Sunday, 17 June 2018

6 June

Still a couple of people away, but we were almost to full strength this week, with a lot going on.

We had a visitor - Annette Hicks came to talk to us about the work that the Nicole Foundation is doing, to collect a quilt for a fund raising ball to be held shortly, and to present the group with a plaque recognising our donation.

This is the quilt we donated:

We have had feedback from Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School at North Strathfield.  The Mother's Day raffle they held, which included the quilt we donated, raised $984 which will be used towards resources for the school.
Jill and Darleen represented our group at the St Patrick's Mortlake Parish Dinner (we donated a quilt there too).
Dale from Drummoyne Rotary popped in briefly and chose this quilt donated to us by Daphne from Wodonga a couple of weeks back for their raffle.  (I told you about Daphne and her quilts here and here)

Here is the show and tell

Bev quilted 3 quilts, the first was made by Robin, the others were made by Jill:

Helen made a swag of beanies and scarves and 4 flannel wraps:

Jan made the next 3 quilts:
Love those owls!!

Next two are by Cheryl:

Maria brought in 3 quilts made by Robyn, a friend of hers, and quilted by another friend, Mary.  Big thank you to Robyn and Mary.

This one was made by Jill and quilted by Dasha...

And lastly, a Challenge Quilt made by the ladies of Friday Quilters, with some gorgeous quilting by Di.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Second May Meeting

Most of those who have been away recently came to our second May meeting, so lots of business was discussed:

Quilts have been delivered to the Concord Hospital Palliative Care Unit; Kelly from Domestic Violence has offered to come to talk to us; we have donated a quilt to Our Lady of Assumption Primary School for a fund raising raffle, we don't know yet how much was raised; several thank you letters were read out; Lynn from Shepparton in Victoria has offered us 30 quilt tops and a roll of batting - to be handed over at the Quilt Show in June.  Wow!; and the Senior Citizens Club will be having a Morning Tea on the 25th June.

Nicole came to give us an inspiring talk about Sanctuary Housing, a local organisation which provides crisis accommodation for women who are homeless, most of whom have experienced domestic violence.  The women are referred here either by the Police or through outreach programs, and about 75% arrive with nothing at all from very difficult environments. The project relies heavily on Community awareness and donations to supplement Government funds. Click on the above link to read a bit more about this amazing project. 

These are the finished quilts that were brought in today:


Evelyn also quilted three children's quilts posted to us by Daphne from Wodonga, Victoria (I told you about that in my previous post here).  Aren't they cute?  Thanks Daphne.


Made by Dasha and quilted by Robin


Next two made by Bev

Not sure who made this one, but Bev quilted it.

Helen has been busy while away!


And a lovely little cot quilt made by Bev's friend Dawn.

Our next meeting is the first week of June.  See you then.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

3rd May

Our last meeting was short and sweet.  With 4 people overseas and 3 away with medical issues, we were a very small band indeed!

Most of the discussion was about wadding.  A perennial issue as we go through so much of it!  So we are always on the lookout for decent, economical wadding.

Since our last meeting, we delivered 14 quilts to Life Without Barriers.  This is an organisation supporting just over 14,000 people in more than 440 communities across Australia. They support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness.

We were contacted a few weeks ago by a lovely lady in Wodonga, Victoria, in response to the article in Australian Patchwork & Quilting, who asked if we would like her to send us quilt tops.  Well three little cot quilt tops arrived!  You will see them shortly after they have been quilted and completed.  Thank you Daphne for your generous donation.  They will be well used I'm sure.

Here are the completed quilts brought in.  Enjoy.....




And finally here are Colleen, Ann and Lesley jigsaw puzzling together a Disappearing 9 Patch top that Coleen is making.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Second April Meeting

A few people away this week, so a much smaller meeting.  But that didn't mean we weren't busy or that we had no fun!

Since our last meeting, we delivered a batch of 37 quilts to the Domestic Violence Unit in Burwood.  We have received an email since to advise that some of these have gone to a refuge in Wilcania, and the rest will go to Bourke and Dubbo in June.  To quote from the email  "The quilts are absolutely lovely..." 

Bev passed around a lovely article which appeared in the Inner West Courier on 17th April about a WWII veteran called Reg Chard who volunteers as a guide at the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway.  You can read the full article by clicking on that link, but you will need to search for it, as I couldn't find a direct link.

And here is the quilt parade

Made by Ann, with some terrific quilting by Bev

Detail of quilting

Next three are Evelyn's

Made by Jan and quilted by Dasha

Made by Robin

And Robin also quilted this one made by Bev

Look at these fun doggy novelty fabrics from the quilt above!  Seriously cute.

Next one is made by Sue E from Friday Quilters, from fabrics donated by Joan, also from Friday Quilters, and quilted by Dasha. 

On Sunday, 22 April there was an Anzac dawn service at the Kokoda track Memorial Walkway.  Bev and Lesley attended the service and donated this quilt, made by Bev, to War Veteran, Reg Chard (see above)

And this is Bev with Reg after the service.

Honouring our ANZACs.  Lest we Forget.