Tuesday 19th March

Today we held our Annual General Meeting to elect a new committee to run our club. Linda Hollis leaves the president’s position after two years which has seen the club move along at a nice gentle pace with interesting things happening. We all say many thanks Linda for your hard work and happy go lucky attitude.

The new committee is:

President – Val Wright

Vice President – Linda Hollis

Treasurer – Debra Patch

Assistant Treasurer – Marie Young

Secretary – Sue Carl

Minute Secretary – Lorraine Kelly

It’s great to see so many newer members taking upthe reins of leadership and we are surely in safe hands for the busy year ahead.

Here is our Raffle Quilt for 2019. As we will not be having a LCACA Exhibition this year we have decided to raffle this lovely quilt on Zone Day.


Happy stitching Elizabeth and Colleen


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Tuesday 12th March

This week we lost a dear friend with the passing of Muriel Bowler at the age of 91 years. Muriel, for the past few years has been living with her daughter on the Sunshine Coast Queensland. Before that Muriel lived in Yamba and was a long time member of our group Maclean Patchwork and Quilters. Muriel loved glitzy fabrics and was a master of ‘Crazy Patchwork’, teaching this method to many others. Her patchwork was always very creative and she will be missed by all.


Muriel Bowler

We have six more Churn Dash blocks finished and they are looking pretty good.

Next week is our AGM which will start at 9 0’clock sharp.


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Tuesday 5th

Another busy day, the 1st of the sampler workshops were on with Linda demonstrating churn dash block, both Debra and Claudette finished theirs, the others finishing at home.

Sheryl has finished her “Bug in a Bottle” friendship quilt for her great grandson William and also a cute little bag for great granddaughter Bella’s ballet shoes.

Debra had her first official quilt made for one of her daughters, well done Debra.

Happy sewing Elizabeth and Colleen


Debra’s block


Claudette’s block


Linda demonstrating churn dash


Sheryl’s quilt


Sheryl’s bag for Bella


Debra’s quilt


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Tuesday 26th

Lots of show and tell today,Sue had a mariner’s compass quilt she’s made, looks good in blues, Narelle had 2 quilts with sampler blocks and hand embroidery, Penne has made a hexagon embroidery roll with machine stitchery around the blocks.

Being the last Tuesday of the month it was birthday cake day, Happy Birthday Kay R, Kaye G and Ursula.

Happy Sewing Colleen and Elizabeth


Sue’s beautiful quilt


Narelle’s quilt


Narelle’s quilt


Penne’s hexagon embroidery roll


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Tuesday 19th

Another busy day, lots of chatter and sewing including a surprise visit from Wendy Buddle who was a member before moving to Queensland.

Some of Robyn’s friendship blocks were returned and they’re looking good, Fay was working hard as usual and Barbara is working on a sashiko panel, Elizabeth has gone to see her new granddaughter and get in lots of cuddles.

Happy sewing Colleen and Elizabeth


Liz and Wendy chatting


Robyne’s friendship blocks


Fay working hard as usual


Barbara’s sashiko panel



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Tuesday 12th February

A good roll up today with thirty members present. We are certainly getting into a new year of stitching already. Another very hot day and our needles were almost melting.

There is a great variety of projects on the go with EPP still prominant but also a lot of needlework and some good people finishing UFO’s.

Date Presenter Activity
5/2/2019 Helen Granleese Information Day
5/3/2019 Linda Hollis Churn Dash Block
2/4/2019 Claudette Hough Ohio Star
7/5/2019 Mary Williams Foundation Piecing
4/6/2019 Fay Farnham Folded Flying Geese
2/7/2019 Marlene & Barbara Candlewicking
6/8/2019 Colleen Brighton Dresden Skirt
3/9/2019 Marcia Rutledge Celtic
1/10/2019 Elizabeth Buzzell Bachelors Puzzle

(Y Seam Block)

5/11/2019 Allison Merrin English Paper Piecing
2020   Putting quilt to-gether with

Joiner Strips


Maclean Patchwork In House Workshops 2019

Show and Tell:

Colleen has a beautiful bag made on her Embroidery Machine. Fay is finishing a nice little quilt made with left over blocks. And Narelle has a pile of lovely candlewicking blocks. Great work ladies!!


Colleen’s beautiful bag.


Fay’s quilt of lost blocks.


One of Narelle’s candlewicking blocks.

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Tuesday 5th February

Today we started our 2019 BOM with an interesting introductory talk by Helen G. Since some of our participants are new to quilt making Helen took us back to basics with some great tips that will be valuable even for experienced makers. Some points I particulary liked were:

  • When starting a new project clean out your machine and insert a new needle.
  • Buy the best fabric you can afford and wash before use.
  • Find a feature fabric to draw other colours from.
  • Use a tone on tone for your background.
  • Check your machine needle position to get an accurate quarter inch seam.
  • Press not iron.
  • Use fine glass head pins.
  • Match your thread to your fabric colour and try a 50 weight cotton.
  • Use the one ruler or mat to cut all your blocks with a new sharp blade.

Our first leader will be Linda showing us the wonderful old simple block ‘Churn Dash’. So girls be ready on the 5th of March.

Otherwise Bev had some wonderful modern Lucy Boston blocks to show us. Her version of this now famous quilt will be soft and colourful.


Bev’s modern Lucy Boston blocks.

Enjoy your sewing week from Elizabeth and Colleen.

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