Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Quilt Housie and QSM

We had a fabulous evening at Club last night. Many of the members had been very busy finishing quilts, so we had lots to admire for Show and Tell. Instead of a guest speaker, we played Quilt Housie. Every player had a sheet with pictures of quilt blocks, which had to be identified when the name was called out. It took quite a while before we had any 'line' winners, but not long afterwards we had a 'Housie' winner - congratulations to Ngaire Chappell who won 6 batik fat quarters.

Quilt Symposium Manawatu Convenor, Dianne Southey, spoke to the Club about QSM's success and how they had been nominated for an award. This award nomination came from Destination Manawatu to honour and recognise the work of all the volunteers who worked so many hours in organising New Zealand's Quilt Symposium 2007, here in the Manawatu. Last Tuesday night, 21 August, at the Palmerston North Convention Centre, in an awards evening run by the Palmerston North city Council, QSM won the Runner-Up Award in the Sports & Leisure section. The award comprises of a framed certificate and a small monetary amount.

Congratulations to all you wonderful women out there who worked so hard, for so long, to give us a fantastic experience at Symposium. And to Dianne Southey for driving the whole thing.

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