Our August meeting was a buzz. There was plenty of activity.
Several visitors and four new members joined us. Welcome. We are always glad to have new members because then we know that our Cotton on Quilters is alive and well.
Janice demonstrated weaving material for background in picture quilts. Janice has added some great effect to her quilts by using this method. Thanks Janice. We hope to get a video of this up on to the blog sometime soon.
Members have also been very busy lately and there were some great quilts in the show and tell. It continues to amaze me, the originality and artistic beauty of the quilts that I see. Really, we have some talented members.
Here's what we saw at show and tell:
Sunburst - This is a charity quilt which is in the making. Maureen has taken on Rita's challenge from last month; To show more work in progress. Well done Maureen.
Maureen has also completed this "New York Beauty" for her daughters 40th birthday
Jean has been working on this scrap quilt after deciding that she needed to do some thing with the bit and pieces - Note the detail of the cat. They all have little embroidered faces.
This baby quilt is made by Karen. It is from a Susan Claire pattern "Ted and Dog". It is her first attempt at red work. Well done Karen
Jenny's quilt in greens is her 'stack the deck.'
Keitha, one of our recent new members has completed this baby quilt. It is backed with polar fleece and beautifully quilted - as you can see by the detail photo.
This Quilt is also made by Keith for her adopted grandson's birthday.
This is made by one of our new members Linda. She is using a 'quilt as you go' to join this large quilt. Linda came as a visitor today and decided to become a member.
Alison's son is coming from Australia to visit her and so she has made this lovely white heron, the New Zealand Kotuku, to give to him when he arrives. Note the detail of the label on the back of the quilt which explains the legend of the Kotuku. What a lovely gift Alison.
Donna started this quilt back in 1996 as a block of the month quilt. Three years ago she finished the last block. Family commitments began to take over and the quilt was put on the back burner to sit as one of those UFOs we all seem to gather. But, happily, here it is - finished.
Sonia has been thinking of her new 6 week old grandson as she made this building blocks quilt.
Sonia also made this stack and whack at Anne's workshop. It is now completed as a quilt as you go. Note the detail of the quilting from the back. Well done Sonia.
This lovely bright quilt is made from blocks given by Joy and put together at our UFO 1/2 nighter by Helen. It will be for a charity quilt.
This is Lynn with her Country Women's Institute challenge in which she won 1st prize for her tea cosy. Congratulations Lynn.
Heather has made this baby quilt for a work colleague who is having a baby after 7 years. The bag, which is only the second she has made - "My daughter is not getting this one," she says.
This is Colleen's jelly roll quilt made in rich reds for her mother who is in a rest home. How lovely and warm it looks, Colleen. I am sure she will love it.
Janice has completed her boat and stars mini quilt which she began at Greit Lombard's workshop.
Well thats all for now. As you see we are a very active group and love our patch work and quilting.