Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tonight I had the pleasure of attending Hume Council's presentation night. We were given a brief snap shot of the diversity of programs available in the City of Hume.
Sunbury Stitchers and Quilters were presented with a cheque for $1300. This goes a long way to meeting our committments for the hire of venues and insurance. We thank the City of Hume for the grant to assist our operations.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Dinner Delights

Thanks to Robyn for organising this year's Christmas dinner at Sunata's Thai restaurant.  The food was delicious and we loved our beautiful fat quarter present.

There was great variation in the little pressies we exchanged and everyone seemed delighted with what they received.

Enjoy the following photos and take notice of the ones who continually misbehave.  No names mentioned!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas is coming!

It is that amazing busy time of the year when we all get overcome with the things we need to do and the planning it takes.  It all gets to be too much.  At least one of us is organised.  Robyn has sent me a couple photos of Elsa's Christmas jelly roll quilt.  Well done Elsa!

Hope to see many of you at our Christmas dinner on Tuesday night.  I have made my little pressie to exchange and have it all wrapped and ready to go!

christmas, gift, present

Our last meeting for the year is December 12th.  Please bring a small plate of festive food to share.

gingerbread man

We will also be raffling the Christmas stitchery blocks.

See you there!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunbury Street Festival

The sun shone brightly on all the many visitors at the street festival today.  Our stall with its colourful quilts and items for sale attracted many visitors and some people have expressed interest in finding out more about our group.

Well done to Sheila, Evelyn and others who helped organise the event.

The following photos are from last Tuesday's meeting.

This is Barb's amazing Patchwork of the Crosses quilt made with elongated hexagon paper piecing.

Grace was working on a quilt using some embroidery panels she had created years ago!  It is never too late to rescue a UFO.

Janice has been exceptionally busy with some beautiful little projects.

mug holder and rug

Evelyn's fur kids are not going to miss out either. One special doggy will love this- his very own quilt!

Judy V is putting the finishing touches to her interesting quilt.

Sheila now has her own iPad so look out for some amazing BLOG posts from her!

Enjoy your week!  Glo x

Friday, November 3, 2017

While the cat was away...

the mice did play!

Rosie doesn't do show and tell.  So we do it for her!  Ssh!  Don't tell Rosie!  Rosie made this fantastic quilt using batik fabrics and raw edge appliqué.

Whose legs are these?

Look at Rosie's stunning quilting!

Oops!  We caught a mouse!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Pink Project

I have come across this beautiful easy project for lovers of quilting. It is quick and easy. I made one in a day. I had all the requirements at home so didn't cost anything besides the pink "sharpie"

It is designed by Helen Goddard and supports the McGrath Foundation. It is a small wall hanging and depicts love and hope. The end result can be donated to the Foundation or gifted to a person with breast cancer. The camellias have the McGrath Foundation logo  in them and depicts love through the flowers and the vase and the bird of hope. It is a simple design done on calico and using a pink "Sharpie"pen for the outline. It can be done easily on a domestic machine. She provides the design and quilting designs and a support video on her Facebook page. The link is "The Pink Project" by Helen Goddard


Bus Trips are a Quilters Dream Day Out

Once again Evelyn and her team have managed a perfect outing for us heading to Geelong and four amazing shops to explore and spend all our money.  Enjoy the photos of the happy smiling faces!

And of course there was a blowfly ready to pounce on Kay but she was ready
 with yet another paper hat solution!

A special thanks to Sue's husband Mike, our fantastic bus driver who 

once again delivered us safe and sound!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saturday Busy Day

My apologies for my attempts at blogging. I like to think it was blogspot that was uncooperative not my failings.

Anyway I am having another go as I am not one to give up.

First of all welcome back Andrea who rejoined yesterday. She has had a difficult time with her father who has been unwell but fortunately is on the road to recovery.

Annie is in to mini world. She declared she had finished a quilt, so lovely. She shared her plans on making other mini mini quilts. Oh her patience!

We did have bets on when Judy A would start sewing as she does enjoy a chat. We all lost as she spent the day cutting out!!

As I said in my failed attempts at blogging "Anytime is show and tell time" .
Robyn is ready for a shopping trip

This is mine. It is a Blue Heron done from a kit and raw edge appliqued. It was all batik fabrics. 

Lyn S has been busy. It is great to see such a variety of jelly roll quilts after the "lesson" by Janette. You inspired us Janette thank you.
Have you got anything to share with the group. We are all eager to learn new skills or renew skills.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Show and Tell is Anytime

Members are being very prolific. It is so good to see people come along on Tuesday's and Saturday's eager to share what they have made. Each time a new item is brought along we will try very hard to place it on the blog for all to see.

The black and white quilt belonged to Joy and will be our raffle quilt at our stall in November for the Street Festival.

Evelyn is proudly showing the baby quilt she made for her daughter's friend in England.
Just look at the big grin

Monday, October 9, 2017

News From Our October Meeting

There are many things to report with our group so get involved and enjoy the fun!

Bus Trip 
The Bus trip is coming up on the 21st October, heading towards Geelong. We will be visiting the Bellarine Sewing CentreA Little DifferentJiddi’s Patch and Amitie Textiles in Torquay (which has a new café).  The cost will be approximately $55. 

Sunbury Street Life Festival – Saturday 19th November
We have confirmed our booking for the festival which will be held in O’Shanassy Street. Sheila would like some volunteers on the day between the hours of 10.00 am and approximately 4.00 pm.   

Volunteers will stitch, answer queries and hand out cards etc.  As we are not only a quilting group it was suggested that other forms of needlework should also be demonstrated on the day.

The venue for our Christmas dinner is still being investigated.

Those members wishing to participate in the Christmas raffle blocks can purchase blocks at 50c each from Evelyn.  The blocks should be embroidered with a Christmas design.  Suggested thread was a multi-coloured DMC 4519.  Each completed block will be exchanged for a raffle ticket and the winner or winners will each receive a selection of blocks.  This takes place at our last meeting in December.

For the annual swap members have been asked to make something that’s handy for a sewer i.e. sewing pouch, thread catcher etc.  Those contributing will be allowed to select something in return.

2018 Quilt Show.
For various reasons members have agreed that we delay the 2018 Quilt show to 2019 and also plan the Quilt-In for 2020.  We will revisit this issue in 2019.

Busy Fingers

Evelyn and Sheila brought along their projects from  Mrs Martin workshop.
Great job!

This is Evelyn's

And Sheila's work!

Sue spent the evening helping Sheila sort some embroidery cotton that had been donated to her!
From chaos comes order!



And finally a close up of Judy' Vs quilt which had featured in previous post.


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