Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July Meeting SANDS Quilts and Show and Tell

July Meeting and Show and Tell.

Yes our July Meeting was the usual buzz of activity.
As always people were glad to see one another - a month seems a long time to be apart when you all share the same interest. The first activity was the block of the month from The Cloth Shop. The first photos are a selection of this months block.
Because of the limitations of space some members are choosing to make their blocks at home and bring some hand sewing to club.

Below is a view of this months BOM from The Cloth Shop.

Recently we were asked to assist SANDS - Stillborn and Neonatal Death Support- with making Memory quilts for families who have lost little ones. This idea has been received with enthusiasm by our members. Two ladies came from Sands to talk to us about their work so it was great to see their pleasure when they saw the quilts that some of our members have already made for this cause.

The first quilts - seven in all were made by Jeanette - The quilts are beautiful Jeanette and I am sure will bring consolation to the families that receive them.

These next two quilts were made for SANDS by Frances.

And these next three quilts were made for SANDS by Jean.

The ladies from SANDS were so happy to have a selection of quilts to take away. Thanks to Jeanette, Frances and Jean.

This beautiful circular appliqué top has been made by Doreen for her daughter. A work in progress, we look forward to seeing the completed quilt Doreen.

This exquisite wall hanging was purchased by Pauline on a recent visit to Peru.

Such is the popularity of Dr Seuss. This is Sue's quilt. It captured a number of OOs and AHs from those present.

Maureen's quilt "Tequila Sunset" has been made for her daughter. These lucky daughters who receive beautiful quilts from their Mums - a sign of lots of love.

Eileen has made this quilts in beautiful Kaffe Fasset fabrics. So rich in colour on the front-

and the back.

Carrol has been busy bag making

and also made this runner from a split nine patch. Carrol is very industrious.

This Bird of Paradise table runner has been made by Tracy - another industrious member.

Helen has made this scrap quilt with crumb blocks. Helen also produces a great deal of work and is also developing her quilting technique.

This lovely Peter Rabbit Quilt also has Beatrix Potter fabrics in the borders. Very lovely Sonia

Anita is very happy with her border prints in this quilt she has made. It is a good reason to celebrate, Anita.

Anita has also made this quilt. French Braid batiques. It is beautiful Anita.