Tuesday 5th June

What a lovely day we had together. The LCACA Festival Committee has agreed for us to have the hall at Maclean High School for our quilt show. This is a very nice space and right in the middle of all the action. A win win for us.

This Saturday at Maclean Markets some of our members will be selling shopping bags to help people transition from plastic bags which supermarkets are now phasing out. A great initiative girls.

Today our mini workshop was led by Fay Farnham, who is one of our life members. Fay is a whizz at needleturn applique and she demonstrated how she does this so beautifully. Lots of tips re needles and threads as well. Many thanks Fay I may even give it a go again.

Show and Tell:

Claudette had her finished “Hidden Wells” quilt top in lovely soft but colourful fabrics. It is very pretty. And Dianne had her “Hidden Wells” quilt too this one done in red and green for Christmas as a gift for a family member. Wilga would be delighted with both.

Colleen brought in the Amish Blocks quilt which she has kindly and very nicely quilted. Alison had her machine ready to do the binding. A real group effort!!!

Next week we will sew our orphan blocks into bunting for the Quilt Show. We have lots of odd blocks so the end product should be interesting.

Keep stitching everyone. Elizabeth and Colleen

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Our second Amish Block quilt from lasts year’s challenge.

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Bags for our market stall on Saturday.

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Claudette’s ‘Hidden Wells’ quilt.

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Dianne’s ‘Hidden Wells’ quilt.

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Fay demonstrating needleturn applique.

 

 

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tuesday 19th

Today was quite chilly in our meeting hall with outside temperatures very low and a cold lazy wind blowing. Our numbers reflected the cold weather however everyone who did come enjoyed themselves.

It was lovely to see Kay at patchwork again after a lengthy illness, welcome back Kay.

We celebrated Marcia Hunter’s 80th birthday with a scrumptious morning tea, after we blithely sang “Happy Birthday ” to Marcia she was presented with a mysterious parcel to open, inside was  a pair of very short shorts that she used to wear “back in the days”, memories.

Ruth one of our newest members i knitting a beautiful multi coloured floor rug.

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Marcia cutting the cake 

Knitted floor rug by Ruth

Ruth’s beautiful floor rug

Happy stitching –Penne

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Tuesday 29th

Busy day today, everyone working away on their own projects.

Robyne had her Hidden Wells from Wilga’s workshop also a ufo which will be used on her table, Janet P has made a great fidget quilt, it will delight fishermen, Val had a memory quilt made from jeans, it is also her first quilt.

Our thoughts are with Marie after the passing of her mother.

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Robyne’s hidden wells

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Robyne working on her table topper

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Janet’s fidget quilt

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Val’s memory quilt

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Tuesday 22nd May

Hello readers, sorry I missed last week’s post but the week just got away from me.

Today we had our bi-monthly general meeting with lots to discuss. Currently we are looking at a bus for Zone Day and also maybe to the Brisbane Quilt Show. We are making shopping bags for charity and gearing up for our own quilt show in July. Looks like a busy time ahead.

Mary is looking for suggestions for workshop tutors for next year and Fay will be giving the next mini workshop on types of applique. She is a whizz at needleturn so well worth a watch.

Last week we had our second art quilt reveals and some lovely work was shown. See pictures on our Art Quilts page.

There are many different projects in progress including Therese’s embroidered quilt top which has reached the twenty year mark. Ruth has been busy with Boro and Fay has finished a beautiful koala in Kantha. The fidgit quilts turned out well and will no doubt keep some dear old hands busy soon.

In stitches Elizabeth and Colleen

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Committee members getting ready for our bi-monthly meeting.

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Fidgit Quilts ready for a loving home.

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Ruth working on her Boro sample.

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Fay’s beautifully stitched Kantha Koala.

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Tuesday 8th May

Just over thirty members today I wonder if they knew we were having a treat???

Today many of the ladies worked on “Fidget Quilts” for dementia patients. The fiddly bits were many and varied with pockets, zips, buttons, fringes, buckles etc. etc. This was an idea from our president, Linda, and I think they will be much appreciated.

Elsewhere the members were busy on their own varied projects and just enjoying some company.

Linda gave us all a treat for morning tea in honour of Mother’s Day. Yes beautiful cup cakes with pink icing!!! They were yummy!!!

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A ‘Fidget Quilt’

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Another ‘Fidget Quilt’.

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And some more ‘Fidget Quilts’.

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Mother’s Day cupcakes were delicious.

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Beth’s workstation – a very busy maker.

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And lastly a pair of idle hands. Old friends Colleen and Wilga just enjoying a chat!!!

See you next week for Art Quilt reveal Two. Happy stitching Elizabeth and Colleen

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Tuesday 1st May

Another beautiful autumn day, Wilga’s “Hidden Wells” workshop is underway, looking forward to seeing all the different colourways .

Welcome back to Nancy after 5 weeks away after surgery.

Liz brought in bags she has made using  heart blocks.

Lismore craft and quilters are having a Biggest Morning Tea on the 14th May, theme for the day is “waiting for my invitation” so be ready and wear your tiara.

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welcome back Nancy

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Wilga explaining Hidden Wells

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Beth’s colourway

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Diane’s hidden wells 

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Claudette’s soft colours

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Robyne being very organised

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Liz’s beautiful bags

 

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Tuesday 24th April

A cool wet day which had many members staying at home. I think our extended summer has come to an end. Despite the small numbers we had a lovely morning together with lots of interesting things to see.

Show and Tell:

Dianne brought in her ‘Hidden Wells’ pieces which she made many years ago when Wilga first taught this tricky block. They are still nice after all this time.

Robynne has made a table runner with some of the left over fabric from the raffle quilt. She used a chevron design and it looks great.

Elizabeth has finished her latest Lucy Boston block. She is trying to do two a month- good luck with that!!

Penne has finished an embroidery of her son and grandson, Doug and Arlo. They were drawn from a photo and turned into a sketch. Very clever Penne.

It was also birthday cake day with Dianne cutting the cake on her own as Mary was away. Happy birthday girls.

See you next week for Wilga’s workshop. Happy stitching Elizabeth and Colleen

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Birthday cakes for April

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Dianne doing the cutting honours.

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Dianne’s lovely old Hidden Wells pieces.

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Elizabeth’s latest Lucy Boston block

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Arlo and Doug embroidered by Penne.

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A great braid runner made by Robynne.

 

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