Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Possum Town Meeting, July 12, 2014

President Patti welcomed everyone.  We had 24 members at the meeting with 4 guests, Brenda E., Niomi P,. Nell O., and Cynthia.  Brenda and Niomi joined today. Welcome to our new members.

Our August birthdays are: Sue S-8; Brenda C-9; Rita W-10; Michelle M-12; Leada W-13; and Donna H-15.

New Business:
 Our July 26 Sit and Sew meeting is cancelled due to Arts Council scheduling something on that date.

Old Business:
 A get well card was passed around for all to sign for Linda G. Our thoughts and prayers are with her during this time.

 We are about ready to start on our Civil War quilt when we get 2 more blocks turned in.  It will be a beautiful quilt and all members had a part in it,

Lawana is the "MQA Outstanding Quilter" nominee from our guild. She has two quilts hanging in the AG Museum in Jackson along with quilts from 9 other nominees.  These quilts will hang until October. Thanks to all of those who went to support her.  Lawana, we are so proud to have you represent our guild!

We will have a workshop at our regular meeting Saturday, August 9, to start working on our "Friendship blocks". All agreed and those doing this project are asked to bring their black and white materials, machine, etc. to accomplish this. We are asked to wait on putting names in the middle of block due to several dropped out and maybe some new people would want to join. Blocks are due at our December Christmas party when we will swap with each other.

Tonya gave our Treasurers report; it was approved and seconded.

The Ultimate Guild challenge committee reminded all to continue working on your "magnolia" project.

The Charity quilt committee reported we are real close to having 4 quilts finished.

On August 23, our Sit and Sew date, we will be working on charity quilts.  We will purchase pizzas for lunch for the group.

Thank you Keri, for taking pictures of all the quilts and projects done this last month.

We were honored to have Nell Oliver from Ackerman Scrappers, from Weir MS to give us a demo on hand applique.  She brought several of her beautiful quilts and projects to share with all. See below in Show and Tell.

Thanks to Barb, Carla and Terri H. for our delicious lunch.

Our August lunch will be furnished by Patti, Shirley, and Keri.

Enjoy our Show and Tell...
                                                                    Nell Oliver

Quilts by Nell Oliver

Terri-Monkey quilt for grandson

Patti-Cherry Pit Store block-Pigeon Forge class


Julia-Peacock Feathers

Julia-Double 9-patch

CC-Jamestown Landing-Pigeon Forge class

Annette-Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice
Cynthia-apron dress

Tonya-blocks of the month

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Possum Town Quilters, June 14, 2014

Possum Town Quilters, June 14, 2014

Meeting was called to order by Vice President Carol, who welcomed all.

We were honored to have Beth I. visit with us today. 

Happy Birthday to our June people; 15-Linda G; 18-Vicky J; 27-Sue S; and 30th for Carla F and Julia G. 

We had 17 members to attend.

We had an Ultimate Challenge check to see what members were thinking for their "Magnolia Quilt".  We will have more checks on Aug 9, Nov 8 (bring to show your updated piece). They will be due Jan., 10, 2015. Don't forget the green fabric you were given was for your binding.  The size should be 36" x 36". A quilting sleeve will be required using the MQA requirements.

Judy's poinsettia quilt won 2nd place in Birmingham.  Congrats Judy and a job well done!

Tonya read our treasurer's report.  It was moved we accept as read and seconded.

Our lunch for July will be by Barb, Carla and Terri H.  Thanks for the great lunch for June by Rita, Lauren and Julia.

Show and Tell - Enjoy!!

Watana-Sash Lattice Quilt taught to Wanna Bees.
Diane-blocks doing with Wanna Bees for lap quilt.
Diane-Sash lattice quilt before borders
Bobbie gave as a charity quilt-Watana quilted it.
Watana & Ebba - Jackson class
Terry- class in Jackson
CC & Judy- Jackson class
Julia-class in Jackson-Kalidescope-Gloria Green
Ladies at Ag Museum in Jackson

Lawanna S's log cabin quilt

2014 Outstanding MS Quilters at Jackson

Terri-Mariner's quilt block

Barb-Mystery Quilt-Jere Funk- Civil War fabric

Judy-color play block
Judy-wall hangings from ties
Judy-Lazy Sunday by Bonnie Hunter
Michelle-Kiwi bird, New Zealand materials
Watana-baby quilt w/applique
Watana-baby quilt
Watana-Balcom puzzle
Julia-quilt for grandson
Linda-Mayflowers-learned in Jackson
Sandy-10" Square block
Sandy-10" square block
Tonya's free motion quilting
Tonya-Blocks of the month