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.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Quilt In - Show n Tell Part 3

Annie Couzens' Farmer's Wife quilt.  Annie had never done hand piecing before so as a challenge to herself decided to hand piece this quilt.  She also hand quilted it.

Andrea Sheddick's Farmer's Wife quilt.  Andrea has added a pram block that doesn't appear in the book to remember that the year was the one she became a nanna for the first time!

Elizabeth Brown's Around the Garden made for her grand daughter.  This quilt was hand made by herself and machine quilted by the baby's great aunt.

Jocelyn Coward's Box of Roses.  Made after a workshop where Jocelyn learned many new techniques.

Esmae Mazzei's I Love a Sunburnt Country.  This began life as a much loved and used tablecloth embroidered by Esmae's aunt in 3 weeks!  Esmae used the tablecloth, added borders and had it quilted for the Sunbury Stitchers retreat challenge,

Evelyn Nutkins' Crazy Scrappy Makes Me Happy.  This quilt was a Chinese Whispers challenge and each block was made by a different quilter at our group.

Glo Jacobs' Sunflowers.  A lady called Hilda Mason, 80 years old at the time, made this quilt for Glo in Nova Scotia, Canada.  It's hand stitched and hand quilted and one of Glo's favourite quilts.

Lynette Peucker's Growing Tumbling Blocks.  This quilt was hand pieced and hand quilted and Lyn used reproduction fabrics to create a shading effect using one colour then another.

Lynette Peucker's Ruby's Dolls House made during our group's Chinese Whisper challenge.

Barbara Brown's Fairies.  This candlewicking quilt was made for Barbara's grand daughter.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Quilt In - Show n Tell Part 2

Margaret Hinks' Celtic Garden.  The appliqué is needleturned and the quilt machine quilted.

Sue Reilly's Chinese Fan.  Made with cheap silk ties bought during a cruise.  This is Sue's holiday memory.

Laura Chilton's Love quilt.  Made for her mother-in-law.

Janice Miskimmin's Cat Quilt.  Janice was talked into quilting by friends at work.  This is her first quilt!

Diane Hutchinson's Nautilus.  Diane attended a class with Margaret McDonald and hoped to use up her stash of Batiks but hardly made a dent!

Sue Yeates' Midnight Madness.  Made as a challenge and to use the Harlequin fabric during a midnight madness run at Quilter's Lane.

Beverley Goodman's Prairie Fences.  This is Beverley's first quilt!

Maureen Degenkamp's Love Among The Roses.  This quilt is a Block of the Month made larger to use as a queen size.

Bronwyn Morris' Summer.  After appliquéing the flowers Bronwyn added hundreds of beads to the flower heads.

Lyn Peucker's Dear Jane Goes Downunder.  One of the blocks is made using Australian fabric whilst the others are reproduction fabric.


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