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
Most important: Take note of our 2018 Quilt Show
Opening Night: Thursday 9th August, 7,30pm
Friday 10th August to Sunday 12th August, 10am to 4.30pm
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Friday, 22 August 2014
Friday, 15 August 2014
Elva welcomed a visitor, Hayley. Hayley is new to the area and possibly a new member. As always, new members have an opportunity to 'try us out' before joining us on a regular bases.
The August birthday girls were recognised, Audrey, June and Betty next week: happy birthday all.
Jenny gave an excellent report on the show - thanking everyone for their contribution towards making it another successful show, and congratulating all the winners. Jenny's full report will be published in Ailsa's final newsletter in a couple of weeks. Jenny received a huge applause from everyone for her superior coordination and leadership.
Next week, the ladies from the Grace Centre for Newborns will be visiting us to collect the latest 'pile' of baby quilts:
Show and Tell:
Helen shared the new pattern that she had bought: The Rajah Quilt Revisited by Lessa Siegele. It is supported by a book called Patchwork Prisoners which tells of the story of the Rajah Quiltmakers. Helen suggested that it would be a good addition to our library.
And still on old quilts: this treasure is a donation. It is probably dated around the 30s and does need some restoration.
Susan H., showed this quilt which is going to the Inala School for their fund raising event.
Jenny and June made these two cot quilts:
Narelle showed us her quilt ...
And Elva was delighted to show her granddaughter's finished quilt - made to a strict criteria !
Monday, 11 August 2014
Saturday's Viewers' choice was Marie G.: I promised a picture - here it is. As always, the quilting is amazing.
Sunday's Viewers' Choice was Margaret D.
And the overall Viewers' Choice : the 'big votes' went to Grace:
The Full Deck of Playing Cards attracted lots of votes:
The winning 'card' was Heather's Queen of Spades - a three dimensional 'queen'. Sorry - I was too late for a picture: the deck was shuffled and packed away.
Julia Birmingham from Berry and Louise Binney from Lindfield. Julia choose Bush Bouquet and Louise has won Metropolis. The quilts are on the way to our winners. Congratulations to both.
The 'Business' end of a quilt show is always of interest - the more business, the more we can support our favorite charity, Giant Steps, so a 'red dot' is exciting.
I understand that Robyn's Award winning, hand pieced and hand quilted quilt is now on its way to new owners in the Northern Territory
It has been said many times over the last few days - our quilt show is successful because of all our enthusiastic members who work hard during the preparation and planning stages as well as over the three days of our show. My camera found some of them.
There is no more to say ... an excellent show, a successful show and now we wait for another two years before another one ! Three cheers to our (almost) unflappable, organised and wonderful show coordinator - Jenny.
See everyone on Thursday for lots of stories .... Cheers Iris
Saturday, 9 August 2014
I've also had the word from today : 'Saturday's Viewers' Choice' goes to Marie G. Traditional and beautifully quilted. Picture tomorrow !
The 'heart' of a quilt show can always be found in the Quilters Cafe:
A huge part of the preparation for the Quilt Show was the design and execution of the two raffle quilts, so selling raffle tickets is an important job: remember, the show supports Giant Steps.
Just one more day to enjoy ... there are special little details to be found in all of the quilts on show. Come and see for yourself.
See you then
Friday, 8 August 2014
A 'viewers' choice will be announced for each day - but I wasn't able to get to that secret information at close of this first day. Hopefully I can make that announcement tomorrow with a picture. The 'voting counters' are very secretive.
The 'wagga' room was a hive of activity today: I took my camera:
Looking forward to chatting to more visitors tomorrow: still time to visit:
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 4,30pm: See you there. Cheers Iris
Then the announcement we were all waiting for ...
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Have a wonderful time guests and quilters .... update tomorrow. Cheers Iris