Hello Lions Gate Quilters,

As you all know, our Free Motion Machine Quilting and Shrinky Stretchy Pliable Patchwork Workshops were undersubscribed. After putting the word out through the Guild Gathering, we were still coming up short. We commenced with further advertising efforts including another notice through the Gathering, emailing all the Lions Gate Guild members, and cooperation from several retail outlets that are quilt related. Viola! we were able to sufficiently fill our classes.

Free Motion Machine Quilting, with Terry Grusendorf, was held on October 17th, at Gloria Dei Church, with registration of 18 people. This was the first time we have used the hall at Gloria Dei, and found it to be very nice for several reasons, but not really bright enough. The number of electrical plugs was a bit shy, as well. The workshop, however, was great!

We have booked the facility at St Stephens Catholic Church for the January Extravaganza. The theme of the day is quilting with precuts. Elaine Andrew will lead us through creating a Long John Jellies quilt, using a jelly roll. Attendees will be asked to bring their quilts made from precuts of all types for show and tell, and we will have a potluck lunch. The cost for the day is $25. About six people are registered so far, so hopefully it will fill up at the next guild meeting. The past four years, we have had 44 or 45 people attending each year.

Registration for our Lonestar Circle workshop with Krista Hennebury on February 20th was brisk at the last meeting. At a maximum of 18 attendees, we have only a few spots left. There will be opportunity to sign up at the next guild meeting.

Jane Andrew