Our December meeting always occurs a little earlier in the month so is a good prequel to the coming festivities of December! A lovely 'Hope' lunch was provided by the members and thanks to Carol E for organising our quick Xmas make, some lovely fabric boxes.
No meeting is complete without a raffle and a 'show and tell' of course. Pat showed us the lovely quilt below, and thanked members for their help and advice with the quilting of it.
Our November meeting got everyone together to start thinking about, and making, tombola items for our exhibition in June. Gail, Carol E and many others brought along patterns, kits, material etc so we could make a good variety of things. It proved to be an enjoyable day with lots of things made and lots of chatter along the way.
We also had a show and tell of course.
Fiona showed us her lovely snuggle quilt, started during our workshop with Dawn Cameron-Dick last year.
Pat and Carol C also had lovely quilts to show us, both using the quilt-as-you-go method. (sorry about Carol's quilt picture, she moved!)
Now looking forward to our Xmas get-together Dec 3rd.
It's always a lovely atmosphere at our AGM, lots to talk about, lots to see and a very interesting speaker.We got the business of the day over fairly quickly. Our Chairman, Treasurer, Membership and Programme secretaries all read their reports and it was interesting to remember the highlights of the year. We had a few changes on the committee, members are only allowed to be in post for 3 years, so we said thanks to Sam, June and Maureen P who were stepping down while we welcomed Tessa, Steph, Gail, Pat C, Fiona and Gwynnedd into their new posts.
Our AGM wouldn't be complete without our annual AGM challenge. This year members were asked to bring along any 3-layered quilted item in Black, White and one other solid colour. There was a wonderful display but our winner was Gail (top left), second was Beryl (top right) and joint third Carol E (bottom left) and Fiona (bottom right).
To see the rest of the entrants you will need to come to our Summer exhibition June 16th/17th :)
It was also time to reveal our Chinese Whispers and see how these had progressed from the initial photograph. We have a top row sequence and a bottom row sequence in the photographs, but again you need to come to the exhibition to see them properly.
Our afternoon speaker was Judy Mendelssohn and she gave us a wonderful, amusing talk about her quilts. She brought many quilts to show us, the good and the bad ones, and told us the history attached to each one!
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