Sunday, August 9, 2015

August 8 Meeting Minutes

President Carol called our meeting to order.  There were 21 Members present.

Many Members attended the MQA Pat Sloan Class and enjoyed it.

Congratulations to Tonya who completed her "Row by Row" and was the Winner at Figgs Fabrics for presenting the first completed Quilt using the Figgs Row.

RAC Basement Update
  • Unknown when the basement will be repaired and available for use.
  • Julia offered her home for the August 22 Sit & Sew (updated after meeting).  We will begin at 9am.  Julia will provide Pizza.  We ask that each attendee bring a salad or dessert and your own drink.  Car Pool will leave Lowe's promptly at 8:30am.
  • Should the basement not be available for the November 14 Susan Cleveland Class, class will be held at Rita's church (updated after meeting).
  • A lengthy discussion was held regarding options for a long-term solution, including where we can permanently store our quilts, fabrics, and accessories.  If you know of a viable option, please contact any officer.
What about the items downstairs?  Rita offered storage at her church.  We do need to remove quilts and fabrics as soon as possible to minimize any damage.  We will go downstairs after the meeting and retrieve items.  After the meeting, quilts and fabrics were taken from the cabinet in the entry room.  Most just need an airing.  We were not able to enter the room where our fabric cabinet is stored.  Carol will contact the RAC and arrange a time to empty that cabinet.

Terry T has added tabs to the blog for viewing of older photos.  Please let Judy know if you would like to be "tagged" for your blocks.

The Susan Cleveland Class is full.  If you signed up, please pay your $40 to Judy.

Barb has the Challenge Block Packets.

At the next meeting, Lauren will have a PTQ notebook for each member.  An e-mail copy may be sent prior.  The notebook will contain our by-laws, member information, and a picture directory.

The Treasurer's Report was read and approved.

Pilgrimage 2016 Idea - a Small Quilt Silent Auction.  Separate auction each day.  We would need 10 days of Quilts, at approximately 5 Quilts / Day.  Maximum Size would be 28" on any side.  More discussion on details in the future.

September 11 - 13 is the Jackson Quilt Show.

Brenda E has a friend who is selling her Baby Lock Machine and a Queen Size Quilting Frame for $2400.  Please contact Brenda for more information.

MQA Gathering is October 9 - 10 in Picayune.

Julia is our MQA President Elect.
  • Her slogan will be Celebrate, Integrate, and Create (CIC).
  • We will Celebrate 25 Years of MQA during her reign.
  • She will propose to the Board a display of 25" x 25" Quilts at the 2016 Gatherings.  Quilt Theme is "Celebrate".
  • 2016 Gatherings will be held in Oxford, Jackson, and Columbus.

After the meeting, Applique Demos were presented by Naomi, Judy, Brenda C, and Carol.  If you would like assistance on applique, please bring your project to the August 22 Sit & Sew.

Show & Tell:

Gwen, Julia, & CC: Challenge House Blocks

Linda B:  Christmas Sampler, with applique and buttons.

Linda B: Claudeen Hanson Class "Batik Scrappy Stars"

Sherry, Judy, Carol, & Linda B: Pat Sloan Class Backgrounds

Annette:  String Quilt Top

Annette: Shawl

Judy: University of Southern Alabama (USA) Quilt for her Granddaughter.
Colors are Red, White, and Blue. Ready for sandwiching and assembly.
Her Granddaughter moves in next weekend.

Judy: USA Quilt Back

Karen: Doll Bed Quilt from Fabric Samples

Karen:  "Birds" for a Gallery in Kansas

Karen: Charity Sew Together of Leftover Fabrics

Karen: Orphan Block Quilt Top. Orphans Blocks are from an Orphan Block Raffle held at a Retreat 15 years ago.
There are enough Blocks remaining for 3 More Quilts! And Karen thought
she was getting rid of her Orphan Blocks.

Tonya: Son's Art Pack for School

Tonya: Daughter's Art Pack for School

Tonya: Niece and Nephew Art Packs for School

Tonya:  Blocks of the Month

Tonya:  Test for Naomi's College Quilt Design.  Will be a Christmas Gift.

Tonya: The Winning "Row By Row".  

Titled "Journey of Family and 
Friends", as her family and friends helped to obtain the patterns.
From Top to Bottom, the Rows are from:
Fabric Dock - Wiggins. MS
Sewing Center - Sevierville, TN
Quilt Sampler Creative Sewing Center - Tulsa, OK
Figgs Fabric & Studio - Columbus, MS
Ellen Medlock Studio - Tulsa, OK
Pacific Fabrics - Seattle, WA                          
Quintessential Quilts - Madison, WI
Quilting by the Bay - Panama, FL

Brenda E: Moda Moxi Courtyard Design Quilt Top and Pillowcases.
Back made with help from a friend.

Julia: National Quilt Association "Quilting Quarterly Magazine" Cover of her Award Winning Cat Tails Quilt.  Quilt achieved an Honorable Mention.
Julia: Holloway's Contest "A Glimpse Through the Lattice - Roses". Holloway Customers and Staff vote for the winner.

Gwen: Pine Cone Christmas Ornaments (no picture)