December has rolled around, in no time of all it seems, and we had our final quilt club meeting of the year. The committee outdid themselves, with a special festive supper, the tables set so nicely in the supper room with fancy cloths and Christmas decorations. Dishes of strawberries and ice-cream were offered to those who could do them justice (not me, sadly, I was full from attended two other Christmas break-ups during the day).
Most of the Show and Tell had a festive theme too, and both Yvonne’s wall-hanging and Kathryn’s table runner sported some Christmas stitchery designs.
Christmas wall-hanging and table runner
Kathy’s glamorous Christmas stocking
Diane showed us the lovely quilt she had made for her son and daughter-in-law.
And my horse quilt was displayed before it get wrapped up and given away at Christmas
Anna Williams was our guest speaker and what a warm bubby person she is, and she brought along some lovely samples of her intricate Celtic bias quilts. They are absolutely amazing.
Bias Celtic quilt by Anna Williams
She also excels at thread painting, and had several lovely examples of this technique as well. She was helped during the evening by her delightful hubby who worked the slides and offered amusing quips and comments.
Thread painting by Anna Williams
The raffles were drawn, and extra prizes given to those ladies who had secret items tucked away in their handbags. Such as a needle and thread (Ute) or a tape measure (me). We dipped into the basket containing the Christmas Fat Quarter exchange, and all went home with a lovely surprise - a bunch of happy little quilters. It was a lovely finish to a great year of quilting and friendship.