Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July Show and Tell

Hello Cotton on Quilters and anyone else interested in our blog.
Our meeting on 3rd July was well attended. It was the day that our quilts for our "Choose a Charity" Auction were to be passed in. Keep watching our website for the complete catalogue of quilts which can be bidded for in a silent auction. I will keep you posted.
There were some great quilts and wall hangings shown at show and tell. The delay in getting the photos on to the web has been because the blog editor was having some technical difficulties. Now that these are put right I am sure you will enjoy viewing what's ahead.
Here are the photos. .

A feature of the photos this month is the large number of quilts that members have made for the "Choose a Charity" Silent Auction that will be a part of our exhibition March 2011. All the quilts that are being donated for the Choose a Carity Auction had to be in this month and so there are a number of quilts featured here. All together there were 37 quilts donated by members for the charity of their choice.

Carey and Donna spent a weekend at Loraine Richardson's retreat in Waverley and managed to complete their lovely star quilts begun at an earlier retreat. - Aren't they stars!
Good work girls. Great to see the results of your concentrated endeavours.
Donna's quilt.
This is Rosalie's quilted wallhanging "One of a Kind" for the Choose a Charity quilt Auction. Her quilt has a candlewicking centre and applique on the borders.

Doreen has made this stained glass window with butterfly. - A Choose a Charity quilt for auction.

This delightful little Noah's Ark quilt is Pat's contribution for Choose a Charity auction.

Kathleen has made these next two lovely quilts -
First this multi coloured Grandmothers Charm Squares;

and then this lovely Building Blocks in vibrant colours. You've been really busy Kath. What a lot of work.

Rosie has been busy with this large King Single Square within a Square for her son who has outgrown his last quilt.

Rose obtain this Blackl and White wall hanging as last year's Xmas Club quilt and has completed it for a gift for this coming Christmas for her brother and sister -in-law. What a delight it will be for them to receive this Rose. It is beautiful.

This lovely Sun Bonet Sue is Lynette's work in progress. The outside sashings is from pyjama flanelette of the 1960s. We look forward to seeing the completed quilt Lynette. It will be so lovely and warm - in more ways than one!

Lorraine has made this quilt of clowns for her Choose a Charity It's delightful Lorraine and makes me smile each time I look at it.

There are some quilts below and I am not sure who made them. I will add their names as soon as I know the artist.

I am not sure who made this kaleidescope quilt. Maybe the person who made it will let me know who she is soI can add her name to it. Another Choose a Charity quilt.

The colours in this picture quilt are beautiful. Again, I hope the person who made it will see it and let me know who she is. This is one of my favourites. There are a few that are among my favourites. Another for the Choose a Charity Auction.

Madeline chose this wild life theme for her lovely Choose a Charity Quilt. It has a very calm restful feel about it. The animals look so peaceful.

Another Quilt for the choose a charity Auction and I don't know who made it!

This picture quilt of Betty's is remniscent of Amish style. Note the quilt hanging on the line!
Another of my favourites! You can see that I will be casting a number of bids!

Janice made this beautiful picture quilt for her Choose a Charity Auction. It features a woven fabric background. Janice tells us it is reflective of the country area she lives in with hills and deep valleys, trees and lining the crest of the hills and the birdsong all around. Can you see the bird in the foliage?