Mulhurst Bay Quilt Club Hosted Their 18th Annual Ladies Day

Pipestone Flyer

Submitted by Lise Penel

The Mulhurst Bay Quilt Club hosted their 18th Annual Ladies Day on Thursday, October 23rd.

The 35 members of this guild meet weekly in the Hall sharing their love of quilting. They work on their favorite projects and share ideas with each other. One day each month, they join their talent and work on comfort quilts. These quilts are distributed to those in our Community who are ill, having health concerns or a crisis in their lives. The club also donates to various agencies to help those in needs. Those colorful quilts were on display in the hall joining the other lovely quilts of the members.

The doors opened at 9 A.M. and already there was a queue to get in. It is always so amazing to witness the excitement as all the guests come in, choosing their seating and lining up for coffee and delicious cakes and muffins.

This year, the Quilt Club decided to make changes to their fundraising efforts. Tickets were sold in the hall for a chance to win one of three lovely quilts. There were also tickets purchased for a 50/50 draw. The other great attraction was ‘The Market’ where the guest could shop for quilted items made by the group members.

Wow… it was such the day with the hall filled with about 250 ladies enjoying the day for its program and of course, to visit with friends.

The Guest Speaker was the talented Judy Armstrong, a singer and songwriter who inspired us all with her topic, “When your Roller Coaster Stops for Repairs.”

A buffet lunch was catered by Bob Ronnie Catering and women waited patiently for their table to be called to get their plates full of delicious and varied items. The lunch was followed by a Mini Fashion Show hosted by ‘The Clothing Store’ (The Village at Pigeon Lake). Marcy Schmidt introduced some favorite seasonal outfits worn by 4 quilting ladies turned models for the occasion.

The program continued with our guests Judy Armstrong and husband performer Tim Robinson who entertained us with songs and funny dressed characters that had the audience in stitches. The laughing went on with the visit of Sister Mary Immaculate of Jesus in the Host, a character created by Mary Ellen Herman. Such amazing talent!

The finale was the Raffle Draws for the 3 beautiful quilts and for the 50/50 draw. Four ladies in the audience were the happy winners.

A big thank you to all these wonderful women quilters who hosted their 18th annual Ladies Day which always brings such joy amidst women in community. Bravo!

Pictured: Judy Armstrong and Tim Robinson entertain the crowd. Photo submitted

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