Sunday, December 15, 2013

Quilt Guild Christmas Party

Christmas Gifts
Top Left: DIY Snowman Pin
Top Right: Stocking & Cookies
Lower Left: Criss-Cross Stocking Coaster
Lower Right: Ribbon Tree Ornament
The Tri-County Quilt Guild meeting in December was a very festive affair.

We shared a potluck
For the potluck I made Meatball Rolls that were a big hit and was requested to include the recipe in the December newsletter. :)

Gift Exchange

Participation in the gift exchange was optional and the theme was 'Nibbles'. Goodies could be sweet, salty or nutty. Meetings take place in a nut-free facility so nuts were required to be in a sealed container. Dollar limit on each gift was $5.00 and had to be wrapped. That was fun!

Make your own Snowman Pin
   We were asked to bring hand sewing supplies of needle, white thread, scissors, thimble, etc. for a DIY craft to be done at the party. 
   Each of us received a Ziploc bag containing a large circle of white fabric, a tiny felt carrot nose, 2 black button eyes, 5 black beads (mouth made from coal) and a brass safety pin. 
   We stitched a yo-yo from the circle, stitched on the features for the face, fastened the brass safety pin on the back and wore the pin for the potluck.
   Here is a tutorial for making a snowman, complete with body, hat and scrarf.

Stocking & Cookies

All guild committee members (I publish the newsletter once every two months) received a small personalized felt stocking containing a Lindt chocolate truffle and a bag of Christmas cookies.

Criss-Cross Stocking Coaster

One of the guild members made these stocking coasters for each of us at the gathering.

The base of the stocking is dimensional and made in the same style as these criss-cross coasters, then cut into a stocking shape and sewn.

It's really cute!

Ribbon Tree Ornament
This ribbon tree ornament was made by members of the guild and placed at each of our place settings. I plan to make a few of these for members of my family for Christmas. We're having a get-together on December 22nd and I want to make enough for each place setting. When I make them, I will post a tutorial. I hope they're as easy to make as they look!

Merry Christmas, everyone, and to all a very Happy New Year!


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