The Kenya Quilt Guild holds its Annual General Meeting on Thursday of this week at our usual meeting place, Shalom House off Ngong Road near The Junction and next door to L’Arena Pizzeria.  The meeting will open at 10:00 a.m.  We will have election of officers and calls for Subcommittee volunteers to establish a new Executive Council.  Then we will debate two Constitutional amendments, one to change the AGM date to the April meeting, and the other to suspend publication of Snippets indefinitely.  Anyone who is not a member in good standing may not vote for officers or amendments, so if you have not yet paid your dues for 2012, please come prepared to do so BEFORE the meeting begins.

The business portion of our meeting concluded, we will have a brief show-and-tell, followed by a presentation by Dena Crain on how to care for our quilts.  Dena will discuss the enemies of textiles, how to travel with quilts and how to prepare quilts for long-term storage as well as how to hang and display our lovely quilts.

Don’t forget that before our next meeting in May, we will be holding an exhibition at the Village Market.  That happens over the weekend of the 11th, 12th, and 13th of May, and the show will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. each of those days.  Volunteers are needed to help work the show.

If you plan to exhibit one or more quilts in the show, bring your completed Call for Entry form and the appropriate amount of cash to pay the fees for showing your work to the AGM on Thursday.  Any Call for Entry form submitted after Thursday will be charged an additional 300/-.  Make certain you have completed the correct Call for Entry form; if it asks you whether you want the KQG to sell your quilt, that’s the right one!

Quilts for the show can be delivered to The Woman Shop, to Neela Shah or to Gill Rebelo any time up until the close of business on Saturday, May 5Quilts received after that date will not be exhibited.

Anyone who is interested in patchwork quilting is invited to attend both our AGM and our Exhibition.  Come to meet us, see what we do and how we do it, and to join in the fun and appreciation of patchwork quilting we share.  Visitors are welcome, but there is an entry fee of 200/- payable at the door.

We have quite a few workshops coming up in May.  Follow our Quilt Workshop Schedule for more information to be posted soon.

See you Thursday at Shalom House!