Sadly, there will be no quilt. Unfortunately, I — along with six other members — have been thrown out of this embryonic group by our President, who, it seems, feels she wields more power than a departing Egyptian president ever did. (This, it should be noted, happened after her entire committee resigned.) So what was our crime? We held a meeting to discuss the future of the Group, to which our President was invited but declined to attend. That, in QWIGland it seems, constitutes subversive behaviour. So it was 'au revoir' to us. Still, as they say over here, c'est la vie. I may not have made a quilt, but I made a lot of very good friends. And that is what is important. But isn't it a shame how one person can spoil things for so many others.
The good news is that, out of the ashes, a new group has risen. This one - Friends in France International (FiFi) is here to stay. We already have more than 50 members. And it's fun!