Members and visitors had a most enjoyable time at our recent December meeting.  We enjoyed listening to interesting  speakers, ate a wonderful lunch and shared stories and experiences. Some of us shopped, more of us investigated our Kris Kringle surprise and everyone was delighted with the show and tell pieces.  Truly our members produce superb work.

The shop was provided by The Patchwork Tea House from Warburton. (www.ThePatchworkTeaHouse.com) The interesting range of fabrics and knick-knacks on offer helped many members with their Christmas shopping. (and perhaps to add to their own fabric stash).

Siska Dart shared some of her African pieces: her South African Quilt in the making was quite stunning. For those not at the meeting, check out the photo in the gallery below.  Siska - we would love to see your quilt when it is completed.

Our second speaker was Francis, head of the Adolescent Mental Health Unit at Monash Hospital. He gave us a very clear and quite remarkable picture of the work done by his team. -It was encouraging to hear of the work being done for young people in great need, and to receive his thanks for the quilts produced and donated by Guild members to the Unit. I am sure there were many like myself who felt enthused to create a quilt suitable for this terrific purpose in 2015.

This year the committee catered the Christmas lunch and along with some special volunteers they produced an excellent meal. Thanks to the committee members and volunteers who took on this onerous task: we really appreciated the results of your hard work! 

The meeting concluded with a wonderful display of show and tell work.

The gallery below includes a range of photos showing members enjoying themselves with their friends, the shop, the speakers and some of the quilt items produced for the Adolescent Mental Health Unit, and by members for friends and families, often to celebrate very special occasions.

 

 

Happy New Year to everyone

Kerry