Friday, December 3, 2010

Festival of Trees Preparation and Thanks

First of all for our readers that are not in the area, the Festival of Trees is as event to raise funds for the Primary Children's Hospital. The trees and other items are donated by groups and individuals. Our guild decided to donate a tree this year. This has been a year long project for our group.
Now for the preparations. We have been making ornaments for the tree at meetings for most of the past year, there is a picture in the last post of some of our members working on them. Set-up day finally arrives and in the beginning we have this.
  Not to impressive yet, but wait it's happening. Some elves have put the tree together and added a topper!
How sneaky and fast they were! And look the topper has two spools. Now be very still and maybe we will catch sight of those elves! Shhhhh! Look it Linda and Virginia (elves) adding ornaments to the tree. Isn't it starting to look great!
 Here's another picture of Virginia checking out the tree.
It's really looking great! All the ornaments are spools too. And look I think it's a beautiful quilt as well.
Here's a closeup of the ties. They are cute spools too!
And finally a picture of our wonderful elves, Tina, Virginia, and Linda, as well as the finished product!
Many thanks to our elves Tina, Virginia, Linda and everyone who donated fabric, spools, and time towards making this tree happen and to everyone who brought spool blocks, helped make the quilt and did the quilting. Your contributions are much appreciated!

 If you would like to see our tree and others the Festival of Trees is open today and tomorrow, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. All money made by this event goes to help those in need at the Primary Children's Hospital!

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