Thursday, October 29, 2015


On Tuesday we had a special morning tea for the winners of the 2015 Art Union and the prize winners of the viewers choices and presented Manna house with a cheque from the proceeds of the Art Union.
Lyn B-winner of  the Art Union quilt who was very happy with her prize.

The representative from Manna House- the chosen charity for proceeds from the Art Union accepting the cheque with Ineke.
Winner of Professional quilt was Kathy Adams' titled "Hobart what a site".
Runner up was Robyn Ginn with "Quilted Wallpaper". A quilt dedicated to a special member of her family.

 Winner of the Amateur was Norelle White with her quilt "New from Old". Norelle found a way to make use of her collection of doileys from past family members.

 Runner up in the Amateur was Trish Ostwald with "Stonefields". This was a block of the Month. designed by Susan Smith.

Circles Cot Quilt

Angela made this quilt to try out appliqueing and quilting in one step using some left over fabrics.
Cot quilt made by Chris.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Retreat 2015

Club members gathered for the annual retreat this year at James Byrnes Centre. It was a new venue for the club and proved to be a wonderful way to relax and sew whilst enjoying the company of other sewers. Some ladies were able to complete a project while others used the opportunity to start a new project.

Betty brought along her box of scraps to make up a quilt to diminish her pile but they (the scraps)  seemed to be breeding.

At the end of the weekend we have a show and tell with what people have made. These are just a few of the tops completed.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Viewers' Choice 2015

Apologies to those who were hoping to see more frequent blogs over recent months!

Our 2015 Exhibition was wonderfully successful and our thanks go to everyone who attended, participated and in any way contributed a delightful week.

Congratulations to Lyn Bass who won our Art Union quilt with ticket number 1623.

This year four Viewers' Choice prizes have been awarded.

Hobart - What a Site!

First prize in the professional category went to Kathy Adams for Hobart - What a Site! Kathy's quilt presents an aerial view of Hobart's Harbour (in Tasmania, Australia) and is made up of many small mini-quilts.

Quilted Wallpaper

Second prize in the professional category was awarded to Robyn Ginn for Quilted Wallpaper who used panels of hand applique and border prints to give the effect of a whole cloth.

New from Old

First prize in the amateur category was awarded to Norelle White who incorporated vintage doilies into her quilt, New from Old.


Trish Ostwald won second Prize in the amateur category for Stonefields which she based on a block of the month by Susan Smith of Patchwork on Stonleigh.

It is always hard to do justice to a quilt with a blog photo. Hope you enjoy a closer view of a small section of Trish's quilt.