Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Last night
the Central Coast Quilters enjoyed our holiday party, and I've reached the end of my two-year tenure as president of the guild.
I've had a great time! It's a great bunch of people, and the guild really runs itself. I just made sure things ran smoothly.
I never managed to execute a vote properly, according to Robert's Rules of Order; I would confuse the procedure order every time, and depended on experienced members to set me straight.

So, I made a little thank-you gift for each of the board members/committee chairs for this year. I bought some plain, wooden needle cases from Connecting Threads. Then I painted them with bright stripes and dots.
Here are a few left after our soup supper at my house last week, when each of the board members chose their own. I think they're pretty cute!

 The guild's tradition is to give the outgoing president a quilt, made by the board members. When I was asked, two years ago, what kind of quilt I'd like, I told them I'd like a word quilt. Words that relate to quilting, to the guild, to my two years as president. Words that are appliqued or pieced. You pick the colors.
This is the quilt that was unveiled tonight! Isn't it great?!

It's fun to read words others have chosen for me. Some refer to the guild, like Costumes,  and ANGELS,(our philanthropy group), Super Quilter, and Sew far, So good, the sign-off I used on all guild emails. Some refer to sewing, like fun fabric, design and createstrips and wonky. Some of the words are for me: Gramma Linda, Chirp, and some really nice compliments: kind, passion, joy, and you rock. Don't you love the bright colors, too? So cheery.

The back is sweet, too. All sorts of clever sewing phrases and  paraphernalia. Plus signatures! I love it.

I'm going to treasure this quilt, and enjoy snuggling with it!


Live a Colorful Life said...

What a beautiful quilt! They will miss you as president, I'm sure. You have a fabulous guild.

Anonymous said...

Hello! It's my first visit to your blog. The word quilt you received is beautiful! And the needle boxes... I have one I bought from CT last year, still plain:). Love your versions though!
And thanks for letting me comment without having to open an acct . Appreciate it.
Have a wonderful New Year!

OPQuilt said...

Catching up on blog reading, and loved reading about your word quilt. What a wonderful gift for you as you served for a long time. Love those needle cases, too--very creative!