Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Christmas in July 2015

Our monthly shared luncheon yesterday had a Christmas theme that was enhanced by the display of the wall hangers completed for our 2015 Club Challenge. Earlier in the year members were invited to create a hanger, My Favourite Christmas Tree, 23" by 31", incorporating two pieces of given fabric, to be completed in time for our Christmas in July event.

Again, Ineke did a wonderful job of organising both the Challenge and the occasion. There were prizes for ten categories: the most dramatic/arty; the most realistic; the nicest handwork/embroidery; the best background; the best decorations/embellishment; the brightest; the most mixed techniques; Shirley's Choice (selected by Shirley Bourke Craft who donated the prize); Councillor's Choice (selected by Cr Geoff McDonald who also donated the prize) and Members' Choice. The other eight categories were determined by the secret votes of members at the lunch - and some of the hangers won more that one prize!

It was lots of fun, there were over forty entries and the range of creations was amazing.  All of them will be on display in a special section at our Quilt Show at the Salo Centre during Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Week in September.
These are some of the prize-winning hangers with their makers:

Club President, Janice, with Gabrielle and her hanger

Gaye A
Sharyn P

Linda W
With just over nine weeks to go until our Quilt Show, many members will now be concentrating their efforts on completing other items for display. Our theme this year is Quilts, Flowers and Friends.  The Salo Centre is bound to be beautiful for Toowoomba Carnival Week.