Wednesday, 26 October 2016

First October Meeting

Since the last meeting, we have given a number of quilts out.  Jill took 7 quilts to St Mary's Villa at Concord, a nursing home we have supported for many years.  Sadly, they have a large turnover of residents, which means that they can always use more quilts.

Evelyn took 10 quilts to the volunteers group who run the shop at Concord Hospital. This group made $30,000 last year, which was donated to the hospital.

We also donated one large quilt for raffling in aid of the Palliative Care unit at Concord Hospital.

Heaps of good work by the ladies today, so just take a moment to look at this eye candy.

The first 5 are by Evelyn:

This one is by Coleen, quilted by Evelyn.

Bow Ties by Dasha quilted by Robin.

We think this one is by Robin, no one owned up to it!

3 quilts by Jill:

We get a lot of partly finished quilts.  Sometimes it's just a bunch of blocks, sometimes a completed top.  These next quilts were all donations, completed by various people.

Maria's friend Robyn made this one and donated a completed quilt:

The centre for this top was donated.  Maria added some applique and quilted it:

The quilt top was donated, Bev completed it:

The appliqued squares were a donation, Bev completed it:

Just look at this gorgeous applique!

This was a large quilt top from a deceased estate.  Robin quilted it, and we will no doubt use this for a raffle quilt some time.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Second Meeting for September

Its interesting to see what comes in each time we meet.  Some weeks there is a veritable flood of tops and completed quilts, other weeks there's just a few.  Our second meeting for September was the first sort - a heap of completed quilts were brought in.  Unfortunately I haven't been able to identify who made a couple of these.

Here is what came in:

Cheryl made the first 2

Robyn has been busy.  She must have quilted in her sleep!  The next two were tops donated by Coleen's friend, Maureen.  Robyn quilted them.

This one is one of 4 tops.  The mother of a friend of mine donated two very large tops.  I split them into 4 smaller tops, and added borders to make up single bed quilts.  This one was quilted by Robyn. 

This is another one quilted by Robyn.  Not sure who made it.
Next three quilts were made by Robyn.

Told you she was quilting in her sleep!
Evelyn made this one.

Evelyn also quilted the next two which were made by Jill.

Not sure who made these next two.

And this last one might have been made by Ann

So that's it for September.  See you next time.