Hunters Hill Quilters

Hunters Hill Quilters meet every Thursday at Fairland Hall in Hunters Hill for 4 hours of stitching from 10.30am.

Read 'About Us' and follow weekly activities in the blog below

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Another fun sewing day !

Check out the information about:    2014 Hunters Hill Quilt Show
Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th: 10 am to 4 pm
Opening night: Thursday, August 7th at 7pm
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I'm starting with some good news ..  Felicity has again rallied ... an amazing lady.  As always, our thoughts and best wishes are with her and all our other members fighting health problems.

And the business news:  membership fees are due and payable to Audrey.  If preferred, a direct deposit is possible. Elva or Audrey have the bank details.

Community news:  Susan has a contact for the donation of quilts for the recent bush fire victims.  The request is for mostly 'men's' designs.   Susan will focus on a community effort next week for those who want to be involved,  using fabrics from the cupboard stash.  

Show and Tell:

What a 'Ray of Sunshine' this is !    Made by Narelle and her team for the Community 'stash'.


A cot quilt for the Grace Center 'stash' from Elva


and a quilt by MO Kathy using her very own fabric - Wandering Mind.  As well as showing her quilt, Kathy shared the story of the naming of her collection.    I couldn't decide which picture to use:  so I've included them all.  As well as designed in Australia, the fabric is made in Australia.





And the quilt is stunning as well as the fabric!

That's all - it is a perfect Sydney sunny afternoon  - so I'm going outside to enjoy.
   
Have a good week,  Cheers Iris

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Welcome our new 2014 Committee

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Check out the information about:    2014 Hunters Hill Quilt Show
Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th: 10 am to 4 pm
Opening night: Thursday, August 7th at 7pm
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Thursday 13th combined business and sewing.   We applauded the outgoing 2013 HHQ Committee and welcome in the new committee for 2014.   

It was with much pleasure that I welcomed Elva and 'pinned' her with the President's badge.  Ailsa's newsletter will have all the details and the pictures.   

After 7 years of being on the HHQ committee in various roles,  it is time for me to take a back seat.  The last three years as President has been a special time - and I send out a huge thank you to everyone for the support, friendship,inspiration and many fun times.  

And also for my wonderful quilt  .....  I have already worked out how I'm going to quilt it - just need some of that precious thing called 'time'


Show and Tell

Our new community coordinator, Susan H., showed this 'blue lattice' community contribution made/finished by Helena and her team

And a new wagga has been added the wagga stash,  using hexagons from the 'cupboard' on a wool background.  


Susan H.  contributed two more cute cot quilts for the Grace Centre 


Heather showed us the quilt she made as a challenge with her on-line group: it was a 'sort of ' mystery quilt as rules were given each month for each block.  



This fabulous blue quilt,  my memory fails me, but I think it is Marie K's (someone correct me if I've got it wrong) and fabulously quilted by Susan St J.


And last but not least - our 2014 Contemporary  raffle quilt,  'Metropolis'   - all ready to go to our  'professional photographer '.




That is all  ...   I'll continue to be a Blog contributor,  but over time I'm sure that Elva and Helena will contribute.   If anyone else is interested,  just let Alison K.and I know, and it will be organised.

Have a good week  ...   Cheers Iris





Sunday, 9 February 2014

Shopping Day Thursday

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Keep the date:    2014 Hunters Hill Quilt Show
Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th: 10 am to 4 pm
Opening night: Thursday, August 7th at 7pm
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Thursday was a shopping day with a visit from Michelle Jenkins from Lucky Lantern,  Michelle brought many fabrics from Japan - cottons and linens.  

We wished our January birthday girls,  Jill, Deidre, Lindy and Robyn Jo.a belated happy birthday and wished  'Little' Beryl' happy birthday for this weekend.

Show and Tell

Our traditional Raffle quilt which was aptly named Bush Bouquet went on show for all to see.    The two Robyn's were applauded for a fabulous work of art - the embroidery and the quilting are spectacular.  My picture does not do it justice - sorry.



Carolyn had a finished quilt top - made over the weekend !  Multi-sized fractured blocks.


Jessica stepped outside her usual style with this almost traditional design:


and with this colourful black and white cross quilt top.


and finally ...  thank you to Grace for this cot quilt to add to the stash for the Grace Centre.   


See you next week  ...    Thanks,  Iris

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Last sewing day in January 2014

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Keep the date:    2014 Hunters Hill Quilt Show
Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th: 10 am to 4 pm
Opening night: Thursday, August 7th at 7pm
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The first month of the new year gone already !

A couple of Event updates:
  • The Retreat information is now available - 16th to 18th May at Redleaf Resort, Blackheath :Kerry has the details.  Add your name to the list for a weekend of sewing, talking, laughing, celebrating, shopping and fun.
  • And another reminder of the AGM on 14/2 and to get your nominations to June asap.
Book Review:  Alison K was so disappointed with her new internet quilting book purchase:  Quilts inspired by Jane Austen,  that she felt the need to advise us all not to buy it !     A case of 'don't judge a book by it's cover' .

Stepping Stone House 'thank you':   Grace read us the 'long'  thank you email that she received for our 'Santa' donations to the kids at Stepping Stone House.  If you would like to read it again - just let Grace know.

Show and Tell: 

I noticed Susan D. was working on a quilt that  we hadn't seen before - so Susan shared it with us:  a little girls quilt.  
My picture does not do Susan's  pretty quilt justice


... and the butterfly detail


Henny showed her just finished Teddy quilt for a new baby due to arrive in the next couple of weeks.  We also enjoyed the love story of the baby's mum and dad. 


'Ain't love grand'

 

The wagga 'queens', Doreen and Gil  have done it again:  check out the fringing  ...


Another good week at HHQ   ...   see you next week.   Cheers Iris