Today we held our AGM. There was a smaller than expected turnout of members but we successfully filled most positions. Linda will continue as our president along with Bev again our treasurer. The secretary position will be divided into two with Lorraine being minutes secretary and Janet the regular secretary. Our fees are to stay the same.
After a quick morning tea we had our art quilt reveal for March. Wilga had made a beautifully crafted artistic bag using recycled napkins and crochet crinoline ladies from a garage sale. Penne sent along her first cloche hat in black velvet and flowers. Elizabeth had the first four of her old family photos which will become a concertina book. We had a lovely discussion re all things arty. See photos on our Art Quilt page.
Show and Tell:
Liz had a beaut blue and green quilt which looks super. Elizabeth had a quilt for her brother which featured a very old block pattern called Farm and Fireside.
Next week we will have an Easter Raffle so bring along some goodies and other items so we can have lots of prizes.
Happy stitching Elizabet and Colleen
A lovely blue and green quilt by Liz Imrie.
Farm and Fireside quilt by Elizabeth Buzzell
We had a lovely day of stitching and chatting. No big events so just relaxing with our mates and needles. Still a lot of English Paper Piecing in progress with lots of hexagons in all shapes and sizes. Nancy is using ‘Fossile Fern’ fabric for her hexis and they look great.
The girls were busy putting the last stitches into the raffle quilt and the top is now finished. Looks very fresh and beachy. It is off to the quilter now. Great job everyone who took part. Thanks to Marcia R. we had delicious scones with jam and cream for morning tea.
Show and Tell:
Helen had a lovely quilt she made from two layer cakes. That is one way to make sure everything matches and on this quilt they certainly do. Well done Helen.
Robyne P. has made a bag embellished with Sashiko. The red really stands out against the blue. Lovely work Robyne. We are glad to see you back and looking well again.
Next week is our AGM so please attend and take on a roll if you can.
Happy stitching everyone Elizabeth and Colleen
Helen’s lovely quilt.
Robyne’s sashiko bag.
Sharon and Marcia putting in the last stitches.
The raffle quilt top is finished. Looks great!!!
What a rainy morning and many members stayed home. We had a small group but it was still fun to catch up. Wilga gave me some very useful tips regarding my next project – a double wedding ring quilt. We also enjoyed a crumble slice from Claudette and an apple slice from Ursula. Thanks ladies they were both delicious!!
The raffle quilt girls were very busy and it is coming together nicely with only a bit of unstitching. Looks very cool and modern and suitable for our seaside location.
March newsletter is out and available on the Newsletter page. Please note April 6th not March for the Kantha workshop.
Helen Granleese brought in her quilt in progress. It features lovely blocks in Civil War reproduction fabrics.
Next week we hopefully finish the raffle quilt. Remember the AGM is coming up on the 20th. Stitch well Elizabeth and Colleen
Helen, Claudette and Sharon busy with the raffle quilt.The flow of the design is now clearly visible
Helen’s quil;t in progress showing the lovely blocks.
Close up showing the beautiful Civil War fabrics and the border print joiner.
Just a small group today, maybe the cooler weather made everyone sleep in, the raffle quilt is coming along nicely after a bit of head scratching to get the pattern around the right way, we had a birthday cake for Ursula and Kay (who wasn’t able to be with us). Our thoughts are with Robyne who had surgery today, we wish her well.
Ursula cutting the birthday cake
working out the raffle quilt
Sonia, Alison,Marlene and Barb working on their projects
Janet cutting squares for heart blocks
Busy busy busy today with many hands helping create our raffle quilt. This is quite an undertaking each year but we always seem to finish a beautiful quilt to raffle for our Quilt Show.
The Art Quilters had a quick get together to see how we are progressing with our first piece due in March. Everyone has some good ideas and some light bulb moments!!!
Linda showed us the finished Signature Quilt started by our old member Muriel so long ago. It is now off to her and will no doubt bring back lots of happy memories. Muriel shared the last of her stash with us last year.
Marcia Hunter has been busy creating a bag out of recycled plastic bags. You never know what a member will surprise us with. They are a very creative bunch.
The hottest part of the year has passed so now we can get into some seruois sewing. Don’t forget to replenish your section of the Heart Block folder. Elizabeth
Helen and Linda busy with the Raffle Quilt.
Some of our members making shopping bags.
Muriel’s Signature Quilt
Marcia’s Recycled Bag.
My first post for the year and it is nice to be back doing the things we love.
The fabric for the raffle quilt has been purchased and Helen Granleese is the organiser. We need sewing machines next week girls to make the pieced blocks. The turquoise and grey colour scheme looks very inviting.
Lots of English Paper Piecing still going on and some quilts also emerging. Marie has put her friendship hearts blocks together into a very lovely quilt top.
Linda has finished a quilt made with blocks from our old friend Muriel. They have come together in a splash of colour. Sonia has finished a beautiful cushion made with applique onto a background. It also has some reverse applique.
Art Quilters will be meeting on the third Tuesday of the month this year so that Mary can still join us.
So friends of this blog and members Happy New Year and let’s enjoy some stitching!!!
Raffle Quilt fabric and pattern.
Marie with her friendship quilt top.
Muriel’s blocks quilted by Linda.
Happy New Year to everyone, only a small group today, the weather is still humid and hot, nice to be back though. As I’ve been away for 3 months I’m unsure of whats going on so this is only a short blog but we will be back in the swing of things very soon.
January birthday girls
Kay and Penne sharing a joke
Sonia’s table runner done in aussie fabrics
Helen G, Marie and Janet P cutting out boomerang bags