It was an earlier start than usual for our last Town and Country Quilters club night of the year, as there was a lot happening. First there was a presentation to Margaret of the Pink Ladies Support Group, who support local women diagnosed with breast cancer. You may remember when we had a sewing night late last month stitching and stuffing lots of heart shaped cushions, (read about it here.) About 70 of these pretty pink cushions have now been completed and our organiser Yvonne presented them to the Pink Ladies who will be distributing to patients in need. The cushions are tucked under the arm to take pressure off tender areas after surgery, radiation and chemo.
After a few messages including an update on the upcoming Quilt Symposium, it was time for Show and Tell. ( I had taken my recently completed Memory Quilt along for Show and Tell, but it will have to be a secret on the blog until I have given it to my friend.) Luchelle had made a Santa Advent Calendar which made everyone smile, especially with his extra long skinny legs.
Another finish for Luchelle was this cute little quilt for her young grand-son. He is sure to love all those mobile tortoises.
Yvonne has been making 21st birthday quilts for each of her grand-children as they come of age. This is the latest one for her grand-daughter, a very graphic design featuring a tiger. It comes with two matching tiger cushions too.
Members had been asked to bring in something for the Food Bank to help those in need. There was a good assortment of tins and packets for the committee to drop off with the good wishes of our club members.
There was an extra festive flavour to the supper room. The tables were decorated and we were entertained by the Treetop Flyers, a musical duo made up of Kevin Watson on guitar, bass, banjo, harmonica and vocals, and Gill Allen on acoustic guitar and vocals. Sadly, there was too much chatter going on in the supper room which rather drowned out the lovely music, it would have been better if the duo had performed on stage in the hall, I felt.
There was supper galore as everyone had taken a plate of food to this, the last club night of the year. After supper we said our goodbyes and wished each other Merry Christmas as we started on our way home. Thanks to the committee for a fun evening.