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Monday, December 7, 2015

DWM: holiday celebrations

The first week of the month is always meeting-filled, this month overlaid with a holiday theme.
Carthage Chapel 
 *   Zion Woman's Club luncheon on Tuesday (entertainment by a barbership quartet).  
*    Quilt guild party on Wednesday.  There was some panic that afternoon when we found out that another organization had scheduled the township meeting room until 6 p.m.  The committee expected to get in to set up at 5:00 and the caterer planned to come at 5:30.  In the end we lost only a half hour.  We have some now-traditional activities at the holiday party -- a fat quarter exchange (actually bundles of four fat quarters), door prizes (quilty gift items) (tickets given to those who brought canned goods for the township food pantry), and a Christmas block exchange (each participant makes one 12" block).
*    AAUW board meeting on Thursday (a week later than usual due to Thanksgiving), which I hosted.  Being hostess spurred me to get all the Christmas decorations out.

On Saturday evening we joined friends from Rotary at the Carthage College Christmas concert .  It's held in the college chapel and features all the choirs and the orchestra.  There's a buffet dinner beforehand.  The chapel was filled -- perhaps 1,000 people.  The music is magnificent!

On Monday afternoon I went to Buttons and Bolts to help work on the guild's 2016 raffle quilt. We're doing a Judy Niemeyer pattern which is quite involved. 

At home: I pulled out a flimsy to quilt. I made a pieced backing, contemplated it, and decided I didn't like it. What to do?  In this case, I set it aside.  No use stressing over the backing for a scrappy quilt that does not have a deadline or a destination!  

I was more productive with these two projects. 

I made 20 ornaments (3 x 4, approx.) to take to the United Methodist Women's luncheon this coming Thursday. 

These scrappy strip blocks are my entry in this month's Block Lotto . They are 5 x 18-1/2, unfinished.  

I'm linking up with
  Patchwork Times  (Design Wall Monday)
Love Laugh Quilt  

Have a great week, everyone!


  1. Nann, I really hope those lotto blocks are actually 5 by 18 1/2 inches finished.

  2. I like your little ornaments - such a cool idea.

  3. yes it's that time of year...we went to 2 concerts last weekend also...bell ringers and brass quintet...

  4. Oh that sounds lovely..what a busy Gal you are!

  5. I like your scrappy strips--an interesting variation on the crumb blocks I make from odd pieces. claire aka


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