Tuesday 15th

Today was our Daffodil Day morning tea fund raiser, a steady stream of visitors came to sample the delicious morning tea and purchase something from our stalls, buy raffle tickets and see the travelling suitcase display from the NSW Quilt Guild called repurpose, recycle and reuse, there were some interesting small quilts and different techniques used giving the art quilters in our group some ideas.More information on how much was raised will be in next weeks blog


Claudette and Nancy at the door and raffle table

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Wilga demonstrating trapunto by machine


Fay perusing the display from the quilt guild


the plant stall


sorting the sales table

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last but not least ,the tombola

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Tuesday 8th

Good roll up today and a beautiful sunny day if you could the escape the breeze. There was a discussion on “jeans for genes day”which some of our ladies have been participating in held at Grafton shopping mall, Janet P and Helen G had some of the bags and bunting to show us  that had been made, another couple of ladies will be there again next week on Thursday,Friday and Saturday,

Daffodil day to be held next Tuesday was also talked about, everything is organised and ready to go, hopefully it will be as successful as previous years.

Nancy  and Linda had their broderie perse from Helen’s workshop and it was art mentoring day for our 3rd art quilt .



Bags for jeans for genes


bags for jeans for genes


Nancy’s broderie perse


Linda’s broderie pers

Sorry about the blurry photos, cheers Colleen

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Tuesday 1st August

What a lovely day. Helen Granleese took a class in Broderie Perse out on the verandah in the sunshine. This was the needle turn method and rather tricky to master. The participants were very quiet as they concentrated on the tiny stitches required.

Elsewhere we sat back and chatted about this and that. We were also collecting some extra art quilts for our exhibition. Everyone was most generous in lending their special pieces for the display.

Sonia, Colleen and Elizabeth (me) ventured down to Ferry Park Gallery to set up the show. Well if it wasn’t for Sonia I’m sure Colleen and I would still be there. Sonia is a whizz and soon had things going up and she also has a good eye for what goes together. We didn’t finish until 5pm.

I hope everyone goes toFerry Park for a look as there is some amazing work on display.

Only two weeks to Daff Day. Don’t forget we need things for the bric-A-brac table and for the Tombola. Plants, magazines, and items for the craft table as well.

In stitches Elizabeth

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Fay has donated this quilt to raffle.


Broderie Perse Workshop


Nancy’s Broderie Perse Butterfly


Helen demonstrating the needle turn stitch.


Robynne’s Broderie Perse Flowers

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Tuesday 25th July

A good turn out for our July General Meeting. Linda was back in the chair and we had a thorough discussion about our up and coming Daffodil Day. Plenty of enthusiasm so should be a winner for the Cancer Council.

The art quilters have started gathering artwork for our August showing at Ferry Park. We have agreed to call it “A Textile Adventure” so as to include works that aren’t necessarily art quilts such as bags and bowls. There is still time to include your work so bring it in next week. We will be hanging next Tuesday after stitching – helpers welcome.

Robyne brought in a birthday cake and as Sonia was the only July girl here she got to cut the cake. Happy birhday to all those members born in July.

Robyn Gilvear had a wonderful quilt for ‘show and tell’. She made it for a friend who has been most helful to Robyn and her hubby during a trying time for them. The quilt featured a centre panel and was a gorgeous colour.

Linda, our president brounght in a selection of very cute bags she has been making for her granddaughter. They all feature a ‘Dog Selfie’ fabric that is available at Stephen’s in Grafton.

Our newest member Val had a lovely bag featuring a poinsettia which was much admired.

And Helen Granleese had a folksy style Christmas hanging made for a friend. Speaking of Helen – next week she will give a mini workshop on the art of needleturn broderie perse.

Til next week Elizabeth


Robyne with her beautiful quilt.


Close up of the centr panel.


Linda made these cute bags.


Val’s Poinsettia bag.


Christmas hanger by Helen G.



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Tuesday 18th July

Our numbers were down today, winter illness and holidays have taken their toll on our attendance, however those who came had an enjoyable morning stitching, chatting and a warmer day.

We said goodbye to a member who has been with us for a number of years, Heather Eggins. Heather and husband John are about to relocate to Gloucester in the Manning-Taree area, this move will bring them closer to family, it is sad when our group loses a much younger member. Our president Linda presented her with a bundle of handmade hearts to remember us by. Enjoy your time in Gloucester Heather.

Nancy brought in some lovely pieces of fabric for show and tell, they  are hand dyed with lino cut designs printed on them, these squares were done by Dijanne Cevaal and purchased at the Sydney Quilt Show.

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Heath being presented with her hearts by Linda



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Tuesday 11th July

After a busy 3 days the exhibition is over for another year, congratulations to all the prize winners, names will be in next weeks blog.

The Deborah Louie patterns have arrived and are ready to be picked up by those who ordered them.

Next tuesday is Heather’s last day as she is moving to Glouscester , if possible bring a small plate of goodies to share for morning tea.

For show and tell Marie had her covered notebooks that she made after watching a demonstration on making background fabric, Elizabeth had a candle mat with an embroidered owl .


Marie’s lovely covered notebooks


Elizabeth’s candle mat

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Tuesday 4th July

There were only a token few stitchers today; the majority of our group were at Maclean showgrounds preparing for the annual LCACA Quilt Show. Some of the entry items members brought to stitching, before heading off to the showground, were totally stunning. Best of luck girls, here’s hoping you have a win.

Below is the only photo I was able to capture. It’s a beautiful black & white carryall or book bag that Nancy stitched for one of her grand-daughters who is a teacher.

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Nancy’s terrific bag.

Best of luck to all members who have entered into the various sections of our annual quilt show. I’m sure that there will be much more show & tell next week for our blog.

Happy stitching…………..Penne

At the Maclean Showgrounds the quilt hanging crew had a very busy day. There were lots of large quilts and small, many wall hangings and art quilts too. The show is going to be amazing. Colleen, Helen, Elizabeth and Penne had fun creating this art quilt.


Beaches of the Lower Clarence.



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