Sunday, April 10, 2016

April 9 Meeting

April 9 Possum Town Quilter Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the March 12, 2016 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Possum Town Quilters currently has 44 members.

Pilgrimage:  quilt tying report. 
Judy S. said 8 members helped those who stopped at the booth tie knots in the prepared quilt.  Participants enjoyed the activity.  The quilt will be donated to the Red Cross.  The award winning “Name That Tune” quilt was on display at the visitor’s center during Pilgrimage week.  Visitors to Columbus enjoyed guessing the song titles represented in each quilt block.  Nancy Carpenter thanked the guild for participating in Pilgrimage week.  A monetary stipend has been received by the guild.

Guild Challenge Quilts:
Pigeon Forge will offer a guild quilt challenge.  Theme will be ‘Black and White plus One’.  We are hoping to participate in this challenge and offer the quilts for display during 2017 Pilgrimage.

Old Man River Quilt Festival:
Organizers are seeking quilts for the show.

Award winning Quilters and Quilts:
Many in our guild have quilts that have received ribbons over the past few months.  Congratulations to you ladies!!   You are fabulous!

Guild Challenge:  “House” blocks
Terry T. reported the plan for the quilt is set.  Work will begin today on sewing the quilt top together.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the challenge: First place-Brenda C.; Second place-Linda B.; Third place-Sue S.; Viewer’s Choice-Linda B.  Prizes were awarded.

Columbus Arts Council Quilt:  Brenda C. is chairperson for the 2018 CAC quilt.  

MQA June Gathering Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18.  Classes taught by the BEST quilters in MS.  You must be a member of MQA to participate.  Dues are a mere $15.  A bargain!  Mark your calendar.
MQA National Teacher Class with Mickey Depre July 18 – 19 in Starkville.  You must be a member of MQA to participate.  Dues are a mere $15.  A bargain!  Mark your calendar.

PTQ class with National Teacher, Jacquie Gering on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016:
Log Cabin Modern Makeover will be the class she is leading.  Guild members described her classes as “fun” and “fabulous”.  With testimonies like that, ALL 44 of us will want to plan to be in attendance!  We have even been contacted by ladies in Florida who saw Jacquie Gering is coming to Columbus, MS and wanted to know if they could have a few class slots.  Wow!

Habitat for Humanity:
Director, Kathy Arinder, has been contacted.  House dedication for two families will be in May.  We need to put together a masculine quilt.

MQA Fall Gathering:
Fat Quarter bags are completed.  We will be working on row marker pins and stiletto’s today and at the April 23 sit-n-sew.   The coasters and the cleaning tool are the next projects to be created.  Carol has volunteered to have fabric for Coasters.  Some of the donated fat quarters can be used. 
Donations for the silent auction can be ANYTHING.  Door Prize donations need to be Brand New or Extremely gently used—almost new.  Ask yourself:  Is this something I would bid on?  Would I like to receive this as a gift?
Annette P.  is planning skit for Friday night.


Teresa C and her daughter-in-law, Nicole R.
Kathy H
Glenna P

Terry T

 Fan Quilt
Made by her Grandmother

Tonya S. – 

Blocks for Block-of-the-Month; 
doll hair to help her daughter learn how to fix her hair

 library book bags with pocket on the back to hold their library card.

Watana C
 For great-great niece pink gray;   

great-great nephew blue yellow;

Teddy's Train
 Great Grand son's train panel quilt  

 Survivor quilts for Relay for Life Vernon, AL

Field of flowers
 Beautiful Springtime;

 Trip Around the World for friend whose house burned.

Annette P
Purse from Rami Kim Pattern

 and Bonnie Hunter’s Allietare!

Kathy H
Selvage quilt

 MQA piece of the Ag Museum:
First, a picture was taken of the buildings...
then the picture was divided into five sections and distributed to five fiber artists.
This is the section given to Julia G.
And this is Julia's interpretation of her section.
The five sections will be shown as a group.

Julia's Art Quilts

 Poppy, Flying Geese and Bumbo.