Our final Regional weekend of the year was held in Llangadog. A new venue for us and so much cheaper than our usual Llandybie venue. JennieRayment worked the 22 participants in the Fanadoo workshop hard. They twiddled and fiddled all day with just a short lunch break to produce the blocks for their table runners. Jennie supported everybody throughout the day, amazing lady considering she’d had a hip replacement just four weeks before.
The regional day itself saw Lesley Coles join us in the morning. Lesleyanswered a call in the Quilter for teachers to go to work with disadvantaged women in Mongolia. She told us her story having now made two visits there and showed us many examples of the work done by the Mongolian ladies as well as some of her own quilts. Lesley also brought along quilts and kits from Mongolia to sell. Ladies generously supported this and she sold over £200 worth of goods with all the money going back to support the work inMongolia.
Show and tell, as always, showed the wealth of talent we have in the region. Sara Jones kicked us off with what she says is the first quilt she has brought to a regional day in a completed state! Dian Smith showed her festive table runner completed as a challenge piece. Carol Edwards had completed a quilt started in a Paula Doyle workshop at last years AGM in Nottingham. There were wallhangings from a workshop led by Lynn Kinsey, a free motion practice piece from Helen Burnham, ‘matching’ quilts from the ladies inBridgend who’d bought kits and produced very different pieces and a stunning wholecloth quilt made by Sonia Fox. Apologies if I’ve left anybody out.
Jennie Rayment returned to us in the afternoon with an energetic andentertaining talk. Illustrated with lots of quilts and some very dubious hats she had the hall in laughter from start to finish. Jennie went on to present the prizes from our Celebration exhibition to the winners. We topped off the day with Celebration Cakes and tea.