A good turn out for our July General Meeting. Linda was back in the chair and we had a thorough discussion about our up and coming Daffodil Day. Plenty of enthusiasm so should be a winner for the Cancer Council.
The art quilters have started gathering artwork for our August showing at Ferry Park. We have agreed to call it “A Textile Adventure” so as to include works that aren’t necessarily art quilts such as bags and bowls. There is still time to include your work so bring it in next week. We will be hanging next Tuesday after stitching – helpers welcome.
Robyne brought in a birthday cake and as Sonia was the only July girl here she got to cut the cake. Happy birhday to all those members born in July.
Robyn Gilvear had a wonderful quilt for ‘show and tell’. She made it for a friend who has been most helful to Robyn and her hubby during a trying time for them. The quilt featured a centre panel and was a gorgeous colour.
Linda, our president brounght in a selection of very cute bags she has been making for her granddaughter. They all feature a ‘Dog Selfie’ fabric that is available at Stephen’s in Grafton.
Our newest member Val had a lovely bag featuring a poinsettia which was much admired.
And Helen Granleese had a folksy style Christmas hanging made for a friend. Speaking of Helen – next week she will give a mini workshop on the art of needleturn broderie perse.
Til next week Elizabeth
Robyne with her beautiful quilt.
Close up of the centr panel.
Linda made these cute bags.
Val’s Poinsettia bag.
Christmas hanger by Helen G.
Our numbers were down today, winter illness and holidays have taken their toll on our attendance, however those who came had an enjoyable morning stitching, chatting and a warmer day.
We said goodbye to a member who has been with us for a number of years, Heather Eggins. Heather and husband John are about to relocate to Gloucester in the Manning-Taree area, this move will bring them closer to family, it is sad when our group loses a much younger member. Our president Linda presented her with a bundle of handmade hearts to remember us by. Enjoy your time in Gloucester Heather.
Nancy brought in some lovely pieces of fabric for show and tell, they are hand dyed with lino cut designs printed on them, these squares were done by Dijanne Cevaal and purchased at the Sydney Quilt Show.
Heath being presented with her hearts by Linda
After a busy 3 days the exhibition is over for another year, congratulations to all the prize winners, names will be in next weeks blog.
The Deborah Louie patterns have arrived and are ready to be picked up by those who ordered them.
Next tuesday is Heather’s last day as she is moving to Glouscester , if possible bring a small plate of goodies to share for morning tea.
For show and tell Marie had her covered notebooks that she made after watching a demonstration on making background fabric, Elizabeth had a candle mat with an embroidered owl .
Marie’s lovely covered notebooks
Elizabeth’s candle mat
There were only a token few stitchers today; the majority of our group were at Maclean showgrounds preparing for the annual LCACA Quilt Show. Some of the entry items members brought to stitching, before heading off to the showground, were totally stunning. Best of luck girls, here’s hoping you have a win.
Below is the only photo I was able to capture. It’s a beautiful black & white carryall or book bag that Nancy stitched for one of her grand-daughters who is a teacher.
Nancy’s terrific bag.
Best of luck to all members who have entered into the various sections of our annual quilt show. I’m sure that there will be much more show & tell next week for our blog.
At the Maclean Showgrounds the quilt hanging crew had a very busy day. There were lots of large quilts and small, many wall hangings and art quilts too. The show is going to be amazing. Colleen, Helen, Elizabeth and Penne had fun creating this art quilt.
Beaches of the Lower Clarence.
Today we had visitors from Bangalow and Lawrence for our Slice and Soup Day. That means we enjoyed delicious slices for morning tea and yummy soups with crusty bread for lunch.
Meanwhile we had a quiz and some quilty games but best of all was the Show and Tell. It is lovely to see what other quilting groups are doing and to share some of our work as well. The Bangalow girls had just completed a very tricky challenge called “Another Point of View”. A very nice day was had by all.
Next week we will be hanging quilts for the LCACA Arts, Crafts and Quilts Festival at the Maclean Showground. This annual event is a special time for us and the quilt show part is always very beautiful. The Festival runs from Friday 7th until Sunday 9th.
A shibori quilt from Bangalow Qulters.
A Dresdan Plate quilt by Helen.
Some member’s work on display.
A quilt made for the special challenge.
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.