Monday, March 14, 2016

March 12, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 
Possum Town Quilters Meeting Minutes

February 26 meeting minutes read and approved.

March 19 is National Quilt Day.

March 26 is the next PTQ sit-n-sew.

Report on Pilgrimage Activities:  Judy Stokes
April 2 is Artisan Day 9am – 2pm.  PTQ receives a stipend for attendance.  

We will tie a quilt.  Top has been made.                                                             

Bring your own chair.  No period costume required.  After quilt is tied have

some hand work to do.  PTQ Brochures will be distributed.

Challenge Quilt—House Themed Blocks:  Barb Deacon

Barb had our house blocks on display.  Members voted on first, second, and

third place and viewer's choice blocks.  Results to be announced.  On March

26 sit-n-sew the guild will begin putting quilt blocks together. 

MQA Events:
 Please consider participating in the Silver Challenge—25" x 25" quilt celebrating 25 years of MQA.

Be sure to pay the $15 dues to MS Quilt Assoc. so you can attend

 June Gathering Friday, June 17- Saturday, June 18

Be sure to pay the $15 dues to MS Quilt Assoc.  in order to attend the

classes taught by the best of the best MS quilters

July National Quilt teacher Mickey Depre – Half Scrap Quilts and Pieced Hexies

Monday, July 18 and Tuesday July 19 in Starkville
Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21 in Jackson
Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 in Hattiesburg.

MQA Fall Gathering – Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 Trotter Convention

Center --- Hosted by Possum Town Quilters

As Columbus is a more central location in the state, we are planning for 175

attendees.  We will be hanging quilts.

Please begin bringing quilt/sewing themed items for the silent auction as well as

door prizes.  Scrap fabrics can be used to fill gallon Zip bags for auction.  Items

you have duplicates, patterns, magazines---Keep in mind only bring items you

would bid on or like to receive as a prize.  CC and Carla will store them until


Supper Friday night provided by PTQ.  Soup and salad.  Barb D. chairperson.

Goody Bags for MQA:  Fat quarter bags—Figg Fabrics donated fabrics for the Fat

Quarter bags, row marker pins(Gwen), Coaster(Carol J), stiletto, Chenille stem

machine cleaner, travel tissue cover, needle case-round. All projects will be

made as time permits.  A plastic glove will be placed in goody bag for protecting

quilts from hand oils.  Individually wrapped hard candies to be added.

Nancy Losure gave a superb presentation-easy way to make a Streak of Lightning quilt.

Old Man river Quilt Fest—Vicksburg,MS August 16 - 20

Julia G announced PTQ will host Jacquie Gering:

Saturday, September 24, 2016.  Hotel needs to be booked.  Starkville guild invited.

Mary Anne reported on shirts for MQA—t-shirts- 3 button collared Polo shirts and over body

apron/penny.  Pricing is discovery stage.

CC took pictures to update the membership booklet.

Contact Annette P for name tags.

Visitors: Frances S. and JoAnn C.from Carrollton; Frances M.from Aliceville.

((Linda-Carol's sister))

Show and tell.

Julia—Delta Joy quilt for grand daughter

Terri H—Civil war fabrics quilt

JoAnn C—Quilt from a kit and 18 inch doll clothes

Carla F –String quilt and Mary Englebreit table runner

Eva Marie—Hearts

Gwen S.—English Paper piecing practice with hexies

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