Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 18 Workshop

The 2011 Challenge Quilt is complete and was presented to the RAC

Lawana coordinated activites to complete the assembly of the Karen Combs Blocks Quilt

February 18, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Welcome to our Guests:
  • Julie Kimbrough (Jennifer's Mom)
  • Kimberly Smith (CC's Friend)
  • Shirley Grant

Minutes were read by Donna
Correction: Bring your Karen Combs Blocks for use in a charity quilt. (Correction made)

Treasurer's Report presented by Bobbi:
General Fund
     Beginning Balance                            $3873.53

     Dues Paid                                          375.00
     Challenge Packets (18)                         90.00
     Donation                                             10.00
     Refund of Deposit from RAC                 75.00
     Deposit                                              550.00

     Quilting Challenge Quilt                       125.00
     Fabric for Guild Quilt Challenge            150.19
     Expenses                                            275.19

     Ending Balance                                 $4148.34

Education Fund:
     Beginning Balance                               $691.77

     Ending Balance                                   $691.77

TOTAL                                                   $4840.11

Treasurer's Report Accepted as Read

Project Director's Report - Carol
  • (2) 10 Minute Quilts Complete
  • Churn Dash only needs Binding
  • Tube Quilt needs backing
  • Disappearing 9 Patch needs backing
  • Sandi is donating backing material
  • Mile-A-Minute Quilt is with Mary Ann for quilting
  • Karen Combs Block Quilt is ready for assembly; Lawana organizing
  • Shoo Fly top ready for Pilgrimage Quilting
  • One in frame being quilted
  • Bird 2011 Challenge Quilt just needs binding and label - we should finish today

Ultimate Challenge Committee - Terry and Judy
  • Keep working on your quilts
  • Packets are still available
  • 19 Packets have been sold
  • Quilts are due at our March Meeting

Committee Reports -

Challenge Quilt Committee:
Julia Graber - Chairman
Brenda Crownover
Sandi Bowen
Bobbi Hommel

Charity Quilts Committee:
Carol James - Chairman
Sue Skipper
Linda Dawkins
Sue Lauwry

Pilgrimage Committee:
Judy Stokes - Chairman
Lauren Hutchens
CC Coggins
Pilgrimage is March 26 - April 7
Top is Ready for Quilting

Brochures are available
Sign Up Sheet is available
Dress in period costume: Long Skirt & Shawl
If you quilt, you receive a free pass to tour on another day
3/31 is Artisan's Day at the Welcome Center; period costume not required

Raffle Committee:
Mary Ann Abrams
Lauren Hutchens
Sandi Bowen

Internet & Publicity:
Donna Hanner
Terry Turnage

Historical Chair:
Linda Dawkins

Director of Charity Projects: Carol James
Project Superintendents:
Carla Formel
Judy Stokes
Lawana Schultz
May change as time goes on

Show and Tell:
Linda B: Christmas Table Runner

Linda B: Spinning Stars from Class at Julia's

Diane Stone:  1st Piece - Table Runner from Judy's Class

Mary Ann: Mile-A-Minute for Habitat (top)

JoAnne: Chocolate 9-Patch on Jacket

JoAnne: January Retreat Top - for a wedding present

Bobbi:  King Size Quick Turn & Tie - Southwestern Stripes
Bought all the fabric in New Mexico
No Pattern
Kimberly: Group Quilt for Ill Friend

Carla: Karen Combs Shattered Dishes
Hand Quilted, using Off White Thread

Carla: 10-Minute Block Quilt - Gift for Godson Confirmation

Annette: BOM Pattern from a couple years ago

MQA Civil War Challenge
Ebba: Civil War Challenge
Brenda:  MQA Civil War Challenge
Judy: MQA Civil War Challenge - 7 Sisters

Judy: Mystery Quilt - 2006 Pattern

Julia: Quilt Top from Family Sewing Retreat
2nd Granddaughter
Letters are Pieced

Watana: Churn Dash Charity Quilt
She quilted it

Terry: MSU Quilt for her Son
Used a Jelly Roll
Watana will Quilt (even though it is MSU)

Terry: Trip Around the World (top)

Mountain Quilt Fest: What Tickles My Fancy

Julia: Contemporary "Libby-rated"
Judy: Christmas

Brenda: Fall (I Love Fall)

Watana: To Honor Her Daughter and Her Courage as She is Battling Cancer
Watana has a new Blog showing her progress on this quilt

Tonya: Baby Doll - Daughter's Birthday Party Gifts

Watana has chances for the Lamar County Alabama Relay for Life Quilt she showed us last month

There were no new Name That Tune Blocks to show

Debra Wright is available for sewing machine repair: 662-574-5085; she has a shop in Gordo

We need a volunteer for next month's demo -
Linda D and Watana will do the X-block

Sandi reported the Army Corp is wanting to get more interest in their Parks
They would like a Quilt Show with a Car Show
They are targetting September / November
We are available 2nd or 4th Saturday in September or 2nd Saturday in November
Other crafts can also be displayed: knitting, crocheting, tatting
We will think about it until we have a date
Donna will check with the Southern Cruisers Car Club for a common date - and communicate with the Army Corp Rep

The Lowndes County Library is accepting quilts next week for their display in March and April
Call 329-5300 if interested

Our March Meeting conflicts with the Pigeon Forge Quilt Show
We voted to change the meeting to March 24 - 4th Saturday of the month
The RAC is available
The Elvis Challenge Quilt Deadline is also moved to this date

Dues are now due!
A few people still have not paid
You will be removed from the roster if your dues are not paid by the end of the day
Prospective members can visit 3 times before joining
Bobbi has your membership card if you paid in January

The MQA Gathering is next weekend in Brookhaven
Antique quilts (and their information) are needed for the bed turning
Annual MQA dues are $15

Links to MQA and other Mississippi Guilds are now on our Blog

Other Events -
March 30 - Show opens
Mississippi Cultural Crossroads
Pieces and Strings 2012
Jackson, MS
Contact Watana if interested

March 3rd  10am - 4pm
Magnolia Quilt Guild Spring Event
Kathy Shaw / classes
Meridian Activity Center
$20 / person + $5 for lunch
Watana e-mailed info on both shows to all members

A motion was made, seconded, and approved to grant Sharon Hedrick a Lifetime Membership as a Possum Town Quilter; Sharon was the Guild's First President

Terry asked members to show their progress on the Monthly Block Project
  • Carla showed her Black and White +1
  • Linda B showed her Christmas Blocks, using Christmas fabric to tie the designs together
  • Annette showed her white and floral green blocks
Terry will e-mail the February Block patterns to everyone
  • Balkan Puzzle Block Pattern
  • Chunky Chevron Block Pattern
  • both courtesy of "The Craftsy Block of the Month" with Amy Gibson
Next month is paper piecing

In memory of member Sharon Loftin, we will donate quilt books to both the Lowndes County and West Point Libraries, at a cost of approx $100
Lauren will investigate books available

Mary Ann presented a demo on "Microwave Quilt"
Pattern obtained at http://www.quiltingboard.com/
Use any size orphan block - 100% Cotton
Make to fit your bowl
A 12" block works for a soup bowl
Use 100% Cotton Batting
It's a great way to practice your free motion quilting

Today's Lunch is provided by Carla and Bobbi
Cost is $4.00

March Chefs are Julia and Ebba

Annette led us in prayer prior to lunch