NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

  • Upcoming Events:
    • November Workshop – Taylor Opel will be teaching a workshop on using Emily Doane’s Wheel.  You must have signed up and paid already for the class.  You will need:  4 – 12.5″x12.5″ squares of background fabric (may need more if you are using directional fabric) and Scotch tape.  All other materials will be provided in the kit that you have purchased.  You will also need ¾ yard for backing and ¼ yard for binding.
    • December’s meeting will be our annual social covered dish lunch.  Meal will begin at 12:00 noon with show and tell.  We will be taking up a love offering for Alvin Bass, Trinity’s Custodian, who cleans and straightens the Fellowship Hall after our meetings and workshops.

o    There is a new sit and sew opportunity at the PC-Russell County library from 10-4 each Tuesday.  Bring your own projects.  There are five machines available to be used.  Lunch is on your own.  Vickie Gillespie leads a beginning quilting class beginning at 5 PM at the library as well.

o    Winners from October’s meeting:  Juanita Christian, Shirley Barrow, and Sunny Pedigo.

o    Membership dues for 2019 will be taken in December.  The membership form will be attached to the newsletter.  Membership dues are $25.

  • VERY IMPORTANT:  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. Maximum size can be 6 feet by 7 feet.
  • President’s Challenge will be to make soft dolls or animals as well as a doll-sized quilt to be given to boys and girls from one to six years old.  Quilts should be 24×24.  You may use a pattern of your choice or there will be patterns available for you to use.
  • Blocks for Disability Awareness were brought in for show and tell as a response to Martha Brandt’s challenge.  There were a good variety of blocks on various disabilities.
  • We will have a committee to pursue having a national teacher at the guild.  Joanna Pearson, Linda Jones, Linda Walker, and Audrey Bergeron are the members.  Please give them any suggestions and ideas.  The plan is to employ a local teacher for 2019 and look into a national teacher for 2020.
  • The VP’s for 2019 would like ideas and input for workshops and program ideas.  They are also looking for Guild members who would like to teach a workshop or give a program on a particular topic.  See Linda Walker or Taylor Opel with your input.
  • Officers for 2019 were elected.  They are: JoAnna Pearson, President; Linda Walker, Vice President for Programs; Taylor Opel, Vice President for Workshops; Pam Brandt, Secretary; Treasurer, Kathryn Shepard; Block of the Month, Vickie Gillespie; and, Members at Large, Monika Vining and Linda Jones.
  • Charity Quilts: “Teal Magnolias” for women with reproductive cancers.  Bring 12 ½ in blocks in teal colors.  Use the May BOM star in teal and off-white background. You may bring a block of your choice in teal and off white for a sampler quilt.  You can continue to make blocks using any BOM pattern and teal and off-white or cream fabric.
  • Remember to park up the hill in front of the church if possible.  The parking outside the Fellowship Hall needs to be reserved for those of our members with mobility issues.
  • If you are participating in the Signature Club, the instructions are as follows:  you will make an 8 ½ inch block.  Background fabric is Kona Snow.  You will use an 8 ½ inch square of Kona Snow.  Sew two 5” square diagonally across opposing corners (like you are making a snowball block).  Only sew the two opposing corners.  In the middle section of Kona Snow, write your name, city from, Gala Quilt Guild, 2019/.  Make enough for everyone participating to share.  These will be due at the February meeting.  See Rebecca Chester for more information (like how many blocks you will need to make  ).

October 2018 Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events:
    • Yard Sale will in October.  Please remember to bring your own change and bags.  25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Guild.  Set up will begin at 11:30 and the sale will continue after the meeting if needed.
    • October’s Workshop – You will need 24 charm squares, ¼ yd to fussy cut charm squares, ¼ yd for binding, and 5/8 yard for batting.  Regular sewing supplies and machine are also needed.  Workshop will begin promptly at 9:30.
    • November Workshop – Taylor Opel will be teaching a workshop on using Emily Doane’s Wheel.  Kits will be needed.  These had to be ordered by the August meeting.  You will also need fabric for background, backing, and binding.  Amounts needed will be posted closer to the program.
    • December’s meeting will be our annual social covered dish lunch.  Meal will begin at 12:00 noon with show and tell.

o    There is a new sit and sew opportunity at the PC-Russell County library from 10-4 each Tuesday.  Bring your own projects.  There are five machines available to be used.  Lunch is on your own.  Vickie Gillespie leads a beginning quilting class beginning at 5 PM at the library as well.

o    Winners from September’s meeting:  Joan Cole, Alberta Walton, and Mary Randall.

  • VERY IMPORTANT:  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. Maximum size can be 6 feet by 7 feet.
  • President’s Challenge will be to make soft dolls or animals as well as a doll-sized quilt to be given to boys and girls from one to six years old.  Quilts should be 24×24.  You may use a pattern of your choice or there will be patterns available for you to use.
  • Martha Brandt challenged the guild to make a block for October which is People with Disabilities Month.  The 12.5 block should focus on awareness for any disability, not including vision, auditory, speech, physical, etc.
  • We will have a committee to pursue having a national teacher at the guild.  Joanna Pearson, Linda Jones, Linda Walker, and Audrey Bergeron are the members.  Please give them any suggestions and ideas.  The plan is to employ a local teacher for 2019 and look into a national teacher for 2020.
  • The nominating committee has selected officers for 2019.  A vote will be held at the November meeting.  Nominations are: JoAnna Pearson, President; Linda Walker, Vice President for Programs; Taylor Opel, Vice President for Workshops; Pam Brandt, Secretary; Treasurer, Kathryn Shepard; Block of the Month, Vickie Gillespie; and, Members at Large, Monika Vining and Linda Jones.
  • Charity Quilts: “Teal Magnolias” for women with reproductive cancers.  Bring 12 ½ in blocks in teal colors.  Use the May BOM star in teal and off-white background. You may bring a block of your choice in teal and off white for a sampler quilt.  You can continue to make blocks using any BOM pattern and teal and off-white or cream fabric.
  • Remember to park up the hill in front of the church if possible.  The parking outside the Fellowship Hall needs to be reserved for those of our members with mobility issues.
  • Information if you are participating in the Signature Quilt Exchange.  Blocks should be 8 ½ square and should include background fabric from Kona Snow.  You should sign the blocks using fabric marking pens.  Information should include; your name, home city, Gala Quilt Guild, and the date/year.

Newsletter September 2018

 

SEPTEMBER GALA QUILT GUILD 2018 NEWSLETTER

  • Upcoming Events:
    • September Workshop – Alberta Powell will teach a workshop to make a Hexagon Centerpiece.  You will need the following supplies:  ½ yd for the center; ¼ yd each of two different fabrics; ¾ yd for backing and ¾ yd of batting.  Bring additional sewing supplies as needed.
    • Don’t forget to start getting together items for the guild yard sale in October with 25% of the proceeds going to the guild. Yard sale items are to be quilting and sewing related. More to come on that at future meetings.
    • November Workshop – Taylor Opel will be teaching a workshop on using Emily Doane’s Wheel.  Kits will be needed.  These had to be ordered by the August meeting.  You will also need fabric for background, backing, and binding.  Amounts needed will be posted closer to the program.
    • December’s meeting will be our annual social covered dish lunch.  Meal will begin at 11:30.

o    There is a new sit and sew opportunity at the PC-Russell County library from 10-4 each Tuesday.  Bring your own projects.  There are five machines available to be used.  Lunch is on your own.

o    Winners from August’s meeting:  Block of the Month – Linda Jones; Tool of the Month – Martha Donaldson; and, Nametag – Rebecca Chester

  • VERY IMPORTANT:  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. Maximum size can be 6 feet by 7 feet.
  • President’s Challenge will be to make soft dolls or animals as well as a doll-sized quilt to be given to boys and girls from one to six years old.  Quilts should be 24×24.  You may use a pattern of your choice or there will be patterns available for you to use.
  • Martha Brandt challenged the guild to make a block for October which is People with Disabilities Month.  The 12.5 block should focus on awareness for any disability, not including vision, auditory, speech, physical, etc.
  • We will have a committee to pursue having a national teacher at the guild.  Joanna Pearson, Linda Jones, Linda Walker, and Audrey Bergeron are the members.  Please give them any suggestions and ideas.  The plan is to employ a local teacher for 2019 and look into a national teacher for 2020.
  • A nominating committee has been selected for officers for 2019.  Alana Losonsky, Frances Thomason, and Agnes Grimes comprise the committee.  All offices (with the exception of treasurer) will need to be filled as well as a coordinator for block of the month.  Please contact any of the committee if you are interested.  Nominations will be placed in the newsletter for November and elected at the November meeting.
  • Charity Quilts: “Teal Magnolias” for women with reproductive cancers.  Bring 12 ½ in blocks in teal colors.  Use the May BOM star in teal and off-white background. You may bring a block of your choice in teal and off white for a sampler quilt.  You can continue to make blocks using any BOM pattern and teal and off-white or cream fabric.
  • Remember to park up the hill in front of the church if possible.  The parking outside the Fellowship Hall needs to be reserved for those of our members with mobility issues.
  • There will be a signup sheet in the next few months for those who would like to participate in a Friendship Quilt.  See Rebecca Chester for more information.
  • The Ft Mitchell Quilt Show will be held again in the spring.
  • Carol Bradshaw has tickets to raffle a quilt made by Cathy McVay from Kansas Troubles fabrics.  All proceeds benefit Ft. Mitchell Historical Society.  See Carol for tickets.
  • Southern Stitches in Thomaston is closing.  There will be an auction on October 6.  Antique machines, shelving, fabric, and other store items will be auctioned.  You may bring buckets of stash, etc. to auction off as well.  Call the shop in Thomaston prior to the auction for more info.

 

August Newsletter 2018

AUGUST GALA QUILT GUILD 2018 NEWSLETTER

  • Upcoming Events:
    • August Workshop – On August 18, at 9:30, Dana Brue from Southern Stitches in Thomaston, GA, will present a workshop on making a Spicy Spiral Tablerunner.  Cost will be $25 and will include a ruler and the pattern.  You must have signed up to participate. The pattern uses eight fat quarters.   See photo below for instructions on preparing for the workshop.  These should be completed prior to the workshop.  Please be ready to go at 9:30. Doors open at 9:00.
    • August Program will be presented by Dana Brue from Southern Stitches.
    • September Workshop – Alberta Powell will teach a workshop to make a Hexagon Centerpiece.  You will need the following supplies:  ½ yd for the center; ¼ yd each of two different fabrics; ¾ yd for backing and ¾ yd of batting.
    • Don’t forget to start getting together items for the guild yard sale in October with 25% of the proceeds going to the guild. Yard sale items are to be quilting and sewing related. More to come on that at future meetings.
    • November Workshop – Emily Doane will be teaching using a Color Wheel.  Kits will be needed.  If you would like to purchase one, cost is $15. These must be paid for by our August meeting.  You will also need fabric for background, backing, and binding.  Amounts needed will be posted closer to the program.

o    There is a new sit and sew opportunity at the PC-Russell County library from 10-4 each Tuesday.  Bring your own projects.  There are five machines available to be used.  Lunch is on your own.

  • VERY IMPORTANT:  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. Maximum size can be 6 feet by 7 feet.
  • President’s Challenge will be to make soft dolls or animals as well as a doll-sized quilt to be given to boys and girls from one to six years old.  Quilts should be 24×24.  You may use a pattern of your choice or the0-4 re will be patterns available for you to use.
  • Don’t forget to bring your June BOM to the August meeting.  New blocks will be available in August as well.
  • We will have a committee to pursue having a national teacher at the guild.  Joanna Pearson, Linda Jones, Linda Walker, and Audrey Bergeron are the members.  Please give them any suggestions and ideas.  The plan is to employ a local teacher for 2019 and look into a national teacher for 2020.
  • Charity Quilts: “Teal Magnolias” for women with reproductive cancers.  Bring 12 ½ in blocks in teal colors.  Use the May BOM star in teal and off-white background. You may bring a block of your choice in teal and off white for a sampler quilt.  You can continue to make blocks using any BOM pattern and teal and off-white or cream fabric.
  • Remember to park up the hill in front of the church if possible.  The parking outside the Fellowship Hall needs to be reserved for those of our members with mobility issues.
  • There will be a signup sheet in the next few months for those who would like to participate in a Friendship Quilt.  Guidelines will be distributed to those who want to participate.  In general, you will make multiple blocks as directed.  Then, you can trade blocks with others to make a Friendship Quilt.  Number of blocks will depend on participation.
  • The Ft Mitchell Quilt Show will be held again in the spring.
  • Carol Bradshaw has tickets to raffle a quilt made by Cathy McVay from Kansas Troubles fabrics.  All proceeds benefit Ft. Mitchell Historical Society.  See Carol for tickets.
  • There will be an executive committee meeting on August 18 at 11:45 upstairs in the Kitchenette.
  • TOM winners were Audrey Bergeron, Taylor Opel.

Instructions for workshop will be sent via a second email.

July Newsletter 2018

JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER

  • Upcoming Events:
    • July Workshop – Christmas Wreath Wall hanging.  Bring three fat quarters (one for wreath, one for backing, and one for ribbon0, 86” of bias tape or binding, one fat quarter for backing.  If you want to add a border, bring 18 more 3 ½” unfinished blocks.  Picture will be posted on Facebook.
    • August Workshop – Southern Stitches in Thomaston, GA, will present a workshop on making a Spicy Spiral Table runner.  Cost will be $25 and will include a ruler and the pattern.  The pattern uses eight fat quarters.  Sign up and pay at the July meeting.
    • June’s Workshop – We made the Quilt Bingo cards to be used in playing Bingo. Please complete and bring to the July Meeting.  If you were unable to attend the June meeting,  there will be labels supplied for the top of the cards.  You will need to collect 2.5” squares that will match the categories.  Requirements are FIVE 2 ½ inch squares of the following colors:  assorted orange or yellows; assorted reds; assorted greens; assorted pink and purples; and assorted blues. You will also need ONE 2 ½ inch black square for the middle (Home Base).
    • Members were also reminded that the guild yard sale will be in October with 25% of the proceeds going to the guild. Yard sale items are to be quilting and sewing related. More to come on that at future meetings.
    • September Workshop – Alberta Powell will be leading the workshop.  You will be using a Color Wheel.  If you would like to purchase one, cost will be $15.
    • JoAnna Pearson announced that a sit-and-sew will be held from 10 am until 2 pm each Tuesday of July and August in her home at (See emailed newsletter for location). All guild members welcome.
  • VERY IMPORTANT:  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. Maximum size can be 6 feet by 7 feet.
  • President’s Challenge will be to make soft dolls or animals as well as a doll-sized quilt to be given to boys and girls from one to six years old.  Quilts should be 24×24.  You may use a pattern of your choice or there will be patterns available for you to use.
  • There will be no July Blocks of the Month. Keep the BOM from June until the August meeting.
  • Charity Quilts: “Teal Magnolias” for women with reproductive cancers. Bring 12 ½ in blocks in teal colors.  Use the May BOM star in teal and off white background. You may bring a block of your choice in teal and off white for a sampler quilt.
  • Remember to park up the hill in front of the church if possible. The parking outside the Fellowship Hall needs to be reserved for those of our members with mobility issues.
  • There will be a signup sheet in the next few months for those who would like to participate in a Friendship Quilt. Guidelines will be distributed to those who want to participate.

June Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events:
    • Southern Stitches in Thomaston, GA, will present a workshop on making a Spicy Spiral Tablerunner.  Cost will be $25 and will include a ruler and the pattern.  The pattern uses eight fat quarters.  The cost of the workshop should be paid by the August meeting.  There is a sign up sheet.  See Mary Johnson for information or to sign up.
    • June’s Workshop – We will be making the Quilt Bingo cards to be used in playing Bingo.  There will be labels supplied for the top of the cards.  You will need to collect 2.5” squares that will match the categories.  Requirements are FIVE 2 ½ inch squares of the following colors:  assorted orange or yellows; assorted reds; assorted greens; assorted pink and purples; and assorted blues. Bring ONE 2 ½ inch black square for the middle (Home Base).  Bring sewing machine and necessary materials.  If you would like to finish and quilt your bingo card, bring a square of 15 inches of backing and batting.  If desired, bring fabric for binding as well.  Bingo cards can be completed (quilted and bound) at your convenience.
    • Members were also reminded that the guild yard sale will be in October with 25% of the proceeds going to the guild. Yard sale items are to be quilting and sewing related. More to come on that at future meetings.
  • JoAnna Pearson announced that a sit-and-sew will be held from 10 am until 2 pm each Tuesday of June, July and August in her home at 8010 Orchard Hill Drive, Midland GA 31820. All guild members welcome.
  • VERY IMPORTANT:  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.
  • President’s Challenge will be to make soft dolls or animals as well as a doll-sized quilt to be given to boys and girls from one to six years old.  Quilts should be 24×24.  You may use a pattern of your choice or there will be patterns available for you to use.
  • Alberta Powell won the BOM blocks. Dee Hayes won the name tag drawing; Monica won the tool of the month and Vickie Gillespie won an organizer.

May Newsletter 2018

  • Upcoming Events:
    • There is an opportunity to have Southern Stitches in Thomaston, GA, to present a workshop on making a Spicy Spiral Tablerunner.  Cost will be $25 and will include a ruler and the pattern.  The pattern uses eight fat quarters.  We need a minimum of ten people to make the workshop possible.  There is a sign up sheet.  See Mary Johnson for information or to sign up.
    • May’s workshop will be a sit and sew.  Plan to bring a project you are currently working on or want to start and enjoy everyone’s company.  May’s program is tentatively to be presented by Lain Stowe about her upcoming opening of a Retreat Center.
    • May’s Program will be a game of Left-Right-Center.  You are asked to bring ten 5” squares of bright cheerful fabric.  As always, please bring fabrics you would like to have in your stash.
    • June’s Workshop – We will be making the Quilt Bingo cards to be used in playing Bingo.  There will be labels supplied for the top of the cards.  You will need to collect 2.5” squares that will match the categories.  More information in the June newsletter.
    • June’s Program – Lain Stowe will make a presentation of her new ‘She Shack’ retreat center and share other upcoming news.
  • VERY IMPORTANT:  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.
  • Since our April meeting was at Ft. Mitchell, please bring your  BOM squares from FEBRUARY to be draw for at the meeting.
  • Dues of $25 were due at the January meeting.  Please plan to renew your dues ASAP.  Membership forms will be available as well.  The 2018 Roster will be available attached to the June Newsletter and at the June meeting.  The newsletter will be sent via a new listserve in the next few months.  Please be prepared to add the new server email to your email to avoid the newsletter being sent to your spam folder.
  • President’s Challenge will be to make soft dolls or animals as well as a doll-sized quilt to be given to boys and girls from one to six years old.  Quilts should be 24×24.  You may use a pattern of your choice or there will be patterns available for you to use.

Newsletter April 2018

Don’t forget that our April meeting will be at the Pioneer Day at Ft. Mitchell.  There won’t be a formal meeting.

APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER

  • Upcoming Events:
    • There is an opportunity to have Southern Stitches in Thomaston, GA, to present a workshop on making a Spicy Spiral Tablerunner.  Cost will be $25 and will include a ruler and the pattern.  The pattern uses eight fat quarters.  We need a minimum of ten people to make the workshop possible.  There is a sign up sheet.  See Mary Johnson for information or to sign up.
    • May’s workshop will be a sit and sew.  Plan to bring a project you are currently working on or want to start and enjoy everyone’s company.  May’s program is tentatively to be presented by Lain Stowe about her upcoming opening of a Retreat Center.
  • Ft Mitchell History Day will be on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  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.  Our meeting will be replaced by the Quilt Show.
  • Because of the workshop and trunk show with Nancy Mahoney, all winners for Block of the Month, Tool of the Month, and Nametag Drawings were not held.
  • Everyone who participated in the Trunk Show and Workshop taught by Nancy Mahoney had a great time.  We learned quite a lot about color and the use of color in quilts.  There will be lots of show and tell quilts from the workshop.
  • Guild Members are asked to begin saving 2 ½ inch squares for a game in 2018.  More information later.  This will be used in a Bingo game.  There will be a workshop in the future on making your own Bingo card.
  • VERY IMPORTANT:  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.
  • Dues of $25 were due at the January meeting.  Please plan to renew your dues ASAP.  Membership forms will be available as well.
  • President’s Challenge will be to make soft dolls or animals as well as a doll-sized quilt to be given to boys and girls from one to six years old.  Quilts should be 24×24.  You may use a pattern of your choice or there will be patterns available for you to use.

March Newsletter

MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER

  • Upcoming Events:
    • Ft Mitchell History Day will be on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  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.  Our meeting will be replaced by the Quilt Show.  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.  Please see attachments for rules as well as the entry form.  Remember that you can drop off quilts for the Pioneer Day Quilt Show at Ft. Mitchell at either the February meeting, the trunk show on March 16, or at the workshop on Saturday, March 17.
    • There is an opportunity to have Southern Stitches in Thomaston, GA, to present a workshop on making a Spicy Spiral Tablerunner.  Cost will be $25 and will include a ruler and the pattern.  The pattern uses eight fat quarters.  We need a minimum of ten people to make the workshop possible.  There is a sign up sheet.  See Mary Johnson for information or to sign up.
  • Representatives from both the Columbus and Phenix City Police Departments were at the February meeting and were most appreciative of the quilts presented to them.  Both also indicated how the quilts will help when they are responding to crisis situations or disasters, especially those events involving children.
  • Block of the Month was Linda C Hayes.  Tool of the Month was won by Kathryn Sheppard and Nametag prize was won by Carol Bradshaw.
  • INFORMATION ON MARCH TRUNK SHOW AND WORKSHOP WITH NANCY MAHONEY.
    • THERE WILL BE NO MEETING AT TRINITY ON MARCH 17.
    • All events will be held at Central Christian Church at 7775 Moon Road in Columbus.
    • There will be a trunk show Friday night at beginning at 6:00 pm for Finger Foods (Salty/Sweet) with the Lecture/Trunk Show starting at 7:00 PM.  Nancy will be talking about Mastering Color for Traditional Quilts.
    • The Workshop on Saturday will begin at 9:00 AM for machine set up and the Workshop will start at 9:30. There will be a lunch break at noon and the workshop will resume at 12:45 until 3:45.  Lunch will be provided by the Guild with the following choices:  Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, or Roast Beef Sandwich.  Sides will be Broccoli Salad and Fruit.  Choices for lunch were made at the February meeting.
  • Guild Members are asked to begin saving 2 ½ inch squares for a game in 2018.  More information later.  This will be used in a Bingo game.  There will be a workshop in the future on making your own Bingo card.
  • VERY IMPORTANT:  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.
  • Dues of $25 were due at the January meeting.  Please plan to renew your dues in March.  Membership forms will be available as well.  The Guild will be moving to a new email service within a month or two.  Current membership will be used to set up the account.
  • President’s Challenge will be to make soft dolls or animals as well as a doll-sized quilt to be given to boys and girls from one to six years old.  Quilts should be 24×24.  You may use a pattern of your choice or there will be patterns available for you to use.

February Newsletter 2018

  • Upcoming Events:
    • Ft Mitchell History Day will be on Saturday, April 21, 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.  Please see attachments for rules as well as the entry form.  Remember that you can drop off quilts for the Pioneer Day Quilt Show at Ft. Mitchell at either the February meeting, the trunk show on March 16, or at the workshop on Saturday, March 17.
    • February Program will be on Leaders and Enders and presented by Linda Hayes.
    • February Workshop will be on the President’s Challenge (see below).  You will need two fat quarter size scraps.  Also, bring sewing machine and regular sewing supplies as well as fabric scissors.
  • Twenty-nine members were present at the January meeting with three guests.  Seven members participated in the workshop making microwave bowls and foot pedal mats.  The program was presented on the new Guild website and the quilt police.
  • Kathryn Sheppard will serve as assistant treasurer and Carmen Fuentes will serve as assistant secretary.
  • Block of the Month was won by Pam Brandt.  Tool of the Month was won by Juanita Christian and Nametag prize was won by Linda J. Hayes.
  • Nancy Mahoney will be with the Guild in March.  There will be a trunk show at beginning at 6:00 pm for Finger Foods (Salty/Sweet) with the Lecture/Trunk Show starting at 7:00 PM.  Nancy will be talking about Mastering Color for Traditional Quilts.  The Workshop on Saturday will begin at 9:00 AM for machine set up and the Workshop will start at 9:30.  There will be a lunch break at noon and the workshop will resume at 12:45 until 3:45.  Lunch will be provided by the Guild with the following choices:  Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, or Roast Beef Sandwich.  Sides will be Broccoli Salad and Fruit.  You will need to indicate your choice at the February meeting.  If you intend to attend either or both functions, please sign up and pay at the February meeting.
  • Guild Members are asked to begin saving 2 ½ inch squares for a game in 2018.  More information later.  This will be used for a Bingo game.  There will be a workshop in the future on making your own Bingo card.
  • VERY IMPORTANT:  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.
  • Dues of $25 were due at the January meeting.  Please plan to renew your dues in February.  Membership forms will be available as well.
  • President’s Challenge will be to make soft dolls or animals as well as a doll-sized quilt to be given to boys and girls from one to six years old.  Quilts should be 24×24.  You may use a pattern of your choice or there will be patterns available for you to use.
  • There will be a discussion in February in regards to changing the workshop and/or meeting hours.