Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pearl Celebration

Western Quilters Circle was founded in 1984 by an enthusiastic group of quilters.  
This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Guild.  
To celebrate the committee decided we should have a function.
The four members of the Pearl Party Preparation (PPP) of Jo, Claire, Lynne T & Liz W
 got together to organise the event.
On the 5th July at the Oratia Bowling Club past and present members gathered
 for a spit roast dinner and to catch up with old and new friends.
 The Bowling Club decorated with balloons and bunting quilts.
 One of the 2 bunches of flowers.  One presented to first President, Julia O'Connell
and second to present President, Jean Ramsay.
 Shots of everyone at tables

There was lots of chatter and laughter.
  Claire as MC on the night.
 The foundation and first President, Julia O'Connell
 Julia donated a prize for the 12x12 Pearl challenge
 Winner was Noeline Taylor
PPP committee, Jo, Lynne & Claire with Ku.   
 Jo, Liz, Lynne, Ku and Claire showing the honours book that Ku made for the Club
 Presenting Ku with flowers and thank you for her beautiful work.
The cake
 Julia and Jean cutting the cake.  
 Photo of current President with the previous Presidents that were at the celebration.
From left; Jean, Juliet, Lyn, Tracy, Yvonne, Ann, Sandy, Julia, Margaret
 Current Committee. Sadly Barrie was unable to attend.
From left; Liz, Noel, Jo, Trudy, Liz, Lynne, Andrea, Jean, Claire, Marcia

A great night was had by all.  
The photos will be available for viewing at the August meeting and orders taken.  
Note: the photos on the blog have been reduced.
Thanks to Annette for being photographer on the night.

June 2014 Meeting

Committee's Challenge
Quilt with diamonds and squares
 Jean's Diamonds in a Circle
Jean entered this in Quilts UK and received a merit. "Wisteria Maiden"

Workshop Show & Tell from Sweet Sixteen workshop with Annette
 other Pat's Autumn
Pat's Ispy sweet sixteen

General Show and Tell
 Claire is making this for her niece's 18th birthday
 Denise has made 2 cot quilts.  This is for a niece.
 and blue if it is a nephew.
 Jan used up scraps and donated this to community quilts
 Sue made this from paisley dressing gown.
 Juliet 12x12 Hamilton challenges. "My Place"
Sorry it is a bit blurry.
 table runner from Kerry Glen workshop by Margaret
Finished Kaleidoscope quilt from workshop.