Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Great Community Work

Our community quilting has gone ahead in leaps and bounds in 2012 under the guidance of Lyle.

Our community quilting members meet every 3rd Saturday and have put together many, many quilts this year, some of which have already been donated to needy people, and some which are in ‘storage’ for use down the track. 

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Here is Lyle helping to put together this striking strip quilt.

Some of our ladies have been busy sewing together some special bags which will be donated to local hospital, St Vincent’s, for patients who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer.  The breast care nurse at St. Vincent’s is going to be thrilled with these!

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Many of our members have been touched in one way or another by breast cancer and we enjoy giving our time to this most worthy project.

Comm Tag

From Lyle:

I would like to thank all those involved during the year including the Sew Creative Group in Gatton for the tops they sent up and MK's Sewable group for the quilts they helped put together. 

Without the wadding that the club provided and the quilting provided by Andrew, Kathy & Geoff, Lyn C, Fay & Angela and some members, we would not have achieved this record result.

We have 42 quilts in the Cupboard and 3 quilt as you go strippy quilts to complete for November. So grand total of 45.

15 kids quilts - 15 double or larger quilts - 12 single of large lap quilts.  + 3 quilt as you go.

Congratulations to all. We have sent quilts this year too:-

26 - St. George Flood relief

3  - Quilts for Valour - Australian Soldiers in Afghanistan

1 - Care Flight Raffle

1 - Camellia Show - Hospice Raffle

2 -Westmar Kindergarten Raffle.

1 - Foster Child

& then there are the members who silently make and donate quilts to the hospital, Mitchell Flood relief, Lions Club etc.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Melbourne Cup Festivities

06.11.12 Race Day

First Tuesday in November and our members turned up in their glad rags to enjoy the Melbourne Cup with their quilting friends.

  Ineke and her helper Dot did a great job in organizing the day with sweeps and prizes for best dressed, best hats, etc.

06.11.12 Melb Cup sweeps

Ineke and Dot with ‘customer’ Maureen at the sweeps

06.11.12 Checking Sweeps

Member and guest checking out the draw.

The members provided a delicious luncheon which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Collage Melb Cup

06.11.12 Ladies in hats

Ladies in hats – from L-R, Linda W, Lyle, June and Lyn L.

06.11.12 Ladies parading

The fillies parading in their hats.

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There was also some show and tell on the walls as well as some inventive hats.

06.11.12 Heather's Hat

Heather has done a wonderful job with her yellow creation.  Fascinators seemed to be popular this year.

06.11.12 Tricia's fascinator

Tricia made her fascinator out of one of her hexagon flowers, a sequin motif and some netting.  All stitched so she is able to rescue her hexagon for her quilt.

06.11.12 Dianne in hat

Dianne C used a $2 party hat decorated with fabric flowers.  She was very excited to have used her Olfa circle cutter for the first time since she purchased it some 6 years ago!!

On the walls:

06.11.12 Advent Cal Marleen

This beautiful Christmas Advent calendar is made by  Marleen for her little granddaughter.

06.11.12 Cats quilt Glenda

Cats in various positions enjoying themselves, by Glenda.  Quilt entitled “A Cat’s Life”

06.11.12 June & Jan Challenge

The “June & Jan Challenge Quilt” by June P and her sister-in-law, Jan.  Jan’s quilt is apparently much more subdued in colour.

06.11.12 Leaf Flowers Di C

“Leaf Flowers” made by Dianne C from fabrics totally from her stash.

06.11.12 Wallhanging Marleen

Marleen did this charming applique quilt called “Fruits of our Labour” started in a workshop with Dianne Johnston in 1997 at ‘Quilt Experience’ in Toowoomba.

06.11.12 Marleen close up

A close up of the sentiment in the centre of the quilt.  How true!

We are all looking forward now to our Christmas break up party which this year will be on Tuesday 27th November.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Presentations

At our meeting this Saturday we were delighted to be able to present a cheque to the Hear ‘n Say Centre in Toowoomba.

The funds were proceeds from our beautiful 2012 raffle quilt.

Raffle Quilt

Michelle Ryan from Brisbane represented the Hear ‘n Say centre and was presented with the cheque by our President, Fay.

Presentation hear n say

Fay (L ) Michelle (R )

Our excited winner of the raffle quilt was Bev from Toowoomba.

Winner Bev

She was a little camera shy but we coaxed her out and Fay presented her with her new quilt and a certificate of valuation.

Certificate to Bev

Congratulations, Bev.

After the presentations, our members showed some quilts and then enjoyed an afternoon tea.

03.11.12 Fay sampler

A sampler quilt by Fay called “Rambling Rose”.  Fay designed her quilt using EQ6

03.11.12 Fay Stack and Whack

A Stack and Whack quilt by Fay which she says came together more by good luck than good management!

03.11.12 Fays scrappy

A scrappy quilt also made by Fay in the year 2004 using both dress and patchwork fabrics.

03.11.12 Angela Moggies in paradise

Angela Langdon’s bargello quilt called “Moggie’s Paradise” was started in a workshop with Lyn Crump.  The quilt features many fabric of things Angela’s cat enjoys in her garden – leaves, flowers, vines and even a snail and a mouse!

03.11.12 Lynn R Short matching quilt

We often marvel at how sometimes the quilter’s outfit matches her quilt.

Here is Lynn R-S showing you an example of this.