Thursday, April 6, 2017

Gathering of the Guilds

How strange is it that I am writing a post when we aren't traveling.  Things do happen in my life when I'm in little, old Weyburn and I want to tell you about one of those events.

Tuesday night our guild hosted a Gathering of the Guilds.  It was well attended by our members and by our invited guests from other towns.  Our theme was "Celebrating Canada's 150th" and decorations, quilted creations, and the clothing of many of our members reflected this.

President of the Crocus Quilters Marg welcomed everyone.  By the way, if you spot your photo here & you think you look better in real life, you do.  It's difficult to get good photos of people when they are talking and moving around.
Our guest quilter was our very own Jaynie Himsl.  She gave a great presentation on the evolution of her quilting.

She explained the skirt she made.  What imagination & creativity!
Jaynie, as our CQA rep, also talked about the Canadian Quilters' Association and about the Big Quilt Bee.  Our club showed the blocks, tops, and quilts we have made for it so far.  Jaynie's table of info on the CQA was plundered - which is a good thing.
Thanks to Sharynne for manning the People' Choice table.  I should have taken photos of these individual projects as they were wonderful.  My bad!  Marg won the award.
Show and tell was amazing and wonderful.  Have a look at lots of it. I apologize as I missed some.

We played the quilters' version of Strip Poker.  You can find instructions online.

Here are the expressions of some of the winners.

We presented a donated applique top to the Khedive hand quilters in the hope that they can finish it and use it in the way they see best.
I should (1) buy a better camera and (2) learn something about photography.  Or as an alternative, you should attend our meetings and see all of this first hand.

Christa has posted her take on the evening on her blog at  Check it out.


  1. It was an extra fun quilt meeting. Thanks for all the planning.

  2. So sorry to hog all the snow and tell time! You guys did an amazing job with the evening! Fabulous food, fun and friendship! Thanks again!