Monday, 19 September 2016

Two July Meetings

I wasn't able to attend either of the meetings in July, but luckily Evelyn took some photos for me, and here they are.  As I wasn't there, I can only guess who made what.  If you are reading this and I have not credited a quilt to you, please correct me!

I think Bev made this one:

And Evelyn made this cute ABC quilt:

This looks like Cheryl's work

And this is definitely Cheryl - her trademark bright scrappy kids quilt.

The next two are definitely Jan's work.  I've known these ladies for a decade now and it is easy for me to pick their work.

This was originally a donation, which came in bits.  Some of the star shapes were complete, but much work left to do on it.  Jan completed the quilt top, and I think Robyn quilted it.

Another fix by Jan.  When the top was donated, 2 of the applique panels had been completed and a third begun.  No fabrics of course.  Jan has done a wonderful rescue job and you can't tell that it didn't go as originally planned.

When I do a rescue job and finish a quilt started off by someone else, I spend a lot of time thinking of the person who began the sewing.  How I wish I could send her a photo and say "look what I have done with your quilt".  When my friends give me UFO's (unfinished objects) I am always careful to show them what I do with there work, but mostly the donations are anonymous, so you can't do that.  Such a shame.

I am fairly sure Jan made this one too.  Perhaps Cheryl quilted it?

These four are Evelyn's work.  Nice quilting on this one...

This photo shows some of the unfinished tops as well.

Towards the end of July, Lesley, Cheryl & Jill represented our group at the morning tea held by the Senior Citizens Association.  This is a major fund raising event for the Association so we donated some children's wraps, which will be given to Westmead Children's Hospital.

And here are the ladies from the Knitting/Crochet group who meet in the hall with their donations. 

Do you wonder where our quilts end up?  Well also in July, Jill sent us an update on the quilt numbers for this year.  This is what has been donated to the end of July.  (plus about 12 quilts to various organisations for fund raising raffles):
Palliative Care Concord Hospital                                               23
Kalparrin Day Care (Dementia Unit Dame Edith Walker)          13
Concord Meals On Wheels                                                         6
Ronald Mcdonald House                                                           26
Domestic Violence NSW                                                           72
Westmead Childrens Hospital (Cancer Centre)                        69
Kathleen York House                                                                14
Total As At July 2016                                                              223

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.