Dear Guild members and visitors:
Hope this month of May finds you all well and happily quilting away!
Please be aware we have a guild activity BEFORE our scheduled meeting this month.
On Wednesday May 11th, we will meet at the Columbus Museum at 10:45 outside. At 11:00, our VP Juanita Christian has arranged for us to have a private tour of the current quilt exhibit with Curator Rebecca Bush, who just spoke to us at our April meeting. The tour will last about an hour and then those who want to continue to lunch will go to a nearby/downtown restaurant to be announced and finalized that day. Please RSVP to Juanita so she can have a head count – her email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and her cell is 918-207-8555.
Please open all 3 attachments to this email. One is a calendar of upcoming events that Juanita has written, the second is the instructions for our morning workshop for our meeting on May 21 – a Zig Zag table runner taught by Cathy Poyner (this is also available on our web page galaquiltguild.com – go to April 16 and scroll all the way to the bottom to find it), and the third attachment is minutes from our April 16th meeting.
For our May meeting:
Please bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies and materials for the table runner – charm squares, backing and batting.
Please bring your blocks if you are participating in the Signature Block Exchange.
Please bring 30 squares measuring 2 1/2″ from 3 different patriotic fabrics to share in our exchange. Or bring more if you can – people are making some wonderful and creative projects from these seasonal square exchanges.
Bring your brown bag lunch if you stay through lunch AND if you are a member of any committee as we will have a Committee/Officer Meeting at noon in the middle room for about a half hour.
We will be following up on a lot of business – we will be planning quilt teachers for this year and next with our Teacher Committee.
We will be voting on the destination of our one-yard bags and jelly-roll quilts (and the quilts need continued production, backing, batting, binding…)
And, we will enjoy a program by Pam Brandt on the history of Barn Quilts. Alabama has a trail on the web www.alabamabarnquilttrail.org you should check out if you travel anywhere in Alabama.
Hope to see you all later this month! Please don’t forget to pay your dues to Treasurer Kathryn Shepard if you haven’t already done so.