A smaller roll up today, a few of our ladies have gone south to the Sydney Quilt Show, I hope the weather is kind to them. As we are having visitors for our soup and slice day next week we had the birthday cake for the June ladies early, only Robyne and Marcia H were present to cut the cakes.
Visitor Stella brought along a couple of quilts to show us and also her bionic bag which created a lot of interest, she will show us how to make it later in the year.Robyne had her beautiful embroidered butterfly which will be turned into a book cover for her grandaughter.
Don’t forget ladies, entry forms for our quilt show are due by the 30th June.
Last week a number of our members enjoyed a two day workshop with Deborah Louie.She demonstrated a technique called Decorative Machine Applique, see the write up and pictures on our workshop page.
Happy quilting Colleen
Well it’s pouring with rain this morning and as a result we had a small turnout to patchwork. The day did improve so we are hoping for a dryer week for our workshop with Deborah Louie.
We did have some discussions re the quilt show that were very productive. It looks like being a big event this year. One new event will be the awarding of the inaurgural Wilga Bolton Award for keeping quilting traditions alive. Wilga is the founder and tutor of our group and she has long kept quilting traditions alive with us and now we honour her with an award in her name.
We also enjoyed, even with small numbers, the second reveal of our art quilts. See the four great art quilts on that page.
Everything is ready for two days of applique with Deb. We will have pictures next week.
Keep creating Elizabeth
Wilga with her family heritage triptych.
June already and we are gearing up for our Arts and Craft Festival in July. The Quilt Show section is usually amazing!! Where has this year gone?
Today we enjoyed a workshop by Colleen Brighton. She demonstrated how to make interesting backgrounds for art quilts and also to cover journals etc. These crazy pieced backgrounds are great fun to make and play with. Anything goes and embellishments can abound. Many thanks Colleen we loved your demo.
We welcomed back our president, Linda, who has enjoyed a holiday in Canada and thank Claudette for holding the fort.
Two amazing quilts where up for Show and Tell. The first was by Bev Livingston and is for her son-in-law’s 40th birthday. The design and use of colour was beautiful. Another colourful quilt was made by Chris Philp. Chris used Kaffe Fassett fabrics and the disappearing nine patch to make this stunning quilt for her grand son Zachary and his wife. She had it quilted at Rainbow Patchwork in Lismore. Great job girls.
Next week we have our second art quilt reveal and we are also going to enjoy two days with Deborah Louie doing applique. Can’t wait!!! Keep stitching Elizabeth
Bev’s stunning quilt.
Chris’ colourful quilt.
Colleen interacting at her workshop.
Colleen enjoying herself at the workshop.
A chilly day today, winter is coming and some of our ladies ventured onto the veranda for morning tea and decided not to return indoors but to sew and chat in the sun.We had a visit from Wendy Laverty a former member who moved to the south coast to help care for grandchildren and she brought cake ,never say no to cake.
As it was the 5th Tuesday it was UFO day, Helen G had her oversized pin cushion, Liz had a backpack she finally lined and Wilga was hand sewing the binding on a sampler quilt, she has vowed never to hand sew the binding again it’s back to the machine and Janet H had a little paper pieced bag.
A really good turn out today for our May Bi-Monthly Meeting. Vice president Claudette took the chair as Linda is away enjoying herself in Canada. Everything is running smoothly with our raffle quilt selling well.
We were very pleased to see Marie back with us after the sad loss of her husband. She had some telling advice about things we need to arrange as we grow older that will make it easier for the one left behind.
Alison and friend were working hard on our new banner design which will be printed soon. It will feature our Clarence River scene which we have at the top of our newsletters and on our old banner which we all love.
Helen Mac. had a quilt for Show and Tell. She is a very busy quilter and her grand kids look up the blog to see what ‘Nanna’ is doing. Great quilt Helen.
Our other blogger Penne has had a shoulder replacement and we have given her a Zygocactus to cheer her up. Penne is doing very well by the way.
We all hope our two Robyn’s are feeling better soon.
Next week is the fifth Tuesday for May and that means – “Bring along a UFO to finish!!”
Alison and friend working on our banner design.
Helen has finished her diamonds quilt.
Sonia, Marcia, Fay and Judy all enjoying their stitching.
Lovely Zygocactus for Penne.
A lovely relaxing day of stitching enjoyed by our members.
Robyn Gilvear brought in her beautiful ‘broderie perse’ quilt for show and tell. This quilt is for a couple who are her friends. We are sure they will love this terrific quilt. To make things even more amazing, Robyn has had a fall recently and she broke her wrist. Heal quickly Robyn so you can make some more amazing and unique quilts.
Wilga and friends sorted out our Amish challenge blocks from last year. They are making a quilt to raffle on Daffodil Day. Wilga is the maker so it will look great.
A few ladies had their finished felt embroidery pieces and Mary was delighted to see how her workshop has inspired us.
We are also collecting ‘Heart Blocks’ for friendship. I took photos of a few to show off the lovely work of our members.
A big cheerio to Penne who is one of our bloggers. She had a shoulder replacement yesterday and we can’t wait to see her back stitching with us.
Next week is a General Meeting.
Happy stitching Elizabeth
Robyn’s lovely ‘Broderie Perse’ quilt.
Amish bocks set out for another raffle quilt.
Felt embroidery from Mary’s workshop.
Penne’s notebook cover.
Marcia’s heart block.
Barbara’s heart block.
Fay’s heart block.
Helen’s heart block.
Today we celebrated Mother’s Day with a special morning tea and as usual there was lots of yummy goodies to select from, we certainly have some fantastic cooks among our members, we also had a visit from Grace, a previous member and a long term (not allowed to say old) friend of Wilga’s, it was also good to see Liz back after her surgery .
It was mentoring day for the art quilters, lots of show and tell and ideas for the future .the next quilts are due 13th June