January Newsletter 2019

Our annual potluck was held in December with 22 members attending. Thanks to those who brought food and who helped with clean-up.
 A love offering was collected for Mr. Alvin Bass, our Trinity custodian.
Martha Brandt was able to donate $56 to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital due to the generosity of members who purchased her items at the December meeting.
Linda Walker President’s challenge dolls and quilts will be presented to children at Hope Harbor.  Drawing winners were Linda Walker, Linda Jones, Mary Johnson, Monika Vining ,and Juanita Christian.
Membership dues are $25 to be paid this month to Mary Randall along with a membership form for the guild roster. (CORRCTION: Dues should go to Kathryn Shepard, not Mary Randall. Thanks, Mary, for your hard work.)
Please give ideas re outside quilting teachers, programs and workshops to Joanna Pearson, Linda Walker, or Taylor Opel.
Small or medium quilts up to 6′ X 7′ are needed for hanging in the library.  Please give them to Linda Walker at a meeting.
Remember to park up the hill in front of the church, if possible. Parking outside the Fellowship Hall needs to be reserved for members with mobility issues.
New guild officers will meet at 11:30 on the second floor.
The January workshop will be lead by Linda Jones using a stack & whack method to make a “present” quilt.  Participants will need 10 fat quarters (or pieces measuring at least 12″ X 18″) for each of 3 colorways; that is a total of 30 fat quarters or pieces of fabric! Please bring your standard workshop supplies. Workshop begins at 9:30 a.m.
The January program will be the use of a Lemoyne star ruler by Juanita Christian.
Signature Club participants will be making 8 1/2″ blocks from Kona Snow fabric. Sew 5″ squares diagonally(as in a snowball block) on each of 2 opposing corners only.  In the middle section of the block, write your name, city you are from, Gala Quilt Guild, 2019.  Make enough for everyone participating. These are due in February!  See Rebecca Chester for more info.
Monika Vining has been discharged home following open heart surgery. Please let Joanna Pearson know if you can help with meals for her while she continues her recovery.

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