“Keeping the Quilting Traditions Alive”
Today saw the unveiling of the “WILGA BOLTON AWARD” honour board. The inaugural winner was Dianne Lyons with her large quilt “Up the Garden Path”.
There was a large gathering of MPQ members at LCACA with the guest of honour of course being Wilga. Two of her daughters, Christine and Lisa, were with her and the president of LCACA, Allan King, was in attendance.
Linda, MPQ president, gave a heartfelt introductory speech thanking Wilga for her generosity in sharing her knowledge and skills and her ongoing contribution to the growth of our patchwork group.
Elizabeth Buzzell, along with her planning committee, Colleen and Christine, designed the certificate, planned and organised the honour board and created an album dedicated to Wilga’s sewing history and future winners of the award.
After a number of short speeches there was a delightful morning tea to enjoy.
A few members later adjourned to the hall for discussions on the MPQ 2018 raffle quilt; a decision has subsequently been made as to which design will be used for the quilt.
Next Tuesday 12th, will our last stitching day for 2017. Please bring a luncheon plate to share and a Christmas joke if you have one. We will reconvene on January 16th, 2018.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.