May 2023 Newsletter

May 1,2023
Hi to All Gala Members and Fans

Meeting was called to order by Bettyanne McGlinchey, President

31 members attended the meeting

Frances Thomason gave an update on the Quilt show to be held on april 22 at FT. Mitchell. 70 quilts were turned in so far. If you brought a quilt today and it has not been logged in please take out of stack and get logged in. If this is not done we have no information and it may not be displayed. All volunteers for the Quilt Show will have their name on a list given to people at FT. Mitchell entrance and you will not have to pay entrance fee. Volunteers are asked to wear pink shirts. There will be two groups of volunteers. One group will work in the quilt room and one group will work at sales table.

Our treasurer , Audrey Bergeron, is collecting yearly dues of $25. If you have not paid please contact
Audrey to make your payment.
Beth Hickman reminded everyone about the upcoming Kitchen Sink Quilt Workshop to be held on July 29. The cost is $10 per person. There is a limit of 20 people. The fee is not refundable but is transferable.

Beth Hickman gave an update on Glenna Shephard. She is recovering from bypass heart surgery. As long as her recovery does well, she will be able to go back on list for a kidney transplant after 3 months.

Bettyanne McGlinchey updated everyone regarding our workshop and program schedule.
Rosemary Dekker was not able to attend today to do our program.
There was some confusion about program schedule for May so Bettyanne said she would contact
Juanita Christian , vice president, to clarify that.
The workshop for May is the next Skill builder which will be on the Log Cabin. Sunny Pedigo will be our
Linda Hayes asked that anyone with UFO Challenge items to be sure to show them to her or send photos of completed item by the end of the day. Otherwise, you will owe a fat quarter.
An officers meeting will be held at lunch break at the May meeting.
Becca Chester an d Kathy VanCour drew numbers for BOM, Name Tag, and Sign in.
The BOM for April is the Pineapple pattern. Becca and Kathy showed examples of this block and
provided a demo on how block goes together.
The Quilts of Valor block that were done in 2022 need to be sewn together. It was suggested we have a sew them. Becca will work on some dates for us and we will revisit the idea.
There were several UFO and Show and Tell items shown.
Since we had extra time we went around told our names and shared a project we are working on.

The meeting was then concluded.

The afternoon workshop led by Frances Thomason on Free Motion Feather Quilting was attended by 8 members.

Respectfully Submitted:
Bettyanne McGlinchey, President

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