December Meeting - by Eileen

Almost a full house for the last meeting of the year.

Julia began the evening by giving out the notices and the new programme which commences in January.  Members looked through whilst Julia read through the events that the committee have booked and arranged for the coming year.  Plenty of variety as always.

Members were then divided into roughly four equal groups as our chair - Julia - had a quilting/sewing quiz.  I say sewing as one of the "questions" was to see how fast, one member in each group, could thread five various sized needles that were lined up on a piece of felt.  I am very pleased to say that the group I was in managed it first!  In fact, our group won the quiz, was it because there were two committee members in this group, no it was not, we had no idea of the questions - or answers, sheer luck.

Onto the refreshments with the addition of christmas cake, stollen, mince pies and a general selection of christmas treats.

Show and tell was part of the programme for this meeting.  One member had made a small wall hanging in remembrance of the attacks on Paris in November.  The background was the French Tricolour, she had used lots of small pieces of blue, white and red and appliqu├ęd the Eiffel Tower on top.  Very thought provoking.  And, still they keep coming, almost another thirty quilts for Project Linus.

Time was getting on but we still had to give each member their christmas present, which included a fat quarter.  Julia had turned this into a game as well, with a "left and right" story which she read out and we had to keep passing our packets in line with th story, this caused a good deal of laughter. That finished, it was time for the end of the meeting.

Members left after a relaxed and chatty evening to venture out into a dark and wet night.  It takes more than that to keep quilters at home.

Happy Christmas.