Thursday, September 24, 2009

Guild Meeting at My House!

Tonight, the Elgin Piecemakers met at my house. Nancy of Life is a Stitch fame helped me to host the meeting. The EP's are a group of 18 women --we meet once a month in someone's home. This was my first time hosting a meeting at my house. We had not met since June so there was lots of news about what had been happening in everyone's lives over the summer.

Nancy was at a workshop a couple of weeks ago and got an idea for our guild meeting from someone she met there. We had a "Strip Club" --everyone was asked to bring at least one 2 1/2 inch strip of fabric (length was WOF) in Fall colours/prints. For each strip, you got a ticket. At the end of the meeting, we drew a ticket from the hat and Beth won all of the strips! I wonder what she will make with them?

We divided up into 5 teams to play "Sew You Want to Be a Quilter"-- a quilting trivia board game that I purchased at a quilt show in the Spring. The top two teams who visited the most quilt shops on the board won 3 pink fat quarters each, courtesy of Nancy. Some of the questions were easy, some were more challenging and some were downright obscure! Everyone enjoyed the game and we may play it again at a future meeting. The markers for the game are little spools of thread.
The best part of any guild meeting is show and tell and this month's show and tell was spectacular! Everyone had been busy over the summer finishing UFO's, creating beautiful gifts and charity quilts as well as quilts for ourselves.

Nancy's Sunbonnet Sue:
This was made from a Jelly Roll of Batiks:
Beth had three quilt tops to show:

This quilt will be raffled off as a fundraiser for the Eastern Star. Several members of the guild helped to piece the blocks of this quilt. It is wrapped in plastic so it can be shipped around to different Eastern Star groups to entice the members to buy raffle tickets.
I will post some more pictures tomorrow. We ended our meeting with dessert and tea. Nancy made pear and apple crisp and I supplied the tea, juice and frozen yoghurt-- A yummy end to a fun evening!

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