Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Going Japanese with Judy

Our very talented member Judy F has put together this wonderful Japanese Fan Quilt.  Her daughter gave her a great big box of the background fabrics and Judy used lots of her scraps for the fan blades.

Here is Judy proudly showing us her quilt.  All the scraps in the stripped border are within the quilt somewhere.

Judy ran out of Japanese fabric - so what to do?  Paint your own, of course. Judy painted these fish and cranes.  Wonderful work Judy. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Christmas in July 2010

Santa made a cameo appearance at our Christmas in July on Saturday.  Here 'he' is with our lucky winner of the fabric raffle, Vida.
Sheila's teddy bears joined us in a picnic too.  They had tea and cupcakes, bananas, donuts etc.  Clever knitting Sheila!

Each table was decorated with this delightful posy.

The bring and buy table was popular and the silent auction brought forth some energetic bidding.

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Funds raised from the day will go to St Vincents de Paul Christmas appeal. 

Friday, July 2, 2010


Angela, one of our talented tutors in the group, has made these two lovely bags to give to friends visiting Oz from Germany.  Angela has used Australiana fabric for her two bags.  The one on the left is the famous lattice bag, and the one on the right is a store grocery bag cleverly covered in a lovely Australian botanical fabric.

Angela has also done this Double Irish Chain quilt for her daughter and son-in-law.  She struggled with the colours they chose, but she was ultimately happy with the outcome.  And so she should be!!  She has also done the beautiful machine quilting on her domestic machine.
Angela has a couple of workshops coming up in machine quilting, but you would have to be quick to book in as they are filling fast.

Marleen is just putting the binding on this wonderful kaleidoscope quilt.  She is the queen of stack and whack and kaleidoscopes.  She is gifting this one to some lucky person.

This Saturday we are having our Christmas in July fundraiser with funds raised going to a local charity at Christmas time.  We always have a fun day with a silent auction, raffles, games and of course a bring and share luncheon with Christmas goodies.