December Happenings

Heather King is our featured speaker this month. Many will know Heather from her position as CEO of our Norfolk County Public Library. But Heather is also a history buff and a quilter! Her topic will be “How Women in Norfolk County Supported the War Efforts” and she will highlight stories about the women who served abroad and at home. Our December meeting seems late, the latest possible date for the second Monday. Join us on Monday, December 14. Doors and Breakout rooms open at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7.

On Dec 5th the Program committee is hosting a Zoom Craft Day. Participating members will receive a kit containing the felted shapes and stuffing to make Christmas tree ornaments. Melanie Douglas and Vicki Harris will lead this activity from 10am to 12pm. Kathryn Robichaud will be available to give a brief demonstration of a few decorative stitches to complete the ornaments. From 1-3pm, we will be making a Christmas Tree table runner with Karen Johnstone. Karen has emailed the templates and instructions to make one or both styles. All the details are in the guild email from Monica sent on November 16th. If you haven’t signed up yet here is still time! Email Melanie before Wednesday, December 3 if you want to participate. It is free for all guild members.

Many quilters come to the meetings just for Show and Tell, to see what other quilters are making and to show their own accomplishments. One advantage of this pandemic is that we have virtual show and tell and we all have a front row seat! This month there will be 5 sections to our show and tell.

What do quilters do when they’re in lockdown? They quilt!! Show us your best COVID quilt that you made when we all had to stay home. Please send your pictures and a brief description to Be ready to talk about your masterpiece at the Show and Tell part of the meeting. We are very excited to see what you made! Terry Anderson challenged members to finish their Double Delight mystery quilt for December. Please send pictures of your completed mystery quilt to Did you participate in the Speed Date quilt workshop? Again, send pictures to Did you get any ornaments or a table runner done after our Sew Day? Photos please! And if you didn’t do any of those activities but were still busy creating, we want to see what you’ve made. We will add them to our regular Show and Tell. Sounds like we could be covering everyone in December.

Our next Sit and sew is November 30, 1-3 pm here is the Zoom link.

Our own Anna Armitage will be our speaker via Zoom in January. Stay connected for details.