Saturday, January 10, 2015

Possum Town Quilters Jan 10, 2015 Meeting

January 10, 2015

Possum Town Quilters Minutes for January 10, 2015 Meeting

President Carol called our meeting to order and welcomed all to a new year of quilting.  We had 24 members present and one guest, Karen.

Our January birthdays are :  Marjorie-1, Jo Anne-1, Keri-17.  Our February birthdays are Sue-2, Diane-4, Barb-6, Patti-11, Gwen-12, Sandi-26.

Old Business
     For those who have not completed their Friendship blocks,         please remember to complete them and bring them to the next meeting.

The 2015 Magnolia Ultimate Challenge quilts are due at our  February 14 meeting.  All required paperwork for the Ultimate Challenge needs to be completed and turned in at the same time.  We are looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful work!

Treasurer's Report
     Judy gave our treasury report.  There were no changes, so a motion was made to accept the treasury report and a second was made, all members agreed to accept the report as discussed.

New Business
     As we compile a photo listing of our members, just a quick reminder that CC will be taking photos today and at our next meeting to complete this listing.  It will be very helpful for our new members as they get to know everyone.

We have changed our WIP list back to a UFO list for 2015 and it was decided for every project completed (up to 6 for the year) your name will go into the hat to draw out the 2 winners. If you have bed size quilts to add to your list, please specify whether it is to complete just the top or complete the entire quilt.  If you want to participate, turn in your list at the February meeting, along with your $6.  At our December meeting, we will draw 2 names to see who gets to split the UFO pot. 

We have finalized the dates for our National teacher classes and the Flavin Glover (Log Cabin Patchwork Houses) is scheduled for March 28 with a class limit of 25 participants.  Our second class is the Susan Cleveland class (Happy Daisy) scheduled for November 14 with a class limit of 20 participants. Please have your $25 class fee at the February14 meeting.  You must be a current (paid membership) to sign up for these classes.  To ensure everyone gets an opportunity to attend at least one class, please rank your first and second choice for the classes.  Attendance will be limited to one class unless there is not enough signed up for each class.  

We have set our lunch time for 11:45.  You can bring a brown bag lunch or order from the Coffee House on 5th prior to the meeting and she will deliver at 11:45.  Please let her know you are with PTQ.  A new Thai restaurant has opened next to the RAC and will be open on Saturdays as well.

Lauren discussed the Annual Calendar for PTQ.  It was decided to try something a little different and offer some skills building demos throughout the year to help us develop ourselves as quilters.  Please see the PTQ website for more details.  Our February 28 Sit and Sew will have a Basics Workshop for those that want to learn a bit more about some basic quilt making techniques.

Mary Ann talked about the new Waverly fabrics coming in to Walmart.  These are good quality quilting fabrics at a very good price.  She invited everyone to come and check them out.


Pilgrimage-The dates for the Columbus Pilgrimage are April 6-18 with the Quilting at Artisans Alley on April 11 from 10-3.  This is the same day as our meeting and we will have a short business meeting at 9 and at 9:50 we will move to the parking lot beside the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center to participate in Artisans Alley by quilting amongst the other artisans.  Period dress is welcomed, but not required.  Please see Judy for more details. 

Show and Tell

Sandy-Hanger Cover

Lawana-Rail Fence Quilt

Judy-Hexie Ornaments 

Brenda-Finished Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt Top 

Judy-Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt Block
Terri-Finished Flannel Quilt  

 Linda- Quilt for Carol

Julia-A Glimpse Through the Lattice