Hi there Readers!! I’m back and have lots to catch up on with you!!
Quilt guild for November was back on November 17. We have a potluck for our Christmas gathering since we don’t meet in December.
Usually for a potluck, I just take my food and don’t do the potluck so that I’m guaranteed to have something safe I can eat. However with the extra company I was taking, I made Meatball Stew (using ground pork just browned and not shaped into meatballs) and whole wheat sugar-free bread with butter. I was happy that someone else had brought a cheese tray which gave me one more treat, a slice of cheese.
Before our potluck even started, Rhonda found me with my final secret sister gift!! She had me! No wonder I got such great gifts each month, she is a super shopper. 🙂 She made this appliqued wall hanging in perfect colors for our bedroom. I love it!! The pink border fabric is so yummy!
I delivered my final gift to Bunny W. It included the last of her 12 paper-pieced blocks, the directions for sashings and borders, and the fabrics for sashings, cornerposts, borders, and binding. In her favorite colors of blues & yellows. She is a very sweet & kind lady.
(I just looked! I thought I had pictures of her blocks for posting now. It is gone and I have no pictures! Here’s to hoping she finishes the quilt and brings it for show & tell so I can show you the quilt. I have the blocks done for a bigger quilt for me in pinks & browns. I made 24 and think I need to make a few more for my quilt. At that point, back in February, I was pretty done with them for awhile since I had just completed my 24 and Bunny’s 12!)
Do you notice that I’m dragging my feet about writing about the meeting?
Ok… I’ll spill it!
First during the meeting, one of my jobs as Vice President this year has been to distribute the gifts each month. If a member wears their nametag, they put their name in that basket. If a member brings something for show & tell, they put their name in the show & tell basket. Back in January, I purchased (with guild budget money) 2 gifts for each month. Elaine, the quilt shop owner in Oregon, IL, helped me with choosing all of those gifts! So here I am reading the winners for this month. Usually the gifts are a few fat quarters and a notion or little something.
For new business, Bernie and her wonderful team presented a full page proposal for a scaled-down version of a quilt show for us for next September! They are a super group of friends and I was pleased with their ideas. It is a go!!
I presented our outgoing-President, Rhonda, with her box of quilt blocks. She had chosen the pattern and the color scheme (civil war reproductions) and I made sure all the members had the pattern. They turned their completed blocks in to me at previous meetings and I had them wrapped for her.
At the same time, she gave me the President’s gavel and the keys for the church. I’m the new President for 2009!
My concerns include having to lock up the church and be the last one out (but several have said they’d help)!
But I don’t mind a microphone or talking in front of crowds (imagine that!) so that part is fine.
Rhonda had gifts for her board members. Here I am with Kathy, the outgoing treasurer.
On to show & tell, here are a few highlights:
Ann’s quilt – love these colors!
Bernie’s Tom Sawyer quilt. Darling fabrics and I like the layout.
Bunny S shared her Thimbleberries quilt.
Time to head home… I closed the meeting.
Let me know if you want to go the the January meeting with me.
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