What a great evening! We started by socializing with punch, and then we were treated to a delicious catered meal by Rebecca. Following the meal we had a brief business meeting and then Brenda presented the entertainment.
Brenda had two excellent games. In the first game we tried to solve quilting acronyms which were quite tough — i.e., STASH — Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden.
In the second game we were challenged to draw a nine patch of a Friendship Block by drawing on a paper that we held on our head. Each table had a representative winner (shown above with Marion cut off on the right) and with lots of laughter at our drawings, Jill was victorious!
Following the games the much anticipated “Left/Right” story written by Brenda was held and we exchanged the gifts we had created using the piece of cute fabric that Brenda had provided. There was quite a variety of items and it was a lot of fun.
Prizes were given for those whose names were drawn from the “Cupboard Challenge”. Congratulations to Brenda, Colleen and Sharynne. Also, Brenda provided a Saskatoon pie as a door prize and the winner was Esther. For the table centres, those with birthdays closest to International Quilting Day (March 18) were the winners. Thanks to Brenda for all the work she did creating such an attractive setting and for the fun and entertaining evening.
The evening culminated with Show and Tell.
Charlene has recovered from her trip to Bali and was able to show an attractive quilt.
Darlene showed a festive paper pieced table runner — all set for the holiday season.
Dorothy has been busy. She showed four items. The two above were a table topper and a sunflower cushion that were made with fabric petals.
Dorothy added a machine embroidered poinsettia to the corner of a silver and white table runner that will make a beautiful gift. A machine embroidered Christmas boot with flowers placed in a wire frame will also make a very attractive wall hanging.
Vera showed three more bags that will make popular gifts. She had used different battings and she preferred working with the softer batting.
Jill answered the call from the WCS Pillow Case Project to have pillow cases donated. Jill made a cute Superman pillow case using fabric from the Cupboard Challenge.
Adeline, too, has been busy. She showed her Blazing Star block she made at the November retreat; a festive table runner; and a cozy quilt from fabric from the cupboard.
Esther was working on this “rectangles and squares” quilt at the September Retreat. She has it completed in time to be a beautiful Christmas gift. She did the machine quilting by sewing “wavy” lines, and it was very effective!
Bonnie has been working on UFO’s and completed these two items that used a creative grid ruler — Scrap Crazy. The one item is a beautiful quilt for a human, while the other is a dog mat (in which she used a towel for batting) and the lucky dog will be very happy to have his own washable cozy mat.
Brenda showed a very cute paper pieced “trees and houses” wall hanging that she quilted that will make a beautiful Christmas gift.
2 1/2″ strips were turned into two lovely Christmas table runners by Leanne.
Marg showed her almost finished Christmas “Boughs and Bows” wall hanging that she started in order to learn paper piecing. It will be ready to hang for Christmas.
Above is an ad from Jan who has a 700 Janome sewing machine for sale.
May all our Guild members and quilters have a very blessed and happy Christmas! Enjoy the holidays and the festive season before the next Guild meeting which will be held on January 2, 2018!