Monday 13 April 2015

A windy Autumn day!

Well we had a full hall again last Thursday, with still more sorting of fabric from the cupboards. We won't know ourselves once everything has been culled and distributed.

We still have fabric, books and quilting equipment to distribute to the group. These come from a few quilters who are downsizing, moving and so on. Best done bit by bit so that good decisions can be made regarding what can be kept by the whole group and what can be offered to the whole group to select as their own. The library and community coordinators will have first choice of course. Thank you to Judith and Norma for their generosity. Everything will find a 'good home' I assure you. 

Jess is constantly using her brain to imagine and create! Last Thursday she had one of those 'ah ha!' moments as she was sorting fabric. She found a very 'curious' piece which would take quite a creative mind to envisage into a quilt, shall we say! It stimulated her to suggest a new challenge for us all. Take a piece of your fabric stash or something from the piles at the hall, which seems to defy logic in the quilting sense. It could also be a piece which sends you into an inspirational mood. Use this piece as a medallion centre, and build a quilt around it! This could be done individually, in pairs or in groups. We can have a 'grand showing' session later in the year to have a look at each other's creations. They can be aimed at community or for other purposes. I hope I've got this right Jess. Correct me if not. As a start then, try and have a hunt through your stash and grab that fabric that has 'something' about it, but you've never quite figured out what to do with it. I know I have a few like that! Bring them along to maybe swap with others who can see some inspirational use for it. Let's give it a try!
We could call the project "Monstrosity or Inspirational Magic!"

Still more morning tea roster gaps. Please have a look and see if you can help out. Doesn't have to be uber-fancy, just something to help the tea and coffee go down? We all should do at least two mornings a year. Not too much to ask I think.

Thank you so much to Robyn S for delivering 50 baby quilts to the Grace Centre last Wednesday. They were thrilled as always, and declared that they would love some more. Mothers Day is coming up and that is a special one for the mums of these particular babes. 

Two new ones were delivered this week, but I forgot the take shots of them, so I'll include them in next week's blog. Thanks to Barb Ward from the CWA and Susan D.

A new quilting star is on the rise! Susie's daughter Lily is working on her first quilt at the ripe old age of 5 years. There she was at the machine, (on mum's lap)  stitching away. Colour selection, placement, decisions, decisions! Here are a couple of shots of her showing the work in progress with proud mum and grandma.........



Well done Lily. We can't wait to see the finished product!

Iris was telling us all about how she has been finding anonymous 'bags of stuff' during the sort-out. She wanted to demonstrate what can be achieved by taking such stuff and trying to make something of it. Below you can see a quilt she put together in just such a way, and following is one Jenny had a go at. Both have come up remarkably well! It just goes to show..........



Last but not least, moving away from quilts, but still in the stitching realm, Maree K had a cute pattern for a doll, and some fabric. Robyn J declared she could make it, no problem! Well of course she could! We all know that! And a gorgeous result was there to see and enjoy..........



See you all next Thursday. As you can see there's no stopping a HH Qilter with some fabric, a needle and some thread. 

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