Monday, 16 July 2018

First July Meeting

I wasn't able to get to the meeting this time, so Evelyn stepped in to take the photos and Lesley took some notes, so that I could still put up a post.  Thank you ladies!

Jill and Maria went to the morning tea organised by the Senior Citizens Centre.  This event is an annual event and we donate quilts to be passed on to Westmead hospital.

Jill took 4 lap quilts to Meals on Wheels.  You might remember that we made a quilt for each client of Meals on Wheels, for both Burwood and Concord depots a couple of years back.  The ones delivered this time were top ups for new clients.

We also donated 12 single and 19 children's quilts, 16 beanies, 10 scarfs and 2 knitted rugs to Sanctuary House.

Robin brought in 35 quilts tops donated by a group of ladies from Shepparton in Victoria, which the kind ladies delivered to Robin at the recent QuiltNSW quilt show. I will be posting photos of these as they are finished.  How generous are these ladies!!

Here are the quilts for this week.

The first 6 quilts were made by Evelyn:

Bev made this one

And quilted this one, made by Dasha

And this one made by Jill

A Disappearing 9 Patch made by Robin and quilted by Maria

Maria made this one too

Maria also quilted this one made by Jill
Helen made 2 flannel wraps for kids....

And made all these beanies and scarves.

And that's all for today.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Second June Meeting

Our last meeting was a "normal" meeting.  That is no visitors, and no other exciting happenings to distract us from our usual tasks.  Lots of chatter and giggles though!

Here is the Show and Tell for the week:

Evelyn is first cab off the rank with this cute kids quilt.

She also made up 6 little baby wraps.

Bev made this sweet little quilt.

And quilted this one made by Jill

And also quilted this one made by Dasha

At our last meeting, we had a huge donation of wool which Helen grabbed with glee.  She has excelled herself two weeks later with 27 beanies, made with the wool from that donation!  They will be passed on to the Palliative Care unit for distribution.

She also made up 2 flannel baby wraps

And lastly.  Cheryl quilted this top made by Dasha.
Til next meeting......

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.