Well here 'tis. The last Blog post before Christmas ... and I bring to you our gathering for the Quilters Christmas lunch. Held at the lovely Rose Cottage in Monbulk ... where we enjoyed a delightful meal, which was only surpassed by the pleasant company :) We also 'unfurled' our AWESOME QFO banner, organised by Deborah ... which will grace all the Quilt Exhibitions and Fairs that we are invited to participate in during the years to come. So without further ado here are the pictures ... enjoy!!
Lunch was attended by Gaynor and Reg, Yvonne and Don, Alison, Carol, Maxine, Pauline, Val and Val, Sandi, Joy, Win, Alice, Deborah, Julie and Ian and myself and Peter.
Win, Val and Sandi ....
Julie, Joy, Alice and Val.
Pauline and Win.
Deborah unfurls our amaaaazing pull-up banner. Isn't it HUGE??
Such a wonderful promotional tool for our future 'outings'. Absolutely thrilled to bits with it :)
Overview of the lovely dining room at Rose Cottage.
Peter, Alison, Yvonne ... with Gaynor in the background.
Val ... showing off her reindeer earrings :)
Reg and Don.
Alison, Carol and Maxine.
Ian, Sandi, Julie, Val and Alice.
Val, Sandi, Ian, Deborah, Julie, Joy and Alice.
Just a sample of the delicious fare on offer at Rose Cottage. Think everyone was more than satisfied with their meals. I know I was ;)
And time to go ... Val,Joy and Alice ... soon after this we were all on our way home.
Now we meet again in 2017 ... February 11th 2017 ... where the Lunch 'Theme' will be Cold Meats and Salads. Prior to that our 'Workday folk' will be meeting at the Barn on Monday January 30th, to set up the kits and other items that we will be working on at our first sewing day. It's a BYO lunch on the Monday Work Days .. and extra hands are always welcome to pop in and help the 'regulars'.
And on that note I will sign off for 2016 .. direct you to our wonderful new Website, to be found at www.quiltsfororphans.org .. and also remind you that we have a Facebook page which is regularly updated. https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsForOrphans/ It can also be accessed thru our website, as can this Blog. Pretty neat huh?
Wishing you all an absolutely beautiful Christmas and a safe New Year. And I look forward to bringing you all the news of our QFO projects and events in the year to come.
Blessings to all, and a huge Thank You to all who have supported and encouraged us over the last twelve months. Special thanks also to Annette at Monart and Renee at Rubidesign who have worked their collective fingers off in creating our new signage and website. Kudos and appreciative thanks to you both. Thanks also to the fellows from the Monbulk Mens Shed who are installing much needed storage in our Barn, even as I hit the 'publish' button on todays Post. How blessed are we all ... to have such awesome folk working with us :)
Gaynor Peterson ...phone (03)9756 7950
Susan Hamilton .....phone (03)9737 1825
Our postal address (for donations) is P.O Box 398 Monbulk Victoria 3793
Check out the following Links:
Monart Graphic Design www.monartgraphicdesign.com.au QFO's Graphic designer
1stbase.ai www.rubidesign.com QFO's Webmaster
http://www.facebook.com/Chelseaonesock .... for delightful retro fabric childrens clothing
http://mrsmartinsquiltshop.typepad.com/ ...whose customer blessed us with awesome fabric
We also stitch for the following Childrens Homes and organisations ....
http://www.butterflych.org/.... for news about the Butterfly Palliative Care hospice in China
And their very own Blog ... which is beautifully written and contains inspirational stories on the children in their care. See the Link below:
www.freetobekids.org/- .... the rescue organisation that frees children from slavery and exploitation
www.hopefosterhome.com ... the babies we are creating crib quilts for in China ...
www.zoehopeproject.blogspot.com .... giving hope to children in Zambia.
http://english.chinaconcern.org/ ... more children in China that we have stitched for ...
http://www.lolachildrensfund.org/ .... in Ethiopia
http://www.fikelela.org.za/orphan.asp .... the Fikelala AIDS Project in Capetown
http://mifanmama.com/Shining_Star_2.html the Home for vision impaired children in Shanghai