Sunday 15 December 2019

Happy Holidays

Hi Everyone,

As we reach the end of our quilting year, I would like to wish you all a happy and safe holiday period over the Christmas break.
I look forward to seeing you all in January. We restart on 16 January.

Our Christmas party was a lot of fun. We had lots of delicious food to eat. The table was decorated with beautiful flowers from Grace's garden. Due to popular demand, we played 'June's game' again.
Every year, June says 'this is the last time', but nobody seems to listen!
There was lots of laughter as we competed for the prizes by rushing forward if, for example, we were the tallest member, or the smallest member and even did anyone have a tattoo!

Meg and Christie unfortunately were unable to join us and Doreen was not well enough. We were pleased with a surprise visit from Betty, a former member, and Margaret came from the north coast.

Christmas Challenge:

Iris has made up the kits for our Christmas Challenge which is also the 2020 Quilt Show Challenge.
Kits will be available in January for those who missed out.

Design: A favourite block using black and white fabrics - patterned or plain - with the inclusion of a small 'dash' of the enclosed coloured fabric.

Rule:  avoid creamy white or grey black.

Block Size: Choose 4", 6", 8", or 10" finished size.

Due: 6 March 2020 (first Thursday in March)

A group of happy quilters.

The beautiful Christmas flowers.

Until next year .....

Saturday 7 December 2019

Lots of Baby Quilts

Hullo Everyone,

Christmas Party next week. Bring a glass and a small plate of food to share. You are welcome to arrive at the usual time or come at 11 or 11:30.

Return date - 16 January.

Our AGM is held in February.

Lin is home from hospital after her hip operation which went well.

"Housekeeping" reminders:

* Donations of wool, fabric, cottons etc. are welcome.
These items should be taken for Community use first and foremost - then to be
 shared with everyone.

* Morning teas: Some members are daunted by the thought of bringing morning tea. These don't have to be elaborate. Just biscuits are OK.
Please bring whatever you feel comfortable with. Some of us like to bake, some like to make sandwiches.
It is lovely to try the various goodies but please make it easy for yourselves.
Simple is fine.

* Quilts to Sunshine Homes:

Iris will take 6 quilts to Sunshine Homes this week.  All were displayed during our meeting.

* Robyn has received letters of thanks and a lovely photo from Trundle school. One little boy wrote a special note to Robyn's husband to say that he has always dreamt of having his very own soccer ball. He was thrilled with his gift.

Show and Tell:

Four baby quilts from Carolyn.

Two from Jackie made from Liberty prints. 

One from Sheila.

Three from Sue D.

Until next time .....