Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

We had a wonderful time tonight at our Christmas party.  Thanks to everyone who came, and for those of you who weren't able to come, we really missed you!

We met at Gallagher's for dinner and drinks.  E helped me with photos and got a couple of selfies in along with it.  ha!

I only had my cell phone (forgot my good camera), and the flash was set to Auto, but it never went off.  Sorry some of the photos are kind of dark.

Some "next generation" quilters joined us.  They did a great job participating in the events.

T even brought a quilt block that he had sewn that day to show us.  How awesome is that?

And then there was dessert!  I love me some hot fudge brownie sundae!

And then we had the gift exchange.  Everyone who brought a gift got her name in a drawing.  When her name was drawn, she got to go pick a gift from the table.  The rules were:  The gift had to be handmade, smaller than a breadbox, and in the modern vein.

Deb received a super cute bag.  We were all adoring that fabric on the outside of the bag.  We all wondered what it is.  Anyone know???

UPDATE:   The fabric is Sewing Machines from Timeless Treasures.  I found it at www.fabric.com here, if you are interested in it:  https://www.fabric.com/buy/0301579/timeless-treasures-sewing-machines

Joanne received a wonderful wallet!

Mary (sorry for the super dark photo) received a neat travel jewelry holder (or a sewing notions holder, depending on how you purposed it!).

Jill received a matching set of zipper pouches.

Sharon received some adorable hand-knitted Christmas ornaments.

Terri received a zipper bag (Sew Together bag).

I received this cute iPad holder.  I'm going to use it on my bedside table to hold my new iPhone 6Plus when it's charging.  Do you notice the fabric?  It says "wine bar."  Perfect for me!  LOL.

Sharon received an adorable pouch.

Susan received a beautiful set of coasters.

It was a lovely time.  I wish you all could have been there.  As I said at dinner, I am so grateful for this group of wonderful people.  You all center me and give me so much joy.  Thank you!  We missed all of you who are out of town or were otherwise occupied.  Happy holidays to everyone!  I hope you enjoy some lovely time with your families.  See you in January for our next meeting.  More to come on that.

Also, between now and January, I'll get photos up about the retreat and our last meeting.  Sorry I'm so behind.

My best to all of you!
"Big Kahuna"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Party

December 2, 2014
7:30 P.M.

Gallagher’s Eatery
4210 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, Michigan

We will have a small homemade gift exchange.  If you do not have time to make something, come anyway and join the festivities!

Hope to see everyone there!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Retreat Nov 14-16, 2014

Register here. We have reserved the Kempski Retreat Center at Camp Lutherwald  for our fall retreat, Friday Nov 14 thru Sunday Nov 16, 2014.   Start or finish your quilting projects in the relaxed company of fellow guild members and guests. Registration includes meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) and workspace. Day campers are welcome for $25 per day (meals extra.)  Open to members and non-members.   Lots of goodies and  many surprises in store for all those attending.

What to bring:

  • Projects, projects, projects!
  • Tools, machines, irons, ironing boards, notions and supplies
  • Snacks and personal beverages
  • Twin bedding (or rent camp linens for $7)
  • Towels

Location and Directions

Kempski Retreat Center
2065 W State Rd 120 Howe, IN 46746

Directions from Kalamazoo:
Head south on US-131 S
Enter Indiana
Continue straight (south) onto IN-13 for 1.7 miles
Turn left onto IN-120 (State Rd 120)
Take State Road 120 east for 11.9 mi
2065 W State Rd will be on the left

Member Jane Stahl is putting together the retreat.    She has done a number of retreats here and the facilities sound fantastic for our group.  Plenty of table space for each person and meals are prepared for us.  She also has a massage therapist arranged for the weekend.  You will be able to reserve time with her to sooth your aching muscles after hours of quilting fun.

See you in November.  I can't wait for a weekend of sewing fun.