For those who didn’t manage to make it to our Christmas pot luck, boy did you miss out! We arrived to festively set tables, complete with beautiful runners and the prettiest centre pieces (thank you, Linda F); the latter were later won by one lucky member at each table. Apart from the fabulous food – and a dessert table that positively sagged under the yummiest home bakes – there were plenty of prizes and giveaways.
I will admit I was so busy enjoying myself that I clean neglected to write down winners’ names. Apologies. There were three door prizes and this time, I, who never win anything, won an interesting striped fabric of which I intend to make good use, thank you. There were also two prizes of fabric per table in a lively game of Pass-the-parcel, and three ladies were rewarded in the UFO challenge. The Secret Santa mug rugs were a joy for each of us to receive, it was so interesting to see how unique and sweet each was in and of itself. Moira sent us the pic of the mug rug she received on the left below and mine is on the right… we’re both thrilled! UPDATE: Judy has added a mug rug gallery on the Members Only area under “Our Year in Pictures”: snap your mug rug and send your pic to Judy to be added!
Thank you so much Barb M and Les O who were the Christmas elves behind our fabulous party – the agenda, the activities and the prizes, with feedback from the executive, and help from various members. A big round of applause and many thanks to these hard working ladies!
The December meeting was held after lunch. Marilyn announced our next BOM, this time a star block, and the winner of the rather lovely Christmas tree blocks was picked from the hat (see previous post). Linda R was thanked for managing the Community Quilts portfolio over the past two years, a tough act to follow, for sure, given the number of quilts donated over this period and the absolute dedication she has given to the job. I will be handling Community Quilts for the next two years and would love to hear ideas and suggestions from members (email me).
The final item was show and tell, which is the most popular and inspiring part of the meeting for many of us and there was quite the variety as always, including no-longer-UFOs thanks to the challenge! Moira arranged our group pic which can be viewed in the Members Only area of the web site.
A big thank-you to Judy for taking pictures for this blog post.
A very Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings to all of you and yours,