Thursday, November 21, 2013

November 9, 2013 PTQ Meeting Minutes
Terri called our meeting to order.  We had 2 visitors, Jolene and Michelle and 29 members present.
Happy Birthday to our November members- 21st-Shirley Grant and 26th-Sharon Hedrick.

Old Business:

Our treasurer report was given by Tonya and approved by membership.

Our 2013 Christmas party will be Saturday, December 7 at Elm Lake Golf Course, located at 1609 Taylor Thurston Road at 10:30 a.m. For those that are not sure where it is located, a group will be meeting at the Lowe's parking lot at 10:00 a.m.  Be sure and let someone know, so you do not get left behind.  Each person is asked to (1) bring a finger food for all to share, (2) bring a dirty Santa gift that is quilt or sewing related (under $15), and (3) bring a homemade gift to swap during a game. Be sure to label them to help get into correct area. If any questions, call Patty.

Those that want to help decorate the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (314 N. Seventh Street) Christmas tree are to contact Brenda C; they want it decorated between Nov 25-Dec 5.  All the prior PTQ ornaments will be put on the tree.  Before next year, we plan to have a meeting to make some new ornaments to add, so be thinking of what you can make and donate.

We will be putting together an Education committee to find us a Nationally known quilting teacher for the next few years.  Some suggestions given were: Pam Bono, Ami Sims, Dorinda Evans, Flavin Glover, Lanore Crawford (Art quilts), Marti Michelle and Jenny Doan with Missouri Star Quilting.  Our committee will come up with a plan and share with us at a later time. In the meantime, go on the internet and look each up and know what they do.  You may learn some things from their sites.

Congrats Ebba for your quilt, "Six Feet Under" from our past Word Play quilts. Someone who worked at a funeral home got her quilt and was thrilled.

We will not be doing an Ultimate Guild challenge this year.  We will plan for March or April next year. We plan to have some classes before then to help others with art quilts and different stages of quilting.

Our Challenge block committee for next year was selected and voted on at this meeting.  The members are Brenda C; Ebba K; Lawana S and JoAnne S, the chairman.

An official vote was made and accepted for our 2013 PTQ officers.  They are: President, Patti M; Vice President, Carol; Secretary, Diane S; and Treasurer, Tonya.

New Business:

Holiday meetings - There will be NO Sit and Sew on November 23 or Dec 28 and no meeting on 14 Dec. The only meeting in Dec is our Christmas party on December 7 (info above).

The club needs to purchase a large 20-1/2 inch square ruler for our guild.

Mary Ann mentioned that those who turned in T-shirts to have printed will get them at Christmas party or in January.   Possum Town Quilters, own the emblem on shirts. There was discussion that we need to protect it by getting it trademarked.  We will ask our member, Lauren, to check into this for the guild and decide later.

The members to do the meal for January 11th meeting will be mentioned at our Christmas party.

Medallion Quilt - Each have been working on their own quilts and adding each month.  So far 3 steps have been given (1) Oct - have your quilt center; (2) Nov - put on a border; (3) Dec - triangles-no size specified (Judy demonstrated 2 ways to do this).  Judy mentioned using an "easy angle ruler" that Bonnie Hunter uses to help you do those.  Ruler was designed by Sharon Hultgren.

                                                                              Medallion Quilt Project 

 Each month a new step will be added, so get started so you will not get behind.
 December - step 3 - add half square triangles all around.
November - step 2  - add border;
October - step 1 - Find or do your center

                            Enjoy our Show and Tell for November.

CC-Fractured quilt with flowers. Used sharpie pens
with alcohol to add colors to the border.
Mary Ann- bargello Christmas table runner
This "wedding ring" quilt is the beginning of our raffle quilt. 
Carla with her finished art quilt.
Judy with her Autumn Quilt top from Mystery Monday by Sherri Falls.
Julia with sail boat art 
Julia with cardinal on hog wire
Emily with her version of "bird on hog wire" 
Emily with another art design. 
Tonya-block from Sugar club called first frost
Tonya with Lolla Lopsy figures
Tonya with MSU quilt for her husband (its a surprise, shhhhh,,,,)
Tonya-Christmas table runner for grandparents
 One of Tonya's UFOs-crafty blocks from last year.
 She quilted as she went.

Tonya-back to her quilt.