It was guild meeting night last night — always an exciting evening for me. Do you get excited about your guild meetings? I’ve always said that if it stops being fun, I’ll just stop going, but it’s always fun, so I guess I’ll be a member for life!
My favorite part is always the Show & Tell. Our meeting room is set up in such a fashion that it makes getting good pictures difficult, so if you can ignore the backs of heads and backs of chairs and my inherently bad photography in all of these, I’ll take you through what we got to see last night.
We have some really prolific ladies in our guild! I quilt ALL the time, but they must have even more time than I do — I don’t know how they get so much done. Must. Learn. Their. Secrets . . .
I don’t think Kay ever leaves her sewing room. Poor Charlie (her husband) must just cart meals down to her so she can keep right on going. How else does she do this?
And finally, that’s it from Kay . . . whew! Moving right along . . .
Kathy showed a quilt that I myself am especially proud of her for. It’s her Hazel Ilene quilt top, all finished! This is actually the first one I’ve seen all finished, other than my own.
Sandy showed a quilt she made from a kit she purchased from Keepsake Quilting.
Vera has made 7 or 8 quilt tops for the Quilts for Vets program, and she brought those to show. I’m showing you Vera because I think her little hat is just adorable. Vera is a former art teacher — can you tell?
She crochets all these doilies, and they are fantastic. Lots of them have beads, she uses all different types of threads, and her work is near perfection. The ones she showed us represent a year of her life making doily after doily. Some are ones she recreated from doilies in her mother’s collection.
If you’d like to see individual pictures of her work, go visit her Flickr page here: Creations By Monica. Most of the doilies pictured were in attendance last night, and just as with quilts, the photos can’t do them complete justice.
And that’s it for last night’s guild meeting. Don’t you feel like you were right there with me? Next month is our Christmas party . . .