Santa:  Gifts pertaining to quilting, limit of $15.  Victoria has volunteered her home.  Meet at  10:30 AM.  She will have directions later.

A Quilt exhibit is being planned at the Agricultural and Forestry Museum.  Nine patch is the theme.  Forms are available.  It will hang in the museum from January to May of 2012.

Judy announced that the Jackson quilt show is tomorrow at the Mississippi Craft Center off the Natchez Trace in Ridgeland.

Chef on the shoe string, Judy, Carla, CC and Brenda volunteer for the November 19th Meeting.

Terry gave the program.   She talked about quilt labels and Eye spy quilts.  She used the templates by Pat Yasmine.

In the name that tune block...Lawana put the title on the song in her computer and found the words and heard a recording that gave her lots of ideas.

Terry and Donna working on the post.

Sandi working on the binding.

Don't forget to put your name tag on, BEFORE you come in the door.

Important Dates
September 30 MQA meeting Starkville
October 1       MQA meeting Starkville
October 14    Karen Combs lecture 7 PM
October 15   Karen Combs workshop
November 19 PTQ meeting
December 10 PTQ Christmas Party

10/6 Watana Cantrell
10/9 CC Coggins
10/16 Carolyn Ward
10/17 Ebba Kellum
10/30 Annette Pennington

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

ConKerr Cancer Pillowcase Drive Columbus, MS

A bunch of "happy campers" from PTQ met at the country home of Walter & Annette Pennington for a full blown"HOT DOG PARTY". Machines were humming like a swarm of bees. With the rolling, sewing,serging, turning, and pressing, those "Hot Dog Pillowcases" in some of the most beautiful fabrics you can imagine were being completed as we visualized the patients' smiles when they receive them as a gift. By the time all of them are turned in, we will have made over 100 ! How 'bout that ?
Of course we had to stop our activity long enough to enjoy the best ever lunch of cold drinks,hot dogs with chile & cheese and Jo Anne's special relish we all liked, potato chips,a delicious trifle by Linda Baines, & sooooo goooood cookies by Sue Skipper.
It was a wonderful day enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Walter & John for their help.