Friday, June 24, 2011

Sew and Chat Tuesday

This past Tuesday was one of those sunny crisp winter days and our members enjoyed the warm sunny space we have at Jellicoe Street meeting rooms.
The group had a bus trip on the previous Friday to the Beenleigh Quilt Show and there was much chatter about this and what a wonderful day we had had.
Our two darling divas, Sheila (middle) and Ineke (right) entertained us in the bus on the trip down.  They had games and prizes for us, as well as witty chatter to keep us amused.  Maureen (left) was our tour co-ordinator and we would like to thank her for her marvellous organization.  A good time was had by all.
We also visited some quilt shops along the way where we had some retail therapy. Sew Co at Mt Gravatt and Country Quilt Co. at Ipswich.  Lovely shops and lovely hospitality from the owners.

22.06.11 flowers22.06.11 JoanR with flowers
Cheryl G made some flowers from her new toy she bought at Country Quilt Co.  Here we have Joan R showing them off for her.
22.06.11 Carol Lyn
Carol F and Lyn H with busy hands making happy hearts.
22.06.11 Ineke with emb.
Ineke working on her beautiful Jacobean desin from her favourite mag, Inspirations.
22.06.11 Glenda with bag
Glenda has made this very cute sewing bag from the challenge material she got at our Christmas function last December.  Hope all the other members have put their fabric into something???
22.06.11 Sheila with Aust
Sheila working on some gorgeous Aussie themed blocks.

We also had some very nice show and tell.
22.06.11 M Cooper22.06.11 Marilyn with quilt
Marilyn with her magnificent quilt which she has made from a kit.  Everyone was in love with this quilt on Tuesday.
Flannel quilt Rowena
The other stunning quilt on the wall was made by Rowena T from flannels and quilted with perle cotton.  Beautiful work, Rowena!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Quilts from Colac, Vic.

Our quilting friends in Colac, Victoria, have sent us up some quilts for our flood victims.
Thank you very much Colac Quilters, they are wonderful and sure to bring warmth to someone in

This one is double sided.  What a great idea!!

Thank you Colac quilters.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tuesday at Quilting

This past Tuesday was a regular day at quilting group.  We had a good number of members come along considering the cold, drizzly, foggy, overcast weather.  It was a shared lunch day for June birthdays and, as usual, the ladies excelled themselves with the food on offer.
14.06.11 shared lunch
We had ladies busy at work.
14.06.11 Judy D at work
Judy D working on another of her bright and colourful crazy quilt blocks.  Judy is just recovering from an ‘incident’ with her sewing arm, so she was so happy to be back and into sewing again.
14.06.11 Carol F at work
Carol Fr busy sewing and talking at the same time – multi tasking?
Some wonderful show and tell was on display also.
14.06.11 sewing bag Ineke
Ineke brought along her extraordinary embroidered sewing bag to show us.  As you can see, it won the champion ribbon at the Toowoomba Show.  Deservedly so.
Each side of the bag is exquisitely embroidered.  Here are some close ups.14.06.11 close up bag 1The house is a pocket.14.06.11 close up bag 2
This young lady carries a basket with a thimble inside and underneath that is a sweet little needlecase.
14.06.11 close up bag 4This beautiful tree holds a little bird nest made from a tiny straw hat and holds some weeny teeny clay eggs.
14.06.11 close up bag 3
Ineke used a pattern from an Inspiration Magazine and change it up here and there.  Wonderful, wonderful work, Ineke!!
We were also shown this stunning Japanese themed quilt by Trisha W.
14.06.11 Trish W
The colours are not very true in this photo.  The quilt is superb in real life.  It has been professionally custom quilted and is truly beautiful.
14.06.11 quilting on back
Here are some close ups of the colourful, tiny sashiko Trisha has worked on some of the blocks.  14.06.11 close up 1
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14.06.11 Close Up 3
Trisha also showed us her chook quilt.  The top middle rooster is one she designed herself.  It is a lovely bright cheerful quilt.
14.06.11 chooks trish W
Wonderful quilts, wonderful company – a lovely way to spend a Tuesday.Send a kiss

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sheila's projects

Sheila D has been a busy lady and brought these two quilt tops that she has recently completed to our meeting for "Show and Tell" yesterday.

Skatosaurus is an appliqued quilt for her great nephew and Midnight Garden, inspired by a pattern in a Quilters Companion magazine, is for her.
Jan G has just sent out the June newsletters; members should check for details of the up-coming bus trips and future workshop possibilities.