Athens Dixie Stitchers Meets The First Thursday Of Each Month
Friendship UMC Lucas Ferry Road Athens, Alabama 256-729-1049

I will be filling in for Ann and conducting the next meeting of the Athens Dixie Stitchers. We have a guest program, Amy Crunk, who will be displaying a trunk show and discussing her method of paper piecing. If there is an interest in learning her method, we may discuss a workshop at a future meeting. Since we want to give her enough time and not run extremely late our business part of the meeting will be short. We have extended an invitation to the members of the other Athens guilds to visit our program.

What are our plans for next year? We are looking for suggestions and would like you to bring them to the June meeting. So what would you like to do and see us do to promote quilting?

This year is the 200th anniversary of Athens. The option I need everyone to consider and be prepared to discuss at the June meeting is a one day "Quilt Celebration" that would hopefully be a joint endeavor by all of the Athens guilds. The church where we meet may be an option for the venue and we would try to include quilts with stories from families in the Athens area. I would like everyone to think about this, decide if you would like to participate, and be prepared to discuss and vote whether we take this to the other two guilds or drop the interest.

We really need a good attendance for our paid program in May and for a vote on the show option in June. Join us May 3rd and June 7th. We will be collecting membership dues at the June meeting.

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