Saturday, 16 January 2021

We are back

 Hi Everyone,

15 of us returned to quilting this week. Good to see Akiko back, safe and well from her trip. Lots of news to catch up with everyone. It was a good day.

Deb has been in touch with Jacky who hasn't come to meetings for a long time. She is suffering badly from arthritis and is unsure if she can return. Deb suggested that she call in just to say Hi whenever she feels like it. 

Sandy sorted all the quilts in the cupboards and made sure she had catalogued all of them. We have quite a few ready to give away. Iris mentioned that she has noticed an increase in the number of  'likes' we have had on Facebook which is good to hear.

We have three Life Members this year. Both Gill and Alison were there this week to receive their new badges. Alison and Gill joined on the same day. Robyn Jms is also a Life Member. I will save her badge until she comes.

Alison had a special surprise for us this week. She has a friend who is a Marionette Puppeteer and Painter. A Marionette Puppet is controlled from above using wires and strings. We all remember the Punch and Judy shows from our childhood. 

Alison brought in the Duke of Mantua puppet her friend Bruce has made. She then proceeded to show two puppets that she had dressed. One is Geppetto from Pinocchio and the other the Don Quixote.

Alison bought fabric and fake leather from Spotlight. Don Quixote had a doily that Doreeen had given her a while ago around his neck. Gill took a photo to show Doreen.

We were totally enthralled with such a special treat and filled with wonder at Alison's expertise.

In all the excitement I totally forgot to photograph the 10 Baby Quilts from Carolyn. We have now received 60 from her, all made during lockdown. Thank you Carolyn.

Show and Tell:

Geppetto


Don Quixote


Duke of Mantua


Until next week ....

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