Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 11, 2017 Meeting Minutes

24 Members present
1 Visitor:  Penny, friend of Patti

Happy 10 year Anniversary to Possum Town Quilters

Thank you ladies for your vision to constitute our guild.  Through the years your vision has touched many local quilters and Mississippi Quilters. We are so proud of you and delighted to call you our friends.

  • Congratulated our Charter Members not all were present. Pictured are CC, Ebba, Mary Ann, Judy, Lawana, Linda G.; not pictured are JoAnne, Linda D., Julia, Lauren,

  • Diane S. baked a 10 Year Cake
  • Numerous members brought gifts and special treats 
  • Handmade quilt block cards of Thanks to All Charter Members

Old Business -

Goals Sheets due
  • $5 to participate
  • Select 3 Goals
  • Review at Christmas Party
  • Those who accomplished all 3 Goals will be entered in a drawing for the prize money

Black and White and 1 Color
  • Quilts due to Judy, along with a photo of your quilt
  • PTQ has 13 Quilts to enter

Chef on a Shoestring
  • $3 for Pizza today
  • Please sign list for sides for future meetings

Please send preference for Christmas party games to Tonya

  • April 8 Trunk Show - Senatobia Shop
    • Trunk Show for PTQ during meeting
    • After Lunch, open to the public in the RAC Theater
    • Donation Box for after lunch show, in lieu of admission charge
    • Shop also bringing items for sale
    • Senatobia offered to do for us
    • Motion passed to pay $100 from education fund to compensate her driving expenses
  • May 13 Lecture on Vintage Quilts by Karen A
    • Motion passed to pay $75 from education fund to Karen
  • September 30 Improvisational Piecing Class by Julia
    • 6 hour workshop
    • $500 for 25 students
    • Payment would come from Education Fund
    • Need commitment of 15 people
    • Will discuss again next month
    • Web Site Link on PTQ Calendar

Monthly Trips
  • January
    • Heirlooms Forever
      • Anatomy of a Needle
    • Oxford Fiber Arts Show
  • February
    • MQA Gathering
  • April
    • Senatobia Shop
    • Include Hoppers Guild
    • Presentation at shop

  • Kathy has sent our meeting information to the Dispatch
  • Info will also be sent to 4-County for inclusion in their publication

  • Work on the Heart Quilt and the Strip Quilt today

  • Michelle has completed 4 scrapbooks and they are available for review - they are lovely, Thank You Michelle
  • If we donate the books to the library, we can only see them at the library; they cannot be checked out
  • Discussion to continue on donating scrapbooks to the library

We will not participate in Pilgrimage as there is not enough interest
We will still participate on Artisan Day

Challenge Quilt
  • Mississippi Themed Blocks for 2019 Quilt
  • Karen will bring fabric quilts next month
  • Karen will e-mail list of ideas; feel free to add to her list

June 2 & 3 is MQA Gathering with Classes (note date change)

No Pine Belt Quilt Show this year

New Business -

Work on Quilts this afternoon
4 Flying Geese at a Time Demo  (was deferred due to lack of time)
Cathedral Window Demo by Naomi

Guild agreed to make Linda D a Lifetime PTQ Member.  Linda was a Charter Member.

Treasurer's Report read and approved
Minutes on Blog accepted

Still accepting personal donations for Bonnie in Gatlinburg

Show & Tell -

Patti - Bag from Shop in Vegas
Patti - Baby Quilt for Husband's Co-Worker; Barb Quilted as a Birthday Present to Patti

Donna - "Row" from Mountain Stitches by Susan in Gatlinburg

Linda B - King Sized Quilt; Quilted by Sew Delightful
Quilt made at a retreat sponsored by Sew Delightful last October
Moda fabrics
Background: Grey Grunge

Carla - Birds in Massachusetts
 Karen - Tree of Life Quilt Top

Keri - Pat Sloan BOM: Children's Story Time

Tonya - Amy Gibson Block of the Week

Tonya - Leah Day Quilt as You Go BOM+ Cornerstone and Sashing

Tonya - Caught Ya Fishing Blocks by Fat Cats

Snippet Tools:
  • Tonya - Use Binders and Paper Sleeves to store patterns
  • Carol - Fons & Porter Binding Tool
  • Judy - 1/4" Bonnie Hunter Ruler for use as Sewing Machine Guides - use Removable Poster Tape on machine
  • Linda B - Needle Threads with an LED Light, purchased at Sew Delightful
  • Linda B - Sewing Tool Bag for Notions, made by Carol

Raffle Quilt Tickets will be delivered by Lauren
Table will be at MQA Gathering to sell tickets
The Broken Log Cabin Quilt



  1. Thank you everyone who helped me out together a wonderful 10 year celebration!
    Diane Stone made a very delicious and beautifully decorated cake.
    Gwen for the delightful hand made quilt themed Thank You cards.
    Diane Lochala brought in tea and coffee sleeves.
    And the guild provided chocolate boxes as gifts to the charter members.

    A big "THANK YOU" to the charter members!! Julia Graber had told me when they started she had hoped for a community that would encourage, help and inspire quilting. Well ladies, I believe you've accomplished what you set out for and so much more!!! PTQ is an awesome quilt guild!!! Thank you again! 😊

    1. Oh yes! Also "Thank you" to Michelle for bringing in the memory books!! It's always fun to have a look back at what PTQ has done over the years and the books are so beautifully done!!