We were delighted to welcome Willy Goldschmidt, chair of the Friends of Saint Cross, our charity for 2017, and husband of our late committee member and friend, Muriel. He was presented with a cheque for £600 and gave us a brief outline of all the activities of the Friends. Thank you very much for coming Willy. You are an inspiration!
Our speaker this time was the talented Anja Townrow. She gave us a talk called Private Collection, which consisted of many of her personal quilts and samples. She brought a stunning collection of quilts to display and share, and was a fabulous speaker, as usual. She even tolerated our microphone headset which had been squashed, I think, and kept slipping about irritatingly. What a star!
Here is the interest of the members after her talk. Wonderful.
We also had a challenge for the year. You have to find five UFOs (that's UnFinished Objects) from your workroom, be they quilts, wall hangings, runners, bags, cross stitcheries or whatever, and agree to bring a finished UFO to each meeting this year. Everyone who does this will get a prize! The aim is to have fun, finish some stuff and increase the show and tell. Email Lynda on firstname.lastname@example.org if you missed it and want to be added to the list.