April 2023 Newsletter

April 6,2023
Gala Newsletter for all Gala Member and Fans

First l owe all of you an apology for not getting the newsletter done last month. I was sick and then the quilting show came up.
President Bettyanne McGlinchey called the meeting to order.
There were 21 members and 2 visitors present. Everyone took a few minutes to tell our names.

Linda Hayes gave an update on the Quilt Show to be held at Ft. Mitchell on April 22,2023.
Several places were announced where quilts may be turned in for the quilt show.
They are as follows:
Sewority Sisters Guild On Saturday , March 25, 2023,
Sunday Best Quilt Shop , Stitch Therapy Quilt Shop,
and Hometown Quilt Shop from April 4 thru the 13th .
Hanging of the quilts will take place on Monday, April 17. Each quilt will have a sign . Rosemary Dekker and Beth Hickman volunteered to put signs on the quilts when they are put up at quilt show.
Judging will take place on Wednesday, April 19.
During normal hours of operation the quilt guild will have members setting with the quilts on Friday. Sunday afternoon all quilts will be taken down.
Our sales table will be set up on Friday around 11 am. Pat Mistretta has Square so we will be able to take credit card and cash sales.
Anyone who is a volunteer for the quilt show will not have to pay an entrance fee at the gate at Ft. Mitchell.
All volunteers are asked to wear pink shirts any shade. Nametags will be furnished.

Linda Hayes: UFO Challenge
Today is the first due date. Please show completed items to Linda or send a photo by text or email by the end of the day, otherwise you will owe another fat quarter to the pot. Each time you complete the item listed on your form your name goes in for a chance to win all the fat quarters at the end of the challenge.

Cathy Poyner announced the Sewrority Sisters Quilt Guild is having a retreat and there are still someslots available . If you are interested please contact Cathy.
Rebecca Chester and Kathy VanCour did Block of the Month drawing which Alberta won.
Lee Ann Scoggins did the Name Tag drawing which Rosemary Dekker won.

The Sign In drawing was won by Lee Ann Scoggins

Updates on Guild members:
Juanita Christian fell last week while in Maine and has broken some ribs and has a large hematoma on her hip.
Glenna Shephard will have open heart surgery on Tuesday , March 21. When she recovers she will go back on list for kidney transplant.
Dixie fell and broke both ankles.

Next month our afternoon program will be free motion quilting feathers conducted by Frances Thomason. There’s limited seating . If you have signed up for this program please bring a sewing machine that is capable of dropping the feed dogs and please bring a table. If you have signed up for this program and cannot please let Frances know as there is a waiting list for this program.
Next month Rosemary Dekker will be presenting our morning program on preparing a quilt to be quilted on a long arm.
Beth Hickman reminded us about the Kitchen Sink workshop on July 29. There is a $10 fee which is non-refundable but can be transferred to someone else if you cannot attend. There are 10 signed up and 10 more slots available.
Linda Walker asked if there were more of the Guild information cards available . We will give them out at Fort Mitchell. Cathy Poymer will order more for us as there was a small quantity available.
Carol Bradshaw provided a program on Quilts of the Underground Railroad. Handouts included titles of print resources which she used to develop the program.
There were several items for UFO and Show and Tell items shared.
The meeting was concluded.
A ST. Patrick”s Day Tea was held . Yummy treats were enjoyed.
Our afternoon Skill Building Workshop was led by Lee Ann Scoggins. We learned techniques for 4 and 9 patch blocks. 12 members attended.
Respectfully Submitted:
Bettyanne McGlinchey, President

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