Tuesday 8th May

Just over thirty members today I wonder if they knew we were having a treat???

Today many of the ladies worked on “Fidget Quilts” for dementia patients. The fiddly bits were many and varied with pockets, zips, buttons, fringes, buckles etc. etc. This was an idea from our president, Linda, and I think they will be much appreciated.

Elsewhere the members were busy on their own varied projects and just enjoying some company.

Linda gave us all a treat for morning tea in honour of Mother’s Day. Yes beautiful cup cakes with pink icing!!! They were yummy!!!

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A ‘Fidget Quilt’

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Another ‘Fidget Quilt’.

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And some more ‘Fidget Quilts’.

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Mother’s Day cupcakes were delicious.

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Beth’s workstation – a very busy maker.

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And lastly a pair of idle hands. Old friends Colleen and Wilga just enjoying a chat!!!

See you next week for Art Quilt reveal Two. Happy stitching Elizabeth and Colleen

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Tuesday 1st May

Another beautiful autumn day, Wilga’s “Hidden Wells” workshop is underway, looking forward to seeing all the different colourways .

Welcome back to Nancy after 5 weeks away after surgery.

Liz brought in bags she has made using  heart blocks.

Lismore craft and quilters are having a Biggest Morning Tea on the 14th May, theme for the day is “waiting for my invitation” so be ready and wear your tiara.

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welcome back Nancy

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Wilga explaining Hidden Wells

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Beth’s colourway

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Diane’s hidden wells 

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Claudette’s soft colours

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Robyne being very organised

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Liz’s beautiful bags

 

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Tuesday 24th April

A cool wet day which had many members staying at home. I think our extended summer has come to an end. Despite the small numbers we had a lovely morning together with lots of interesting things to see.

Show and Tell:

Dianne brought in her ‘Hidden Wells’ pieces which she made many years ago when Wilga first taught this tricky block. They are still nice after all this time.

Robynne has made a table runner with some of the left over fabric from the raffle quilt. She used a chevron design and it looks great.

Elizabeth has finished her latest Lucy Boston block. She is trying to do two a month- good luck with that!!

Penne has finished an embroidery of her son and grandson, Doug and Arlo. They were drawn from a photo and turned into a sketch. Very clever Penne.

It was also birthday cake day with Dianne cutting the cake on her own as Mary was away. Happy birthday girls.

See you next week for Wilga’s workshop. Happy stitching Elizabeth and Colleen

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Birthday cakes for April

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Dianne doing the cutting honours.

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Dianne’s lovely old Hidden Wells pieces.

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Elizabeth’s latest Lucy Boston block

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Arlo and Doug embroidered by Penne.

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A great braid runner made by Robynne.

 

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Tuesday 17th April

What a nice day we have had together. More relaxed now that the raffle quilt is finished.

Wilga gave some more instructions for the ‘Hidden Wells’ block. If you like sorting into 1234 and ABCD then this block is for you!!!

We presented Sharon with a gift of heart blocks afer her recent bereavement. Marie also had her finished “heart’ quilt for show and tell. She has used some fabrics from Western Australia for the sashing and binding. We are also collecting heart blocks for Kay who is starting radiation treatment. Our kindest thoughts are with her. Nancy is still recovering from her leg surgery and we hope to have her back soon.

Gail brought in her finished ‘Bow Tie’ quilt which we all loved. Those old blocks never fade away do they?

Sorry I’m late with the post but it has been a very busy week. Keep stitching Elizabeth and Colleen

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Gail’s bright and beautiful Bow Tie quilt.

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Marie’s precious Heart Quilt will be a special keepsake for her and her family.

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Wilga explaining ‘Hidden Wells’.

 

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Tuesday 10th

Busy day today with lots of laughter, Wilga had information for the ladies doing her”Hidden Wells” workshop next month so they could take advantage of the fabric sale at Sew Excited.

Elizabeth  has asked for ideas for demonstrations for the quilt show in July.

Liz had a beautiful quilt she has made,(this one for herself) in shades of green and mustard.

Sharon and Marie were in Grafton Shopping World making the boomerang bags , some out of T shirts and recycled fabrics, more ladies will be there this week .

Our raffle quilt has been finished and a name has been chosen, some of us put in suggestions , 3 names went in the hat and a vote was taken , “Tranquillity” was the winner.

We also had some pieces from last weeks Kantha stitching demonstration,.

Cheers Colleen and Elizabeth

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Wilga’s Hidden Wells quilt

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Kantha stitching

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Wilga discussing the placement of fabrics for “Hidden Wells”

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Liz and her beautiful quilt

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“Tranquillity”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday 3rd April

Hi Elizabeth here.

After a fine Easter weekend when Maclean celebrated the famous ‘Gathering of the Clans’ we are back to our stitching.

Today we held our first Mini Workshop where members share their techniques. Today was my day and I introduced the class to ‘Kantha’. A lot of the ladies turned up with their linen recycled cloth ready. First we learnt the Kantha outline stitch and then various patterns of stitch to fill in our samplers. I really enjoyed the camaraderie of us sitting together and slow stitching. Thank you participants.

The raffle quilt makers were very busy sewing on the binding of this very large quilt. Now for a name and label!!!

Dianne showed us her kitchen set of oven holder and tea cosy. Great work Dianne. She and Beth have just had a fabric excursion to New Zealand but they did look at the famous sites as well.

Next week some of the ladies are involved in Boomerang Bags at Grafton Shopping World. Hope you all have a happy time.

Keep stitching Elizabeth and Colleen.

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Elizabeth demonstrating Kantha.

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Elizabeth and Helen getting down to the nitty gritty of the outline stitch.

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The ladies mastering Kantha.

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Sharon, Colleen, Penne, Janet and Val at the Kantha workshop.

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Dianne’s bright and lovely kitchen set.

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Marlene, Barb, Fay and Marcia binding the raffle quilt.

 

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Tuesday 27th

Great to see so many smiling faces for our bi monthly meeting, many things were discussed and decisions made. Linda had her fidget quilt and there was a lot of interest so a working bee has been set up for May 8th, these will be given to a local aged care facility so get all those bits and bobs out as well as textured fabric etc. The raffle quilt is back from the quilters and binding will be finished shortly so tickets will be available soon. Elizabeth’s workshop on Kantha stitch is next week, it will be interesting as very few of us have ever done it. The birthday girl for March wasn’t able to attend so the cake was cut by Marcia who is celebrating her 60th wedding anniversary.

Happy stitching Colleen and Elizabeth

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Linda’s fidget quilt

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the raffle quilt

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the commitee

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Marcia cutting the cake (bit fuzzy sorry)

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