Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Club Activities & Amazing Show & Tell

 

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We are very fortunate to have our Activity Co-ordinator, Ineke, conducting affairs again this year.  Ineke does a spot on job.

Last Tuesday saw us going to Caboolture to join the Crazy Quilters of Caboolture who were hosting this year’s Queensland Quilter’s Picnic.

It was inclement weather, but that didn’t stop our intrepid quilters rising bright and early and boarding the bus at 6.30 a.m.  A short stop at Kilcoy for a delightful morning tea provided and organized by various members was welcomed.

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On the way home we visited these lively gals at their shop called “Make It – Hobby ‘n Craft” at 70 Rostrevor Road, Boondall.  It was an Aladdin's cave full of yummy things.  The shop is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 9.00 – 4.30 and Saturday mornings 9.00 –12.00.  The ladies provided us with afternoon tea in their garden at the back of the shop.  The weather had improved by this time fortunately.

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Genell enjoying a bit of  ‘therapy’.

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Sheila admiring the garden out back of the shop (and pretending to help!)

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The Art Quilt group meets each third Saturday of the month.

The ladies are currently working on their portraits but like any good quilter they can always be diverted by a new project or technique. 

Chris D brought along her stamps made by carvings out of a sheet of rubber material.

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Chris D’s stampings.

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Lyn L and June having a go at carving a stamp.

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Sharon D with the beginnings of her art quilt featuring the fabulous rainbow lorikeet.  Sharon was inspired by the lorikeets who visited their bird bath when they lived at Tugun on the Gold Coast.

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Lesley, one of our newer members, started this feather quilt in a workshop and she has used some very fine black bias to give the stained glass effect.

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Meeting Day Tuesday, 21st May.

Now for some truly amazing show and tell.  This Dear Jane quilt top has been produced by Lyn B, who has pieced each block by hand.  We have watched Lyn work on the blocks at quilt days on Tuesday and she has also documented each and every block in her Dear Jane folder.  Congratulations, Lyn

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Of course, Lyn intends to hand quilt this quilt.

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“Tibouchina” by Angela Langdon.  Angela did this raw edge applique piece in a workshop in 2009 with Sharon Schamber of the USA.

Angela is a marvellous machine quilter and quilted this quilt this year in feathers and no marking of the quilt top!

21.05.13 Lyn Crump WShop runner

Lyn Crump is holding a workshop on Tuesday, 30 July on this foundation pieced table runner.  Members may book with our workshop convenor, Cheryl.  Don’t miss this one.

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Stitchery quilts by Linda R.  Linda is a stitchery whizz and her work on these quilts is exquisite.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A busy Tuesday

We had a busy day at our meeting rooms last Tuesday: our monthly business meeting, students attending Angela's Sampler Quilt Course and lots of members enjoying a social sew and chat.
Angela (second from left) with some of her busy students

Lyn H showed us her Noah's Ark Quilt that she made for her lucky grandson. She machine-embroidered the panels with the help of her daughter.

There will be a smaller crowd at the meeting this coming Tuesday as a bus-load of members  is heading to Caboolture for the Queensland Quilters Picnic.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cuppa for Cancer - 2013

We hit a purple patch on Tuesday when we hosted a Cuppa for Cancer fundraiser for cancer research.  Thank you to Margie, Loretta and Sue S for organizing this special day.

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These sweet ladies in the tiaras talked to our group about ovarian cancer.  It is such an insidious cancer being so hard to detect and very hard to treat. 

Carole Scaife on the left who came 2nd in the Mrs Australia quest run by the Ovarian Cancer of Australia last year.  Her sister, Amber Tolley who was a major fundraiser for the association.  They are pictured here with Fay Suley (President).

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Here are the ladies pictured with their mum, our member, Glenda.  Glenda is modelling her purple bra which she decorated and it reads “Unite to Fight”

There was a huge display of very creative purple bras made and displayed by our members.

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This one by Marilyn C has eyes to check out for changes, lumps etc.

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“2 4 TT” by Gabrielle.  Two fantastic tea cups – so creative.

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The ladies came up with some fantastic ideas for their bras.

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This one by Mel is called “Bosom Buddies”.

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“Birds of a feather flock together”

After the display and the parade a delicious morning tea was presented for members and visitors – purple of course.

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One of our lovely kitchen helpers, Joan R. with the purple goodies.

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Margie Creek one of the organizers of the day with Joan.

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Purple quilts adorned the walls

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“Spinning Circles” by Marilyn C.

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“Stop the Recount” by Lyn L.  Debbie Caffrey mystery quilt.

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Mariners compass by Lyn L.  Done in a class by Gita Barlow.

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Friendship sampler quilt belonging to Sharon D.

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A very enjoyable day at the club.