Happy New Year 2009 Everyone!!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I know that my year ended on a much happier note than it started with.
Those who attended our December meeting/Christmas Party will tell you that it was a wonderful evening. The food was great; business was kept to a minimum; table decorations were pretty(Marcene did a great job); and all of the mini quilts were beautiful.
We had exchanged names earlier this year and we were given the challenge to make a mini quilt at least 12" X 12" but no larger than 18" X 18". I hope everyone was as pleased with their's as I was. Pictures of the evening and of each quilt are shown in the slide show to the right. I enjoyed the thought, effort and skills that were put into each one. Of course, I think mine was the prettiest one there. Thanks Miyuki. We need to challenge ourselves like this all the time.
We drew names for BOM and door prizes. Pauline won the "Tall Pine Tree" blocks from last month. This month's block is an "American Beauty" variation. Some paper piecing is involved. We were encouraged to make 2 since they finish at only 6" square.
Upcoming events include our next scheduled Guild meeting on the 15th of January. It will be one of 4 meetings that we will use as work meetings for Project Linus. Bring your machines, fabrics, fleece and any other item you may need to work on some of our projects to be turned in to Project Linus.
Hope to see you all there.