Thursday, April 30, 2009

President's Message May 2009

Hi everyone!

I know we are all looking forward to Lynn Roddy Brown's lecture and class. We are very fortunate to have her visit the guild. Scrap quilts seem to be a favorite in our guild members and I am sure that we will learn a lot from her. We can all use some new ideas and knowledge that can work well with our Scrap Challenge quilts. This Fall, the results of our Challenge should be awesome!

Thank you, again for sharing your quilts at the meetings. We all enjoy viewing them. I, personally, love to see the walls covered in quilts. I hope you are, too. I leave every meeting so inspired to try something new! And with that in mind, we are asking that you bring quilts that you have done as a Block of the Month or a "First Saturday" sampler quilts to this meeting. Please remember that we also want to see your "regular" show and tell.

Thank you, too, for participating in all the Guild's activities. All of your talent, ideas, enthusiasm, and warm friendship make our monthly meetings a special treat that I look forward to every month.

Happy Quilting! Mary

Things to bring to the meeting:
~~ bring the May birthday raffle gift - see Barbara Hoffman
~~ bring Block of the Month or "1st Saturday" sampler quilts to hang/decorate the meeting room.
~~ F Q Lotto "Potpourri in Blue" - any fabric with blue on it. 2 entries are the max.
~~ bring your show & tells, plus info from the Paducah Quilt Show.

Wear Your (fiber) Name Tag - your name is then entered in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate.

UFO challenge is now open to new members who would like to participate. Talk to Suzanne.

April 2009 Meeting Minutes

minutes of –April 2, 2009
Mary Woltmann, president, welcome, 40 members, 5 guests
- introduction of guests,
- details about the road trip, Robby McHardy on TV, fallen tree caused damage to home and auto
- Para Challenge is mailed to AQS Show – awaiting answer of acceptance
- Reminder about Lynn Roddy Brown lecture and workshop
- Details about Birthday Raffle, New voting style - tweaking of voting methods
- Sew-in date moved to April 18th / Tote Class w/ Beth Jessup on June 13th
- Suzi M. - free-motion quilting sampler from Ann Johnston's class
- Joyce Perry - wood-burned silk made into leaves (teacher: Judy Simmons)
- Connie Ewbank - went to Pigeon Forge for 2 classes: Becky Goldsmith - reverse applique' and
Nancy Smith, who taught Christmas Pickle technique with slide show
- Cheryl Marts - Harriet Hargrave precision piecing lecture
- Barbara Lamb - Attic Window method w/template
- Elaine Gosselin - Bargello made of ombre fabric strips (teacher: Nancy Klein)
HALF-SQUARE TRIANGLE METHOD - Suzanne had hand-out for method
SOMETIME FOR THE SUMMER - Hands on demos for Flying Geese methods, volunteers needed
LSU wall hanging raffle made by Janet Cundiff and JoPaula Lantier
Lilly Willis has XYZ quilt items to sell
GSQA lotto committee meets about kits during the break
$40 was made on Birthday Raffle. Winners: Linda W. won twice, Tommie Morden, Mary Wolf, Suzi, Lilly Willis, (I think I left someone out??)
FQ Lotto winner - Tommie Morden Alyce Lappin won the Name Tag gift certificate

PROGRAM - - "Quilting Spaces for Every Style, Every Space, and Every Budget"
Barbara Hoffman with slide show presentation on Sewing Studio layouts - room size, gadgets, furniture arrangement, ironing surfaces, cutting tables, hybrid inventions, and storage
1) Patti Jarreau 2) JoPaula Lantier 3) Beth Jessup 4) Joni DeVilbiss 5) Thelma Berg
6) Barbara Hoffman 7) Melanie West
GUILD MEMBERSHIP CARDS - handed out, Beth Jessup has the leftovers
New guild WEBSITE - Joni and committee have set up a website where digital pictures and on-line show & tell, links, set-ups, a listing of ongoing projects like Birthday Raffle, Retreat info, annual Challenge guidelines, and upcoming events. It does not replace the newsletter, it enhances it.
The website will be the place to go for constant information about the guild that can be accessed by everyone, near and far.
- Tommie Morden - scrap quilt for daughter w/center medallion and fantasy jewel box, and an old bowtie quilt (100 years old) given to her by a patient
- Beth Jessup - Sew Cool iron bag
- Barbara Lankford - found $20 Victorian crazy quilt jacket on e-bay, what a steal !!
- Margie Bumm - teaching log cabin and stars block at a twilight retreat at Scrap Happy in Kenner, LA
- Amelia Beadle - 1) quilt from 1992 guild challenge, each block was made from each donated packet. 2) $5 Sat. Sampler in chocolate, civil war fabrics
- Michael Young - wall hanging made of kimono silk, exhibited at the Ikebana Show at the Bluebonnet Swamp
- JoPaula Lantier - disappearing 9-patch made with batiks
- Debbie Hulett - finished UFO, Christmas stars
- Merlene Lewis - 1) chocolate rabbits applique, 2) peony blocks, 3) crayon quilt of ladies faces and hats embellished with embroidery
- Joni DeVilbiss - 8-pointed Ohio stars, "Fishing Under the Sea"
- Lilly Willis - XYZ merchandise to sell for 1st Methodist group
- Suzanne Elliott - Floral trellis from Fons & Porter
- Connie Ewbank - Elinor Burns Underground Railroad series
- Linda Wiggins - 8-pointed stars on-point in civil war fabrics
- Joanna Wilson - civil war fabrics in a block within a block format
- Nina Delaune - 8-pointed star quilt, John Flynn feathered star kit (laser-cut)