Newsletter for February 2023

Hi to All Gala Members and Gala Fans

Our January meeting was a busy one as we started by presenting our finished quilts and bags of personal care items to Mother Mary Missions and Harbor House . All our quilts and bags were blest by the Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Photos were taken by Toni Shah of Phenix City Citizen. There were a total of 68 quilts and 54 tote bags given. Each of the recipients received 34 quilts and 27
bags to be distributed to those being cared for by them. The meeting was opened by our past president, Linda Walker, who introduced our incoming president, Bettyanne McGlinchey there was a total of 32 previous members and 6 guests in attendance. Bettyanne welcomed everyone . Visitors introduced themselves and gave a little info about their sewing journey.

Vice-President Juanita Christian explained upcoming projects. I will be sending a new sheet of that info to you with newsletter. Judy Lyon talked about the upcoming workshop in February which is inset circles. A sign up sheet was passed around . Judy showed some examples of this technique . She will be sending an email with the needed items to bring to make this project.

UNFINISHED OBJECTS CHALLENGE (UFO)
This will run between February and May and again August thru November meetings. Sign up sheet will be passed out at February meeting.
Forms and guidelines were sent out in a previous email. A donation of two fat quarters is needed to participate. This is an accountability process to help anyone interested in moving forward with projects they have already started. If the stated goal is not met, and additional fat quarter should be donated to the “pot”. At the December meeting a participant will win all fat quarter that have been donated.

Fort Mitchell Quilt Show is coming up on Saturday , April 22, 2023. Our Chairperson Frances Thomason provided information as follows:
Monday April 17,2023 Set up
Wednesday, April 19,2023 Judging
Saturday, April 22, 2023 Quilt Show in conjunction with Pioneer Day.
We will have a sales table again. Sign up sheet was passed out for this. A Quilt Show meeting was held on January 17, 2023. Sub-committees were formed. Entry forms are being created. Save the Date cards are available to anyone who knows of a business of group that
would help us promote this event by allowing cards to be displayed. GALA members are encouraged to submit entries. Some of the categories are: ANTIQUE, CHILDRENS, NEW QUILT (within last 5 years).

Row by Row projects were shown and photographed. They were beautiful.
Brown Bag projects were shown again and shared and photographed.
Audrey Bergeron collected dues for the year and reported we have 34paid members.
We had a show and tell and drawings for BOM , Sign in and Name Tag prizes.
Linda Walker also talked about updating our Gala Logo to get it in a form to be used for T-shirts or other promotional items.

This is all I have for now. Looking forward to February 18, 2023 our next Gala Quilt Meeting.
Respectfully submitted
Your friend and President,
Bettyanne McGlinchey

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