Saturday, 24 March 2018

15th March

We have had some feedback from the article on Stitching Hearts which appeared in Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol. 27 No. 12: 

Firstly, we welcomed two new ladies - Christine & Ann, who both read about us in the article.  Nice to meet you ladies! 

Secondly, Jill had a call from Lyn who lives in Shepparton, Victoria - bit far for her to come to our meetings (only about 12 hours drive!!) but she and a couple of her friends would like to make tops for us to distribute.  Lovely offer, thanks Lyn.

We also had a text from Dale at Drummoyne Rotary to tell us that Roxanne from the Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre gave a very informative talk to one of the Rotary meetings (remember a few months back Dale and Roxanne met accidentally when they both called into one of our meetings??).  Keeping fingers crossed, that is a useful connection for both groups.

And now the Show and Tell

This lovely quilt was a donation, quilted by Robin and completed by Bev.

Evelyn, made this one,

and she also quilted this one, made by Bev.

Quilted by Dasha, unknown maker

Jan made three quilts.

And she quilted this one. 

Helen made some sweet children's beanies, a couple of flannel baby wraps and two scarves
Lesley made this gorgeous doggy quilt, and Cheryl quilted it (click on the photo to see a larger photo).

Cheryl also made the next two quilts

Close up of the skiers - aren't they cute??
So that's the lot.  It will be Easter before the next meeting, so from all of us - Happy Easter!

Monday, 12 March 2018

First March Meeting

Our first meeting for March was actually also on the first day of March.  Evelyn kindly took the photos for me as I was unable to go.

We had a couple of extra people along today - Darlene doesn't get to many meetings these days and we also had a new member Jennifer (friend of Cheryl’s) join us.  Welcome Jennifer.

Quite a few quilts were delivered:

Good to see so many organisations benefitting from our work.

We didn't have many quilts this week.  Not surprising since we had 2 blockbuster meetings earlier this year.

First two quilts are by Bev

Evelyn brought three quilts in.

This is Helen's crop of beanies of all sizes, a shawl, scarf and flannel wrap

And last but not least Robin.

Do you have an Instagram account?  See our Hashtag is #stitchingheartsquilters, so come and take a peek and follow us there.
Our next meeting is on the 15th March - the Ides of March.  According to the Web, that is the day the Romans set for settling debts, and was the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar. And I thought it was famous because of Shakespeare! 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018


So this is the first meeting for February because we actually had a day out with lunch at Brooklyn on our official first February meeting.  And did we do an amazing job this time??  Yes, yes, yes!  Remember the spectacularly huge bunch of quilts last meeting?  Well we equalled it this time, with 30 completed quilts and a bunch of beanies, scarves and baby wraps.

We had two lovely letters; one from St Mary's Villa thanking us for our donation of quilts and one from the Fred Hollows Foundation, thanking us for the cash we donated from our Christmas whip-around.

But the truly exciting news is that there is an article about our group which has been published by the magazine Australian Patchwork & Quilting in the current issue - Volume 27 No. 12.  That's the front cover on the left.

 First off the rank in Show & Tell was Bev who brought in three ....

She also quilted this one, which was made by Jill
Coleen's friends Maureen and Margaret donated a huge pile of gorgeous Japanese fabrics and panels a few weeks back.  Evelyn had great fun making them up into no less than 7 quilts.

A huge thank you to Maureen & Margaret for their generous donation which has enabled us to make so many quilts.  And to Coleen for being the enabler.
Evelyn also made these next 3 quilts.

Robin made the following 5 quilts

Helen made up 2 little flannel wraps, and a bunch of beanies & scarves.  The beanies are extremely popular in the nursing homes and in the Palliative care unit.

Robin quilted this beautiful Queen sized quilt, donated by Dawn
And Jan used some donated hexagons to make this up
This was another donation
Jill made the next two

And Cheryl this lot....


Aren't the last two just so cheery??
That's it for now - hope I got all of that right.