Monday, 27 May 2013

Successful Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee

Yesterday, Canberra Quilters hosted its annual Biggest Morning Tea Quilting Bee  - part of the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea program. So far we have raised $2415.75, with some more donations still on the way. All funds raised go to the ACT Cancer Council to help fund research into the disease.
It was a fun day highlighted by games, puzzles, competitions and horse racing(!) - all done with a 'day at the races' theme. Here are some of the images captured for your enjoyment:

Decorated red velvet cake, auctioned off...and then eaten

All smiles at the welcome desk
Before the arrival, all the tables were decorated and a pack of info and puzzles awaited...
There were many prizes to choose from in the raffles...

And more prizes for winning various competitions and puzzles...
We had an MC (Melinda) to keep us on track....


The horse racing involved riding a (hobby) horse while balancing a thimble on a ruler. Each table gave themselves a name, which became their horse name. The races were run as relays, with three participants from each table...
Andrea is at the starting line

Juggling at the 'baton' change
Each table also had a pack of modelling clay to make a 5" block. Some progress images...





the blocks

winning block

As well as luscious morning tea (the good old Aussie tradition of 'bring a plate'), there was a cake competition...

the winning cooks
In keeping with the Race Day theme, participants also could wear a hat or 'fascinator'.  Judging was by coin donation for each hat. The winners...yes that is a fascinator made with sewing supplies!

And to check the results of the puzzles...

Mary has the red pen out

Kay (convener of the day) is checking the answers too
The winners of the major raffle display their prizes...

New President Michelle Law (right), catches up with three members of long standing (LtoR): Joan Porta, Pat Savas and Margaret Barclay.

Thanks go to Kay Provins and her team for organising a fun and successful day.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

It was such a fantastic day. Thanks to Kay and all the other organisers for putting such an amazing event on.

gnomeangel said...

What a fabulous looking event. Totally adding it to the calendar to attend next year. Every thing looked amazing! Awesome work ladies!

Anonymous said...

Well done my darling! A great day for all.