Sunday, May 15, 2016

May Minutes

May 14, 2016 Meeting Minutes

18 Members were present

April Meeting Minutes were Approved as Read

Treasurer's Report was Approved as Read

Sit and Sew will be held on Saturday, May 28

MQA June Gathering
  • June 17 and 18 in Jackson
  • Doors open at 3:30pm on Friday: evening program
  • Saturday events start at 9am
    • Morning Class
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Class
    • Show & Tell
  • Judy is in charge of classes
  • Classes, Lectures, and Sit & Sew
  • Vendors will be present
  • Newsletter will be posted at
    • Keri is MQA's Newsletter Error
      • Great Job on Newsletter, Keri!

MQA National Education Class
  • Must be an MQA Member to attend
  • Mickey Depre is teacher
  • Classes are Pieced Hexies Buffet and Summer Carnival
  • Cost is $30 and you MUST have the corresponding book (no sharing)
  • July 18 & 19 in Starkville
  • July 20 & 21 in Jackson
  • July 22 & 23 in Hattiesburg

Old Man River Quilt Fest
  • August 16 - 20 in Vicksburg
  • Registration is Open
  • June 30 is last day for Quilt Show Entry Submissions

PTQ National Teacher
  • Jacquie Gering
  • Saturday, September 24
    • This is our Sit & Sew Saturday, so no Sit & Sew
  • The membership will be voting on the class (Lauren to send info)
    • Modern Log Cabin
    • Scrappy Improvisational
    • Slicing and Insert Improvisation
  • Jacquie's web site is
  • The Starkville Guild may have a class on Friday
    • Not known which class they would have

Habitat for Humanity
  • Our April Columbus HS Quilt was a HIT at the last Habitat House
    • The Quilt was started on a Saturday and completed by the next Wednesday, in time for the Habitat Dedication - GREAT JOB LADIES!!
    • This was our 27th Quilt
    • This was our 12th House donation
  • Expect the next house to be dedicated 1st weekend in June
    • We have a quilt ready
  • We have yet another quilt almost done
    • Thank You to Watana for the donation of the quilt top and quilting
    • All we need to do is finish the binding

Fall Gathering
  • October 21 - 22
  • Will need help all day Friday to set-up; then stay until ~ 8 - 9pm
  • Judy is chairing the Gathering
  • T-Shirt discussion to occur at June meeting
  • Good progress on Goody Bags -
    • Bags are done
    • Gwen is finishing row markers
    • Stilettos are in-process
    • Annette is making the machine dusters
    • Next Group Project is the Coasters
    • The Starkville Guild plans to contribute an item
  • Outstanding Quilter Award to also be presented
    • Timing tbd
    • Ag Museum is under construction, so that location is not an option for 2016
    • Nominations are due by end of August
    • Nominee must be at least 65 years of age
    • Nomination Form is in MQA Newsletter

Civil War Log Cabin Quilt is Complete

Lauren has the Membership Books
  • Please see Lauren if you need one
  • Updates are coming

Thoughts and Prayers are with Brenda E and her family
  • Guild voted to donate a $50 memorial to the Society of St Vincent de Paul
  • Personal donations will be added to the Guild Contribution

Show & Tell:

Carol - Klaudeen Class - Skinny Mini Wall Hanging
She made it into an Apron

Carol - Nancy Prince Class - Thread Painting

Karen - Quilt made with 1910's and 1920's fabric
Bought at a Sale
She resized the quilt
Blocks were hand pieced

Karen - Sunbonnet Sue's bought at an Estate Sale in Texas
Mouse hole damage in some sashing and corner stone pieces
She rearranged the blocks for a better flow of color - and did the needed repairs

Karen -  Janet Bolton from England - Fiber Art

Karen - Quilt for Grandson
Hanging Four Patch on Point

Julia - SQA Challenges
Fiber Arts
Challenges made to a given color and theme

PTQ Charity Quilt
Watana Donation
5" Squares - Scrappy Sweet Sizteen
Working on Binding