Sunday, April 9, 2017

Saturday, April 8 PTQ Guild Meeting and Trunk Show

April Meeting

20 members
2 visitors - Marilyn H.  and  Connie H.

Reminder to turn off cell phones.
Welcome visitors.
No sit and sew after meeting.  Trunk Show and Raffle quilt drawing today.

Old Business:
1. Karen has challenge packets available they are $5 please see her after meeting to claim yours.

2. Treasurer’s Report -read and approved.
3. Minutes - Approved as recorded on the blog.

4. Updates on committees:
·         Publicity – Kathy H. -no updates.
·         Charity – Carla F. - no updates.
·         Challenge – Karen A. - Kits for Challenge quilt available.
·         Historical – Michelle - newspaper clippings of Artisan Day for scrapbook
·         Internet – Gwen - no update
·         Raffle Quilt – Julia -no update

5. We will be having sliced ham and the sides provided by Julia, Lauren, Karen, and Judy.  Thank you ladies for helping prepare the fabulous lunch fellowship time.

6. Artisan Alley - Report  on April 1 - the quilt tying was completed around lunch, all ages from 2 years up enjoyed tying the quilt. Many patrons also purchased tickets for the Opportunity quilt. Newspaper pictures were shared.

7. Announcements from Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge, TN--Ribbons were awarded to guild members and one guild member won a sewing machine as well.  See Show and Tell for pictures of class projects.

8. Snippet- Specialty rulers/acrylic templates for rotary cutters--no tools shared today.

9. Opportunity Quilt drawing at 3:00 pm today.  All tickets were collected from Guild members and the Visitor's center.

New Business:

1. Naomi – Trunk Show - Cotton Treasures from Senatobia, MS is upstairs in the theatre area to present a show at 11 am.

2. AQS Paducah, KY – Spring Show is coming on 26-29 of April

3. May’s meeting LUNCH--- guild will be providing soup. Volunteers--Gwen will make a crock pot of soup, Linda B volunteered to make cornbread and  Brenda C will bring cookies.
4. Karen will do presentation on Repair of Old Quilts during our May meeting.  She said you may bring quilts needing repair and she will try to help.

5. West AL Quilt Guild Invitation flier for Karen McNeil Trunk Show and Lecture. See blog post.

6.  Karen gave detailed explanation of the Challenge quilt blocks, read many choices for themes for the blocks.  The Numbered Kits have the instruction sheet inside along with the fabrics to be used as blocks are created. 

7. Contest at the Columbus Arts Council.  Post Card Open Call.  Art work to be chosen to create a postcard which will  be used by the Arts Council to sell as a souvenir of  Columbus.

 Show and tell. 

Barb D-- Shared tips learned for making string quilt blocks at Mountain Quiltfest class; strip quilting Bargello class;

Barb's  Thomas Tank Engine quilt for 4 year old granddaughter

 Brenda C.-- 30's fabrics used for New great nephew baby quilt

CC -- Block made at Southwest Sunset class
 CC --Blocks made at "Cabin in the Smokies" class

Naomi - Free Motion Feathers class

  Block quilt as practice quilting techniques

 Karen A-  Self bound quilt for son's birthday
 Karen's "easy-breezy" quilt for preschool grandson.
 Karen inherited dresden UFO blocks,  and with some seam ripping, snipping and planning, she created a "Grandmother's Fan"  with those UFO's

 Judy S - Daybreak pattern made at the Southwest Sunset class
 Judy made this one at the Garden Path class
 Judy's "En Provence" Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

Linda B-- I SPY quilt for charity--A Children's Home will receive this one.

Tonya S--'Caught Ya' block of Month
Tonya S-- Block of Month "Sugar Club" from Amy Gibson
 Tonya - BOM Quilt as you go--from Leah Day

 We attended the trunk show prepared by Cotton Treasures:

After the show some of us did a little shopping.

Then we shared fellowship during our lunch together.

Meeting adjourned.  

The drawing for the Broken Star Log Cabin was held at 3 pm.  
Ann McDonald won the quilt.

The House Block quilt we donated to the Arts Council was won by Desire Krieger.

April 5, 2017 Invitation

Invitation to Kathy McNeil Lecture
The West Alabama Quilter's Guild has extended an invitation to PTQ to attend

a Lecture and Trunk Show
presented by Kathy McNeil.
Friday evening, May 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Tusacloosa Department of Transportation - 1000 28th Ave, Tuscaloosa AL 35401

"How to Razzle Dazzle Your Quilts"
Lecture filled with suggestions and tips for adding fun visual effects to your quilts.

Presentation is FREE and open to the Public.

Kathy McNeil is an internationally award winning quilt artist,  author, pattern designer, teacher, and judge.  Hand appliqueing thousands of little scraps of fabric together, she creates quilts which appear to be paintings.  Her quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars, as well as international shows.  Many of her quilts are in private collections.