Thursday, August 11, 2022

July 2022 Meeting

 Possum Town Quilters met for their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, July 9, 2022. The meeting opened with a welcome from guild president, Ina J.  There were 12 members and no visitors in attendance.  Minutes for the June meeting were approved as written on the blog on motion by Tonya S. with a second by Karen C.  There was no change in the treasury report from the previous month.  


Old Business

MQA Fall Gathering - PTQ will be hosting the MQA Fall Gathering on October 14-15, 2022.  Pat H has donated a fall themed quilt for PTQ to raffle off at the Gathering.  Tickets for the raffle will be sold 1 - $1 or 6 - $5.  Ticket packets will be ready to pick up at the August meeting. Tickets will be sold up to and throughout the Gathering and the winner will be drawn at the end of the Gathering.  

Other updates for the Fall Gathering are:  Hotel blocks have been reserved; Catering by Zackary's; Possible vendors have been contacted


New Business

PTQ Brochures - Brochures used for local businesses to promote PTQ, were updated with the new logo.  A motion was made by Molly C. and seconded by Gwen S. to have the new brochures printed at a cost of $34.50 for 100 rather than have a guild member print them at home.  A unanimous vote confirmed the order for printing the updated brochures.


Committee Reports 

Challenge Quilt - Pat H. & Carol J. are in the process of assembling the challenge quilt.  There were still a few blocks needing to be returned at the time of the meeting.
Charity Quilts -  no report; Maple Street Quilters donated 4 quilts to Bedz for Kids which were received by local children in need.
Historical Committee - Still in need of Charter Member accounts of how PTQ was formed for Patti M. to compile for our scrapbook.
Internet Committee - no report
Pilgrimage Committee - no report
Publicity Committee - no report


Program

It was Christmas in July for our program.  Gwen brought several ornament ideas and kits for PTQ members who wanted to help update ornaments for our annual Library Christmas Tree.  She also had sample blocks of Christmas Houses for our Friendship Quilt to be shared/swapped at our December meeting/social.  

Included in our Christmas in July meeting, was a Christmas fabric swap so everyone participating in the Friendship Quilt would have plenty of variety in their Christmas house blocks.  







Show and Tell

CC - Car Seat Cover

Monday, July 4, 2022

June 2022 Meeting

 Possum Town Quilters met for their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The meeting opened with a welcome from guild president, Ina J.  There were 20 members and no visitors in attendance.  Minutes for the May meeting were approved as written on the blog on motion by Carol J. with a second by Judy S.  There was no change in the treasury report from the previous month.  


Old Business

MQA Fall Gathering - PTQ will be hosting the MQA Fall Gathering on October 14-15, 2022.  Pat H has donated a fall themed quilt for PTQ to raffle off at the Gathering.  A motion was made by Judy S. and seconded by Watana C. along with a unanimous vote that all money collected by the raffle will be donated to a charity of Pat's choice.  Tickets for the raffle will be sold 1 - $1 or 6 - $5.  Ticket packets will be ready to pick up at the August meeting. Tickets will be sold up to and throughout the Gathering and the winner will be drawn at the end of the Gathering.  

Bereavement Quilts for Hospital - Gwen S. talked with a hospital rep who said they had enough bereavement quilts but were in need of crocheted baby hats and receiving blankets. If anyone is willing and able to make these items, please bring them to the meetings and we can deliver them to the hospital.


New Business

Rent Quilt for RAC - PTQ will again be donating a quilt to the RAC for them to use how they see fit to raise money for the center which allows us to be able to continue to meet at the RAC at not cost.  We already have a quilt ready to donate for 2022. 


Committee Reports 

Challenge Quilt - There are still a few blocks needed to be completed for the challenge quilt.  If you still have blocks that need to be completed, please do so and bring them to the July meeting.
Charity Quilts -  no report
Historical Committee - A request was made that each charter member of PTQ write about the history of the guild and how it started.  All other members are encouraged to write down a memory of PTQ to help build the history of the guild.  Please turn in your documented bits of history and memories to Patti M.  She will compile everything and have Michelle M. add it to our scrapbook.  Patti has also agreed to create interview-like questions to help charter members with sharing their history with PTQ.
Internet Committee - no report
Pilgrimage Committee - no report
Publicity Committee - no report


Program

Tonya S. gave a paper piecing demonstration for our program.  She went through the steps of how to create the separate pieces and put them together to create the design.  Also, PTQ members were asked to bring projects in that they have made using paper piecing.  
















Show and Tell

Carol J. - Scrap Box
(Alex Anderson Pattern)

Watana C. - Animal Fair Baby Quilt

Watana C. - Flirty Flamingo Baby Quilt

Watana C. - Collage Quilt - Bouquet

Watana C. - Granddaughter's Collage Quilt


Julia G. - Southern Fiber Arts Group by Judi Sharpe
from a photo of her mom

CC - Bargello (2150 pieces)

Ina J. - 3yd Quilt - Quilt of Valor

Ina J. - 3yd. Quilt - Blue/Green Dragons

Julie M. - 1st Quilt - Flap Jack

Ebba K. - Owl Quilt

Judy S. - Serpentine Web






Tuesday, June 7, 2022

May 2022 Meeting

Possum Town Quilters met for their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Due to communication issues with the RAC, our meeting was held at the Library.  The meeting opened with a welcome from guild vice-president, Gwen S.  There were 15 members and no visitors in attendance.  Minutes for the March meeting were approved (since there was no April meeting due to Artisan Day) as written on the blog on motion by Tonya S. with a second by Terry T.  The treasurer's report was given by Gwen S. and approved on motion by Patti M. and seconded by Judy S.  


Old Business

MQA Fall Gathering Host - PTQ will be hosting the MQA Fall Gathering on October 14-15, 2022.  There were no updates to be shared at the meeting but Lauren H. will be getting in touch with committee members for a meeting soon!

Bereavement Quilts for Hospital - Gwen S. reminded everyone that the hospital gives memory boxes to parents who sadly, don't get to take their baby home with them, and PTQ has, in the past, donated quilts for this project. (12"-16" in size) If anyone is interested in making a bereavement quilt for the hospital or just getting more info about this cause, please see Gwen. 


Committee Reports 

Challenge Quilt - Blocks for this year's challenge quilt were due at the May meeting.  However, if you were not there or did not have yours completed, please bring them to the meeting in June.
Charity Quilts -  No update
Historical Committee - A request was made that each charter member of PTQ write about the history of the guild and how it started.  All other members are encouraged to write down a memory of PTQ to help build the history of the guild.  Please turn in your documented bits of history and memories to Patti M.  She will compile everything and have Michelle M. add it to our scrapbook.
Internet Committee - no report
Pilgrimage Committee - Judy S. made a motion for PTQ to donate $200 to the Tennessee Williams Home Restoration Fund.  Lauren H. seconded the motion.  Also, Lauren H. made a motion that going forward, Maple Street Quilters would set up the hand-quilting demonstration at Artisan Day instead of PTQ.  Patti M. seconded this motion; subject to approval by Nancy C. of Visit Columbus.
Publicity Committee - no report


New Business

It was mentioned that it would be nice to have a quilt ready to raffle at the Fall Gathering.  Pat H. volunteered to donate a "fall themed" quilt for this.  Rita W. volunteered to get in touch with Terri H. regarding the 6in "Blockheads" blocks from the 2019 challenge as a possibility as well.

Program

Patti M. gave a Selvage Project demonstration.  She displayed several projects made using fabric selvages.  She also provided a reference guide should anyone be interested in making a selvage project of their own.










Show and Tell


Tonya S. - Hand-pieced Dresden Rings


Kimberly S. - Maple Street Quilters finished project

Saturday, March 26, 2022

March 2022 Meeting

Possum Town Quilters met for their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, March 19, 2022. The meeting was moved to the third Saturday due to frigid temps and snow the previous week.  The meeting opened with a welcome from guild president, Ina J.  There were 21 members and 1 visitor in attendance.  Minutes for the February meeting were approved as written on the blog on motion by Tonya S. with a second by CC.  The treasurer's report was given by Karen C. and approved on motion by Diane S. and seconded by Marilyn H.  


Old Business

Handbooks - New handbooks were given to everyone in attendance.  If you didn't get one, we will have them again at the May meeting. (April meeting will be Artisan Day)

MQA Gathering Host - PTQ will be hosting the MQA Fall Gathering on October 14-15, 2022.  The committee has secured the Fellowship Hall at Fairview Baptist Church for the event.  More details will follow as the committee works.  Everyone please be prepared to help in some way as this will require full guild participation.  The Gathering planning committee includes: Lauren H., Shannon J., Cheri S., Rita W., Brenda E.  Please see any of these ladies to find out how you can help make this a great event!

Committee Reports 

Challenge Quilt - see program below
Charity Quilts -  Habitat for Humanity has started a house and hope to have it ready by summer.  We have quilts finished that we can choose from to donate to the family.
Historical Committee - A request was made that each charter member of PTQ write about the history of the guild and how it started.  All other members are encouraged to write down a memory of PTQ to help build the history of the guild.  Please turn in your documented bits of history and memories to Patti M.  She will compile everything and have Michelle M. add it to our scrapbook.
Internet Committee - no report
Pilgrimage Committee - no report
Publicity Committee - no report


New Business

Rita W. was voted at the PTQ liaison for MQA.  She will provide guild information to MQA for their newsletter and website.


In preparation of our Christmas in July, Gwen S. gave us a preview of the pattern she has chosen for our Friendship Quilt (Moda Village) so we can be planning and gathering ideas. She also suggested that this would be a great leader/ender project to go along with our UFO/PHD projects.  






Program

Pat H. and Carol J. presented this year's Challenge Quilt for PTQ.  It was a consensus of the guild to have our challenge be a Quilt of Valor for us to donate when completed.  Pat and Carol chose the pattern, picked out and kitted up the fabric for everyone.  A motion was made by Karen C. for PTQ to pay for all the kits instead of each member purchasing one.  The motion was seconded by Marilyn H. and passed by the members present.  Terri H. generously volunteered to donate the backing to be used for the quilt.  If you signed up to make a block, please have those completed and ready to turn in at our May meeting.  Since our April meeting will be the same as Artisan Day, we will hold a special sew day on Saturday, April 23, for those who would like to work on their block with everyone here at the RAC.






Show and Tell
Tonya S. - Paw Patrol Block


Tonya S. - Hand pieced Dresdens

Tonya S. - Appliqued Disney Quilt (UFO/PHD)

Marilyn H. - Irish Change - Jenny Doan Pattern

Marilyn H. - DAR Project

Marilyn H. - Sweet Dreams

Brenda E., Rita W. & Patti M. - Door Hanger for Ukraine Support



Brenda E. & Rita W. - Rainbow Tiles

Pat H. - Birds

Karen C. - Honeycomb

Julia G. - Neutral String Quilt

Julia G. - Winter Forest Art Quilt

Gwen S. shared that her young niece expressed interest in making a quilt.  Gwen helped her over the phone and by text and shared with us the picture of the quilt her niece made. So pretty!