Friday 27 September 2013

Thursday, 26/9/2013 Update

New Member:  On Thursday we welcomed Sheila who is now an official HHQ member.   Sheila,  we hope you enjoy our group.

Birthday updates:  as I mentioned before, September is a busy birthday month, this week Helena, Ros, Susan D and Deb L all celebrated.

Events coming up ...
This weekend, 28th and 29th September, Cherrybrook Quilters Inc.,  2013 Exhibition at Cherrybrook Uniting Church, New Line Road Cherrybook (opposite Cherrybrook Public School).  10am to 4pm both days.

Campbelltown Quilt Show on 9th and 10 November:  mark the date and I will give a reminder and details closer to the time.

2013 Playing Card Challenge:  all cards have been drawn.  Great response,  though it was mentioned that there wasn't much option !    If you didn't get a card - Jenny has some other special challenges available!

2014 Quilt Show Contemporary raffle quilt is all finished.    It looks fabulous.  Congratulations to Grace and Jessica for the design and to everyone who contributed.

The traditional quilt is now being hand quilted:   Robyn will be happy to hear from the hand quilters in the group.   There is a lot of quilting to be done.

Thanks to Deb L, we had a donation of fabrics and tools:  one of these was a special ruler.  Kathy D. gave us a demo on how best to use the ruler for 1/2 triangles an 1/4 triangles to make sure the bias edges are suitable enclosed and not causing 'wobbly edge' problems.

Show and tell:   lots of interesting work.

Jessica entered her 'Jewels in the Pond' quilt in the Berry competition, One Red Thread, and won second prize.  The detail needs to be seen !

A community donation by Alison and Jessica:   this quilt was put together by Jessica from fabric won by Alison at a previous show - 2008, show I think.

 And Margaret D. had fun putting this together at a retreat, using fabrics from her friend in Fremantle's stash.

I had to add the detail - isn't it a cute block.

Silk from Beryl J.   Mostly from old kimonos.   I've included detail here, as well.

And finally,  but certainly not least,  Kathy D's latest quilt featuring a new range of fabrics by Marcia Derse.

Remember that next week is Community Day.  Meanwhile, have a good week and see you then.   Cheers Iris

Sunday 22 September 2013

Happy 31st Birthday

Thursday was birthday celebration day with champagne and chocolate cake, so thank you to Betty and Narelle for making it happen.     The lucky door prize went to 'Little' Beryl,  who very generously donated it to Doreen and Gil for wagga inspiration.

And I would like to say thank you to everyone who 'took care of things' while I was away, including Ailsa and Alison for updating the blog.   I was able to 'check in' from far afield.

We received a fun message from Robyn J,  who is having a great trip across the country.    But we also heard that Adrienne is having a tough time health wise.

2013 Birthday Challenge - preparation for a 'Deck of Cards' display at our 2014 Quilt Show. On Thursday there was lots of laughs and moans as card selections were drawn: remember, if you haven't yet drawn your card, do so soon.   There are only a few rules, just have fun.  Any questions just ask Jenny and have a look at Jenny's book for inspiration.

Birthday quilt show and tell:   Our 30th Birthday quilt is now finished.    Haven't fabrics and styles changed since the 20th birthday quilt and this quilt ?

Bargain time at Material Obsession:  Kathy has lots of $10 fabrics from now to the end of the month - so check them out. And on Saturday MO had their Spring Fair with the shop expanding into the spring sunshine. I wasn't able to get there, but I hope lots of HHQ people were able to take advantage of the 20% off that Kathy was offering us.

Show and Tell:      Janet was our only 'show and tell' contributor this week .. its bright and it is pink - just what every 3-year old granddaughter wants!

 Have a good week everyone,  Thanks Iris

Saturday 14 September 2013

News from Thursday 12/9/2013

News from Ailsa:
Some spectacular `show and tell’ this week.  Caroline produced her `Sunflowers’, inspired by a course she did during her travels to the United States, but much modified through her own artistry.

Beryl’s hexagons are nearly complete

and Grace showed a very different way of using felted wool in her contemporary Wagga.

Don’t forget it's our birthday next Thursday!
Our regular correspondent also returns next week.

Saturday 7 September 2013

News from Thursday 5/8/2013

Community Day today and, although there is nothing yet completed, several lovely quilts are in preparation.  
Some of the Star blocks for the Lord Mayor's Picnic in December.
 Duck blocks by Helena and her team.

Beryl J. also showed a kimono, probably from the 1970s, which she acquired in Japan. The fabric includes beautiful brocade inserts in black and silver which are, Beryl understands, made from thread woven from thistle. We look forward to her creations from this material.