It was the final club night of the year, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one wondering where the year had gone. There was a lot happening, and we were invited to come along early, if we could, so that we could view and vote on the table runner Challenge for Viewers Choice. This was a challenge with a difference, participants had to use the colours on the paint swatch card provided, and could add one other colour. There was no size requirements for the challenge, so the table runners came in various shapes and sizes.
Lots of variety here
The challenge had been previously judged and the winners and runner up of the Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Professional groups were announced. Club member Avon won both Viewers Choice and Judges Award with her glittering beaded lady in a ball gown in shades of grey.
Viewers Choice and Judges Award
Anna Williams was our guest speaker, and she spoke about taking her first small group of quilters to the Festival of Quilts at Birmingham, and by all accounts they had a marvelous time. We saw slides from the show, and other places of interest they visited on tour, such as the American Museum, at the Roman Baths at Bath.
Show and Tell is always a highlight of the meetings, and I took along two of my recent finishes, Soul Searching and Alphabet Noel. Some other lovely quilts had been brought along too.
Applique and pieced quilt by Griet
Tiny Pineapple Log Cabin by Avon
Supper was certainly rather special, with strawberries and ice-cream being eaten with gusto, not by me though, I’m not a fan of ice-cream. But there were asparagus rolls and Christmas cake on offer, which went nicely with my cuppa. The raffles were drawn, 10 prizes this time, because it was our Christmas meeting. Wonder of wonders, one of my numbers were called out, my first win in a couple of years I reckon. I didn’t open my parcel till I had returned home, and discovered a Gutermann gift pack of pins and threads, plus a half yard of Christmas fabric.
My raffle prize
Each Christmas our members are asked to bring along a donation for the Food Bank, for those less fortunate. Every little bit helps, especially at this time of year.
Donations for the Food Bank
The meeting concluded with wishes for a safe and happy Christmas to all – it was a lovely night indeed.