Friday, 9 September 2016

1 September - the First Day of Spring

For us in the Southern Hemisphere, the first day of September is the first day of Spring.  It was also the first September meeting for our little band of sewers.

At the business end of the meeting (over lunch), we were told of a number of events which have occurred lately.  Firstly Jill took 15 quilts to Kathleen York House "to top them up" - click on the name to see what they are all about.  Such a wonderful organisation!

The Christmas place mats I mentioned in the last post here were taken by Evelyn to Concord Hospital to their volunteer stall for fund raising.

The Drummoyne Rotary Club held a fund raising Golf Day at Massey Park on 24 August to benefit Ovarian Cancer.  Bev and Lesley went to that, but unfortunately the weather was absolutely dreadful and few people ventured out.  We had donated this quilt for Auction for that:

We also donated a couple of other quilts to Drummoyne Rotary.  This one will be raffled at the Spring Dinner Dance to be held on 17 September:

And the third quilt donated to Drummoyne Rotary is for to be auctioned in aid
of the Kopanang Women's Co-Operative, Geluksdal, South Africa for Empowering Women for a Better Future. This project is part of Rotary Australia World Community Service.

The Kopanang Community Trust is situated near Johannesburg where a group of 100 women create and market embroidered art and craft. The project started 14 years ago and the women are now ready to take over and make it their own. They need training in basic finance and business skills, computing and market skills as well as skills of driving and health and home maintenance.  Do go and take a look at the link above - it is so inspirational.

Having talked our heads off, and filled up on lunch it was time for Show & Tell...

The first two are from Cheryl

Don't you just love that chook in the middle??  Such a happy little quilt.

Next are two from Bev,

And now two from Evelyn....

Jan made this one:
And Dasha (that's me) this one:

We aren't sure who made the next two, but Maria quilted them:

And these two were made by Jill, quilted by Maria.

1 comment:

  1. Always such fun to see what your group has been working on - a virtual quilt show! Well done!!