November 2022 Newsletter

Dear Guild Members and Fans:

Our next meeting will be on the third Saturday of the month, as always, which is November 19th.  And we will meet at Trinity United Methodist Church as always.  It is at 1600 5th Ave in Phenix City, but park on the DOWNHILL side on 4th Ave where you see guild signs.  Our attendance is ever increasing (yay!) so we ask the able-bodied to drop off their stuff and then move your car to the parking lot at the intersection of 4th Ave and  16th Street.  You will up your step count for the day!  We now have 60!! members on the roster and we added 5 new names to this email list from people we met at Fort Mitchell last weekend.

The doors are open at 9AM and we appreciate folks coming then and helping set up.  The morning workshop “Mini-class” on Basic Binding techniques starts promptly at 10 AM.  I am preparing some small mug rugs for you to complete the binding on after I demonstrate.  So far 10 people have signed up. When we finish we will join the others in our sewing morning. Please EVERYONE bring your machine and usual sewing supplies.  For the class please bring some clips for the binding if you have them, and some to loan for those who don’t.  Also a glue stick will come in handy, and I have also used 1/4″ fusible tape to attach the back of a binding – so bring some if you have it.. A  1/4″ foot for your machine will be best to use if you have it but not critical.  The rest of you will be working on finishing stages of donation quilts, and/or making and filling one yard bags.  We plan to donate to a shelter in Columbus and to the Crisis Center in Phenix City at our January meeting.

Our afternoon meeting starts at 1:00 with old and new business, announcements and upcoming event review, prizes, Block of The Month, and Show and Tell.  New people – you can bring anything quilty or crafty or textiley to show.  It could be something you or Grandma made, or that you found or bought, old or new.

We also do a short program with our meeting and this month it will be Kim Scarborough showing us ideas for a “Kitchen Sink” quilt made from your orphan blocks and bits.  We hope to do an all day special day making these next year so start collecting – keep extra blocks, or blocks that turned out wrong, or pieces of borders or blocks that you didn’t use up.  

Review all the attachments below including the latest roster, schedule and minutes from our last meeting.  

Please note December is a little different schedule.  We open up at 11:00 – no workshop in the morning- and set up for a potluck lunch at noon.  Please bring something to share – salad, side, snack, sweets, protein – you know the drill.  The guild is going to provide ham – but no green eggs – haha!  We will only discuss any business that we absolutely have to, and do a brief BOM, prizes, and Show and Tell.

At the November meeting we vote on our slate of proposed officers which are listed in the minutes attached below.

Thank you EVERYONE who helped make or donate items for the Fort Mitchell Fall Festival, and the members who put in many hours setting up on the day before and doing the sales table and raffle table.  We earned $999 for our efforts – slightly more in raffles than items sold.  This is fantastic and worth our continued efforts in the future.  I will bring unsold items to our November meeting for our purchases (or reclaiming if you wish, as a maker).  We can hold onto items to put on the April Sales table at Pioneer Day.  I will eventually provide us all a list of what number of each item was on sale, and how many actually sold; so you will see what items were more popular.  

Hope to see you soon!

Linda Walker, GALA President

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