Monday, June 7, 2010

June 2010 - show and tell

Hi there! After a month travelling in Europe, and relying on Helen to keep the Blog up to date, I am back on the computer.

It was a beautiful sunny day on Saturday but this did not stop the quilters from getting together for their monthly meeting. The hall was a hive of industry. We have been having some good demonstrations from Helen Pedersen on quilting basics as well. These sessions are most helpful to those of us who are still learning and some of the old hands like to keep an eye on the demos also.

This month's demo was on machine quilting. I would say that rhythm is important in developing even stitching and design. Maybe a little music would be helpful while quilting.

Now for Show and Tell.

Frances G. completed her Dresden Plate design and expressed her pleasure with the completed quilt. Yes Frances, it's beautiful.

Sonia is using a "quilt as you go" technique on her stack and whack. She still has the top border to attach. She hopes to finish it before our next meeting and so we would not get another chance to see it.

We might see the finished quilt yet!
Doreen always presents some amazing art work. These butterflies look as if they're ready for flight. Her work is always inspiring.

Yes you are seeing double! Alison has made a quilt for our "Choose a Charity" Auction. She liked it so much that she decided to make another the same for herself. The leaves are three dimensional. The Autumn colours fit in with the season.

Here are Dawn's stack and whack blocks. She has made two sets of blocks with the patterns in reverse direction. They are for the beds at a farm home stay. A pair of quilts on the old iron bedsteads -won't they be lovely.

Keitha is a new club member. This is one of the first peices of her work that we have seen.
A very cute angel is on duty. We could all do with one of those!

This is Heather's contribution for "Choose a Charity" auction.

Anita's cocks are crowing! Can you see which one is cock of the walk. She has chosen some very vivid colours for her quilt. Some of the colour combinations are quite daring.