It was another quite low attendance again this month, maybe those torrential downpours in the early evening put some members off attending. A shame really, as we had a very interesting night. The Challenge quilts were on display, and they all looked wonderful. The brief was to make a quilt in shades of black, white and yellow, showing something of the area we live in. These were judged by Camilla Watson, who explained the judging criteria she used. First place went to Lyn Burnham, whose little quilt showed the market gardening side of our region.
Then the members got a chance to vote, with the top three quilts being shown at Symposium in January, together with three challenge quilts selected by the other participating clubs. These three quilts are: Lyn Burnham’s, as shown above, Balloons over Levin, by Luchelle Cotterell, and the fun and quirky Smoochie No 1 Cow by Helen Cole. Congratulations to everyone who took part, the quilts were amazing.
Show and Tell was a little light this time around, although Heather’s quilts for Ronald McDonald House made quite an impact as they were held up on stage.
And another group offering was bags made at a recent class with Luchelle Cotterell – every one different, and don’t they look nice!
A request was made for our members to help with making soft heart shaped cushions for patients to use under their arm after undergoing breast surgery. Patterns were provided, and we were asked to use only pink fabric. Many of us decided to help out for this excellent cause, and collected the pattern to take home. Another bit of homework was to take home a couple of Christmas tree decorations, all cut out so we just need to stitch them together, and not to forget to bring the finished items back next month.
Another interesting club night, just one more to go this year. Thanks to Leigh for bringing along her surplus lemons to share, I took some home and I’m sure other ladies did too.