The Island Quilts Rosettes Quilting Bee launched at Saturday’s AGM!
First of all let’s thank Anne Bartlett for all the work that she has done in sewing the prize rosettes for Island Quilts over the past 15 years. I’m sure there have been other helpers along the way so thanks to them too. Anne is the out going ‘Keeper of the Rosettes’, and the plan is to ‘get ahead’ and to make a stockpile to keep us going over the next few years.
On Saturday we launched a quilting bee tasking members to share this sewing load. A very very very big thank you to those who took up the challenge and the kits – only the lonely 6 kits pictured were left. Yeah!!! We will need a new ‘Keeper’ in the new year to help with finishing: ironing on labels, beading etc. This happens at show time for about 20 rosettes, not a huge job, so any magpies out there who like bling and would like to volunteer, I have the biggest box of beads needing a home.
Just a reminder: finished rosettes should be popped back into the bag with your name and handed in at the Xmas meeting or the next one you can attend please.
Once again thank you dear ladies for your help – oh and I’ll bring along the remaining 6 ‘orphans’ to the friendship day just in case you missed out.
Island Quilts Convener