Friday, 28 February 2014

More summer sewing

The Stitching Hearts ladies met again last week, and it was another bumper week of Show and Tell.

Jan & I went down by train again.  We always take along a project to work on.  Jan hates her photo being taken (sorry Jan).  She is working on some applique flowers here.

And I started a counted cross stitch from a kit I have had for a long time.  Not much to show at this point.
As usual, we had show and tell before lunch.  I took notes while they were being displayed as well as taking photographs, but they were coming so thick & fast, I do hope I have all the correct names against the quilts.
Made and quilted by Evelyn - it is one of those that will be raffle quilts

Next two were made by Evelyn, quilted by Robin.

Made and quilted by Robin.

Robin has recently acquired a long arm machine.  She has been practising on it for the benefit of Stitching Hearts, which is fabulous.  Thank you Robin!

Next three are cot quilt tops made by Darleen.  (First one is my favourite - what do you think?)

Made by Jan, quilted by Robin.  There are a lot of 2.5" Half Square Triangles in this one!
Made by Dasha, quilted by Robin

Made & quilted by Evelyn.

Made by Jan

Made and quilted by Cheryl

I think this one was made by Ellen.  It is now quilted.

Made by Dasha from curtain fabric samples and quilted by Cheryl

Jill made & quilted this one.

Two tops made by Dasha

And last, but definitely not least, four quilt tops brought in by Coleen.  They were donated to the group by her friends. 
These two are by Margaret.

And these two were made by Maureen.

At the end of the day, Jill took 12 quilts from the cupboard to be donated to St Mary's Villa, and another 7 single quilts and 3 children's quilts for Kathleen Yorke House.

Friday, 7 February 2014

A Productive Summer Break

Hello folks!  Welcome to the first post for 2014.  Welcome to our new followers too - great to see you come on board.  So exciting to see you pop up!

Stitching Hearts met for the first time this year in mid January, but it was yesterday before we had a truly fantastic Show & Tell.  Everyone has been super productive over the summer break, and here is the evidence to prove it.....

First cab off the rank was Evelyn.  She tried very hard to avoid being caught on camera, but I managed to sneak one in when she wasn't looking.

Aren't these little ladies as cute as can be?

Made by Dasha, quilted by Jill


The fabrics for the quilt above and below were donated by Coleen's friend Margaret.  Without donations we would not exist!  Tops made by Jill.

Cheryl was busy.  She spent several weeks in Cowra, and I suspect she did nothing but sew.


Top by Dasha, quilted by Cheryl


Robin's long arm quilting machine was delivered in January, and she wasted no time in practising her quilting...

Hand pieced hexagon top pieced by Jan, quilted by Robin
I didn't take notes while these quilts were being displayed, so I can't remember who made this.

These next two were made by Cheryl, did she quilt them too?

This last quilt is red poppies and was made by Evelyn & Robin for Aussie Hero Quilts.   If you haven't visited Aussie Heroes before, do go and take a look - its very inspiring.

Some of the ladies like to hand stitch labels and bindings during their time in the group.....

Sorry girls - not a good photo.
In the background of this next one is Jan - she always tries to duck the photo, and this time she succeeded, but more by good luck than good management, i.e. the photographer's inattention!
You can also see the cutting station at the back on the stage, and some of the stash in tubs.

Thank you for persevering to the end.  Hope you have enjoyed your little visit to Stitching Hearts.