Saturday, June 27, 2009
Elgin Piecemakers Dinner and Comfort Quilts
Thursday night, the Elgin Piecemakers quilt guild met at the home of one of our members for our annual June dinner. Last year, we had a delicious pot luck dinner. This year, the host quilter's husband offered to cook for us! He got up early and cooked all day--he baked home-made bread , made some wonderful salads, grilled vegetables, salmon and chicken, ... Here is a picture of the table, groaning under the weight of his efforts... We felt like queens! The dishes were both beautifully presented, as you can see, and a feast for the tastebuds as well! I asked if he would consider doing some catering--the answer was yes! I may take him up on this sometime!
I tried a bit of everything, as you can see!
After supper, we had "show and tell" with our Comfort Quilts. We had divided into pairs of quilters earlier in the year and each pair had made a quilt for a cancer patient at the local hospital. Thursday was the big "reveal" of our projects!
This quilt was inspired by the pansy fabric in the border and I am sure it will brighten a chemo patient's day!
Can you tell this quilter's favourite colour is pink?
Three sets of quilters used the same pattern, but different fabrics. I just love how each quilt has a unique look!
This sampler quilt featured blocks made by different members of the group.
This quilt was made entirely of scrappy strips!
This quilt was made from a pack of "Sweet Sixteenths".
I believe you have seen this one before...
These quilts were all machine quilted by a husband of one of our members. He did a great job!
The quilts will be delivered to the chemo ward at the hospital shortly. The local paper is sending a photographer to take a picture. As we enjoyed home-make cake and strawberries, we picked new partners to make more quilts for the chemo patients. These quilts are to be done by our January meeting. Stay tuned for more news of progress on the next quilt.