Sunday 5 July 2015

Community day

Wow! The hall was packed today! Very busy and active.
Fortunately Dave from the council had organised for the heating to be fixed, so we didn't freeze in the cold weather.  Good old Dave. Always there to rescue us!

Next week Suzie and Helen will run a little binding workshop for those interested. You can bring along a quilt ready for binding, or just watch and learn a new technique being demonstrated. Suzie said instructions for what to bring will be coming via email before the day, so watch out for that. 

Narelle and I visited the Figtree Playgroup last Wednesday with a fabric craft activity ready to go. The kids had a ball and made a suitable amount of chaos, noise and mess! Just as kids will do when they're really enjoying themselves! Thanks Narelle for helping out, and thanks to Robyn H for giving me a hand with the tacking stitching on Thursday. I've been stitching away at it whenever I have had time over the last few days, so progress is being made. We hope it will make a cute wall-hanging for their little group. They are already very proud of their efforts, and may start another one on their own next time! Here it is before stitching began (thank heavens for glue sticks!).


Iris filled us in on a possible choice for a recipient from our next show in 2016. Sounds very interesting, and thanks Iris for the very worthy suggestion. Show preparation is well under way, but plenty more to do and still a few committee positions to be filled. Thanks to those who have put their hands up. We're nearly there. I'll set a show committee meeting date as soon as I get a few more bits and pieces  organised. Stay tuned.

It's less than 7 weeks till our retreat. We have a good number attending, and it's building to a really fun affair this year. Still not too late to join us if you are suddenly free that weekend (21st-23rd August). The more the merrier!

The War-Time Quilts exhibition has started this weekend at Manly, and will continue till near the end of November. Jess is going to take up an offer by Annette Gero to give us a guided tour, so if this is of interest to you let Jess know so that she can plan dates and numbers. Thanks for your efforts on this Jess.


The baby quilt of the week was presented by June P. Very sweet it is too, and again gorgeous backing fabric. It's so nice for when these little quilts are turned over for the mums to get another lovely surprise! Thanks June.



Grace showed us a community quilt made from a Kathy D design ' Big Fluffy Love' (I hope I got that right Grace). It's delightful.......


Karen showed an amazing piece of work which is finally finished after an interrupted time when it needed to rest. It was done as part of a Keepsake Quilting Challenge, and the fine work leaves you speechless! Definitely needs to be seen 'in person' and close up. I hope my photography gives some idea of the excellence of the work. Outstanding Karen, as always!


           Joy has made yet another fine quilt for her grandchildren, this one for a grandson I believe. What an industrious grandma! They are very lucky children indeed. He will absolutely love this!


And look at the backing fabric! Cute!


I took a shot of a community quilt Grace and group are working on. It went up on the design wall and looks fantastic! Lots of deliberation, but I think it's going to be a real beauty! 



As I said at the start, very busy and industrious. What else would you expect from the girls in this fabulous group? Can't wait till next week and we'll do it all again!

Cheers, keep warm!

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