Tuesday 10th

Another lovely day, lots of chatter and stitching, Wilga brought in Murial’s stash mentioned in last weeks blog, we had a wonderful time searching through it all, some unfinished pieces will be made into charity and raffle quilts, we all went home with some goodies and $150 was raised going to the local hospital.

It was art quilt mentoring day, lots of discussions also as to next years challenges which will be decided on at a later date.

Bev had her beautifub cow wall hanging which is going to her sister, Nancy and Elizabeth had their chenille bags from Wilga’s workshop.

cheers Colleen


setting up Murial’s stash 


Bev’s beautiful cow


Nancy and her chenille bags


Elizabeth’s bag, yet to be brushed

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Spring in Tasmania

It seems that spring might have finally arrived in Tassie, it’s 16 degrees and it isn’t raining… don’t get me wrong, Tasmania is a beautiful place and we have lots of photos to prove it  which I will share when we get home, meantime I have visited a lovely patchwork shop in Ulverston on the central north coast,  Cranberry Crafts, has lots of great patchwork, embroidery and knitting supplies, a really great range of sewing notions, needless to say I found a few things  I couldn’t live without. I will try to upload some photos…. fingers crossed.

The happy news is that our friend has been given the all clear by her doctor to drive, so we will be making our way  north again on the Spirit of Tasmania on Tuesday next week.

I feel a little bit like Dorothy (Wilga)… “there’s no place like home”.

Looking forward to seeing you all again

Cheers, Linda20171006_10395920171006_10402320171006_104003

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Tuesday 3rd October

Finally some rain after many dry months. Not enough to keep members away from patchwork though. Sorry we have missed two weeks of posts but all three of us have been elsewhere.

Wilga gave us another lovely tutorial today, this time on Chenille work. As well as how to create chenille Wilga has also demonstrated a chenille bag for us to try. I will put the directions onto the Workshop Page.

The Zone Day bus has been ordered and the cost will be $15 added to the entry fee of $10. So would members please start bringing in your $25 ASAP.

Our dear old friend and former member, Muriel Bowler, is relocating with her daughter to Queensland. She has left behind nine boxes of stash which will be available to buy via donations next week as a Trash and Treasure Stall. Proceeds will go to the Hospital Auxillary.

Sounds like our president, Linda, has had a cold but lovely time in Tasmania. We look forward to seeing her back amongst us. There is a write up by Linda on our Travelling Members page and in the Newsletter.

Show and Tell:

Dianne has started a new quilt whilst in Bathurst. Helen had two table runner tops and Elizabeth has finished another Lucy Boston block.

Happy stitching Elizabeth


Wilga demonstrating on her trusty old Janome.


The chenille bag partly made.


Dianne’s latest quilt blocks.


Helen’s table runner top in lovely fresh greens.


Helen’s striking red and black table runner top.


Elizabeth’s latest Lucy Boston block.

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Tuesday 12th

Another beautiful spring day, everyone busy doing their own thing. It was art quilt day , more about that in the art quilt section of the blog.

Lorraine, Kay, Wilga,Helen Mac,Elizabeth and Janet P had their folded star table centres from Fay’s workshop, some not finished yet, it’s amazing the different colour combinations.

Wilga also had her beautiful fabric covered teapot to show us bought many years ago in  Hahndorf SouthAustralia.

Cheers Colleen



Stars from Fay’s workshop


Art quilts and Wilga’s beautiful teapot


Art quilt ladies

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Tuesday 5th September

Hi Everyone! We had a lovely day of stitching today with everyone busy on interesting projects.

After morning tea Fay gave us a mini workshop on ‘Folded Patchwork’ demonstrating how to make a Somerset Star. She is an old hat at these things and knows when to follow the pattern and when to find an easier way. We had a few laughs about her negative references to the ‘pattern’. I’m sure many of us will have completed a Somerset Star by next week.

Here I have to confess that I completely forgot to take any photos today!!!!!

Next week we have the third Art Quilt reveals.

This Saturday is the Bluff Point Quilt Show at Lawrence. This is always a special event and well attended by quilters. See you there. Elizabeth

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Tuesday 29th August

Today was another beautiful sunny day with a breath of cold in the breeze. Lots of talking and stitching was done with everyone in chorus as we sang “Happy Birthday” to two of our August birthday girls – Liz and Nancy. Unfortunately Barbara was away and so didn’t get to sample the two cakes on offer.

Elizabeth, Colleen, Sonia and Penne spent time at LCACA dismantling our display of art quilts and textured items. The display called “A Textile Adventure” was on display for the whole of August and reading the many comments from visitors, it was a great success.

2017 Art Quilt & Texture display #2

A small section of the ‘Textile Adventure’ display.

There were a few items of ‘Show and Tell’ this week keeping our members busy:-

elizabeth's Button Bag with ruching

Elizabeth’s Button Tote with ruching at the top.

Helen Mac's French Braid table runner

Helen’s French Braid table runner.

Denise's wall hanging

Denise’s wall hanging – in progress.

Liz's Tote Bag

A favourite old tote bag by Liz with a nice embroidered panel.

Nancy's fossil fern flower

Nancy is making hexagon flowers with Fossil Fern fabrics in many colours.

Next week we have Fay’s mini workshop on folded patchwork known as Somerset Patchwork or Somerset Stars.

Until next time…Happy Stitching….Penne


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Tuesday 22nd August

We had a lovely day today – just stitching and chatting and enjoying morning tea of course. Our President, Linda, will be away for a few months in Tasmania. We will miss her gentle guidance.

Show and Tell:

Gail had her “Deborah Louie” cushion finished and it looks amazing. Well done Gail.

As I strolled around the group I spotted some great embroidery being done by Beth. It is a vase of flowers and is very 3D.

Dianne showed us her ‘Fairyland’ quilt which she had at our exhibition. This very pretty quilt is for her neice Charlotte. What a lucky girl!! Dianne was just adding a label which we should all remember to do.

Some of Nancy’s closest friends took her to lunch at ‘Botero’ for her birthday. Nancy will be 84 on Saturday and is still stitching every day and making amazing things. She particularly enjoys English Paper Piecing.

Next week is a 5th Tuesday so bring along your UFO’s and maybe we can finish a few.

Happy sewing Eizabeth.


Gail’s beautiful cushion started in our Deborah Louie Workshop.


Beth’s intriging embroidered vase of flowers.


A section of Dianne’s quilt “Fairyland”.

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