March 2019 Newsletter

The February 2019 meeting was attended by 19 members and presided over by Joanna Pearson, president. The workshop had 2 attendees.

OLD BUSINESS

The treasurer’s report shows a balance of $3714.45.

It was announced that the guild now has an address which is:

3515 Summerville Rd.
Box 147
Phenix City, AL 36867

Joanna is continuing work on obtaining a letterhead. She also presented background information on foster support and showed an example of a quillow.

Linda Jones had brought the patterns used in January’s workshop for purchase.

Carol Bradshaw gave an update on the Ft. Mitchell quilt show and passed around a volunteer sign-up sheet.

Members participating in the signature block exchange were instructed how to do that following the meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

Juanita Christian volunteered to be the sunshine committee!

Our president announced a continuing program of a “for sale and/or give away” table at guild meetings.

There was some discussion of barn quilts and the possibility of a guild quilt raffle.

Pam Brandt presented a program on “Internet Sources for Fabrics.”

The monthly drawings were won by Grace Johnson (BOM), Mary Johnson,(name tag), Linda Shaw (tool of the month), Frances Thomason (sign in) and Alana Losonsky (sign in).

Following show & tell, the meeting was adjourned.

REMEMBER

For the March 16 workshop to make quillows, members will need to bring 2.5 yards for each of 2 fabrics, a twin size batting and spray basting plus their usual workshop supplies. Patterns will be provided.

There will be a board meeting at 1145.

The program will be a trunk show.

Please park at the top of the hill across from the church entrance if you do not have mobility issues.

Linda Walker asked for donations of scrap fabrics and batting for her personal goal of making dog/cat beds for animal shelters.

Quillow formula for the size quillow you want from Fons and Porter’s Love of Quiting:

  1. Decide the size pillow you want.
  2. Cut quillow back width 2” narrower than 3 times the size of the pillow.
  3. Cut the quillow back length no more than 4 times the size of the pillow.
  4. Cut the front slightly larger than the back and cut the batting slightly larger than the front.

Eg. For a 10” pillow, cut the back 28”. (3 x 10 = 30, then 30 – 2 = 28) and 40” long (4 x 10 = 40).

 

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