Everything about the day was perfect- the ferry was trouble-free, the traffic was light, and skies were clear…making our way from the coast to the Roundhouse in downtown Vancouver was a breeze.
As we made our way to the hall, we could see the quilt hanging on the far side…it glowed! It truly was the centrepiece of the event. Our orca leaf is very distinctive and definitely eye-catching.
Our table was one of half dozen or so set up around the perimeter of the room, overflowing with crafts and handiwork. Our display of sporkins was beautiful; we had an impressive array of colours and choices. By the end of the afternoon we had sold just over 50 sporkins…not quite as many as I had hoped…but our enthusiasm for this event means we have a terrific supply of sporkins available for future events!
The afternoon included music, cupcakes, coffee, tea and cold drinks. There was a presentation by the regional co-chairs, Wendy Campbell and Robin Scobie, and SLF representative, Megan Karges, telling the story of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign and the creation and significance of the quilt. The hall was full of friends and supporters. It was a great inspiration to be part of this special day.
Big thanks go to all of our members who worked in the background to get us ready to attend…those who actually touched the sporkins, but also those who found tablecloths, printed labels, and handled little details that contributed to our success.