Sunday, 21 May 2017

16th February

Several people were away for our second meeting for February this year, but we still managed to have a nice selection of quilts to show you.

The first three were all made by Jill and quilted by Evelyn.

 

 

 
Evelyn made the next three.

 

 

 
This one is by Jill


And this one is Jan's - all pieced by hand.

 
Cheryl made this sweet crib quilt.

 
Last but not least is a donation by one of Maria's friends, and quilted by Robin.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

St Patrick's Eve

Our second meeting for March fell on the 16th March - the day before St Patrick's Day.  Colleen always wears green on St Patrick's and brings us goodies in green for a treat at lunch time.  Today was no exception.  She came armed with Lime Splices (for non Australian's, that is a vanilla ice cream on a stick surrounded by an thin layer of ice block).  Yum! 

Photo from the Net

Evelyn attended a lunch on Wednesday for the Concord Hostel.  We donated a quilt for their raffle - no details of amount raised yet.

We had a lot of unfinished tops brought in, but only a few completed quilts.

First two were made by Evelyn:


 
Ann made this one, and Evelyn quilted it.

 
The next three were made by Robyn

 
Robin found the feature fabric in this one in Hawaii


Close up of feature fabric - isn't it gorgeous?
The centre panel for this one was donated by Robin's friend Kay Grant.

 
Kay also donated 2 flimsies which I am sure you will see in due course.

Jan made this hand pieced quilt as you go hexagon quilt.

 
And it's reversible!

That's all for now.  Happy St Patrick's Day.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

First February Post

After our massive effort in January, there were a few people missing for this meeting, so not as many quilts to show you as usual.
 
Evelyn made the first two.....
 
 

 
Cheryl outdid herself with this lot....


 
Love those little owls, what a hoot!





Last, last, lucky last is a quilt of Bev's which Evelyn quilted.

 
See you next time.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

January 2017

Hello to the New Year! 

Our first meeting for 2017 was on the 19th January.  It was just great seeing everyone after a 2 month summer break.  Several birthdays in January, so we all congratulated one another and had a slice of Colleen's delicious cake.

Items discussed were possible places for us to donated to including a refuge and a new (to us) nursing home in Ashfield.  Jill showed us the Domestic Violence Annual Report for 2015/16 where we were credited in two places.  We have also been approached by a quilting magazine for an article about our group, which is exciting.  I'll keep you posted on that.

Everyone was super productive over the Christmas period.  So be prepared for a lot of photos.  And this is only half of it as we don't photograph the incomplete tops.

The first 7 were made and quilted by Evelyn:



 
The above quilt is a "Stack & Whack" technique.  You line up several layers of fabric on the fabric repeat, then cut through the lot.  You can see the effect in the image below, where all the blades of the star shape are the same.  Its brilliant and very effective!





 
The next 9 are made and quilted by Robin (she said she was clearing out the backlog in her sewing room!).


Cute aeroplanes







 
The next two were partly completed tops, finished by Dasha, quilted by Evelyn


 
Next two were made by Dasha and quilted by Bev.

This was made entirely from orphan blocks

 
Next two are Bev's work..


 
This one was made by Bev & quilted by Evelyn.


Jan completed this quilt from a bunch of quilt as you go hexagons.

 
Jill made this little top, quilted by Dasha

 
Last, last, lucky last, for this time at any rate, quilt made by Dasha & quilted by Robin.


Thanks for sticking it out to read to the end of this super long post.