Monday, April 28, 2014

April update

Many thanks to Gayle A who showed a group of us how to sew a small clam-shell case (sorry no picture yet) that is great for storing or conveying thimbles, jewellery and other small treasures. Mini workshops such as this are really popular with our members and we are grateful to those who willingly share their knowledge, skills and experience.

We've had some wonderful Show & Tell on display recently. These are a few of the quilts.

Made by Bev M for her mum's 85th birthday. (APQ Vol 20 No 9)

Romantic Handbags made by Norelle W for her granddaughter

Raw edge with free motion quilting made by Lyn L for Zoe

Joan R who is a very active member of our Community Quilting group recently completed this cosy cot quilt.

Tomorrow Joan B will give an introductory talk about waggas, prior to leading sewing workshops scheduled for later in May. Christine H has organised a bus trip to the Queensland Quilters Picnic in Brisbane on 13 May and on 20 May we will have a special Cuppa for Cancer Devonshire morning tea. Sue S, Margie and Loretta are organising this fun occasion.  (Reports will follow.)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Luscious Landscapes

At the meeting this week Committee members received rave reviews about the Luscious Landscapes workshop taught by Lisa Walton. Everyone learned new techniques and lots about design, facings and embellishment. These quilts are not completed but it is anticipated that many of them will be for display at our September Exhibition.

Workshop participants with Lisa Walton

Here's a closer view of some of the works in progress.

Members have been busy in other areas too: our 2014 Art Union quilt has been quilted so is now completed! This is an unofficial preview photograph.
2014 Art Union quilt