Holiday Dinner

Happy day after Christmas and Boxing Day! Is everyone enjoying their holidays so far? With the baking and last minute gift-making done (did the Elves stop by to help?), I wanted to show pictures from the SBQG Holiday Dinner on December 14th. Better late than never!

Our annual catered dinner, turkey with all the trimmings, was enjoyed with much conversation and friendship.The table decorations were donated by Guild members, and each diner received a box of See’s candy. Yum!Of course, Mr and Mrs Claus also joined us.Three auction quilts were submitted for the 2011 Quilt Show and were quietly resting on a table where I could quickly snap some photos.Handmade stockings were donated by Guild members and filled with toiletries for those in need.A couple of quilts were donated for the Read Me A Quilt program. For those unfamiliar with this project, Guild members donate a quilt and complementary book. The quilts and books are given to CASA, and then delivered to children in the foster care system. From the thank you notes written by the children and their advocates, the warmth of a handmade quilt of their own is very significant to the children.Dessert looked wonderful! (Can you ever go wrong with chocolate?) Chocolate cake and pumpkin pie were available in abundance.The last half of the evening was reserved for tying of charity quilts. We also had the pleasure of listening to Christmas music by Mary Ann and Walter Sereth. Here’s a look at the many busy hands making music and finishing quilts.Thank you to Mary Ann for all of her planning, and it looks like everyone enjoyed themselves!

Sherilyn

New from Robert Kaufman

Looking for a new project or need to add to your stash? Robert Kaufman Fabrics has a couple of new fabric collections that we will see in our local stores very soon.

The Cat in the Hat (a la Dr Seuss) is set to ship this month. The collection is created in primary colors plus black and white. Wouldn’t these be great for a Read Me a Quilt project?

The Mon Sheri collection ships to stores in October. Julie of Jaybird Quilts has a free pattern and video available on the Robert Kaufman site for her Mon Sheri Waves quilt. Julie uses a unique arrangement of Drunkard’s Path blocks, easily assembled with the Curve Master sewing machine foot, and the resulting quilt does look like layers of waves. The Mon Sheri collection is fashioned with very trendy prints, in shades of rose, clay, and olive, with lots of white overlays.

Hopefully we’ll see these in our local shop very soon! Happy Quilting!

Sherilyn