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Monday, December 5, 2011

Quilters Christmas Party

We had our first Christmas gathering with quilting friends last Thursday. The Liberty Ladies group I belong to does an annual Cookie and Gift Exchange. This year, as always, everyone had a great time...visiting, sharing and planning for what we will be doing in 2012. This year has been focusing on the Anniversary of the Civil War and next year is the War of 1812 (visit Barbara Brackman's blog)

Everyone brought cookies to exchange and we all came home with a nice variety of sweet things for ourselves family members.

And then the gift exchange...oh my! We drew numbers and each gift had a corresponding number, so we had no idea what was in it or who made it until the final reveal. 
Fun little wool appliqued purses for going out and about...

Unique needlecases...a wooden case with 2 levels and silk ribbons...

A tiny Whitman's Sampler tin outfitted to hold needlework tools...

One of the ladies does a cross stitched Santa every year...
This little wool table mat featured beading and also included a Santa ornament...
A Christmas wreath made using the Lil' Twister ruler and a vintage-look ornament...
And some little quilts - from dolly size complete with a pillow pincushion and crocheted angel...
A little nine patch made with William Morris reproduction fabrics...
This lovely star is made using Lately Arrived From London fabric
And lots of HST's in this nice quilt made from a Lori Schmidt pattern..
This is the little quilt I made from Jo Morton's Small Quilts and Vintage Charm book...
And so another holiday is kicked off with fun and friendship...with busy days ahead...
Wishing each of you days filled with friends and special moments.



10 comments:

JCnNC said...

What a wonderful gathering of friends and gifts. Looks like all were having a really good time - and cookies to eat also. Love your new look on the blog. Judy C

Carrie P. said...

I love the quilt in your header. Too cute.
What talent in your group. What did you end up with in the exchange?

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Lovely gifts that eveyone made. What a delightful group of friends.

Carolyn :)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

What fun! Really cute things.

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Oh that looks like lots of fun - yummy goodies and lots of lovely gifts.

Pondside said...

What a great time you must have had. You're all so very talented - I loved seeing the gifts that everyone made.

Friko said...

What wonderful gifts!
You must be an extremely talented bunch of ladies.
Have a lovely advent, making lots of lovely things.

Anonymous said...

This party looks like it was so much fun! Isn't it great to share with friends!

Nana said...

Lovely show and tell...thank-you for sharing.

Jenny said...

This looks like so much fun.

I love the fellowship and joy your club shares!

Thanks for letting us tag along!

The cookies were delicious, too.