Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 Meeting and Christmas social

 PTQ Saturday, DEC. 2,  2017
Brief Business meeting before the Christmas Social began
November's meeting minutes and Treasurer's report approved.
MS quilt challenge block winners were 1st place Brenda Crownover block #4; 
2nd place Sue Skipper block #16;     
3rd place Kathy Honeycutt block # 31 and 
viewer's choice was tied between Brenda and Sue blocks 4 and 16.  
Congratulations to all.  Thanks go to all who participated in the challenge.  
Guild challenge "I SEE STARS" star blocks are due at the February meeting.  
Continue to work on these small quilts.
MS Quilt Assn. Spring Gathering is Friday evening, March 2 and Saturday March 3 in Tupelo.  
All are encouraged to attend.  Our own Lauren H will become MQA president for 2018.
Tonya thanked guild members for support during the 2017 year and passed the presidency to Naomi.  
Naomi gave members a tease of good things to come in 2018.
Scavenger Hunt, Left Right game, Secret Santa, delicious lunch.  Much socializing, and laughter.



Columbus Lowndes Public Library PTQ Christmas tree



Terry's star quilt will hang in her classroom

Blocks of the month all put together

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Terry T another beautiful finish

Terry T

Karen's table runner

Karen C

Glenna P
Felt Christmas stocking kit almost completed

Completed stocking - bunches of sequins and beads.

Diane S

Diane S

Back of Glenna P's blue and white quilt

 I have enjoyed 2 years recording PTQ history. In January 2018, Kim C will be posting our minutes and pictures.
Respectfully submitted, 
Gwen S

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

PTQ November 2017

Reminder to turn off cell phones.
Call meeting to order.

Old Business:

Minutes – accepted as published to the blog.
Treasurer’s Report – accepted as published.
Guild provided for lunch:  Gwen and Marilyn- chili; Michelle-chips; Dewhyte-crackers and cookies; Judy-cheese; Kathy H.—cake
We all gave Many Thanks to those who helped with our friendship lunch.

Snippet of the Month - portable design boards:
Members showed their boards for laying out blocks or told about their boards.
Naomi presented a demonstration for several DIY portable design boards. 

Tri-fold board with flannel wrapped around.
PVC pipe and felt pocket to slip over

October meeting we heard a possibility of selling raffle tickets for the quilt that is donated to the Columbus Arts Council in lieu of rent each year…Karen explained and clarified the ticket process used in more detail.  PTQ will not be selling raffle tickets for the CAC Gala Event.

The red and cream quilt has been quilted.  Binding will be sewn on and the quilt will be presented to the Arts Council in January 2018.

MaryAnn was reimbursed for fabrics purchased.  Guild will do the needed quilt repairs and use the quilt as the 2018 raffle quilt.  Members will be offered the opportunity to learn quilt repair and curved piecing during sit and sew as part of the process.
New officers were voted in during the October meeting:
President – Naomi P                       Vice President- Karen A
Secretary – Kim C                             Treasurer – Michelle M

Columbus Lowndes Public Library Library Festival of Trees

Monday, November 27 – Friday, December 1 is the Library Festival of Trees Christmas Tree decorating time.  We will need PTQ promotional information/ brochures to place under the tree.  Karen A offered Tuesday, Nov. 28 as the date for decorating our tree.  Contact Karen to help.  At least 3-4 members will need to decorate the tree.  The week after Christmas the tree ornaments will need to be removed, packed and stored away for next year by 3 or 4 guild volunteers as well. 
We can win a $25, $50, or $75 gift card to Hobby Lobby!!  All we must do is ask ALL our Friends to vote for their favorite tree in person or online through the Columbus Lowndes Public Library Facebook page and lowndeslibrary.org STARTING Dec 4 and ending Dec 6 at 7:00pm.  Gift cards awarded Thursday, Dec. 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm during the Annual Festival of Trees Open House.

Members brought quilts made in Julia’s Improv class to show.

We will be working on personal UFO or WIP during Sit and Sew.

Remember to be looking for the just right gift for your Secret Santa. [ $15 limit so shop the sales!] 
Enjoy making your homemade gift for those participating in these activities at the Christmas Party.

New Business:

Voting for the challenge blocks resulted in
First Place—Brenda C
Second Place—Sue S
Third Place— Kathy H
Viewer’s choice—Sue S

Naomi brought 8 yd neutral 108 wide fabric at $5.99 yard for the guild to see.
Mary Anne made a motion the guild purchase the fabric for use as a backing for a future quilt. 
Second by Marilyn and Watanna.
Motion carried.

Michelle M (treasurer) made a motion to set a three month after date of purchase time limit on reimbursement of funds from PTQ guild.
Second from Marilyn.
Motion carried.

Rita announced the Buttahatchie Barn Quilt Trail is now organized.  YAY!!  Please go like and Share the Facebook page, talk about the new organization to all who will listen, and paint a barn quilt.  All information needed is posted to that Facebook page.  CONGRATULATIONS!

Update on the Columbus Arts Council Barn Quilt proposal:  The Historical Preservation Commission has sent the paperwork required.  So now the guild waits for final approval.

Christmas Social
Next meeting will be our Christmas Party on Saturday, December 2nd at 10:30 at Flint Hill United Methodist Church in Caledonia.  Rita will send a group email with clear directions.
Carpool from Lowes parking lot will gather 9:50 – 9:55.  Let Judy S know you will caravan with the group.  The group will leave promptly at 9:55.  Be on time.

Our Christmas party it is a potluck lunch.  Bring your favorite finger food or best dish to share for lunch.  This fellowship time is always fun and relaxing, so please come just for the fun; the beautiful show and tell; to see who completed their goals and won a little cash; and fellowship time with your fellow quilters.  If you are participating in the Secret Santa exchange and the left/right game, then remember your gifts.  

Show and Tell 

Judy S

Karen A

Pat H

Pat H

Kathy H

Karen C

Marilyn H

Marilyn H

Tonya S Blocks of the month

Tonya S

Naomi P

Sunday, October 22, 2017

October 21 Guild Meeting

Possum Town Quilters October 21 Meeting
Reminder to silence cell phones.
Meeting called to order.
Welcomed members, returning members, and visitors.

September minutes read, corrected, and approved.
Treasurer report approved.
Count taken for lunch pizza order.

Guild members shared favorite, new, hand made, collectible, and vintage pincushions.  All agreed on the wonders of the magnetic pin catchers.


Secret Santa
Participating guild members received the names of their Secret Santas.

Election Committee
Ebba K presented the nominations for 2018 officers. Treasurer: Michelle M.; Secretary: Kim C.; Vice President Karen A.; President: Naomi P. 
Motion from Judy S. the slate be accepted.  Second from Watanna C.  Guild voted and the motion passed.
Congratulations to Michelle, Kim, Karen, and Naomi.   Our guild will proudly support your leadership in 2018.

Columbus Arts Council Raffle Quilt
The red and cream quilt is scheduled for completion by Dec 31.  Finishing work today and in November.  Watanna has been asked to quilt it. 
Discussion about ticket sales for this raffle quilt.  Arts Council usually offers tickets at Gala only.  Would PTQ be interested in helping sell tickets before the gala?
More information needed for decision to be made.

Mississippi Bicentennial Quilt challenge blocks to be turned in today.

Pigeon Forge Stars themed quilt challenge—see Judy S for details on how to participate.  Due first of February.

Program today presented by Judy s.  Curved flying geese. 

Demonstration  Naomi will demonstrate the folded block for those who want to try it.

Social is Saturday, December 2, 10:30 am at Flint Hill United Methodist Church in Caledonia.  REMINDER to be working on your hand made gift for the game time.  Today get your Secret Santa assignment from Tonya.  We will enjoy fellowship covered dish pot luck lunch together, so decide which favorite dish you will bring to share.
Columbus Lowndes Public Library Festival of Trees decorating dates are Monday, Nov. 27 through Noon Friday, Dec 1. We have 2 bins of decorations and a tree skirt.  Gwen S has created a fresh tree topper.

Improv class with Julia was greatly enjoyed by all participants.
Other old business:  Marianne A. asked to be reimbursed for fabrics purchased for the wedding ring quilt.  Quilt top is with the Wednesday Maple Street Quilting group for a few repairs.  Michelle M., treasurer, will complete.

Fall Gathering  Karen A and Judy S were presenters at MQA Fall Gathering in Hernando. Quilting in the Grove organized a great meeting. Good food, good fabric shopping, and good friends made for a wonderful time.


The Columbus Arts Council unanimously accepted the proposal submitted by Judy S for the barn quilt block for the outside of the Rosenzweig Arts Center Building.  Now the Columbus, MS Historical Committee will need to approve. 

November 11 meeting guild will provide chili for lunch.
Marilyn H and Gwen S will bring chili; DeWhyte M will bring crackers, Michelle M will bring chips, Judy S will bring cheese.

Row by Row 2018 Theme –“Sew Musical” 

Show and Tell

Mississippi challenge blocks

Kim and Ebba with blocks from class they took

Carol with kittens and pumpkins

Ina with patriotic 9 patches

Eva Marie

Eva Marie completed Luscious Layers quilt from 2016 MQA class

Eva Marie's En Provonce - Bonnie Hunter's 2017 Mystery Quilt Pattern

CC's door panel covers door to keep out draft.  She made 2 identical panels.
Watanna's starburst

All kinds of pinwheel blocks

Marilyn with her star blocks

Tonya completed Celtic Solstice a Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt

Tonya's Blocks of the week and blocks of the month

Judy S Presented “Curved Flying Geese”
New Quilt from and old favorite--Judy explained how to draft the pattern for curving flying geese, the paper piecing required, and how to join all the pieces to form a quilt.  
She will be writing a class.  We are looking forward to learning more when she is ready to teach it!

Trying out the new technique learned at a 2015 class

Using a Carole Bryant Fallert technique to join pieces

Preparing the plan and pattern

Improv quilt with geese

Teaching technique