Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Victorian Ladies

Esmae made this quilt as a wall hanging for her daughter. The pattern was purchased at Sentimental Stitches and was embroidered and hand pieced by Esmae.  The quilting was done by Kerrie Thomas at Black Forest Quilting.
Who wishes they were Esmae's daughter right now?!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Shirt Challenge 2013

A year ago Annie and Lyn organised a Shirt Challenge for us at SS&Q.  Thanks ladies!  You can go back and revisit that post here.  Today we displayed lots of finished (and almost finished!) quilts in the garden at the sewing hall.  They all looked amazing fluttering around in the breeze on the beautiful sunny day we had today.  Unfortunately because of the sun the colours don't show up as well as they should.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.






Heather P







A pincushion for each participant

 Portable ironing/cutting board workshop

After we oohed and ahhed over the shirt challenge quilts, Annie demonstrated how to make an ironing board plus cutting board in a carrying case.  They're very handy for retreats and sew ins!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Show and tell

Carolyn made this quilt as a Round Robin challenge with some of her girlfriends.  It's Carolyn's first hand quilting project!  Carolyn started with the Dresden Plate centre square and borders were added in a round robin method.  This quilt took 12 months to complete.  Just a reminder...you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Esmae made this "In the Beginning" quilt.  Michelle Hill designed this quilt in the William Morris tradition.  It started life as a kit although Esmae changed some of the design.  The quilt has been quilted by Kerrie Thomas. 

Here is another of the Elf Challenge table runners.  This one was made by Julie.  She embroidered the flowers and the challenge colonial knots were sewn onto the butterfly wings.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Christmas In July

Elf Challenge

Esmae and Barbara were the Elves this year.  The challenge they set was for us to make a table runner with colonial knots on it somewhere.  Cream fabric and thread was provided and instructions reminding us how to do the knots!  Quite a few ladies took part and the hall looked great with the runners on display!  Great challenge Esmae and Barbara!
Bronwyn close up



Gill close up

Jocelyn close up
Ann close up
Glo close up
Barbara P.
Barbara close up
Elizabeth close up

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Quilt In - The final post!

The shops and Chibobo Charity

Each of the shops did well with the trading they did on the day and those purchasing were pleased to have the variety including the bargains from the Chibobo trading table. You can read a little more about St Mary's support of the Chibobo orphanage here.  The ladies at St Mary's hosted a trading table and provided a lovely selection of soups for purchase at lunchtime and raised over a thousand dollars for the charity.  They are all very grateful for your support.  Thank you.
Ladies at one of the shops.
Elizabeth at the trading table.

         Gill talking about the Chibobo orphanage and the role St Mary's has in supporting it.

Morning and Afternoon tea

As well as the soup there was morning and afternoon tea which was provided by members of our group.  I think everyone brought a little something each so there was lots on offer.  We overheard our visitors exclaiming over the quality of the foods on offer and the amount of gluten free choices so we were very pleased to hear that!  The shops and food area was very busy all day and Beryl and other members in charge of that area were rushed off their feet.  They said they loved every second!  We aim to provide more savoury products at our next Quilt In.

Some of the afternoon tea available.

Raffle, Yo-Yos and Buttons

 The raffle ticket and button and yo-yo table was very busy too.  Congratulations to all our winners!  I'd love to see what you did with the yo-yos and buttons!  They're so pretty I'd have kept them as display!  Thanks to Esmae and Joy for making a notice board of ideas as to how to use the yo-yos and buttons.  It was lovely to look at and get ideas from even if you weren't lucky enough to have won them.

Buttons and Yo-Yos.

Ailsa and Bernadette at the raffle ticket table.


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