Last Saturday, May 9, 2015 the two guilds (Near North Quilters' Guild and Northern Lights Quilters' Guild) that I belong to here in North Bay hosted a Neighbourhood Show & Tell Tea. We invited guilds from as far away as a 4 hr. drive. They came! They actually came.
The theme was chickens. Chicken pincushions on the tables. Each person attending got to take home a small chicken pincushion and one person at each table won the big chicken pincushion.
We had quilts on display. These quilts were the result of workshops, BOM and Mystery Quilts presented by both guilds.
Some guests presented their quilts/items in groups of three:
Our emcee's for the day were the presidents of both guilds. Lois and Terry, you did a great job! They did chicken jokes (of course) and to win the large pincushion .... well .... we even had the chicken dance. Guests even chimed in with their chicken jokes.
The idea for the Neighbourhood Show and Tell Tea originated with Rayside-Balfour near Sudbury, Ontario. It has been presented for about 10 years and each year a different guild in a different city will host the tea.
This was the first time we hosted this show & tell tea in North Bay. Approximately 200 guests came. A light luncheon was served at noon. We also had a mini merchant's mall for our out-of-town guests to browse through and purchase some goodies. It was an amazing day! Thank you to all that came to our show and tell.
Have a great day!