What a rowdy lot we were early this morning, seems every one had something to talk about. Most of the ladies were doing Fay’s challenging Christmas Star and she was very busy helping those who were stuck , Marie brought in one that had been made out of cards and glued together, it will be great to see them all finished, I forgot my camera so there are no photos this week, will put some up next week.
A pleasant day of stitching together. Sadly Helen G. was away with a family accident so we didn’t do our Row by Row. We hope her Mum is well soon.
We choose the pattern for next year’s raffle quilt. Most agreeing on one design with some modifications to the borders. Some trusty souls have put up their hands to run with the project.
We also chose, from a nice menu, what we would like for our Christmas Party lunch. Although it wasn’t seasonal eg. turkey, I’m sure it will be delicious.
There were quite a few ladies working on the EPP star that Fay demonstrated last week. Some are even making two!!!!
Alison has a lot of her friendship blocks coming in and the colours are lovely.
This lovely design will be next year’s raffle quilt.
Someone has their star pieces ready to sew together.
A lovely block for Alison.
Another lovely block for Alison.
And another lovely block for Alison.
A lovely sunny morning so we were a cheerful group. We happily worked away at our own projects until after morning tea. Then we enjoyed a Mini Workshop with Fay Farnham who showed us how to make an English Paper Pieced Christmas star. Using 60 diamonds and a lot of determination we will end up with a great ornament.
Anyone wishing to see a display of the donation quilts for the Mental Health Unit, which were given at Zone Day, can view them at Lismore Library from the 10th October until the end of the month.
The committee are seeking patterns for next year’s raffle quilt. Please bring along ideas next week as we have to get started. Next week is also Row By Row.
Fay and Marlene at the workshop.
Members enjoying a learning experience with Fay.
One of the stars done in tartan.
This star in bright red was much admired.
Finally caught Colleen doing some stitching!!!!
And here is the lovely quilt Colleen was binding.
A big general meeting today with lots of things to discuss. Items included our contribution to the LCACA Festival quilt show and ideas for the future, the Christmas Party, the Christmas Challenge, the Betty Harris Award, the library and much more. If you were away please inform yourself via the minutes.
Diane had a quilt to show which she won in a raffle at the Chatworth Island CWA. This was a lovely Crinoline Lady quilt.
Colleen and I will both be away next week as we are off to the Dorrigo Retreat. There we will be having two days of Free Motion Freedom with Jan Clarke.
Penne took this week’s photos so I will post them both reluctantly!! Penne said it was only fair to take my photo as I took everyone else’s.
Please view photos of us at Zone Day on the Zone Day page.
Crinoline Lady quilt won by Diane Lyons.
Your erstwhile blogger Elizabeth Buzzell.
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What a busy day we’ve had.
Firstly the unveiling of the Zone Day donation quilt. This very colourful quilt is to be called “Carnivale” and shows how skillful our makers are. Well done those who helped.
Then we had a few laughs with Claudette and Janet P. exhibiting the mug bags we have made to swap at Zone Day. Lots of different patterns and styles but all looking great.
After morning tea we retreated to the verandha for our monthly Row By Row quilt along with Helen Granleese. A bit of show and tell and a prize for Sonia who finished her first row!!! This month’s row is called Hearts and Swags. Helen also showed us some of her new fabric bought in the Riverina.
Lastly the art quilters showed off their September artwork. These varied from fabric scrapbooking to a cushion and a beautiful seaside piece. See the art quilts on our Art Quilt page.
I would like to thank Colleen for writing the blog while I’ve been away.
Next week is a general meeting starting at 9:30am
“Carnivale” with our president Claudette.
Mug bags to swap on Zone Day.
Another busy day, the zone day quilt has the binding going on, some ladies working on their paper piecing getting ready for Helen’s workshop next week and others watching my workshop on applique using the fancy stitches on their machines, we got a little off track but hopefully everyone got something out of it.
Will try to get a photo of the finished quilt next week when Elizabeth is be back.