We started our December meeting with a great meal catered by the Wheatland Senior Centre. After a couple of reminders we went right into another great show and tell. It was surprising how many #6 UFOs were completed!
Charlene showed us her Magic Tiles quilt.
Charlene also shared a cute reversible quilted hanging she received at the Torquay Christmas exchange.
Donna W. showed us her charm square Christmas runner.
Leanne used some of the upholstery squares and made a very nice reversible bag.
Eileen has been busy finishing this cute growth chart which incorporated a measuring tape from Peachtree.
Sharynne completed her tablerunner that she showed us last month.
Marlene has been working on the Idiom challenge.
Its raining cats and dogs!
Debbie Giroux shared the modern quilt blocks that Darlene Holdstock has put together after our gathering in September.
Donna M. has also been working with some of the upholstery fabric to make a cute pyramid bag.
Donna has been busy this month as usual and showed a couple of other bags.
Leeann finished her #6 UFO – a hopscotch quilt for her grandaughte quilted by Colleen with dragonflies and waves.
Elaine added eyes to a snowman runner she made for her daughter in law several years ago.
Marg’s #6 UFO was a Fold n Stitch wreath. It went to Australia with her.
Vera had several things to show us – she has also been busy!
Helen made two very cute quilts for her grandchildren.
Adeline has been busy using her 60 degree ruler making several table runners and centres.
We finished off the evening with our usual Left-Right game. Anyone that wanted made a paperpieced Christmas tree item and wrapped it. Brenda King did another great job of including all our members in a wonderful story to distribute our gifts. We sit in a circle and every time left or right(or write) comes up in the story we pass it that direction.
Here is our story – a big thank you to Brenda! PLEASE don’t believe everything you read!!
Santa, the Guild, and the Soo Theater
RIGHT after Santa arrived in Weyburn last Christmas, he realized Weyburn citizens were LEFT with a crushing blow. The Soo Theater had closed. To the LEFT and RIGHT businesses thrived, but the theater was LEFT deserted.
Santa realized RIGHT away that avid theater goes like Diana,Vickie, Debbie, and Helen were RIGHTfully heart broken. The three Donnas, Jaynie, and Verla LEFT Weyburn to see movies in Regina and Estevan. That wasn’t RIGHT as money then LEFT town.
Jill, Jan, Marion and Terena decided to WRITE whomever they could think of to get help. Adeline even decided to WRITE Santa.
Santa couldn’t help as he would be LEFT with no time to supervise his elves including the mischievous Charlene, Shelby, Eva, and Joanne. Mrs. Claus couldn’t help as she would be LEFT with no time to coffee with her friends Grace, the two Dots, and Leona.
Santa turned to the Crocus Quilt Guild. Could they RIGHT this wrong for the community? They would try or be LEFT with great disappointment.
Marg, Dorothy Benning, and Michele volunteered to head up this committee and the rest of the quilters said these ladies wouldn’t be LEFT doing the bulk of the work. RIGHT away the group realized that to make profits LEFT, RIGHT and sideways, it wouldn’t be RIGHT to use all the space for seats and the screen.
Lydia and Sharynne wondered if it would be RIGHT to have 150 seats and a screen half the size and to use the LEFTover space for other profitable things. Yvonne, Marianna, and Eileen thought that was the RIGHT idea and asked those LEFT without jobs to come up with ideas.
“My longarm machine could go in the RIGHT back corner,” said Colleen Sproat.
“I wanted the RIGHT back corner for my hand quilting frame,” said Esther, “but I could use the RIGHT front corner instead.”
Bonnie, Lynne, Shelley, Darlene, Leann Miller, and Nancy smiled impish smiles as they rolled their homemade cigarettes. “Let’s have a smoking area RIGHT behind the screen,” said these legal pot-smoking ladies.
That LEFT Vera and Shannon aghast. Smoke pot RIGHT in the guild’s theater? No way! It wasn’t RIGHT to get the smell of smoke into the fabrics. They could smoke their pot RIGHT outside in the alley like the rest of the guild members.
Those who thought the pot smokers’ idea wasn’t RIGHT, shouted out other ideas. Leanne Alexander said an area for cutting fabric was RIGHT. Marlene and Linda Unraw said an area for the library was RIGHT. Trudi said an area to store charity quilts was RIGHT. Gloria added that an area for swapping unused fabric was RIGHT and Linda Klemenz said it was only RIGHT to have a demo area. Dorothy Schoff said any LEFTover area could be used to rent space to Weyburn’s RIGHT wing and LEFT wing politicians.
Rhonda and Sheila weren’t at the meeting so had to WRITE and mail their ideas. Their ideas were LEFT at the bottom of a mailbag due to the postal disruptions.
It was Peggy and Elaine‘s job to WRITE to Santa and Mrs. Claus so they knew the guild hadn’t LEFT the community hanging. They had saved the Soo Theater! They included a list of the first movies they would show: The Kids Are All RIGHT, The RIGHT Kind of Wrong, Elvis Has LEFT the Building, Dudley Do-RIGHT, RIGHT at Your Door, My LEFT Foot, All the RIGHT Moves, and Do the RIGHT Thing.
Mayor Roy was so pleased with the Guild that he declared December 25th Crocus Quilt Guild Day. The rest of the world was LEFT with it being only Christmas Day, but RIGHTfully Weyburn would celebrate both Christmas and their beloved heroes – the Weyburn Quilt Guild.
Santa smiled as he LEFT for his 2018 trip. Gifts and gratitude would be LEFT for the Crocus Quilters who made Christmas especially great RIGHT in their own neighborhood.