Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April 21, 2012 Meeting Minutes

President Watana called our meeting to order

We welcomed guest Kelsie, Linda B's 14 year old Granddaughter

March Meeting Minutes:
Julia corrected that she has already been a judge

Treasurer's Report:

General Fund:
   Beginning Balance                         $4634.55

       Dues Paid                                     $15.00
       Quilt Stands (3)                            $254.85
       Curtain Rods for hanging                 $25.36
       Thread - Pilgrimage Quilt                  $4.49

   Ending Balance:                             $4364.85

Education Fund:
   Beginning Balance                            $691.77

       Challenge Blocks                          $138.00
       Donation                                        $15.00
       Columbus Cultural Heritage            $200.00

   Ending Balance:                               $1044.77

TOTAL:                                               $5409.62

Treasurer's Report Accepted as Read

Project Director Report - None

Ultimate Challenge Quilt:
The 8 Finalists to se sent to AQS are:
Teddy Bear - Carol
Sunset - Linda B
Hound Dog / Blue Suede Shoes - CC
In My Father's House - Julia
Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Watana
Mona Lisa - Terry
Take These Chains From My Heart - Lawana
Moody Blues - Brenda

Terry will get all paperwork completed and send the quilts

Via e-mail, Judy informed us people were very complimentary of the Quilts on display, and the Welcome Center would like for us to another display next year

Watana and Carla were featured in a photo in the Columbus Packet

No other Committee Reports

Show and Tell:
Mary Ann: Elvis Challenge Teddy Bear

Diane: Deer Quilt for Dear Son

The Back

Julia: "Red Bricks" for School Teacher
The Back

Annette showed "Backer Rod" Tubing (used with caulking) that you can put on the end of your pins and avoid any "sticks'

Tonya: Hexi-Stripe - one of next month's Blocks
Tonya: Sunny with a Chance of Hexies - one of next month's Blocks 
Tonya: 10 Minute Block Quilt Top

Tonya: Tinkerbell Quilt - Her 1st Quilt!!

The Back

Bobbi: Sunny Lane Quilt Top
Watana: Pretty in Pink
 Get Well Wishes to Jennifer, Judy, and Sue S

Old Business

Name That Tune Block:
. Linda D turned in her block (photo taken earlier this year)
. We now have 20 Blocks

Book in Sharon's Memory:
Lauren will check what books are at the library and report next month

DeWayne Hayes Car & Quilt Show:
. Show is September 22 at the Tom Bevill Center in PICKENSVILLE
. Sandi will continue communications with the Army Corp
. Is it show or show and sell?
. Inside or Outside?
. Food Available?
. Electricity for Demos?
. Time?
. Can we hang quilts the day before?
. We would do 15 - 20 minute demos
. Handouts would be available

Klaudeen Hansen Class (Linda B)
. We would pay her travel expenses
. $350 for a day class
. Klaudeen does not want to travel for only one class
. Judy is contacting Starkville Guilds; we could then split the travel expenses
. November: 1st or 2nd Saturday
. Additional class or lecture?
. Class sizes are 20 people, with extra cost for additional attendees
. We will table this discussion until May, but still check with other Guilds

. If we can get 20 shirts for printing (same ink color), Mary Ann will take them for printing
. Estimate $4 / shirt

New Business

July RAC Quilt Show
. Smaller Items are acceptable
. Items must be quilted
. Committee: Sue L, Julia, Lauren (Chair), and Lawana
. Rules / requirements
. Time
. Do's and Don'ts
. 30% of Sale Price to RAC
. Committee to report to Membership via e-mail

June Gathering (JoAnne)
. June 1 & 2 in Jackson
. All Classes Saturday 8am for approximately 6 hours
. $25 / Class
. 6 - 20 in Class
. Hotel in Flowood
. Common Thread to be published by end of month
. Classes:
 - Twisted 9-Patch (Lil Twister)
 - Hunter Star
 - Free Motion Quilting on your Home Machine
 - Scrappy Sweet Sixteen
 - Mosaic Antique Tile (Variation of Divided 9-Patch)
 - Improvisational Patchwork - The Modern Quilt
 - Wacky Squares
 - 2012 MQA Mystery
 - Ghost Quilting
 - The Art of Quilting
 - Hand Quilting

May Workshop is cancelled due to Market Street Festival

Julia presented the Fairy Quilt Godmother Challenge
. Paper Piecing
. You sign-up and get a pattern (www. paperpanache.com)
. You can do one if you'd like and display at the RAC Show

Julia & the beginning of her Fairy Quilt Godmother
Tanya & her Fairy Quilt Godmother

Today's Demo: Watana - Binding using Elmer's School Glue
Apply Glue

Iron to Set the Glue
Check out the perfect corner

Today's Lunch was prepared by Diane and Linda D

May's Chefs are Rita and JoAnne

Julia led us in prayer prior to lunch

Kaliedoscope Examples and Hints from the Afternoon Session:

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