Monday, January 30, 2012

Community Quilting 2012

Community quilting is up and racing for 2012.

Lyle got it rockin’ and an industrious lot of ladies got together on Tuesday 24 Jan to start on some lovely kid’s quilts.  Children’s quilts are always welcomed in an emergency and it will be nice for our club to have some on hand.  These can be donated to hospital, Linus, Hope, foster kids etc.  So, well done to the community sewists, and thank you for the efforts you put in to this very important part of our club activities.

24.01.12 group sewers

Busy hands and machines in the club rooms and the beginning of a kid’s quilt.  Looking good!!

24.01.12 Chriss

Chriss  getting it together at the ironing board.

24.01.12 comm quilt24.01.12 Fay

Fay busily sewing a cute rabbit applique quilt.

24.01.12 first finish

24.01.12 animal quilt

One finished top and a close up of the animal print used.

Fabrics have come from various donations, so thank you to all for assisting in this project.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 off to a great start!

Lyle has been busy. (She usually is!) As Club Community Quilt Coordinator for 2012 she has prepared for the first community quilting sessions for this year. At the meetings on Saturday 21st and Tuesday 24th January work will start on  "Kids' Quilts" that will be donated to hospitals and welfare organisations. Members who wish to participate (and it's not compulsory) should bring along their sewing machines and some threads.

Yesterday was a "Bag Day". Marlene, Dot, Joan and Cheryl are some of the ladies who late last year nominated 17 January as the starting date for a bag project.  The intention was to motivate, encourage and assist each other as they worked side-by-side on their individual bags.  It was an informal arrangement that worked well last November when a number of members worked on their Christmas table runner projects over a couple of meetings.  It's great having friends on hand to help interpret pattern directions, consult about colour combinations and to exchange ideas.

 Angela brought this quilt for "Show and Tell" yesterday. It was made from "leftovers" from some of the 2011 community quilts that she made.  The purple colour is beautiful and she experimented with a variety of quilting designs that, unfortunately, can't be appreciated in the photo.  Angela has taught and encouraged a lot of members to use their regular sewing machines to machine-quilt their projects.