What a treat we had at our November meeting. Kudos to our Activities team who calmly dealt with a late cancelling ill speaker and enlisted Bruce Young to entertain us with his fascinating 30 year quilting journey and his amazing quilts.
Some of the interesting information Bruce shared with us:
Bruce showed us more than 60 of his creations!
A selection of Bruce's pieces that reflect the diversity of his work are pictured below.and You can see photos of all of Bruce's creations in his trunk show in this photo gallery.
More photos - You can enjoy photos of the other pieces that Bruce showed us in this photo gallery.
The hard work of our members on our various charity projects was in evidence at this meeting from the holiday placemats for clients of Arnprior Meals on Wheels, the large stack of Christmas gift bags for the local food bank, and 20 premie quilts for the little babies in a neo-natal unit. Several of these premie quilts were Christmas themed.
Coffee Time Demo
Members enjoyed Shirley Fedoruk's demonstration of how to make bags for baking potatoes in a microwave oven.
Our meeting wrapped up with our draws and as usual, some happy winners!
Guess the number of pages in the library book: Joyce T
50-50 draw: Daria H won $51.50
Gift Basket: Barb D
Name tag draw: Eleanor K
Door Prizes: Julie C, Louise V, Margaret F, Penny C, Mary D, Tina M, Jane E
At the retreat, November 3 - 7, which was attended by 17 ladies at Providence Point in Lanark, a good time was had by all.
We played a game with 2 1/2” strips black and white which were won by Ann Poll and Mary DeVries. There were also door prizes won which were donated by Sew Inspired.
It seems that each time we come together for a retreat someone always goes home with a new technique learned or a simpler way to make a block. It seems that we do all get many projects started or completed. We do all enjoy spending this time together.
-- Joanna Vlaming,
Click or tap on a photo in the gallery to see it in full.