Yesterday I attended our monthly guild meeting and as usual, it was uplifting and inspiring. It never ceases to amaze me how many talented people there are in this world.
Our guild is unlike other clubs or organizations that I have belonged to in that there are no elected officers or rules, regulations or by-laws. Everything is done on a volunteer basis, including those who wish to head up activities, donations, our bi-annual quilt show and sale and even the gal who chairs the meetings. We try to rotate our ‘leader’ on a yearly basis but if no one volunteers, then the current gal just continues until she decides that her turn is up and it’s time for someone else to take over.
The most popular part of the meeting for everyone…aside from the tea, coffee and goodies…is Show and Tell. Today is the first time I brought my camera to a meeting to try to capture some of the awesome work that these gals do. Our meetings are held in the basement of a church and the lighting isn’t that great, so I apologize for the quality of my photos.
This quilt was made by one of the members as a wedding gift for her nephew. It took her a year to complete it. The appliqué and piecing is awesome and the photo unfortunately does not do it justice.
Look at this gorgeous winter-themed wool table runner. The detail on it is stunning.
One of the gals donated this appliquéd quilt to a hospital for a fund raiser but it remained folded up in the administrator’s closet for 4 years. Can you believe it? Rosemary is going to re-donate it to an as yet undetermined charity.
This next quilt top was found wrapped up in an elderly relative’s attic. If you click on the image to enlarge it, you can see the date in the center when the top was pieced…1904! One of the gals in our guild is a master at crazy quilts and I believe she volunteered to complete it.
I feel very fortunate to belong to a group with so many talented women. It is indeed a pleasure to attend our meetings every month. The fellowship, sharing and camaraderie are simply amazing…with enough inspiration thrown in to last a lifetime.