Sunday, December 14, 2008

December 08

I have performed my last official duty as President of Cotton On Quilters, a position I have held for the last 4 years. It has been a great time and I have enjoyed every minute of it. It has been busy at times which is why this blog has not been kept current, especially this year! However, I have promised to change this. My 'off the committee' position is to keep the blog current. The posts will continue to be labeled as uploaded by 'president' - that's me - not the current president :-)

I wasn't able to attend the December meeting as I was attending my mother's 80th birthday but Veronica did a great job of taking pictures for us. The first few are of the lunch tables:

We had a decorated box competition, which was won by Veronica with her ingenious Christmas pudding. the lid comes right off and the gift goes inside - well done, Veronica!

Show and Tell was mostly Christmas themed - as can be expected at this time of the year. COQ members who also attend a Thursday group brought along their Christmas round robins to show. These were contributed by Jean, Donna and Helen A:

Donna finished her Christmas stocking:
Audrey and Carol made these very funky Christmas boots:

Lesley's table runner

Madeline's table centre and Rather Christmas wall hanging"
Annette's cornucopia:
Sue made this lovely blue horses quilt:

and Veronica this string scrap quilt:

Pauline made these Happy Villages landscapes from our Karen Eickmeier workshop run by Diane Southy:

Helen A made this lovely quilt for her great niece. It is called All Sorts. A great way to showcase converstion prints:
This huge quilt was made by Annette, a great pattern:
This japanese fabric quilt was made by Audrey and Carol:
Frances, the new president, has signed up for Susan Claire's new block of the month. Susan's original-designed quilt won Best Bed Quilt in the recent NANZQ exhibition held in conjunction with the Quilt and Craft fair in Hamilton a few months ago. It is a stunning quilt and Frances fell in love with it.