Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Early Quilts and a Newbie

Two quilts were displayed which were completed last centuary!!
Judy V made hers at Essendon Quilters in Fletcher St and Sheila's quilt was made for her mothers 80th birthday and was made from a pattern in a magazine. She admits to having few skills but followed instructions.

The pin cushion was completed by Jillian who is new to our group. Congratulations. Now for the next challenge.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Saturday Sit and Sew 9th June

The Queen's Birthday Weekend. Hope those of you who work enjoyed the extended break, many were away or had plans for the week end. Eight people came together for a frezy of sewing. Whole boxes full of projects appear and are worked through making the day satisfying and worth while. The cameraderie amongst the group is great, enjoying  a chit chat like only ladies can.

Out theme was "Quilts we made a while ago when our quilting journey started"
This was a sampler made by Annie C made at a class in Essendon circa 2001?

This was the work of Lyn Staub. She still enjoys enbroidery to this day.

This was Judy Van Dyck. It was a quillow and was an early example of her work

A lovely wall haning made by Elsa. The picture doesnt do it justice. Many of the flowers were in 3D

Robyn made this for her grand daughter as a floor quilt. She said it was sttill used and much loved today

Another quilt by Annie made from flannels whch had a lovely feel as well as looking good.

Any night or Saturday is show a quilt time.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Busy June Meeting

Sheila was busy chairing the meeting and taking the minutes with a lot to be discussed for our group. Check your minutes to keep up to date.  Our annual general meeting will be happening on August 7th so think about nominating for a position so our group can continue and grow stronger!  Make sure you are financial member so that you can nominate and vote.  Fees are $40.00 and payable to Robyn.

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Show and Tell included a hexagon quilt Grace made between 2001 and 2007.  She was still making hexagons last night!








Notice the interesting prairie points on the edge.

















Glo brought along her "vintage" first quilt comprising a mixture of polyester and cotton fabrics and very puffy wadding!  The appliqué was a brave attempt and it was even hand quilted!  The original quilt had a ruffle border and Glo is currently replacing it with a simple binding.  It was a McCalls craft pattern of 70's era!




Rosie proudly displayed her dinosaur quilt.









Notice the paw prints on the back.  A large dinosaur will also feature in the centre.  Bring it back for another look Rosie when it is finished!


Rosie also showed us a quilt top she made with the Kilmore quilters at a Friday night get-together.  It has come together really well with the use of a feature fabric made into a snowball block and alternated with a nine patch block of coordinating fabrics. Rosie can show you more pictures of quilts made from this concept.




Annie M has made good use of the fabrics she bought from Aldi.  It looked really nice front and back!
(I notice all the sewing paraphernalia has disappeared from Aldi!)





And finally Sheila is also working on a dinosaur quilt----





Not sure who will be the recipient of this great effort!


















Saturday, May 26, 2018

May 26th

Just a small group today but a very enjoyable one with plenty of room to spread out.

The top quilt was made by Lyn Peucker, her granddaughter I think chose the pattern and the fabric. 
The lower quilt was made by Annie, an internet pattern called Goose Migration. This is a great stash buster, so it is on my list!
Throughout the month of J6ne if you attend a Saturday or Tuesday bring along the "First Quilt you ever made" WE PROMISE NOT TO BE CRITICAL. It will be interesting to see how far you have coming. Mine is positively embarrassing.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Display of great hexagon work

Here are some pictures of hexagon work which were brought along for display on Saturday 12th May. I am sure more people have hexagon work to share so bring it along on Second Saturday in June.












What a wonderful display.


This last one was a bag created by Lyn Peucker using a photograph printed on to fabric. An excellent project and a treasured bag.


CPR Training

Not feeling 100% on a Tuesday night or Saturday, don't  be put off coming. Last night 8 people did some CPR Training. We are all eager to try out our skills!!!
We did all find the defibulator easy to use, but are not always available. CPR is now so much easier but does require a degree of strength.
A huge thank you to Andrew for making it a fun experience.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Who's getting older?

We had a lovely little celebration for two of our members on Tuesday night.  Both Lyn and Sheila were delighted with their lovely fabrics and I am sure they are already deciding how to use their stash
contributions.  I tried to take some of their fabrics home myself but I got caught in the act!












Show and Tell

We were able to see some of the work from last Saturday's successful workshop which Judy had organised. 


Gail's cheery red star

Judy's purple tones.

Kay showed us her lovely quilt in soft tones that she recently completed. The pattern is one of Judy Newman’s from her book, Quilts for Life-Made with Love.


I believe this is to be be a gift for a lucky participant.
Evelyn showed us a number of quilts including the jelly roll quilt which was the first she quilted on her new frame.
jelly roll race

The second was one she completed for Joy which was from a challenge a few years ago.
Love the little shirt motives.
Joy's shirt quilt completed


















Ann completed the binding on this cheerful baby's charity quilt that Evelyn had made from a kit.




Sheila has been super busy and completed this masterpiece with raw edge appliqué and some there dimensional elements.












And finally, you might remember seeing Judy's giraffes before but the quilt is nearly finished










What have you been working on?





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