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The purpose of the GALA Quilters Guild is to further an interest in all matters pertaining to quilting. We strive to achieve this goal through the fellowship and collaboration of all of our members by exchanging information, ideas and quilting techniques.
Guild dues are $20 per year, due each January.
We'd love to hear from you! If you have questions about our guild, events or programs, would like to visit a guild meeting, or if you are interested in becoming a guild member, just email ContactUs@GALAQuiltGuild.com.
GALA members may log in to our yahoo group page to chat anytime.
GALA Quilt Guild meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month
Trinity United Methodist Church, 1600 5th Ave, Phenix City,
Road trip: East Cobb Quilt Show
In each workshop, we work on a variety of projects and learn new skills. We host award winning quilting teachers and our recent projects included baby quilts, purses and jackets, learning to translate pictures onto fabric, raw edge applique, and applying new techniques and interpretations to classic patterns.
1:00pm - until...
Trinity UMC Fellowship Hall
During the business meeting we discuss guild matters and hold a show and tell session where members bring current projects to share with each other. Then we have a program conducted by members or guest speakers, followed by refreshments.
– Quilts of Valor Workshop: one yard of
fabric OR 9 strips of fabric cut 3 ½” wide by width of
fabric. Colors should be either red, white, blue, or gold.
Quilts of Valor officials request that the fabric not be floral.
You will need your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies, including
November 16, 2013
November Workshop - Dimensional Snowflakes: you will need two coordinating Christmas fat quarters; Heat-N-Bond or Steam-A-Seam; Scissors; and Glue Gun. This is a non-sewing project so sewing machines will not be needed. You may want to bring more fat quarters depending on how many you want to make. 3 Dimensional Snowflake pattern
October 19, 2013
Workshop – Big Quilt Bag. Materials needed: discarded boards from bolts of fabric. (Linda will bring some from Sew Much Fun if you don’t have one.) 39x58 piece of batting, 4 feet of ¾” dowel rods (cut in half), assorted sewing notions. For a LINED bag, 1 1/8 yard of 54” outside fabric and 1 1/8 yard of 54” inside fabric (lining) OR 1 5/8 yard of 44” fabric for outside and inside fabrics. For a PREQUILTED bag, 1 5/8 yard of pre-quilted fabric. You will also need 1 ½ yards of binding.
September 21, 2013
Workshop – Quilt and Sew for Charity, Quilts of Valor, or a UFO of your own. Come enjoy the fellowship at 9:30 AM.
August 17, 2013
Workshop – September workshops moved to August due to the Gwinnett Quilt Show on the same weekend as Guild in September. You will be making a quilt using 2 ½ inch strips. Start collecting strips now—you will need strips for yourself to use as well as strips to trade with others. Strips need to be at least 12-18” long to be usable in the quilt. Good rule of thumb is to cut one 2 ½ strip for yourself and cut another to trade. The more strips you have the more variety your quilt will have! Lights, darks, and mediums are all great for the quilt. Go ahead and sort your strips before the workshop. As usual, bring sewing machine, basic sewing/quilting supplies, and materials. Don’t forget August is our Ice Cream Social. BRING YOUR OWN BOWL.
Best of Quilts Award Winners
July 20, 2013
Workshop Requirements Quarter yard WOF piece and three coordinating Fat Quarters. As usual, bring sewing machine, basic sewing/quilting supplies, and materials. Don’t forget to bring a pillow because the fellowship hall chairs tend to sit low.
June 15, 2013
Workshop Requirements: ¾ yard main fabric, 1/8 yard accent fabric,
yard cuff fabric. These should be patriotic fabrics for Quilts of Valor, but they can also be any coordinating fabric to make the pillowcase. As usual, bring sewing machine, basic sewing/quilting supplies, and materials. Don’t forget to bring a pillow because the fellowship hall chairs tend to sit low.
May 18, 2013
Sewing Machine Mat.
You will need: two coordinating fat quarters, a fat quarter size
piece of batting, about 85 inches of 2 ½ strips for binding, and
matching or neutral thread.
As always, basic sewing supplies and machine in working order are also
Covered Dish Picnic – The guild will provide paper products. Members are asked to bring picnic foods, such as sandwiches, salads, desserts, etc. to share. Drinks will be provided. There will be games to play with PRIZES!
April 20, 2013
Workshop – Casserole Tote – You will need two pieces of fabric for the body (22 x 22), two pieces of fabric for the end tabs (4.5 x 7), and one piece of fabric for the handle (5 x 22). Optional materials are a 22 x 22 piece of interfacing, batting, or Insulbright. You will probably need a walking foot if you plan on using the optional materials. As always, basic sewing supplies and machine in working order are also needed.
March 16, 2013
Bias Binding – Bring your Easter Egg
table mat from February’s workshop or a small project of your own.
Supplies needed: 1-2
fat quarters, long ruler, rotary cutter, sewing machine and supplies.
Workshop will start at 9:30.
March Program – Rebecca Chester will be giving information on National Quilting Day. Forms for joining the National Quilt Association and American Quilt Society will also be available as well as a ‘surprise’ for members attending the March meeting.
January 19, 2013
Please Note: Beginning in January 2013, we will be meeting at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1600 5th Ave, Phenix City, AL. Plan to park at the rear of the church. Those arriving for workshop will need to pull forward onto the grass between the building and the street. If you need to park at the front of the building, enter under the portico. There will be someone there from 9:15 until 9:30 for workshop and 12:45 until 1:00 for meeting. After those times, the doors will be locked. If you arrive after those times and must park at the front, call Sydney Caldwell or Pam Motycka and one of us will come open the door.
You will have a choice of three projects to work on: 1) bring a UFO of your own to gift to someone else; 2) bring a UFO of your own to finish and then gift to someone else; or, 3) bring a selection of yardage or fat quarters in reds, whites, and blues to complete a Quilt of Valor quilt. Directions for the QOV will be provided. Don’t forget your machine as well as basic sewing supplies as well as rotary cutter and rulers.
How to square up a block or components of a block such as half-square triangles.