“Quilting Bees” of Jeddah

Queen Bee

Queen Bee” for the morning.

It was our monthly “Quilting Bees” of Jeddah meeting today. We all had to vote for a new president and vice president.  Sadly the lady who was going to be the president has to go back home due to her husbands termination of his contract.  We will miss her very much, she is such a lovely warm, kind person. A couple of the women are leaving and one has rejoined the group after a 2 year break.  We always enjoy the chatting and catching up with each other, such a lovely group of women.

As per usual we had lots of things to eat and drink.  Many of the ladies brought along some things for show and tell.

Quilting group purple

Here are the blocks that a few of us did, one lucky person won them, to make whatever she wants with them.

These blocks were made by some members of “Quilting Bees” to give to one of the ladies who is leaving. Such a lovely gesture and keepsake.Quilting group blue

Yesterday one of the ladies Audrey had a class where a few of us were able to make a bag called “Seashell Sachet” for the beach, or in my case it is great for putting my quilting art projects into. They are fully lined and quilted.  We had fun making them.  Everyone was busy sewing so there wasn’t much talking but lots of concentration. So much so that one of the ladies sewed the table cloth into her bag and another sewed the bag backing into hers.  As for me one row of my stitches came undone as it wasn’t caught in properly.  Just shows we are all imperfect and not to stress over perfection.  Just fix it and if you can’t fix it cover it or move on. Don’t they look great! 

Beach bag

My bag

My bag

Last Saturday Audrey had another class where she showed us how to make a “Prairie Point Cushion.” This was done with little blocks joined together in rows. I love to see what others use when they make projects. That’s the beauty about creativity we are all different and can appreciate each others individuality. Again I am happy with this.

My Cushion

My Cushion

cushion 3 cushion 2 cushion 1

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