April 2019 Newsletter

GALA Quilters Guild April 2019 Newsletter

    Linda Walker, VP, presided over the 16 March 2019 meeting attended by 20 members and 2 visitors. Several members made quillows at the workshop prior to the meeting.  It was announced that there will be a regular meeting on 20 April; the workshop will be a sit & sew.

    The informative program consisted of numerous members showing their favorite quilting gadgets. Juanita Christian provided a handout re fat quarter cutting instructions. Linda Hayes demonstrated the use of the Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmer for HSTs.  Sydney Caldwell told us about a Robert Kauffman app and a shortcut binding tool from Franklin Quilters. Other tools demonstrated/discussed were: a brush/needle inserter by Alana, a wooden spoon presser by Sunny, a 2 1/2 “ binding tool from MSQ by Taylor; a ODIF 505 temporary nonslip coating spray by Audrey;  a telescoping wand, a tiny rotary cutter, a 6 ½ X 2 ½” ruler, a stash ‘n store from It’s so Irma, and $1 store tiny bands for bobbins all by Linda Jones; and cable clips, magnetic cups, foam brushes, parmesan lids and tiny chenille brushes from Carol.

    Vicki Gillespie explained the next BOM asking that we use floral fabrics and suggested the no-waste technique for making the flying geese. March blocks were won by Pam Brandt.

    Drawings were won by Taylor Opel, Frances Thomason, and Pam Brandt. There were free books from Southern Sewing and free fabric courtesy of Linda Jones.    

OLD BUSINESS      Members were reminded that quilts are due by 30 March for the Ft. Mitchell Pioneer Day on 13 April.

    There are a few members who haven’t paid their dues which are $25 annually and can be paid by cash or check. Dues are needed to help the guild to cover the rent for our nice meeting place and support the fees for special programs.  Please see Kathryn Shepard at our next meeting to update your membership record when you pay dues. The membership roster is in the process of being purged for a more current record.

    The need for charity quilts has increased and is ongoing.  Our members have been invited to join in Scoops of Love with the Cotton Boll Quilters in Auburn.  They are using a pattern called “Tiny Houses” and “Not So Tiny Houses” which uses scraps. The instructions are attached.  

NEW BUSINESS     Lain Stowe will lead an all-day workshop 21 September and Flavin Glover will conduct an all-day workshop 15 June (if you are interested, see Taylor Opel).

REMINDER     The Ft. Mitchell Pioneer Day Quit Show is 13 April 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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