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
Friday, 30 January 2015
Friday, 23 January 2015
We had a bit of 'fabric-feast' with genuine batiks from Heather and another box of supplies from Judith: lots were filed for community activities, but still lots for sharing. Thank you to them both.
Another reminder of the AGM on Thursday 19/2, with a general meeting to take place just before. Details and agenda for these will be issued next week.
We received a letter and certificate of appreciation from the City of Sydney for our 2014 NYE quilt. It will be framed and added to our 'recognition' wall.
Show and Tell .. Christmas Challenge
The supply of cot quilts is growing thanks to the Christmas Challenge: from Marie K (yes, another one !)
Four from Lindy - these were just added to the pile and not shown, but I found them ! The cutest fabric is used in all four quilts but in different ways.
and two from Judy G - also just added to the pile and not shown !
On February 5th, when all the Christmas Challenge contributions are in, we will have a Show and Tell of all the cot quilts, bags and blocks.
and more Show and Tell ....
From Janet, a requested purple quilt for her 8 year old great granddaughter
From Marie K, a baby quilt for a friend ... the quilting is beautiful
From Jessica - Jessica's contribution to the Modern Quilt Exhibition - I loved the green fabric 'knotted' edging:
and finally .. this quilt top from Beryl R. which I spied early in the day ...
We also had a sneak preview of a new quilt from Kathy D - an MO special to be shown at a later date. As always, Kathy pushes us traditionalists to new horizons with her original ideas.
That's all ... have a good week ... Iris
Thursday, 15 January 2015
First of all, best wishes for a speedy recovery to Elva who is feeling the pain and discomfort of shingles . Elva, our thoughts are with you - get well before your holidays.
Cheryl has also been 'in the wars' again, after another trip to the hospital over the holiday is now back home. Cheryl, our thoughts are with you as well - take it slowly this time.
Generous donation: In preparation for Judith and Marsh's move, Judith has given all her fabrics and sewing tools and books to us. These have been picked up and over the next Thursdays Grace and Jessica will be bringing them for community work and sharing.
Success story: The current issue of Quilt Mania reports on the Sydney Quilt Show: Jessica and Helena's quilts are featured - well done to both of you. (If anyone has a copy of the magazine, can you bring it in to share, please ?)
AGM: The AGM is coming up on Thursday 19th February: there are positions available and everyone is encouraged to consider their involvement. Positions available include, Community Coordinator, 2106 Raffle Quilt coordinators and Show Coordinator. Information about each of these are in a folder in the cupboard, but the best thing is to have a chat to Elva, Grace, Jenny or me about any of these jobs. I can, personally say that being involved in the running of our group is extremely rewarding. Give it serious thought.
Show and Tell: Already contributions towards the Christmas Challenge are coming in and they look good. Seven cot quilts for the Grace Centre were completed and shown-off at show and tell.
Janet, Jenny and Val each made one quilt and Grace and Marie K. both competed two each.
Jenny showed us what she was playing with over the holidays .. a mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter (I think I've got that right) - I think that Deb L. will also have her version of the same quilt for show in the future weeks. Despite this small picture the quilt is huge !
Jenny told us she is also working on reducing her stash of UFOs - this was a 'completed' job:
Karen M shared two quilts that she made during her time in Chicargo - they are stunning! Is this a possible workshop for 2015 ???
and this is what Karen is working on now ...
Have a good sewing week and see you next week ... get well, Elva, we miss you. Cheers Iris