An Early Dose of Holiday Spirit at the Holiday Brunch

We started out our Holiday Brunch with a rousing rendition of the Quilters’ Twelve Days of Christmas. “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me-a large sized sewing machine”. Oh if only….

Raffle tickets were a hot item again this year. The proceeds from our ticket sales help fund Fargo Moorhead Quilters activities all year round.

Once you bought your tickets, the difficult part was deciding which of the enticing raffle baskets you wanted to spend your chances on.

A popular event at every year’s Holiday get together is the handmade ornament exchange. There were 31 ornaments of every type, craft, and color on display that went into the swap. You might want to start on one for next year – it’s never too early.

One of the side benefits of attending is that we had early registration opportunities for the January Workshop and March retreat. Online registration will be available for everyone starting Sunday November 19th at 5:00 pm. Check back – the January workshop is filling fast.

The block exchange saw some amazing versions of the pattern handed out earlier this fall. No doubt we’ll be seeing some of them at an upcoming show and tell.

We’ve now come to an end of this year’s 4Bs Quilts service project and it was a smash! In all, FM Quilters donated 100 quilts to the Fargo Veterans Hospital to be given to veterans receiving in-patient treatment. Those lucky enough to receive one of our quilts will remember us as we remember them.

The centerpieces were made by Marcia Retzer who wasn’t able to attend and many of us were lucky enough to take one home. We all wish Marciaa speedy recovery from her accident.

Urban Foods Catering hit it out of the park again with a yummy buffet of individual egg bakes, bacon, sausage, fruit, caprese skewers, and the ever popular mini- caramel and cinnamon rolls. It was hard to wait for your table number to be called knowing what was waiting.

Everyone had a wonderful time. An exciting piece of news was shared: the excursions committee is planning a bus trip to the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln NE next year. Start saving up for the 3 day/2 night excursion that will include a shop hop, a whole day to soak in the quilts on exhibit, and a behind the scene tour of the museum’s collection and conservation areas.

But with all the fun, the most fulfilling part was seeing our final 4Bs runway show. The video will be posted early next week for those who weren’t able to see it in person. And of course, we wrapped up the day with show and tell. Those photos will be posted online as well tomorrow. Stay tuned.

See you in 2024!