Sunday 2 August 2015

30th July - FULL HOUSE!

Firstly, thanks to Grace and Iris for taking care of business last week while I was away. It's so good to know there are always capable hands ready to step in. What a great group we have!

The hall was again very full and active. Grace conducted a popular and informative workshop on the techniques used to make her counter-change quilt shown last week. It was a great success, with many girls vowing to have ago at it themselves, now that they know how. I'm one of them! Thanks so much Grace. We all admire and value your expertise and your generosity in sharing knowledge and skills. 
Kerry actually tried it out there and then, and proudly showed her efforts at show and tell time.


Well done Kerry. Small but perfectly formed! And below is Grace's quilt that sparked all the interest last week.



Notice was given of the Mosman Barn Quilters show coming up in September.

There was a lovely thank you letter from Inala for the quilt which we donated earlier in the year. 

Details of the required theme for the Lord Mayor's Raffle Quilt were revealed. Sounds very interesting. Can't wait to get started.

And, very exciting, we finally have a volunteer prepared to take on the Show Co-ordinator position with me. Thanks so much Meg. It's a huge load off my mind to know there will be at least two of us talking on the complex job. Should be a piece of cake now!

Lots of nice things to show at SHOW AND TELL. Here  goes............

Robyn J is off to Alice Springs with three fabulous quilts to donate. The first was done by a friend of June and Iris


With a very nice backing fabric, making it almost reversible!


The next was by Helena and Jess. Spectacularly colourful!


And lastly one by Margaret D. What can we say but wow!


Next came four quilts being donated to the Sunshine charity. Firstly by Narelle (again I say wow!)


Then came one by Jenny - a beauty!


Another by Narelle. Busy girl!


And finally an old favourite pattern 'Card Trick' by Helen. Very nicely designed!


Ros next showed a lovely quilt she's been working on for a while. Just needs the binding finished. She pointed out that the backing fabric was made from old curtain fabric! Just goes to show - 'waste not,want not'! Lovely result Ros. Well done!



Beryl R next showed us a 'huge' quilt which she has made for her daughter in Tassie. It was apparently designed by Carolyn and quilted by Grace, so a real group effort. Must be an enormous bed, and a lucky daughter.  It's lovely!


Last but not least, Maree G showed a 'kit' quilt done for her second son. Very nice indeed.


So, there you have it. Another busy, productive week. Next week is community day, so unless you have urgent individual work to complete, please feel free to ask Iris and her team what needs to be done. I know there are community projects on the go which will be worked on as well. Enjoy whatever you do. That's what it's all about after all. See you on Thursday.

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