Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sign-Ups For The Mississippi-Themed Challenge Blocks
State tree-southern magnolia-Linda Goley
State bird-northern mockingbird-Carol James
State flower-magnolia-Judy Stokes
State wildflower-coreopsis-Brenda Crownover
State butterfly-spicebush swallowtail-Brenda Crownover
State insect-western honeybee-Ebba Kellum
Blues music-Terry Turnage
Cotton-Naomi Perry
River boats-Watana Cantrell
The Gulf coast-Diane Lochala
State waterfowl-wood duck-CC Coggins
Catfish-Julia Graber
Birthplace of the Teddy Bear-Tonya Stewart
Tenn-Tom Waterway-Mary Ann Abrams
Barq’s root beer-Linda Baines
MUW mascot, Ody the Owl-Annette Pennington
Mississippi authors-Michelle Miller
Forests-Pat Hickey
Map image of the State-Gwen Sisson
Pecans, Vardaman sweet potatoes-Carla Formel
Neshoba County Fair little houses-Karen Arzamendi
Antebellum Lady-Sue Skipper
State land mammals: white-tailed deer & red fox-Barb Deacon
Columbus Air Force Base-Lawana Schultz (or Live Oak tree)
Jim Henson’s Muppets-Karen Cauley
Eva Marie Caraway-Elvis

More Ideas
Friendship Cemetery
Lumber and wood products
Mississippi River
The Delta
Capitol building
Natchez Trace
Neshoba County Fair horse races
Nickname-The Hospitality State
Front porches
State land mammals-white-tailed deer, red fox
State marine mammal-bottle-nose dolphin
State reptile-American alligator
State fish-large-mouth bass
Famous Mississippians
The Great Seal of the State
The Coat of Arms of the State
MSU mascot-Bully
Antebellum houses
Columbus River Walk

PTQ 2017 Challenge Block Rules

·        The Mississippi-themed 2017 block challenge will be the 2019 donation quilt.
·        The deadline will be the September meeting, with voting at the October meeting, and announcement of the winners at the November meeting.
·        Blocks will be turned in at 9 1/2” square, to finish at 9” square.
·        There are 5 fabrics in the packet. You must use at least 3 of the fabrics. You may add as many more as you need.
·        In order to make machine quilting easier:
-If you use fusible, use a lightweight one.
-If you use stabilizer, use a removable one.
-Do not use dimensional embellishments.
·        If you need more of one of the packet fabrics, email Karen at karzamendi@icloud.com.
·        Cut out the number on this page and pin it to your block when you turn it in.

Long-Arm Quilters

Betty Barrentine
Ackerman, MS

Bee Quilted Creations
Brenda Williford
Cleveland, MS

Watana Cantrell
Vernon, AL

Cotton Treasures
Chantay Rhone
Senatobia, MS

Lawanda Craft
Collins, MS

DJ’s Creations
Diane M. Jordan
133 LeFluers Dr.
Vicksburg, MS 39180

Colleen Eskridge
Boone, NC

Betty Lewis
Hand & Machine Quilting
10576 Hwy. 490
Louisville, MS 39339

Lilly Ella Quilts
Nita King
3783 Smith County Rd. 8
Taylorsville, MS 39168

Nita’s Quilts
3096 Hwy. 80 East
Brandon, MS 39042

Quilted Bird Designs
Cheri Weber

The Quilted Petal
Betty Reid
Petal, MS

The Quilting Beenes
Thurman & Sharon Beene
Glen, MS

Quilts2aT Studio
Teresa Pino
Hernando, MS

Quilts By Bing
Joe & Betty Bingham
2702 Sunset Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Quilts by Dorinda Evans
204 Lake Mannsdale Dr.
Madison, MS 39110

Sew Delightful
Tuscaloosa, MS

Fronnie Stephenson
Tomnolen, MS

Judy Windham
Brookwood, AL

Sunday, July 9, 2017

July 8, 2017 PTQ Meeting

Saturday, July 8, 2017  Guild meeting 

Members reminded to silence or turn off cell phones.
Welcome visitors and welcomed our new member Kim C.  who has recently begun her quilting journey.

Old Business:

Michelle read the treasurers report.  Gwen read June 10 minutes.   Approved.

Snippet of the Month: Favorite scrap storage organizers and favorite bags, boxes, totes for carry along projects

Linda B - pretty handmade fabric box
Annette P - up-cycled small cardboard boxes painted decoratively—lovely! And she re-purposed a rectangular cake carrier for scraps

Gwen S – various zipper pouches for carrying along knitting, crochet, and hexie stitching projects, small canvas totes with pockets

Judy S – Zipper bags for scrap saver system drop into larger canvas bags for travel

Watanna C. – rolling tote for transporting bags and quilts is easy on the back and knees

CC – Patchwork folded bag with zip lock baggies sewn in

Karen A. – displayed several organizers she no longer needed and gifted them to guild members 

Challenge quilt -MS blocks – Karen reminded members to continue working on the MS quilt blocks due guild meeting Sept 9.  She will prepare a special blog post with all challenge participants and the block theme chosen

June 21 began Row By Row Experience.   As you are traveling pick up a free pattern at quilt shops.  

Christmas Social:  Sat., Dec 2.  Sign up to participate in the Secret Santa fun.  Reminder to begin creating your hand made gift.

Time to begin thinking about volunteering to serve as a PTQ officer.
New Business:

MQA National Teacher –BARBARA CLINE
Few seats remain in Starkville, Oxford, and Corinth classes.  You do not want to miss it!

2018 Pigeon Forge Guild Challenge
Judy S presented the invitation to participate in a guild challenge. From e-mail:
"My thought for this year...
since Barbara Cline is teaching the MQA Educational Classes on her Star Pattern, it would be awesome if we all used her pattern to come up with our own quilt to enter the challenge.  I'm sure we could get extra patterns for those who are not able to take the MQA classes.  There are several of us who are planning to take the class.  I also have her book on the same subject that we could get more ideas of layouts to use.

We had talked of doing something this next time to coordinate our entries.  When I saw the theme, it sounded like a good way to do this.  Just a thought.”

A flier with the rules for the challenge was attached to the email sent to you by Naomi on June 23.
Also discussed was using the same fabric for a portion of the quilt.  
Give this challenge some attention and thought as a vote will be taken at August meeting.

Rita W  - Barn Quilt Painting Class -- Saturday, July 29
*limit 20                   *$40 per person includes ALL supplies
*Sat., July 29 @ 9:00 am Flint Hill United Methodist Church, Caledonia
*Register before Friday, July 14.  She will go to purchase supplies July 15 weekend.

**Class will be outdoors. Some participants will be under a pavilion and others will be on the church lawn.  If you have an easy up, you may bring it to help with shade and prevent sunburn.

August 22-26 Old Man River Quilt Festival –Vicksburg, MS
Kay is seeking more quilts to display.  Please contact her and send in your quilts.
Some classes still have seats available.

August 12 PTQ Meeting Lunch
Guild will purchase chicken as the main dish.  Karen A volunteered to bring slaw.  Pat H volunteered to bring a salad.  Guild members feel free to volunteer to bring any side dish or desserts to add to our friends and fellowship lunch. 
Lunch for $3 is the best deal in town!   
Remember to bring your favorite drink to enjoy with your lunch.

August 12 meeting presentation
Gwen will have several quilty Christmas ornaments for make-and-take.  Fun way to get your Christmas party ornament exchange gift prepared for your friends.
You will need Christmas fabrics, coordinating threads, and hand sewing supplies for some and some will be folded fabric projects.  More details to come to your email box.

Special Blog Posts
Karen A will submit the MS blocks Challenge list for a blog post. 
She has also compiled a list of long arm quilters in our area.

Quilt Progress
After lunch in June the binding for the string quilt was cut, sewn, and pressed. 
After lunch in July, Lawana, CC, Ebba, and Pat sewed the binding onto the string quilt.    
During the August meeting the binding will need to be sewn and the quilt completed.
The PTQ members who are also Wednesday Maple Street Quilters have worked on the blocks for the red and cream quilt Brenda C is managing.  

PTQ Beautiful and Inspiring Show and Tell

Pat  – Lovely Christmas quilt


Julia —Memory Quilt made from neckties for the Hildreth family.  Quilt will hang at Old Man River Quilt Festival

Linda B –Beautiful quilt for grand daughter

Watanna – “Friends”  - Art quilt created from a photo of great-granddaughter & friends on a boating outing.

Judy-  Medallion quilt

Glenna – King size quilt quilted by Watanna

Strips together for a “Falling Charms” MSQC pattern 

Completed counted cross stitch for her friend Karen C

Karen A – Rescued a turn of century crazy quilt-- nine-patch with Medallion--popular during the period.

Marilyn H – Vintage Sunbonnet Sue

New Sunbonnet Sue created with vintage blocks 

Half hexie MSQC pattern using music fabrics—for grandson

Tonya – BOM Caught Ya     


Blocks of Week    


Leah Day Quilt as you go Block of Month

CC  - YoYo’s she no longer wanted to keep and gifted to Julia who volunteered to use them.

Regina Breland Presented MS Barn Quilt Trail
 After Show and Tell we all enjoyed an informative presentation with slide show about the MS Barn Quilt Trail.

Explanation of
*how the MS Barn Quilt trail began
*grown to include several counties
*funding for the trail
*ideas for getting more counties involved
*beautiful slide show of Barn quilts across the participating counties