Tuesday 10th

Not very much happening today, quite a few members were at Maclean High School setting up for the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association annual  Exhibition which starts this Friday through to Sunday,those of us who were at our meeting decided not to sit inside and sew but out in the lovely sunshine on this beautiful winter’s day.

Sorry, there aren’t any photos this week, my camera decided to die on me.

cheers Colleen and Elizabeth.

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Tuesday 3rd July

This is an exciting time for us as we get ready for our quilt show on 13th -15th July. Lots of entries and we all look forward to seeing the amazing patchwork and quilting done in the past year.

Happy birthday to Penne who is a contributor to this blog and also does great newsletters for the group. She loves embroidery and dabbles in art quilts!!

Show and Tell:

Fay has finished her Bronwyn Hayes embroidered blocks quilt which she has been working on for some time. It looks lovely.

Marcia R. has finished her Gordian Knot quilt from times gone by. The colours are amazing.

Helen has another PURPLE quilt top finished and very pretty it is too.

And Helen G. has mended her UGG boot with some English Paper Piecing shapes!!!

Lots of laughter today, must be the mild winter weather leading us astray.

Keep happy everyone and that means a needle  and thread! Elizabeth and Colleen.


Here we are enjoying each others company.


Fay’s lovely embroidered quilt.


Marcia’s beautiful Gordian Knot quilt.


Helen’s latest pretty purple quilt top.


Elongated hexies on Helen G’s UGG boot.

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Tuesday 26th June

What a lovely day we had today with a big roll up of members – must be the lure of the birthday cake!!!! We did start disappearing around twelve when the weather turned colder.

Lots of chat about the Art and Craft Festival which is only two weeks away. Members have generously put their names on the volunteer roster to help out and we are hoping for some lovely entries.

Speaking of ‘lovely’, Lorraine brought in her finished large quilt made with many family pieces. The blue and white colour scheme was fresh and the whole quilt when unveiled received a round of applause.

Other interesting projects included Ursula doing European Knitting which she has demonstrated for us and Gail making strip pieced blocks with selvedges.

The birthday girls present to cut the cake were Alison, Marcia, Sharon and Robyne.

We are still hoping some members can find the time to complete their challenge.

Happy stitching until next week Elizabeth and Colleen


Lorraine with her beautiful quilt.


Ursula with her European Knitting.


These are Gail’s selvedge blocks.

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tuesday 19th

Today was quite chilly in our meeting hall with outside temperatures very low and a cold lazy wind blowing. Our numbers reflected the cold weather however everyone who did come enjoyed themselves.

It was lovely to see Kay at patchwork again after a lengthy illness, welcome back Kay.

We celebrated Marcia Hunter’s 80th birthday with a scrumptious morning tea, after we blithely sang “Happy Birthday ” to Marcia she was presented with a mysterious parcel to open, inside was  a pair of very short shorts that she used to wear “back in the days”, memories.

Ruth one of our newest members i knitting a beautiful multi coloured floor rug.

Cutting the cake

Marcia cutting the cake 

Knitted floor rug by Ruth

Ruth’s beautiful floor rug

Happy stitching –Penne

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Tuesday 5th June

What a lovely day we had together. The LCACA Festival Committee has agreed for us to have the hall at Maclean High School for our quilt show. This is a very nice space and right in the middle of all the action. A win win for us.

This Saturday at Maclean Markets some of our members will be selling shopping bags to help people transition from plastic bags which supermarkets are now phasing out. A great initiative girls.

Today our mini workshop was led by Fay Farnham, who is one of our life members. Fay is a whizz at needleturn applique and she demonstrated how she does this so beautifully. Lots of tips re needles and threads as well. Many thanks Fay I may even give it a go again.

Show and Tell:

Claudette had her finished “Hidden Wells” quilt top in lovely soft but colourful fabrics. It is very pretty. And Dianne had her “Hidden Wells” quilt too this one done in red and green for Christmas as a gift for a family member. Wilga would be delighted with both.

Colleen brought in the Amish Blocks quilt which she has kindly and very nicely quilted. Alison had her machine ready to do the binding. A real group effort!!!

Next week we will sew our orphan blocks into bunting for the Quilt Show. We have lots of odd blocks so the end product should be interesting.

Keep stitching everyone. Elizabeth and Colleen


Our second Amish Block quilt from lasts year’s challenge.


Bags for our market stall on Saturday.


Claudette’s ‘Hidden Wells’ quilt.


Dianne’s ‘Hidden Wells’ quilt.


Fay demonstrating needleturn applique.



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Tuesday 29th

Busy day today, everyone working away on their own projects.

Robyne had her Hidden Wells from Wilga’s workshop also a ufo which will be used on her table, Janet P has made a great fidget quilt, it will delight fishermen, Val had a memory quilt made from jeans, it is also her first quilt.

Our thoughts are with Marie after the passing of her mother.


Robyne’s hidden wells


Robyne working on her table topper


Janet’s fidget quilt


Val’s memory quilt

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Tuesday 22nd May

Hello readers, sorry I missed last week’s post but the week just got away from me.

Today we had our bi-monthly general meeting with lots to discuss. Currently we are looking at a bus for Zone Day and also maybe to the Brisbane Quilt Show. We are making shopping bags for charity and gearing up for our own quilt show in July. Looks like a busy time ahead.

Mary is looking for suggestions for workshop tutors for next year and Fay will be giving the next mini workshop on types of applique. She is a whizz at needleturn so well worth a watch.

Last week we had our second art quilt reveals and some lovely work was shown. See pictures on our Art Quilts page.

There are many different projects in progress including Therese’s embroidered quilt top which has reached the twenty year mark. Ruth has been busy with Boro and Fay has finished a beautiful koala in Kantha. The fidgit quilts turned out well and will no doubt keep some dear old hands busy soon.

In stitches Elizabeth and Colleen


Committee members getting ready for our bi-monthly meeting.


Fidgit Quilts ready for a loving home.


Ruth working on her Boro sample.


Fay’s beautifully stitched Kantha Koala.

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