Because the third Thursday of October is the 20th, the national holiday Kenyatta Day, and the fourth Thursday is the 27th, Hindu holiday Diwali, the next monthly meeting of the Kenya Quilt Guild will be held on Friday, October 28, 2011.  We will meet at Shalom House off Ngong Road because we cannot hold our meeting at EAWL Headquarters, WEAL House.

Please note that the October Guild meeting will be held at Shalom House on Ngong Road (see map below) beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Bring a mug for your coffee or tea, as we will not be supplying styrofoam cups, or get there early to order coffee and tea from the restaurant Larena next door.

We will be exhibiting the African Challenge quilts and awarding prizes for the First and Second Place Judge’s Awards and for the Viewer’s Choice as selected by yourselves.

Our guest speaker will be Paula Benjaminson, with us from her new home in Gabon. Paula will be talking about her life and her quilts. Her husband’s work as a diplomat has taken Paula to such diverse places as Namibia, Canada and now Gabon. Paula’s quilts demonstrate her passion for Africa, its people and cultures as well as its wildlife. Paula will also be teaching some workshops for us while she is in Kenya. Find full details about these on our 2011 Quilt Workshop Schedule.