Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Friday, December 12, 2014

STITCH: Eat, drink and be merry!

I can't believe my art quilt group, STITCH, has just had its third holiday party! It seems like just yesterday that we gathered around a coffee shop table to get the group started.

We've bonded and inspired each other with monthly meetings, field trips and parties. I can't imagine life without them.

Every December, Karen decorates and sets a beautiful table for our holiday potluck party. She has quite a Christmas village that includes quilt and needlework shops.

Janet shared one of her holiday traditions with us that involves gold dollar coins. She gives her young relatives gold dollars every Christmas and tells them they can keep one but the others all have to go in the Salvation Army bell ringer baskets, along with a smile and "Merry Christmas." She gave us each two coins to donate and you should've seen the smile on the bell ringer's face when I put my first gold coin in his basket.

Lois shared her angel tradition with us, giving us each a homemade angel. There were also party poppers and gifts of fabric and thread and a great craft project by Andrea where we each made a beautiful pendant. (We're wearing our new pendants in the group photo.)

And of course there was great food.

Have a colorful day


Robbie said...

I know what you mean about how great these groups are! I would be lost without our small group. How nice you do other things each month too. The food looks awesome!!!

sonja said...

Yummmo! give Janet a hi 5 from me. all that joy is wonderful,the fod is sumpsious looking as well. Art You Can Eat i always say!. i am starting an artist salon next year out here cause I/we need each other! tomorrow is my dancing day and
home show #17.
Pat R is having on her birthday as part of her celebration of life and is coming out with her cousin!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

How lovely, and very colorful too! The food looks very tasty!