Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rosemary Makhan's Trunk Show

Here is a sampling of the quilts that were part of Rosemary's trunk show.  The talk was focused on 30's quilts - the history and how that is translating to our current quilting styles.  Rosemary is a good speaker and shares lots of fun tidbits about the time period.  You can reach her through her websiteEDIT TO ADD:  SAD NOTE - ROSEMARY PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY, 2014.

We also had a SURPRISE visitor.  A week ago I found another Caledonia Quilt Guild on the internet - it turns out they are from Caledonia, New York.  I contacted them through their facebook page to see if they would be interested in a wee cross-border challenge between the Caledonia guilds.  The gal I corresponded with was enthusiastic and promised to get back to me after their next guild meeting.  Well - they sent an EMISSARY to our meeting.  This is Margaret - she traveled 2 1/2 hours to meet us, and she's quite a character!

She smuggled brought 30 bottles of Mary Ellen's Best Press across the border as gifts for each of our members, and sold a bunch of tickets on their raffle quilt.  She came with her mom and was pretty thrilled that they were lucky enough to see Rosemary's trunk show.  They stayed until almost 9 pm, then drove home another 2 1/2 hours.  I hope on her next visit she will call ahead so one of us can make up a guest room for her.

Coming up on June 12 is our annual year's end POT LUCK SUPPER.  Bring your best fare, and don't forget your dishes & cutlery.  We will be eating at 6:30 pm.

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