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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Town and Country Quilters February Club Night

It seems such a long time since our last club night, as we don’t have a January meeting.  The members arrived at the hall, happily chatting away to their fellow club members.  Our President Leigh, looking very glam with a new hair style, told us what the committee had planned for the next few months.  There was lots planned, a weekend retreat, classes and a couple of UFO sewing days, plenty to keep the members busy.  Paula from the 2015 Quilt Symposium committee spoke about the different categories available to enter our quilts in.  The five local quilt clubs are combining forces to help run the Symposium.

With a lot of notices to get through for the start of the year, there was no speaker last night.  Raffles were drawn, and sadly I missed out again.  Then came Show and Tell, always the highlight of the evening.  The Tuesday Stitchers, a small house group, showed us all the quilts they had made for charity, including utilising orphan quilt blocks that had been donated.  Such a busy, prolific group, and all the items are going to others less fortunate.

Sandra is another very prolific member who had also just completed a quilt for charity.  This one will be donated to Ronald McDonald House and will certainly comfort a sick child.  Sandra used up a whole pile of two and a half inch squares, complemented by stitchery blocks as well.

P2120002 Sandra's quilt for Ronald McDonald House

Moira, (a member of my Sew Wot group) had brought along her star quilt, all finished, which was a club block of the month with the star patterns provided.  This has been made into a Christmas table cloth.
P2120007 Christmas quilt

We were all amazed when Heather, (another member of our Sew Wot group), announced that she had redrafted this Wedding Ring variation pattern smaller, then stitched the pieces together by hand.  It is all pinned up, ready to quilt.

P2120008 Heather’s hand stitched quilt

Little Max will certainly love his 3rd birthday quilt, lovingly made by Aunty Luchelle.  This appliqué pattern is so cute, and features animal mothers with their babies.

P2120003 For Max

Another little boy is also getting a special quilt, and he hasn’t quite arrived yet!  Katherine made this I Spy quilt for her grandson, who will be arriving shortly.

P2120004 I Spy quilt for a new baby

And last, but not least, Kaye brought along her hand-bag, covered in “bling”, as she said.  It is made with black and gold fabrics, with an assortment of buttons and brooches.  Kaye is bright and bubbly, so this bag will suit her personality perfectly!

P2120006 Kaye’s  bag covered with bling

Our evening concluded with supper, and a short game to wake up our brains.  No winners at our table, unfortunately.  It was good to catch up with members again, and see what everyone had been working on over the Christmas break.

1 comment:

MrsC (Maryanne) said...

It sounds lovely. It's been years since I went to a club night, I miss it, though tonight I am going to speak to the Wellington uilters Guild so maybe that'll get me back into it!. (I never get time to quilt any more that's the problem!)