Club Day 4th June
Our June club day happened to be a good day for staying inside. Cold, wet and bleak; but that seems to be a good time to enjoy the warmth of one another's friendship. The Cloth Shop Saturday block of the month was once again a feature of the activity. Completed blocks were displayed on the display board.
We have had a request from SANDS(Sudden and Neonatal Death Syndrome) to provide memory quilts for bereaved families. This has been responded to and SANDS will be the recipients of our community quilts this year.
Cath's quilt features Teddy Bears - a quilt for her grandchild.
Rosalie has completed the first block of the month from the Australian Homespun Magazine "The Quilt Shop"
And has begun to work on the next block - The Post Office
Rita has made her quilt using floating flying geese. It was her first attempt at machine quilting
You can see by this reverse photo that Rita has achieved a very uniform stippling.
Lorraine has a group called Chaos Quilters who meet at the St John Ambulance rooms. This quilt has been made by members of the group for St John to raffle as a fund-raiser.
I am sure they will be very happy Lorraine, it is a beautiful quilt.
Carol likes to link with quilter friends in many countries. One of her latest activities has been to exchange mug rugs. Here are two mug rugs from one of her friends in Sweden.
Last month Janice showed us a novelty necklace she had made. Jeanette took up the idea and here is her novelty necklace.
Rosemary has been busy making pin cushions.
Madeleine has made this lovely fairy quilt for her grand-daughter
Jean has been delving into the Ark and found this cushion - The first one she ever made. It is made using thermo drape material which, she says, really lasts well.
Jean has also made this novelty sewers scarf. There are numerous little pockets for scissors, thimble, cottons and the like and also attached pin cushion. Thanks Jean. I like that idea. It will save dropping scissors and losing the cotton down the edge of the chair.
Jean has also recovered an old pattern of a tea cosy which she says she has not made for some time but here is a lovely new tea cosy in today's colours
Maria is rejoicing awaiting her first grandchild and here is the quilt - all ready and waiting.
This is a SANDS quilt made by Frances. She has quilted hearts into each of the corners.
Helen showed us this quilt she has put together for an elderly lady who has gone into care. Like so many she passed on her stash and among the materials were these blocks which Helen has assembled them and will return the completed quilt to her
The next quilt was shown at the symposium and was made for one of the challenges.
The title is "The Remarkables"
Another quilt shown at symposium - "Left Over Tobasco Sauce"
The quilting work on this quilt is magnificent- a pity that it does not show in the photograph.
This large bed quilt for her son also features a significant amount of quilting.
And here is Helen's son. Helen has developed this painting technique at a class she attended at symposium. Work in progress.