Newsletter for March 2023

Hi to All Gala Quilt Members and Gala Fans
Our February meeting was called to order by Bettyanne McGlinchey, President

There were 26 members present. Members took a few moments to introduce themselves.

Linda Hayes gave an update on the quilt show to be held at Ft. Mitchell om April 22,2023. An information checklist was given out and explained. All information and forms can be found on the GALA webpage online at under the Newsletter tab. Quilts entered in the show need a label, a sleeve for hanging, 2 copies of the entry form and a picture of the quilt. They must be in a cloth bag that can be tied or pinned closed. There re several drop off locations including the Gala Quilt Guild meeting on March 18,2023. (See
Information and Forms for more details.) Signup sheets for working at the show and the sales table were circulated.

Glenna Shephard spoke about a Quilt Workshop-The Kitchen Sink- that will be held July 29,2023 at First United Methodist Church of Phenix City at 1600 Sandfort Road. This is not a regular Gala Quilt Guild meeting. A Kitchen Sink can include orphan blocks, strips, pieces, etc. Ther is a $10 non-refundable registration fee. Seats are limited so sign up early. If you pay the fee and cannot attend you may find someone to take your place.

Our March 18th meeting is the Tea for this year. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite tea cup, tea bag, and treats. This is an opportunity to dress up and wear a hat. Bettyanne McGlinchey gathered names for a decorating committee and will lead the group .

Our second Skill Builder Workshop will take place following the Tea beginning at 12:30. Leeann Scroggins will email information out a week before our meeting to let you know about supplies to bring. Linda Hayes explained the UFO challenge and took forms and fat quarters from those who are participating.

Judy Lyons did a special workshop on Circles. There were 16 in attendance. Great job Judy.

We had 2 mini workshops in the morning. Pat Karlson was on quilting sleeves and Linda Jones was on rotary cutting. Both were very informative.

Rebecca Chester and Cathy Vancour took in BOMs from February. Agnes won the drawing for all the blocks. The BOM for March is green and white. Rebecca explained the correct way to cut the block and sew it.

Hometown Quilts provided some special door prizes that included storage boxes and quilt blocks. Prizes were given for name tag and attendance.

Linda Walker suggested we may some quilts for the church sanctuary as some of the people can use them during the service if they get cold. We will discuss this further at next meeting.

We had a great Show and Tell .

The meeting was concluded by Bettyanne McGlinchey

Respectfully submitted,
Bettyanne McGlinchey

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