106 members and 4 visitors celebrated the 40 Birthday of the Patchworkers and Quilters Guild. Alana and her team had been preparing for this anniversary function since late 2017 and it is clear that the planning and hard work resulted in a very happy occasion. Members applied the ruby red theme to tables, hats, clothes and other decorations. Help was provided whereever and whenever needed and games involving all present were thoroughly enjoyed. The photos below provide an glimpse of the birthday activities.

Many members created blocks which were combined and quilted to create "Ruby" - a special Ps & Qs 40th birthday quilt. The photos below show some of Ruby's special features:  

A wonderful triple-layer, triple-flavoured, beautifully decorated cake was created for the birthday party.  The founding members present helped celebrate the occasion, shared some of the early stories and cut the cake on behalf of all present. 

Alana shared some of the stories behind the displayed quilts selected from the Ps & Qs collection. this must have brought back fond memories for many members.

Members continue to create lovely quilts for caring and sharing: many of these are shown in the gallery below:

The meeting finished with our Show and Tell feature: 

Best wishes,

Kerry Canty