December Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events:
    • There will be no workshop at the December 16 meeting.  The doors will open at 12:00 noon for voting on the President’s Challenge quilts.  When you arrive at the meeting, please come upstairs by elevator or stairs to the Sanctuary.  You will be given instructions on voting on the quilts as you arrive.   There will be prizes given for first and second place for the Judge’s choice and the people’s choice.  There will be a participation drawing with each person who pieced and quilted receiving tickets for each quilt contributed.
    •  We will be having potluck refreshments downstairs at 1:00.  Please bring either a sweet or a salty dish to share.  You can leave these on the tables in the middle room when you arrive.
    • Ft Mitchell History Day will be in April 2018.  Linda Walker, Linda Hayes, and Carol Bradshaw will be talking further about the quilting demonstrations and quilt show to be held in conjunction.  There will be two categories of quilts to be displayed:  New quilts that are less than five years old and Antique quilts that are 50+ years.  There is a proposal to hold our meeting at Ft Mitchell that day.  Quilts can be dropped off at Sew Much Fun, Sunday Best, Stitch Therapy or Naomi Elliott in the Phenix City Tag Office.  New quilts will be judged.
    • January Program will be a demonstration of the new Gala Guild website and a presentation on Quilt Police.
    • January Workshop will feature making the microwave bowl covers and a foot petal pad.  You will need fabric for the microwave bowl covers.  One cover can be made from fat quarter.  Bring matching thread as well.  You will need a fat quarter to make the foot petal pad.  Gripper fabric will be provided.
  • March Workshop – We will be hosting Nancy Mahoney in March for a trunk show on Friday night and a workshop on Saturday.  Cost for the trunk show will be $10 and it will be a covered dish supper.  Cost for the class on Saturday will be $50 (with scholarships available—see Linda Walker for more information.  The workshop will be a Feathered Star.  There aren’t kits available.  Attached is a photo as well as a supply list for the workshop.  There is a limit of 20 (possibly 22) for the workshop.  Both the trunk show and the workshop will be held at Central Christian Church at 7775 Moon Road in Columbus.  Lunch will be an additional cost.  Sign ups will begin at the December meeting and will need to be finalized by the February 2018 meeting.
  • November Workshop:  The Double Wedding Ring Quilt taught by Frances Thomason was completed by adding the binding.
  • November Program – Ann from Southern Sewing demonstrated quilting using embroidery machines.  She displayed embroidery designs made by Sarah Vidler.
  • Dues for 2018 may be paid at the December meeting.  Attached to this email is the registration form.  Dues are $25.
  • There will be a committee meeting in the kitchenette upstairs at the January meeting.
  • Discussion was held on the names for our quilts.  It was decided (I think) that charity quilts will now be known as comfort quilts and quilts given to guild members for a serious illness or death in the family will be compassion quilts.
  • Name Tag winner – Pam Brandt and Sign In Winner – Sydney Caldwell and Linnea Grosse.
  • Block of the Month – Pineapple Blocks – Rebecca Chester.  Tiddlywinks blocks – Mary Randall.
  • Guild Members are asked to begin saving 2 ½ inch squares for a game in 2018.  More information later.
  • Officers for 2018 were presented and voted on at the November meeting.  The slate of officers for 2018 are:
    • President – Linda Walker
    • Vice President for Workshops – Linda Jones
    • Vice President for Programs – Mary Johnson VP
    • Treasurer – Mary Randall
    • Secretary – Sydney Caldwell
    • Member at Large – JoAnna Pearson
    • Block of the Month Coordinator – Sunny Pedigo
  • Quilts are needed for the library.  If you can bring one small quilt or medium quilt, please bring to any meeting for Linda Walker and she will take them to be hung.

November Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events:
    • November Workshop will be a continuation of the Double Wedding Ring Quilt taught by Frances Thomason.  Workshop begins at 9:30. For the workshop, we are going to discuss ways of quilting and binding the wedding ring quilt. The quilt should be finished and sandwiched together. Quilters should bring a walking foot if they have one and a quilting or darning foot. We will cut binding if people bring fabric. It has to be cut on the bias. A fat quarter may be enough although it might be close. A half yard will be more than enough.
    • November Program will be presented by Ann from Southern Sewing.  She will be demonstrating how to use your embroidery module to quilt your quilts.
    • Ft Mitchell History Day will be in April 2018.  Linda Walker, Linda Hayes, and Carol Bradshaw will be talking further about the quilting demonstrations and quilt show to be held in conjunction.  There is a proposal to hold our meeting at Ft Mitchell that day.
    • March 2018 will bring Nancy Mahoney to our Guild.  More information will come later.
  • October Workshop:  Eight members continued in the Double Wedding Ring Quilt taught by Frances Thomason.
  • October Program – Karen Fuller, who is a charter member of the Guild, shared with those present how the Guild came to be formed.  She shared how she started the group and its history.  It was so good to see Karen back with us!
  • Name Tag and Sign In Winner – Linda J. Hayes
  • There will be an Executive Meeting at Noon in the Kitchenette upstairs prior to the meeting on November 18.
  • Officers for 2018 were presented and will be voted on at the November meeting.  The slate of officers for 2018 are:
    • President – Linda Walker
    • Vice President for Workshops – Linda Jones
    • Vice President for Programs – Mary Johnson VP
    • Treasurer – Mary Randall
    • Secretary – Sydney Caldwell
    • Member at Large – JoAnna Pearson
    • Block of the Month Coordinator – Sunny Pedigo
  • President’s Challenge for 2017: Continue to work on the charity quilts that will be donated to local police departments to be given to children in crisis.  Bring any charity tops that have been completed.  We have folks who can quilt them.  It would be great to have quilts brought in periodically instead of having tons of unquilted tops at the end of the year.  Remember: “Finished is better than perfect.”
  • President’s Quilt for Rebecca Chester.  Instructions and fabric for the white strip were distributed.  Guild Members provide nine different strips to go with the white.  These are due in November.
  • Quilts are needed for the library.  If you can bring one small quilt or medium quilt, please bring to any meeting for Linda Walker and she will take them to be hung.

October Newsletter

OCTOBER 2017

  • Upcoming Events:
    • October Workshop will be a continuation of the Double Wedding Ring Quilt taught by Frances Thomason.  Workshop begins at 9:30.  If you are participating, please bring your supplies from previous workshops.
    • October Program will be Quilt Trivia.  Bring your Trivia Brains!
    • Begin saving two inch squares for a game that will be played in 2018.
    • Ft Mitchell History Day will be in April 2018.  Linda Walker, Linda Hayes, and Carol Bradshaw will be talking further about the quilting demonstrations and quilt show to be held in conjunction.  There is a proposal to hold our meeting at Ft Mitchell that day.
    • March 2018 will bring Nancy Mahoney to our Guild.  More information will come later.
  • September Workshop:  Thirteen are participating in the Double Wedding Ring Quilt taught by Frances Thomason.
  • President’s Challenge for 2017: Continue to work on the charity quilts that will be donated to local police departments to be given to children in crisis.  Bring any charity tops that have been completed.  We have folks who can quilt them.  It would be great to have quilts brought in periodically instead of having tons of unquilted tops at the end of the year.  Remember: “Finished is better than perfect.”
  • Block of the Month resumed in September with the Pineapple Block.
  • September winners:  Donna Daniels – Name Tag – Can of 606; Rebecca Chester – Tool of the Month – Lint Roller; Martha Brandt – Tool of the Month – Insulbrite Batting.
  • President’s Quilt for Rebecca Chester.  Instructions and fabric for the white strip were distributed.  Guild Members provide nine different strips to go with the white.  These are due in November.
  • Quilts are needed for the library.  If you can bring one small quilt or medium quilt, please bring to any meeting for Linda Walker and she will take them to be hung.oct 17

September Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2017

  • Upcoming Events:
    • September Workshop –  Double Wedding Ring Part Two.  This is a continuation of the August workshop and is open to those who participated in August.     Bring the usual sewing supplies and sewing machine.  Bring back your finished footballs (or what you have done) and your Wedding Ring kit (bag of pieces).
    • September Program – Demonstration on the various ways half-square triangles can be made.
  • President’s Challenge for 2017: Continue to work on the charity quilts that will be donated to local police departments to be given to children in crisis.  Bring any charity tops that have been completed.  We have folks who can quilt them.  It would be great to have quilts brought in periodically instead of having tons of unquilted tops at the end of the year.  Remember: “Finished is better than perfect.”
  • Block of the Month resumes in September with the Pineapple Block.
  • Sit and Sew:  Joanna will host a sit and sew on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 10 -2. Directions to Joanna’s home:   8010 Orchard Hill Rd.    Phone: 706 575 3229 (ok to text) Midland GA 31802.  Take Manchester to County Line Road and turn right.  Then an immediate right on Mahaffey Rd. (becomes Garrett Rd).  Then at the Garrett Creek Subdivision, turn left on Garrett Creek Drive.  The second right is Orchard Hill Drive.
  • August winners:  Mary Randall – Name Tag – Hexie Papers; Linda J Hayes – Name Tag – Quilting Magazine; Sunny Pedigo – Tool of the Month – Hand Dyed fabric from Cindy Reinke; Agnus Grimes – Tool of the Month – Seam Ripper; Linnea Grosse – Tool of the Month – Hand Dyed Fat Quarter; Alana Losonsky – Tool of the Month – Lanyard; Martha Ragan – Tool of the Month – Clear Fabric Grabbers.
  • Quilts are needed for the library.  If you can bring one small quilt or medium quilt, please bring to any meeting for Linda Walker and she will take them to be hung.
  • A Big Welcome Back to some of our members who have returned to the Guild.  We have missed you and are glad you are back.

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