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

Friday, 8 November 2019

Community Day

Hi Everyone,

This Thursday was our Community Day.  Grace and new member, Jodie, were busy putting Wagga kits together for our show as well as sorting the fabric. A number of members are making Waggas for our show so we will have a variety and good supply to sell.

Other members were working on quilts for community and Robyn was busy collecting items for delivery to Trundle.

We had a Show Committee meeting this morning as well. Lots to talk about and get underway. it will be a busy year next year.

Sue has purchased three new books for our Library,  one by Maria Shell, and two by Angela Walters on free motion quilting.

Sue is beginning to look through the library ready to cull books that have never been borrowed or only borrowed once a long time a go.

Please make use of the Library. We have a varied selection so you will find something for every project.

Dates for your Diary:

We will finish the year with our Christmas Party on December 12.

We will resume on January 16.

Show and Tell:

Off to Trundle for two little girls who love Unicorns. Kerry pieced this one and Robyn quilted it.
Akiko found the two Unicorn soft toys to match.

 Marie K. pieced and quilted the one below.

Robyn S. made the Tractor quilt below.
Also going to Trundle.

Jenny made this one for Trundle.

 Grace whipped up this quilt for Community over the weekend. I love the hand quilted chain stitching in the sashing. I think Grace has lightning fingers, she is so quick.

Baby quilt from Sue D for Westmead.

Four baby quilts from Carolyn for Westmead.

Until next week .....

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Happy Halloween

This was our Halloween inspired morning tea 

Iris on blog this week,  as Judy enjoys some holiday time.   Huge thank you to Sandy and Deb for turning morning tea into a Halloween feast, including lots of lolly treats.

We also had an early visit from our very own special 'Go-To Man'.    Peter, thank you for fixing up (and painting) our new shelves.   We have already filled them.
So much show and tell this week:

Ros has finished the 'Motor Bike' quilt for Robyn Jnst.'s trip to Trundle delivering Christmas presents.     Judy wrote about it last week.   Note, next week is the final day to give Robyn your finished quilts.


The 'Green Group',  Lin, Meg, Ellen, Robin and Sue made this quilt,  for our Community stash: I've called it  'Designer Garden'

Ellen and Robin also showed us two of Adrienne's quilts that they finished for her.  Both of the quilts will go to Adrienne's granddaughters and both so huge that I did not do them justice with my poor pictures.      Close-ups of part of a hand quilted Baltimore and a hand pieced and quilted Reproduction style quilt.

And this weeks selection of Cot quilts for Grace Centre ...

Two from June

From Grace,  made in the Maria Sheils workshop she attended 

From Felicity and Suzie:  Felicity bought the fabric in US, Suzie put it together and Felicity finished the binding.

Quilters can also be Knitters too:    Jenny and Bev participated in a mystery knit and produced these magnificent shawls.   

Happy quilting, knitting and just creating: have a good week.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Lots of Photos

Hi Everyone,

We had a busy time clearing one of our cupboards this week as we had to relinquish it to the Council. We did however acquire two extra cupboards in the kitchen which works out quite well for us.
Thank you to everyone who helped, particularly Iris, Suzie, Grace and Sandy.

I mentioned that it is time to start planning your quilt for our show next year. We will be needing the dimensions and colours of your quilts in April. This is required for the hall layout and the hire of the frames for hanging.
Everyone should endeavour to make one.
The minimum size is 1m x 1m and the maximum is 280cm wide x 290 cm high.

Show and Tell:

Baby quilts from Carolyn - a cowboy quilt and three others grouped below.

Star baby quilt from Jenny.

 Robyn Jnst. and her husband are going to Trundle in the Central West of NSW, west of Parkes in the Parkes Shire.
The Trundle area has been in severe drought for years. The school headmaster has many ideas to help the children get through this hard time. Many of the children go home after school to help hand feed the animals. The headmaster tries to lift their spirits.
Robyn has been asked for 48 gifts for some of the children and has been given their ages and likes and preferences. Some have never had a Christmas present.
Robyn and her husband are driving out to Trundle to deliver the quilts and gifts.

Below is a quilt top being made by Ros. for a little boy who loves motor bikes.

A unicorn quilt from Marie K. Unicorns are so popular with little girls.

 Suzie has made this cute cushion for her grandson's second Birthday. She has called it Cuddly Dudley. There is a pocket in the back for a special book.

 A quilt from Robyn for a younger child.

 Three more motorbike quilts for little boys.
 Top and bottom one from Grace and middle one from Robyn.

 Grace made this quilt to be raffled by the school.
 Grace used a linen/cotton blend and hand painted the triangles.

Until next time ....

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Waggas and Community

Hullo Everyone,

The hall was busy this week. Waggas were being sewn and planned for our show next year. The Lord Mayor's Picnic quilt was being pinned together. Some members were knitting.  And of course lots of chatter and catching up with news.

Akiko will be back this coming week. She has been in Japan visiting her mother. I was anxious about her with the Typhoon Japan was having. Thankfully all is well but Akiko was very sad to see the devastation quite near her.

I contacted Coleen about having her jewellery "shop" here this year. Coleen is extremely busy and feels that she cannot come this year. Perhaps next year.

Suzie bought a new first aid kit as the other one went missing. This is kept in the kitchen cupboard if needed.

Show and Tell:

Grace finished her Maria Shell quilts from the recent workshop. Such amazing and interesting effects. No rulers are used and the solid colours are eye catching. 

Grace especially likes the effect of the right arrows joining the ones below. It certainly is stunning.

A baby quilt from Jenny using an Australian animals panel.

A Wagga from Gill and hand quilted over the weekend by Grace!

Until next week ....

Monday, 14 October 2019

A Little Late

Hi Everyone,

I am a little late this week. My weekend was very busy but here I am at last!

Our numbers were down this week - school holidays and others travelling. However it was a fun and busy day for those who were there.

We received a very nice thank you letter from the charity that we support through Robyn Jst. The charity is under the umbrella of St Vincent de Paul Society. It provides struggling families with material support and also gives them hope and reassurance to know that they are not alone through their difficult journey.  Robyn delivered cot quilts and teddy bears that we have been making.

We always appreciate these kind responses.

Show and Tell:

Robyn Jst. made these cute caps for newborn babies. We will give them to Westmead to see if they require further donations.

Another lovely baby quilt from June.

Grace started this quilt at our retreat in September. It is a bright and happy quilt and is for Community.

Below we have Helena's quilt started at the Maria Shell workshop last weekend. Those who attended the workshop had a busy and rewarding weekend, 

 One of Carolyn's three baby quilts. Carolyn assures me her stash is getting no smaller. Every quilter can relate to that.

Another baby quilt from Sheila.

This is Carolyn's version from the weekend workshop.

Until next week ....

Friday, 4 October 2019

A Summery Day

Hi Everyone,

It was very warm when we arrived at our meeting this week. Summer is well and truly on its way.
Daylight saving starts this Sunday.

Alison received notification that Craft Depot at Pennant Hills has closed after 23 years. It is always sad when fabric and quilting stores close.
There is a Hobbysew at Westfield Hornsby.

The Bulli Corner Quilters are having their show from 18-19 October  -  9am to 4pm.
It is held at Northern Illawarra Uniting Church, Cnr. Princes Hwy and Point St., Bulli.

Show and Tell:

Carolyn had made 3 more baby quilts. She has now made a total of 163 baby quilts for Westmead.
Sheila also had finished one this week.
I will have to post the photo next week as I totally forgot to photograph them.
I had my 12 year old granddaughter at home on her own so I couldn't spend a lot of time at the meeting this week.

Sue S. made this Wagga top ready to be quilted for our show. 

Marie K. made the cat cot quilt below for Robyn Jst. charity that she supports.

Ros has her mother's doll from 1924. The clothes had started to disintegrate. Ros gave it to Robyn who has made new clothes - petticoat, lace stockings, dress and shoes. Robyn enjoyed doing it.
It looks absolutely amazing.

Margaret D. made this lovely quilt for Community. We are calling it "Nine Patch Stars".

Until next week ....

Friday, 27 September 2019

A Special Guest

Hullo Everyone,

We had such a special meeting this week. Kathy brought Maria Shell along to speak to us and we had 7 guest quilters join us as well. It was very nice having visitors to our hall.

Maria took us through her quilting journey and showed pictures of quilts she has made since she began. She even showed us her quilts that had been entered into shows, only to be rejected.
After all that she showed two quilts that have since won second place.
It was interesting to see how her style gradually changed. Maria is trying new things
all the time. A very creative lady.
We certainly enjoyed our day with her.

It was Maria's first time in Australia. She is keen to return. Maria has held workshops in Melbourne for the Modern Quilt Group. Then to Sydney for workshops this weekend with Kathy Doughty at Material Obsession - Making Prints out of Solids on Saturday and Improv Triangles, Perfectly Pointless on Sunday.
She is then off to New Zealand, New York and finally the International Quilt Festival in Houston which starts on October 28.
A busy schedule.

A big thank you to Heather, Joy, Karen and Hayley for providing the scrumptious morning tea for us all.

Message from Suzie:

As next week is Community Day, we are going to make bags for Days for Girls. If you can manage to bring your machine you will be able to join in and get sewing.

Show and Tell:

Examples of Maria Shell's Quilts: 
Maria was quite happy for us to handle them and take photographs. There was a lot of interest from our group.

This one below Maria called 'Wormhole'. She has started to work with curved shapes. It is one of my favourites.

Two baby quilts from Lindy.

 Grace made two baby quilts. The other quilt was very similar to the one below.
Babies are attracted to bright colours.

A cute baby quilt from Lindy.

This baby quilt was started by Moina and finished by Marie K. The rabbits and flowers were intricately embroidered by Moina.

Mushroom baby quilt from June.

Here is the missing photo from last week. Robyn S. made this baby quilt using blocks left over from a Community quilt.

Until next week .......