Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 21, 2012 PTQ Meeting

President Watana called the meeting to order

We welcomed Guests Kathy and Jeane
. Kathy started quilting in 1979, with her 1st project a Horse and Cowboy Applique Quilt; she has made many since
. Jeane has ben quilting 35 - 40 years
Welcome Ladies!!

The June Meeting Minutes were approved as posted on the Blog

Treasurer's Report Approved as Read

Project Director Report (Carol):
. 4 Quilts are Finished
. 1 is Ready to go on Quilt Frame
. Cleaned Closet: Sorted Scraps and Pieces for Future Charity Quilts
. Future Quilt Options can be reviewed after meeting

In the past, we have focused solely on Quilts for Habitat for Humanity - we could barely keep up with their needs.  For the first time, we are now ahead.  We have not distributed Charity Quilts to other organizations.

The Guild agreed to make a Quilt to Raffle benefiting Relay for Life Lowndes County.  Quilt will not be needed until Spring 2013.  Terry will champion this project.
Proposed Blocks in Bright Red, White, and Blue - Patriotic Prints.  Everyone to bring fabric, and we will complete Blocks in a Workshop on Saturday, September 29

Challenge Block Committe (Julia):
. Blocks are on display on the Main Floor of the Arts Center (RAC)
. Bobbi has the member voting ballots
. Please vote before Blocks are removed at end of show

Ultimate Quilt Challenge Committee (Terry):
. Next Year's Theme and All Information to be presented at the August Meeting
. Voting to occur at 2013 Pilgrimage
. You will have 7 months to make your Quilt

Volunteers are needed for future Demos

The Guild Thanked -
. Lauren for all her work organizing the Quilt Show with the RAC
. Patti for coordinating the food
. Annette for hostessing at the Reception
. All Food and Kitchen Volunteers

Annette reported she had contacted Ami Simms. She and PTQ were mentioned on Ami's Blog for our presentation of Ami's "10 Excuses for a Rotten Running Stitch: It's Not My Fault".

Terry's Blog was honored as a "Blog of the Week" by AQS

Blocks of the Month -
Centers are 4" Circles
Double Circles

Saturday, August 4 will be a Sit and Sew / Work on Charity Quilts Day - bring your sewing machines

Pickensville Car / Quilt Show on September 22 - no update from Sandi
. Please save your July Quilt Show Cards if you plan to display at Pickensville

Klaudeen Hansen Class (Linda B):
. Classes are $350 / Day; PTQ pays one class and Starkville Guild pays second class
. Friday Class in Columbus; Saturday Class in Starkville
. Sign-up by Day; please note if you are flexible on the day
. 20 people / class
. 20 people / Guild
. Klaudeen will fly into Birmingham; Linda B and Carol will drive to Birmingham
. Klaudeen will stay with Linda B
. 4 Class Options
    . Waterwheel Spin
    . Grandmother's Choice
    . Blueberries and Key Lime Pie
    . Dreaming of Sunshine
. Please vote after meeting
. No Cost for Class to Guild Members
. There will be a Pattern Fee
. Starkville Guild still needs to vote on class choice

Judy received word from a lady whose Mother had amassed fabric over the years.  Material will be for sale in August.  It is in a 2500 square foot building.  Age and condition unknown, but all stored in cabinets.  There are Cottons, Homespuns, Wools and Muslin.  Sale is August 16 - 18; Judy will notify everyone on time, via e-mail. Costs is $2 / lb of material - estimate 3.5 - 4 yards per pound.  Home is located north of US82 on Hwy 389 in Starkville.  Guild will Road Trip on the 16th, leaving from Lowe's, time tbd.

Name That Tune Quilt -
Watana incurred $100+ Costs to complete Quilt
Reimbursement approved

Terry and Watana went shopping and bought fabric for Charity Quilt Backings - Cost $34
Reimbursement approved

Volunteers needed to take down Quilts from RAC Show
. Meet Saturday, July 28
. Bobbi, Carla, Brenda, Carol, Linda B, and Linda D
. Bobbi will take (non claimed) Quilts home
. Linda B sold a Christmas Table Runner (Congratulations, Linda!)

Watana will be teaching a Stack 'n Whack Class in Vernon Thursday, July 26 and Thursday, August 2 at 1pm at the Health Dept Community Room.  This is a 2 Day Class.

Linda D informed us of a space in next week's MQA Class that will be available.  Please see Linda for info.

Jennifer informed us September is Cancer Awareness Month.  We were asked to consider making Pillowcases for Con-Kerr Cancer.  Last year, Our Guild made and donated 125 Pillowcases.

Mary Ann was approached by the RAC about the Guild making Potholders for cast members of "The Casserole Patrol" Show.  Mary Ann has the material.  We would sell the Potholders to the RAC.   The Guild agreed to pay Mary Ann for the fabric.  We will make the Potholders this afternoon and donate them to the RAC.  The Show is at the RAC next weekend.  Our own Gwin is in the show.  Several people have tickets for the Sunday performance.
From Afternoon Workshop -
Casserole Patrol Potholder
A Work In-Progress

Shirley presented options for additional book donations to the library.  She had three Quilt Pattern Books geared towards Children.  We will consider these for our next donation.

Lauren reported we are ready to make the donation to the library.  We will present the books and have a Photo Op.

Show and Tell:

Tonya and 4 Craftsy Blocks of the Month

Tonya and 3 Civil War Blocks - BOM Blocks

Diane and Auburn (?) Quilt Top

Diane and Old Family (about 100 years old) Quilt - pattern unknown

Diane and Old Family (about 100 years old) Quilt - Flying Geese

Diane and Old Family (about 100 years old) Quilt - Little Britches
Diane and "Life is Good" Wall Hanging (front)

Diane and "Life Is Good" Wall Hanging (back)

Mary Ann and "Disappearing 4 Patch"
(Brenda's Demo from last month)

Mary Ann's "Scraps of 4 Patch Errors"
A Diaper Changing Pad
Mary Ann and Quilt from Leftovers of above 2 Pieces

Julia and Once a Week Quilt Block from On-Line Group
First Week: "My Favorite Time"

And The Next Week: "Fun"

Linda D: Strips for a Body Pillow Case

Watana and Picture Quilt

Watana and Picture Quilt Back

Today's Lunch is provided by Annette, Jennifer (& John), and Lauren.

Volunteers for August Lunch are Shirley, Carla, and Mary Ann

Mary Ann offered Prayer before Lunch

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