Sunday, April 1, 2012

March 24, 2012 Meeting Minutes

President Watana called our meeting to order.
There were 36 members and 3 guests present.  Guests were:
  • Carol's Sister Linda
  • JoAnne's Cousing Helen
  • Judy's Student Patti Moore
Motion was made and approved to no longer read the prior meeting's minutes. Minutes are available on the blog.  If there are any questions, please bring them to the next meeting.

Treasurer's Report:

General Fund:
   Beginning Balance:                               $4840.11

   Dues Paid x 8                                          120.00
   Challenge Packets x 2                                10.00
   Shirt x 1                                                      8.00
   Income                                                +$138.00

   Blank Membership Card Forms                    7.46
   Thread and Batting for Challenge Quilt         25.00
   Raffle Quilt Batting                                     21.40
   Batting and Thread for Charity Quilt             25.00
   Batting and Backing for Pilgrimage Quilt      20.26
   Fabric for Challenge Blocks                        64.44
   Re-Print of PTQ Brochures                        180.00
   Expenses                                               -343.56   

Ending Balance:                                       $4634.55

Education Fund:
Beginning Balance:                                     $691.77
Ending Balance:                                         $691.77

TOTAL                                                    $5326.32

Treasurer's Report Accepted as Read

Project Report - Carol:
Sweet 16 Scrappy Quilt:  12 Blocks Made
Shoo Fly Quilt:  On Quilting Frame for Pilgrimage
Divided Nine Patch Quilt:  Needs Binding
Churn Dash Quilt:  Needs Binding
Karen Combs Block Quilt:  In-Process
Two Quilts are Complete

Ultimate Challenge: Terry and Judy
Quilts will be hung in Visitor's Center during Pilgrimage for Voting
Top 8 Vote Receiving Quilts will be submitted to Grand Rapids for the AQS Show
11 Elvis Themed Quilts were presented:
CC: Encore - Hound Dog & Blue Suede Shoes

Julia: In My Father's House

Lawana: Take These Chains From My Heart

Terry: Mona Lisa

Watana: Swing Down Sweet Chariot

Bobbi: Good Luck Charm

Judy: In The Ghetto

Christine: Hound Dog

Brenda; Moody Blue

Carol: Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear

Linda B: Hawaiian Sunset

Pilgrimage begins Monday, March 26
Need 2 People per Day; more can come
Need to put another quilt in a frame for next Saturday's Artisan Day, and may need for 2nd week of Pilgrimage
These are Charity Quilts

Challenge Committee: Julia
Julia described the instructions, which are in the packets
Requested you also provide a 6 1/2" square of your background fabric when you submit your block
This Quilt will be presented to the RAC for our annual rent
RAC will raffle or auction - their choice
You can Google "Kaleidoscope Quilts" for ideas

Historical Committee:  Linda D
No Report

Book in Sharon's Memory - Lauren
A list of possible options is made
Full report next month

Raffle Quilt: Mary Ann
Quilt would be raffled in 2013

There is a refrigerator in our meeting room we can use

Quilts are on Display at the Lowndes County Library

Linda B proposed a possible class in November with a name instructor: Klaudine Hanson.
If Linda can obtain her for later this year, she can "lock her in".
Motion made and approved - we will transfer funds from the general budget to the educational budget as needed to obtain a name teacher.  Raffle Quilt generated funds do go into the Educational Budget.  To help offset costs, a minimum fee may be charged to attend the class.

Show & Tell:

Linda and Carol: Civil War Fabric Wall Hanging

Linda & Carol: Civil War Quilt

Linda & Carol: Ramblin' Rose Meets Jamestown

Linda & Carol

Linda & Carol: Atlantic Fly Away

Tonya: Block of the Month
Diane: Loving Mississippi State (her 1st quilt)

JoAnne: Mountain QuiltFest Paper Pieced Heart Applique

JoAnne: Stained Glass Wall Hanging

CC: 39 And Holding

CC: Greetings from the Smoky Mountains (Class at Mountain QuiltFest)

Christine: Baco Bay; pattern by Bonnie Hunter

Brenda: Mini Fabric Collage Art Work (class at Mountian QuiltFest)

Brenda: Hand Quilting Without A Frame (class at Mountain QuiltFest)

Judy: Feathered Star Block (class at Mountain QuiltFest)

Brenda & Judy: Star Blocks (class at Mountain QuiltFest)

Carla: Fan Quilt

Julia: Mountain QuiltFest Challenge Quilt

Watana: Mountain QuiltFest Fusing and Fabric Painting Wall Hanging

No new Name That Tune Quilt Blocks

Judy was received an award at Mountain QuiltFest: Excellence in Hand Workmanship for her Poinsettia Quilt - CONGRATUALTIONS Judy!!

DeWayne Hayes Car Show - September 22
Location to be clarified (DeWayne Hayes or Pickensville)

RAC Quilt Show will be July or August
Quilted Items Only
Must be hung
Bring for display or to sell
RAC to receive 30 - 40% of sale price (percentage to be clarified)
Post Meeting:
Show is in July
Opening Night is July 5
RAC percentage is 30%

Quilt Racks
Motion made and approved for the Guild to purchase 3 Quilt Racks, so we own 4
Cost: ~$85 each
Terry and Judy to purchase

Roster - Bobbi
Please fill in any gaps for your information and return to Bobbi
We have 31 members for 2012

We need a minimum order of 20 - same ink color
Round neck shirt; you can buy your own - Approx $4 for printing
Bring your shirts to the meeting

Monthly Blocks - Terry
This month's Blocks are String Blocks
Tonya described the assembly process
Instructions will be e-mailed

Demo: X-Block -  Linda D
Start with (9) 1 Yard pieces of fabric
Wash and iron before cutting
Dimensions vary per size block / quilt
Sew 3 different fabrics together
Cut into smaller segments
Make a 9-Patch
Cut using X-Block Ruler
1/2 Right Side; Other Group Left Sides
Sew remnants for border
7 1/2" Template preferred
Watana plans to teach a class on X-Block
Main Street fabrics in Ackerman has the templates

Linda's X-Block Quilt

Today's Lunch is provided by Julia and Ebba

Diane honored MQA President Judy by presenting her with a cake

MQA Newsletter should be sent by end of April.  This Newsletter will include information about the June Gathering and Classes.

Paducah Quilt Show -
A cup has been designed with Julia's quilt
Julia will be juding at quilt shows

Our April Lunch will be provided by Linda D and Diane

Mary Ann led us in prayer prior to lunch

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