Catching Up

I’m sorry I’ve been so tardy in posting to the blog.

The first thing to do is to say a huge thank you to Elizabeth and Colleen who have maintained the blog so faithfully since it’s inception.They have left such big shoes to fill that I have to admit I have been quite intimidated at the prospect  of carrying on their work. However the time has come to stop procrastinating and just DO IT!

We were all shocked last week to hear that our friend Liz has suffered a medical incident and is not well, we wish Liz a speedy recovery.

Plans are well underway for our 30th Anniversary celebration which we will hold in July.

Last week was Art Quilt reveal day, only two participants had items to show

Penne’s art quilt is another in her Hexagon series while Elizabeth’s features Trees and includes  segments of old tapestries she has inherited

We’ve had some great show and tell in the last few weeks, I’ll just show a couple per week till we catch up


This is Deb’s Labyrinth Walk which she has made for her daughter Hanna

Wilga's quilt

Wilga’s quilt which is made using a collection of tea towels from her travelling days

I started this post with an apology and I will finish with another, this one for  the terrible photography, I hope that will improve very quickly

Happy Stitching Ladies

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Friday 19th – Saturday 20th April

Maclean Patchwork and Quilters Airing of the Quilts

Welcome everyone. This is a new event for us as there will be no exhibition this year. Members brought in their favourite quilts and articles which we hung on Thursday afternoon.

Friday morning saw the doors open and for $5 visitors were treated to a show of lovely quilts and a morning or afternoon tea with yummy cakes and slices. We had a busy morning with lots of quilting friends and visitors to our region coming through the door.

Saturday again had a good flow of people and the trading table did some brisk fund raising.

Well done ladies we have made some money for the Maclean Hospital Auxilliary.


View of the Airing of the Quilts

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Tuesday 2nd

A dreary rainy day today but a pleasant roll up, Claudette had her workshop on the Ohio Star block and several were finished and looking good. Nel (from the now closed Sew Excited patchwork shop) came for a visit and will be joining us after her holiday in Bali.

Cheers Colleen and Elizabeth



some of the ladies busy sewing 


Claudette and her Ohio Star blocks


Liz and Nel having a chat


a few of the finished blocks


another block from Gail


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Tuesday 26th March

Today our new committee held its first meeting and they did very well. We discussed our upcoming ‘Airing of the Quilts’ and also had a Zone Day update. We are raising money at both events for the Maclean Hospital Auxillary to eventually buy an ultra sound machine.

We will raffle an Amish Style quilt at the Airing of the Quilts and Marlene has taken it home for a label and rod pocket. This quilt was made with blocks from a challenge held some time ago.

We also enjoyed two luscious cakes for our birthday girls who sadly weren’t present.

Next week is our second block of the month. This time Claudette will show us how to make an Ohio Star block. She said to being three to five fabrics.

Amish Raffle Quilt.jpg

Our Amish style raffle quilt.

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Tuesday 19th March

Today we held our Annual General Meeting to elect a new committee to run our club. Linda Hollis leaves the president’s position after two years which has seen the club move along at a nice gentle pace with interesting things happening. We all say many thanks Linda for your hard work and happy go lucky attitude.

The new committee is:

President – Val Wright

Vice President – Linda Hollis

Treasurer – Debra Patch

Assistant Treasurer – Marie Young

Secretary – Sue Carl

Minute Secretary – Lorraine Kelly

It’s great to see so many newer members taking upthe reins of leadership and we are surely in safe hands for the busy year ahead.

Here is our Raffle Quilt for 2019. As we will not be having a LCACA Exhibition this year we have decided to raffle this lovely quilt on Zone Day.


Happy stitching Elizabeth and Colleen


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Tuesday 12th March

This week we lost a dear friend with the passing of Muriel Bowler at the age of 91 years. Muriel, for the past few years has been living with her daughter on the Sunshine Coast Queensland. Before that Muriel lived in Yamba and was a long time member of our group Maclean Patchwork and Quilters. Muriel loved glitzy fabrics and was a master of ‘Crazy Patchwork’, teaching this method to many others. Her patchwork was always very creative and she will be missed by all.


Muriel Bowler

We have six more Churn Dash blocks finished and they are looking pretty good.

Next week is our AGM which will start at 9 0’clock sharp.


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Tuesday 5th

Another busy day, the 1st of the sampler workshops were on with Linda demonstrating churn dash block, both Debra and Claudette finished theirs, the others finishing at home.

Sheryl has finished her “Bug in a Bottle” friendship quilt for her great grandson William and also a cute little bag for great granddaughter Bella’s ballet shoes.

Debra had her first official quilt made for one of her daughters, well done Debra.

Happy sewing Elizabeth and Colleen


Debra’s block


Claudette’s block


Linda demonstrating churn dash


Sheryl’s quilt


Sheryl’s bag for Bella


Debra’s quilt


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