Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 4th Meeting Delights

The focus of our meeting was Sue's big O birthday and she has collected a great range of fabric.  There is definitely a purple tone to it all.  What will she create?


















As usual lots of talent was on show with member's projects-


Jan showed us her Paddington Bear quilt for her daughter's new arrival. It is not quite finished yet but well underway.


Judy had a cushion cover using cathedral windows.  it is a gift for lucky person.



Kay had a quilt specially made for her husband.  He will love it!







Sheila showed us her quilt creation made from an old hand embroidered table cloth.. Check out the amazing handwork.




And finally Annie and Lyn have been very busy creating items for the Quilt-In.


PS: Sorry Lyn. I did take a photo of your spool keyring but it is nowhere to be found - computer gremlins at it again!  Perhaps you can send me a photo to add to the post.





Monday, April 3, 2017

Bendigo Easter Quilt Show

You may be interested in this event.  They always have great show during the Easter carnival.
 I spent the weekend in Bendigo and was able to pick up their colourful postcard.







Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Show and Tell

Quilt Ladder

My mother in law, Ann, and her partner, Neil, are visiting from the UK and Neil very kindly made me this beautiful quilt ladder.  As you can see, it holds a fair few quilts and is going to look spectacular in my bedroom...if I ever finish any quilts to go on it that is!  Neil also repaired my sewing table and is looking for his next job.  I suggested quilting but he didn't seem very keen.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Big Effort by One person

It is very remiss of me to have missed this person's name twice now at Show and Tell. As mentioned in a previous post our group makes small quilts for Sunshine Hospital. Evelyn has made a huge amount. At one show and tell she had at least 19 that night alone. This goes a long way to meeting the needs of the hospital. Congratulations

Saturday Sit and Sew

Today a group got together with the plan to start making the tea cup pincushions. We had been collecting cups and saucers for a few weeks. It seemed an onerous task but proved to be fun and enjoyable. At no time did we think we would achieve the number of pincushions we needed but thought at least half would be a good start. We made approx. 120. Can you believe it! The designs were fun and all unique. We lined them up excitedly and kept counting. We all got faster but by 3.15 we had run out of stream. We still have a few left to do and more cups are welcome as we have a use for them. A big thank you to the ladies involved today what a gigantic effort.

Third report on March 7th meeting!

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We have had a few new members join us on Tuesday night and/or the Saturday sit 'n'sew sessions.  It is always lovely to see some new faces and be inspired by their fresh ideas. Welcome to Maree, Kate and Maryvonne!

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Members of our group are often looking for ways to contribute to our community and several opportunities were discussed at our meeting. 
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Boomerang bags

10 million plastic bags are used daily in Australia and we know where most of them end up in land fill and the ocean. The plan is to make bags which people use and then return to a shop phasing out plastic bags. There has been great community interest and many are getting on board. There will be production lines of people making these bags. They are simple square bags with a handle but will have a logo stitched on the front. You use them then return them to another shop or same shop using the initiative. A Sunbury resident has taken up the challenge so we hope to get more information soon.

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Aussie Heroes Quilts and Laundry Bags

photo from the BLOG  

Many of you will know of this initiative to make quilts or laundry bags to send to our service men and women overseas to show our gratitude for their service. It is to show we care about the people not the politics. There are certain sizes and colours requested so if you plan to make one you will need to look at the blog.

Recently Ann McW and her daughter Laura received this Facebook message from a Sunbury service man-

Ann and Laura, I am originally from Sunbury and received a quilt and LB while deployed. It would be lovely if some people from my home town could help out Aussie Hero's. It is such a special gift for deployed troops. Thanks in advance.


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Our group is currently busy  supporting  the Quilt-In which takes place in June. We will then have more time for  initiatives such as this.  Members  can obviously contribute as individuals at any time. 

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That's all for March 7th!  That was a marathon! Thank goodness for the excellent minute taking!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

More about our march 7th meeting

A while ago Heather P celebrated a special 'O'  birthday so it was time to present her with some beautiful fat quarters and also a good reason to have some yummy treats!  Congratulations Heather!

Heather was presented with a very full box of  delightful fabrics.  What will she make?
On the night Heather also shared some new projects -







This robot quilt is for a grandson who is yet to arrive!








Gail has produced an amazing shirt quilt using her new Janome  sewing machine.  Most effective!




Gail and Judy A worked together to finish Joy's Globetrotter quilt.  it will be donated to Joy's family after it is quilted.










And Evelyn continues to produce her lovely little baby quilts.



Last of all we were able to check out Sheila's William Morris inspired quilt completed. It is machine appliquéd and is a Michelle Hill design.





More information to come in another post. Keep looking!

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