Welcome to the blogsite of the Tollgate Quilters Guild based in Durban KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

We are a diverse group with a variety of experience and quilting related interests and it is hoped that this will come through in the postings. This blog will feature different guild members commenting on their favourite quilty subjects and we hope that you will enjoy the variety of opinions expressed.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Tollgate Guild Christmas Party

I should have done this after the meeting  last week but the Net was too slow to upload anything.

It's that time of year once again- and of course, Tollgate's annual Christmas party was great fun.

Organising a Christmas party for 50 people takes some doing and the Tollgate committee rose to the task with enthusiasm. Setting up was easy: put out the tables and cloths and decorations and the contributions of food rolled in.

Many people brought out their Christmas quilts for the rest of us to enjoy and here are some of them:

It was also time for the guild to recognise all the effort and work Annette Lee put in as both Chair and Secretary over the past few years. Current chair, Phil Fisher, presented Annette with a present from all of us and a bouquet of flowers to say thank you.

Show and Tell produced members with quilts in various stages of completion as well as some stories:

Miranda Fennel brought the Westville Lions Club raffle quilt made by herself and volunteers from the Westville Lions Club and quilted by Amafu Studio.It was a double bed string quilt and it just shows what you can do with enthusiastic volunteers. This quilt should raise around R6000 to R10 000 for the Westville Lions charities.
Sue Watkin and friends also had quilts to show- some of which still have to be completed.

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