Sunday, October 28, 2012

Habitat Dedication

Hey all,

Today was the dedication of the next Habitat House down on Southside. Those attending the dedication this afternoon were Lawana, Sue L., C.C. (her husband Charlie) and Judy.
Here are a few pictures from the dedication.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 13, 2012 Meeting

President Watana called our Meeting to order.

There were no guests present.

The September Minutes were approved as posted on the Blog.

The October Treasurer's Report was approved as read.

Project Director's Report:
  • 2 Charity Quilts are ready for binding; Thank You to Watana for Quilting

Opportunity Quilt - Mary Ann:
  • The Opportunity Quilt Pieces are still being cut
  • We will work on the Quilt at the December 1 Workshop (maybe November 3 also) - there are pieced curves, so we need to work together
  • We will start selling opportunities for this Quilt during the April 2013 Pilgrimage
  • Pilgrimage is target date for completing the top
  • This Quilt would look better hand quilted, so we can work on it during Pilgrimage

Nominating Committee - JoAnne, Chair:
  • A Thank You to our Nominating Committee of JoAnne, Victoria, and Ebbe for a great slate of new officers
  • There were no floor nominations
  • The proposed slate of officers was accepted
  • President: Terry
  • Vice President: Patti
  • Secretary: Diane
  • Treasurer: Tonya
  • Congratulations to our Officers for Next Year

Show & Tell:

Tonya visited Julia's Sister' Blog and won a Quilting Book written by Julia's Sister

Tonya and her Dream Weaver Quilt Top

Terry and her Alzheimer Tennis Quilt

Terry and her Bonnie Hunter Sew-Along Ole Miss Quilt Top

Terry and the "Texas" Backing for her Ole Miss Quilt
Her daughter went to Old Miss and received her Masters at Texas

Terry and a Finished 1990's UFO with a Piano Key Border

Lawana and her 2 Zig-Zag Alzheimer Quilts

Carla and her HOPE Alzheimer Quilt

Sue and her Red and White Mystery Quilt

Sue and her Dreaming of Sunshine Quilt Top

Patti's Paper Piecing Block

Patti's Double Wedding Ring Block
Watana and her Double Wedding Ring Quilt Top

Terry and Tonya with Paper Pieced Block of the Month

Terry and Tonya with our second Block of the Month

Pigeon Forge Quilt Fest Info is on the Web
You can register for classes beginning November 1
There are 62 Classes available

Our "Name That Tune Quilt" won both the Grand Prize and 1st Place at the County Fair!!
Carla has the quilt and the ribbons
Carla will bring the quilt next month
We will enter it at Pigeon Forge
County Fairs are judged by the State; we need more entries to improve our Fair

Klaudeen Class November 2 & 3
  • We will reimburse Linda for any expenses and ask Starkville Guild to do the same
  • $8 for pattern
  • Pre-Work Activities need to be clarified, so don't cut yet
  • We have 25 of the 37 Class Slots
  • Carla, Bobbi, and Lauren will provide the lunch on Friday in Columbus; please bring $5 to cover the cost and your own drink (unless you want water)
  • Saturday Lunch will be ordered

If you gave Mary Ann a T-Shirt for screening of our PTQ logo, it will be available next month

Christmas Party is December 8th
Details will follow via e-mail
$15 Dirty Santa
Finger Foods

Cancer Quilt - Terry:
Most of the Blocks have been made
Assembly will start this afternoon

On the 2nd Thursday of November, Watana will be teaching a class in Vernon
  • Christmas Pieces including Tree Skirt and Napkins
  • 12:30pm
  • Community Room of the Health Department in Vernon

MQA Gathering is next Friday and Saturday
  • 3 Hour Drive
  • Registrations are due today

MQA President's Challenge - Alzheimer Quilt
  • Proceeds will benefit Alzheimer Research
  • Max Size is 9" x 12"
  • On-Line Auction 1st 10 Days of Each Month

Mary Ann is aware of an old Singer Machine for sale for $50
Manual comes with machine
Machine is not in a case
If Mary Ann sees this being a good buy for the Guild, we authorize her to make the purchase

Judy won a 2nd Place Ribbon at the Hattiesburg Quilt Show for her Poinsettia Quilt!  Congratulations, Judy.

Bobbi demo'd a Needle Nest for Travel
Patterns were provided

Watana, with assistance from Carla, demo'd a Fast & Easy Block that has only ONE Seam
The Block is 4 1/2" wide and 8 1/2" Long
She will put the instructions on her blog

There are several ways to arrange the finished blocks

Today's Lunch is provided by Annette, Lawana, and Terry

November's Chefs are Mary Ann, Bobbi, and Brenda (dessert)

Mary Ann led us in prayer prior to lunch