Wednesday, June 22, 2016

50 Shades of Red

Sunbury Stitchers and Quilters 2016 Show

A taste of our Red and White Challenge
Welcome to the Sunbury Stitchers and Quilters 50 Shades of Red show!  The preparations for this show began 2 years ago right after the last show and no doubt we'll be taking a deep breath and then we'll get started on the 2018 show!  The Sunbury Stitchers and Quilters are a small group so it was pretty amazing to see the variety of quilts on display. 

I'd personally like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped out.  The show isn't just the lovely things you see on the day but the whole run up beforehand and most of those tasks are fairly boring and time consuming to be honest so thank you to everyone who pitched in to help. 

I also have to thank the husbands who came to set up and bring down the stands as without them we'd probably still be there unpacking it all now! 

Thanks must also go to our judge who had the unenviable task of choosing just a few quilts out of all the fantastic ones in front of her, Janette McInnes from The Plain Needlewoman

The show was attended by two shops so I'd like to thank Pauline from Patchworks Unlimited who provided prizes for our "Other Item" category and Janette from Statewide Sewing Centre Highpoint who kindly donated a Janome 1221 sewing machine to our charity raffle this year.

Lastly, I have to thank the ladies at St Mary's church hall for providing refreshments on the day.  The money they raised goes towards helping a community in Chibobo, Zambia.

So, step inside and enjoy our show.  Pictures will be enlarged if you click on them.

Proudly supporting CFA Sunbury

In our foyer we proudly displayed the quilt which was
 1st prize in our raffle to raise funds for CFA Sunbury.  This quilt was made by members of our group.

Comfort For All

Our Shops

Patchworks Unlimited

Statewide Sewing Centre Highpoint

Large Quilt Category

Andrea Sheddick Texas Star AKA Happiness

Glo Jacobs The Farmers Wife

Miniature Quilt Category

Annie Couzens All Hands Around

Judy Anderson Judy's Star

Small Quilt Category

Karen Barrett Retro Melons

Annie Couzens Lisa's Flower Garden

Red and White Challenge

A view of our beautiful stage

Karen Barrett Village Rouge

Carolyn Maxwell Take an Element

Debbie Snelson Bear's Paw

Our stage display

Other Category

We had gorgeous Other Items entries.  Well done to Heather Perry and Sheila Millington for 1st and 2nd placements!

Sewing Demonstrations

Thursday, June 2, 2016

So much creativity

Each Tuesday night is a treat to see the most amazing projects in the process of creation. I can't wait to see what unfolds at our quilt show.

Grace and Robyn are working on some beautiful embroidery-

Annie is steaming ahead with her BOMs whereas I have been left far behind.

Sheila's creativity is alive and well as she embellishes and designs her next wall hanging.

Karen and Carolyn were beavering away with their Margaret Sampson George inspired creations where nothing is out of bounds and you can go wherever you fancy. Check out MSG  at

Carolyn's quilt features images of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist-

Frida Kahlo de Rivera, born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón, was a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits. Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home, which is known as "La Casa Azul," the Blue House. Her work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

Reference: Frida Kahlo Works

Karen's quilt has a special doily with lots of memories attached.

Barb B loves William Morris inspired quilts by Michelle Hill and she has almost finished the centre of her next one!

Judy A revealed her secret quilt but I was not allowed to take a photo but it will be at the quilt show!

Debbie was continuing her lovely soft Emma Mary and many others were clicking needles or crocheting at a great rate. It must be winter!

Sorry if I missed someone. It is not intentional!  If you would like me to post something just email me the details and I can publish it for you.

I wonder why Evelyn didn't seem to have any project on the go.

I am at a very nondescript phase of my Sue Daley Sampler and will reveal one day when life is simpler!



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