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
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Thursday, 17 December 2015
Sunday, 6 December 2015
Stepping Stone House: The main focus on Thursday was Christmas present wrapping. Grace and her team of shoppers, with knowledgeable assistance from Judy's son had a very successful day, matching presents to the briefs received on each of the four young people currently at Stepping Stone House.
The end result ....
These parcels, together with 7 quilts and a Christmas hamper will be delivered by Grace to Stepping Stone House before Christmas. We have been supporting Stepping Stone House in this way since 2000.
2016 Show Challenge: Make sure you have the information on the 2016 Show Challenge: Soft copies were emailed and hard copies are available from Grace. These cot quilts need to be finished by 6/5/2016 for an in-house exhibition.
Show and Tell ; I finally finished the quilt top that I was working on at the retreat - now ready for quilting.
and the back ....
Last piece of news - Doreen is now at home, still weak but making slow progress.
Christmas 'end-of-year' party next week, 12 noon: don't forget, a plate to share, a glass for bubbly, your 'raffle' blocks and if you wish, a contribution to the Stepping Stone House hamper. See you then. Cheers Iris
Saturday, 28 November 2015
Helena gave the general weekly news; a lovely letter from Adrienne, obviously settling very comfortably into her new home, new Templates now in the library and shopping for Stepping Stone House will be completed by Grace and team on Tuesday. So Grace will be looking for volunteer 'wrappers' next week,
Anna from Hunters Hill and Ryde Community Services (HHRCS) visited to collect two quilt donations. We have been supporting this group for a few years now and it was very interesting to hear from Anna, just how many various support groups operate out of the HHRCS.
One of the quilts will be given to one of the many volunteers who generously give of their time, and the other will be raffled to raise funds for the Brain Injury Support Program.
We also selected seven quilts to be delivered to Stepping Stone House with their Christmas parcels and hamper.
Christmas Party time: 10th December
12 noon, with plate of finger food, a glass for some bubbles, raffle blocks and if you wish a donation for the Christmas hamper for Stepping Stone House.
Remember, as a condition of membership, every member has a responsibility to be 'Morning Tea Hostess' two mornings each year. Helpful instructions on 'what to do' are available - chat with any committee member if you are unsure of what is expected and would like a copy.
We missed out on a Christmas shopping day with Colleen: an oversight ! However, next weekend Colleen and many others will be at the Vienna Cottage Christmas Boutique.
2016 Quilt Show:
An update from the Quilt Show committee meeting confirmed that all is progressing according to schedule. A suggestion to everyone from Suzie, who is coordinating the 'Stage Quilts for sale', that if you would like to sell a quilt at the show, the most needed will be larger quilts.
Show and Tell:
Two cute cot quilts for the Grace Centre: both by Susan D.
and Val has finished another cot quilt ...
Robyn S. has been working on six of these beautiful blocks for Adrienne's William Morris quilt: Only one shown here, but six were completed. The finest machine applique - just like Adrienne's.
And, not shown at Show and Tell, but I spied this quilt, which needed to be shared. Recently finished by Marie G. - quote, 'Just using up my florals'.
A long post, but lots of good things. Have a good sewing week .. Cheers Iris
Saturday, 21 November 2015
An important decision had to be made this week - the 2016 Traditional Raffle quilt was totally finished, on display and ready to be named. Several names were suggested but the most votes went to ........
Sharyn from the Lord Mayor's Picnic organisation came to collect Zoophoria: it was interesting to hear from Sharyn the incredible amount of effort and coordination that takes places to stage the event on New Year's Eve.
Saturday, 14 November 2015
Saturday, 7 November 2015
- Grace has made contact with Stepping Stone House regarding Christmas plans: contributions can be made to Grace from next week.
- I have hard copies of the Christmas Party Raffle instructions if you need them.
- Grace has an excess of furniture to give away: Dressing table top, small table and a blanket box. Have a chat with her if you are interested.
- Doreen is still not well, but making small positive progress. No visitors yet, because of infections. Thank you Sally for keeping us informed.
The new cutting machine:
Our experienced 'strippers', Jenny and Helen, got many people enthused and there was lots of interest as many strips were cut. Ros and Narelle have already started working on a quilt using the strips:
Pincushions by the dozens:
Creative work in progress by Suzie and Susan in preparation for 2016 Quilt Show.
Community work: Adrienne's quilts
Volunteers were found to start work on completing Adrienne's three beautiful quilts: a daunting job, Adrienne's exquisite work is a hard act to follow, so thank you.
Show and Tell;
Jackie was shy to show off her completed Japanese-lantern style quilt: the whole quilt and the detail:
Happy sewing until next week,, when hopefully we will see Elva back to good health. Iris ...