Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Goodbye 2017

On Thursday we had our last working meeting for 2017.  We will be meeting again, but we will be in Christmas Party mode, so probably no post for that.

We were contacted by the Canada Bay Club asking for our permission to post an article on their webpage about our group.  There was a bit of discussion about the content - will let you know when that happens. 

The donations we selected and prepared last meeting have been delivered to St Mary's Villa and the Concord Hospital Palliative Care Unit.  Helen's beanies have been a great hit at the latter.

After the huge number of quilts which arrived last meeting (I told you about that in my last post here), there weren't many completed quilts came in. 

This one was made by Colleen, quilted by Bev

Cute cot panel made by Bev.

Jill made this quilt & Evelyn quilted it.

And these two were made by Evelyn

But the best bit was the visitors.  Firstly Jess, a Constable with the local Police, came with a massive donation of beautiful fabrics, from her mother-in-law who is no longer quilting.  We had so much fun sorting through those.
Before Jess left, Roxanne from the Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre came in.  She gave us an inspiring talk on the wide range of services the Centre provides, one of which is a mentoring program for young girls at risk.  The Centre is the newest organisation on our list of recipients.  To see what they do, you can click on the link above. The photo below is of Jess and Roxanne with the rest of our group and the 8 quilts to be donated to the Centre.

Later in the afternoon, Tina and Dale from the Rotary Club of Drummoyne called in with a donation from the Club. 
Their generous support will allow us to purchase some more desperately needed wadding so that we can continue to support our community.

So the cupboard is bare, and we will be regrouping mid January after our Christmas break.  See you then.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

2nd November

Our next meeting is tomorrow (!!) so I thought I had better get a wriggle on and write up a post from our first November meeting.  We had a huge day, with loads of lovely quilts brought in and a lot of business to cover.

First, the business, which we discussed over lunch. 

- We've had a letter from the Concord Hospital Palliative Care unit enclosing a pretty card and a lovely letter from 2 recipients of our quilts thanking us profusely.  Very special to receive those.

- The Senior Citizens club Christmas lunch will be on the 30th and they have asked us if we could donate a quilt or two for their raffle.

- St Mary's Villa Nursing home require 6 more lap quilts

- Concord Club would like a quilt to raffle in aid of the Concord Palliative Care Unit.

And now on to the Show & Tell.

First up is a pretty quilt Ann made, quilted by Evelyn.

Cheryl made the next three

She also quilted this one, which was a donation.

And this one made by Dasha.

Helen's contribution this week were three flannel baby wraps
A couple of scarves, some mittens and a whole swag of beanies.

The next 3 were made by Jill

Made by Dasha

This was a bunch of donated blocks put together into a top and quilted by Dasha.
Evelyn made a couple of cute cot quilts

And this cheerful daisy quilt

Love the little cornerstones...

And this stunning shadow quilt

The next two were Bev's.  Just gorgeous!

Just about any quilter would relate to the block in the bottom right corner, LOL.

The last four quilts weren't claimed by anyone, but I am pretty sure they were quilted by Robin.

Jill spent the afternoon sorting out the remaining quilts in the cupboard.  We wanted to clear them all out so that there won't be anything much in there over the summer break.  Here they are stacked up and ready to be donated.  This lot are for St Mary's Villa.

And these are for the Domestic Violence unit in Burwood.

And the cupboard is bare.... Til the next time we meet!

Sunday, 12 November 2017

October 19th

I was not able to go to this meeting, so Lesley stepped in and took notes and photos for me.  Thanks Lesley - top job!

A few bits of business covered today -

Bev took a quilt to Concord Hospital for fund raising and we will donate 3 quilts for the Senior Citizens' Club Christmas lunch.

This year our little group has given out 7 raffle quilts and 209 quilt donations to various organisations.

Here are today's quilts:

Bev made the first 4 quilts.

The next two quilts were made by Ann and quilted by Evelyn.

These three were made by Evelyn.

Made by Dasha, quilted by Jill

Made by Dasha, quilted by Bev

Helen made up a couple of flannel wraps for children.

And knitted a selection of beanies and scarves (complete with a photo bombing foot, LOL).

Monday, 30 October 2017

First Meeting for October

The first of our meetings in October was on the 5th.  We had a good roll up and lots of lovely quilts were brought in.

During the afternoon, Dale from Drummoyne Rotary Club dropped in for a visit  The club requires 3 quilts for up coming raffles, so we had a lovely time with Dale sorting through our nicest quilts for her. 

So without any further ado, here are the quilts:

The first two were made by Bev.  The first was a donated top, which Bev quilted.

This stunning panel was quilted by Evelyn.

Robin's effort:

Did you miss the cute novelties?  Here is a close up....

Robin also brought in a completed top donated by her friend Kaye G from Quilt NSW.  So generous of Kaye.
The next one is from Dasha.  It was a donation of the pieced centre, so it needed borders and to be quilted.
And here is another of Robin's quilts

Helen brought in a crocheted throw, several beanies and a scarf.

Next up was Cheryl with this cute baby panel....

And a quilt with the centre panel featuring horses.

Here is a close up of the centre.  Won't it be great for someone who loves riding?

That's all for today.