December Program

To celebrate the holidays we at Greater Columbia Quilters had our annual potluck. A good meal was had by all and I know that I, as usual, overindulged on all the goodies that our members brought. In addition, we had a very special show and tell this year. Back in July, after our Christmas in July program, members had a Christmas fabric swap. The directions were as follows:

Bring one yard of washed and ironed 100% cotton Christmas fabric and a pair of scissors. You will leave with a paper bag of assorted Christmas fabrics, and the name of the original participant. In the next five months, use the bag of fabrics to make a Christmas gift for the name of the person whose fabric started the bag. They won’t know who has their name and the big reveal will be in December at our Christmas gathering.

So, here's just a sampling of some of the results of the challenge.
Here's Clara with an apron and Joan with a wallhanging.

 Zohra looks very happy with her wallhanging, paper pieced by Lynne.

Here's Betty holding up her pillow while Missy watches the fun.

????????? shows off her beautiful placemats.

This wallhanaging was a big hit with everyone and Ellen was the lucky one to take it home.

I don't know who the lucky recipient of this wonderful pillow was, but I believe it was made by Jane. She has recently started doing machine embroidery as a business if anyone has a need for her talents.

I'm always amazed at the talent exhibited by this group of ladies and also at their generosity to put so much energy and effort into these wonderful presents to each other. I apologize for not knowing the names of each maker - there was a lot going on at once that day. If anyone can help fill in the blanks, do let me know.

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