Saturday, 31 December 2011

Christmas Party 2011

We and 39 members and 18 guests to our annual quilt Christmas Party.
Happy cookie time started at 6PM, with our members bringing alone a beautiful variety of cookies.  Yum!
They started right into our silent auction as you can see below.

Minutes from the November meeting were not read and most business was set aside for the evening so we could proceed with our annual Christmas party.

 A special thank you was given to Marg H for all the time and effort she has given looking after our Comfort Quilts. 

Information on a quilt retreat to be held at Baker’s Narrows Lodge on May 4-6, 2012 was presented by Sandra Buchberger (Cranberry Portage) and Sue Harper (The Pas). (Participants can work on own projects or make a table runner or topper in a class taught by Marie Minaudier. Cost for the Retreat is $290.00and is due by January 31 ,2012)

The craft for the evening was an Origami 3D Flower which was led by Yvonne H

Sixty-six placemats were donated for the Meals on Wheels program. 

Our coffee money donation  will be given to the Vocational Training Centre.

The Membership draw was won by Marg H

The Show and Tell draw for July to December was won by Yvonne H

Kathy S won a copy of the Northern Alphabet Book.  This draw was for those who had made a block for our Northern Alphabet Banner.

The fabric raffle draw was won by Sue H, a guest from The Pas.

The Snowman Quilt draw was won by Sandra D.

 Here is a photo of the last snowman quilt.  This will be available for raffle at the quilt show

 The X block quilt is finished and will be taken home to quilt by Kathy
 Robin took the extra fabric from the X block home and created this lovely quilt.
 Our craft for the evening was large paper flowers to be used as table decorations at our quilt show this spring.  They should be just great on our tea tables.
 To finish off the evening we had our annual fat quarter exchange in the form of the paper bag game.  Donna's game story is in a previous post.
To close Rae B issued the following challenge to our members:

(Rae's Challenge is for each guild member to make a comfort quilt in 2012.
It can be an infant, child, teen or adult male or female.
Try a new pattern or one of your old favorites.
The guild is always available to help with basting, pinning, batting, backing or even fabric if needed.
A draw will be held at the 2012 Christmas party. Each quilt donated gives you a chance for a great prize.
So one quilt-one chance but two quilts gives you two chances!)

Here is our show and tell for the evening.  There are a lot of quilts and placemats.

So till next year, 
Happy Quilting, Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.
Sandra D

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