Tuesday 20th September

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.

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Crinoline Lady quilt won by Diane Lyons.

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Your erstwhile blogger Elizabeth Buzzell.

 

 

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Tuesday 13th September

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

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“Carnivale” with our president Claudette.

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Mug bags to swap on Zone Day.

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Tuesday 6th September

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.

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Tuesday 30th August

Another busy day, sorting the blocks for the zone day quilt and assembling it, everyone having an opinion as to which block went where but finally coming to an agreement, resulting in a colourful quilt top.

Being the last tuesday of the month there was birthday cake, the birthday girls being Nancy, Liz and Barbara unfortunately only Nancy was able to attend.

Next week Colleen will be demonstrating applique using those forgotten fancy stitches IMG_0036 IMG_0042IMG_0046IMG_0048

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Tuesday 23rd August

Back to our normal sewing days with everyone busy on their projects.

The committee and some helpers were constructing a very colourful quilt for donating on Zone Day. Zone Day is when all the quilting groups from Grafton to Tweed Heads get together for a fun filled day. This year the donation quilts will go to the Mental Health Unit. We are also swapping ‘mug bags’ so we are having a preview of our bags the week before. See Zone Day page for more information.

There is still lots of EPP going on and quite a few embroidery projects popping up.

Although the numbers were down, our Daffodil Day  still raised in excess of $1500 and was said to be a very pleasant day for all in attendance. Well done girls!!

This Friday, 26rd August, will be Nancy Towell’s birthday. She is an original founding member and is now in her early eighties. Nancy loves all things patchwork and is still making beautiful quilts and other items. She loves her two sewing group days per week one with us and the other with Bluff Point Quilters. Nancy loves interacting with her slightly younger friends and sharing in the latest things we are buying. She also loves jewellery and always colour coordinates her clothes. A picture of Nancy is featured below. Happy Birthday To You!!!!

Guest blogger Colleen will be with you for the next two weeks.

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Nancy Towell

 

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Daffodil Day 15th August

A quiet day, not as many visitors as previous years but an enjoyable one never the less , the total amount raised will be available at a later date.

There was as usual lots of goodies to eat , the usual stalls and a display from the NSW Quilt Guild the theme being “Colour Collision”

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Tuesday 9th August

A busy day today and warmer than last week.

Helen Granleese took us through the techniques for our next English Paper Piecing row. This time it is a row called Rounded Thimble Swags. The rounded tops may prove tricky!!!

Liz Imrie and Alison had the finished Daffodil Day Raffle Quilt. It is very pretty with celtic work as a feature. All hands on deck next week for Daffodil Day when we raise money for breast cancer research. This cause is close to our hearts.

Alison was also starting to give out her friendship blocks to those participating. They look very interesting.

Our thoughts are with those who are unwell or have family members unwell.

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Our beautiful Daffodil Day raffle quilt made by Liz Imrie and quilted by Alison Merrin.

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Row by Row quilt girls enjoying the sunny verandha.

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More “Rowers” discussing the next row.

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Judy had this very colourful Irish Chain quilt to show. Great job Judy.

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