This is the Garden Valley Quilters Guild, celebrating the holidays, after a year of creativity and fundraising.
Today, Crouch Volunteer Ambulance EMTs, Donnie Adams and Donna Sevilla, are standing by the Christmas tree, accepting a very generous check from Guild president, Donna Swanson, of Lowman. Later, Donnie says to a table of revelers, “We do appreciate it, you know we do.” Quilter, Christy Jauregui, responds, “We appreciate what you do!”
Today is just a day of cheer and play for the group—games and a show-and-tell, with the sharing of finished projects. Members say they have two parties a year—the other one is in the summer, when they display all the quilts on a line. One has to suspect that every gathering of these quilters is a party.
There are about thirty members and they say Stitch n’ Snip in Crouch is their favorite fabric shop, owned by Rena Hastings. The shop is not only social but educational, where classes are held and ideas are shared.
Christy Jauregui says, “In the fall, we are given a challenge. All of us are given four fabrics and challenged to make a winter block. We can use other fabrics and embellishments like bells, buttons and sequins, but they have to have a snowflake. We have a drawing and the winner takes all the blocks home and creates a quilt from them.” The quilt this year was made by Darlene Donovan.
|Whimsical quilt by Rhonda Weimer|