Happy Holidays! Now that we are in the holiday season, I was thinking about random acts of kindness. As I was compiling a short list of examples I realized Ocean Waves members are very accomplished at paying it forward. Our members freely offer their skills; donate to those in need (whether it be quilts, diapers, personal items); compliment others; pitch in and help others; donate to animal shelters; and make and donate many quilted items. Everyone is kind just for the sake of being kind, not because anyone expects anything in return. Last month’s Quilt of Valor presentation was an example of how our members shine. Thank you Joyce Cotner and Charlotte de Ogburn for organizing the presentation; thank you to the members who made the quilts; thank you to everyone for bringing food enough for our extra guests; thank you for nominating your friends and family members deserving a Quilt of Valor.
It was quite a busy meeting last month; we also hosted a workshop with Award Winning Fiber Artist Marianne Williamson. Although, I couldn't attend the November workshop, I did pick up a few tips from Marianne to finish my UFO from a previous workshop with her. I look forward to seeing everyone's work of art. Finished or not, bring your projects from this past year to the December meeting and we will add a parade of 2016 quilts to our holiday program; mock molas, Hawaiian applique (actually 11/2015), projects from the $2 fabric, finished UFOs, round robin tops, Cowboy Days quilts, mini quilts from Ellen Sherman's workshop, projects inspired by the rainbow heart blocks for Pulse, projects from Marianne Williamson's workshop, community quilts, etc. It was quite a busy year! Wear your festive holiday attire and have your picture taken for the 2017 Membership Directory.
Next year promises to be even busier. The Guild Installation Luncheon kicks off the 2017 year with workshops from modern quilter and author Carole Lyles Shaw. And, Deda Maldonado has many fresh and modern ideas starting with the February meeting, featuring Brazilian Quilt Teacher Marcia Baraldi.
One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough.
Ocean Waves Quilt Guild
Nicki Jamieson Enjoy a fun day at the Ocean Waves Installation Luncheon:
January 14, 2017 At the Renaissance Ballroom
5910 SW 8th Street
Miami FL 33144
The quilt luncheon theme is Flower Power (1960's era). Our Memorial Quilt Challenge is anything "Flowers ", no bigger than 100 inches perimeter. Thank you very much for all of your donations for our luncheon raffle baskets.
Please let me know if you have dietary preference or allergies so I can tell the chef. The luncheon tickets will cost $35.00 You can pay by cash, check, or PayPal at the December meeting.
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