Well, the hall was looking particularly spectacular this week, with the great displaying of The Show Baby Quilts Challenge! At last we got to see them all in their glory, hung around the room.
No close-ups, because we don't want to spoil the surprise for show visitors in August!
Congratulations to June and Maree K who both received the same top score in the voting, and to Gil and Robyn S who both received the same second-top score! How amazing is that?
It was clear that everyone put in an outstanding effort to make these special baby quilts. Congratulations all! It was generally agreed that this will add significantly to the success of our show. Each show we add something different, and we believe it gives the event added interest and variety.
Great news that we have been granted some display space at The Guild Show this year. This is an initiative not trialled before, so we will do our best to help make it a success. Our day is to be the Friday of the Show, and planning has begun about how to use the space. Please done hesitate to make suggestions if you have any thoughts.
Iris and Robyn S reported back about the handing over of 50 baby quilts to the Grace Centre last Monday. The Centre was of course extremely delighted and grateful for the gift, and talked about their plans to present each new mum with a quilt as a special gift for Mothers' Day. Thank you to all the members who rose to the challenge of boosting baby quilt numbers for this special presentation, and thanks to Robyn and Iris for transporting and presenting the quilts.
Below are a few more shown this week as we continue the production of these gems. The Grace Centre says they could easily do with about 600 a year! We will continue to do our bit to help them achieve that number!
Thank you to Lindy, Val, Narelle and Helena for these ones......
A fresh batch of wadding is coming next week. Thanks to Susan St J for purchasing this for us. It will go into the cupboard, so let us know if you need to buy some.
A shot below of a busy quilter (Merlyn) 'laying out' a new beauty on the floor. Looks like it's going to be
gorgeous! They just keep coming ...............
Only one Show 'n Tell this week. It was by Jenny who used her Sun Bonnet Sue Accuquilt cutter to produce this sweet little quilt for the community collection. Very nice......
The first raffle tickets were handed out this week, so if you didn't get any ask next Thursday. The more we sell the more money we make, so tap all your friends on the shoulder!
See you on Thursday. Enjoy your week.