Sunday 30 October 2016


A good roll up to HHQ this week, and a new member joined us. Welcome Sandra. We hope you will have a long and happy relationship with the group.

Iris reminded everyone that all fiddle blankets and knitted muffs should be in by next week for handing to the charity. However, some people are going to continue making them for local facilities who have expressed an interest. Well done everyone for participating in yet another HHQ community effort!

Thank you to Brenda from Hobbysew Top Ryde for donating the beautiful book " The Fabric of Society" to our group. Very much appreciated.

A correction from the last blog is required. I mentioned Helena's part in the Dutch Royal visit coming soon. I said it was to celebrate 300 years since the first visit to The Great South Land by Dutch ships. In fact it's 400 years since this event! Amazing. Apologies Helena. Thanks for the correction. We need to keep the details of our county's history as exact as we can. I think it's wonderful that the Dutch continue to celebrate it after all this time. 

Believe it or not, Joy is already compiling next year's kitchen duty roster! Choose you dates and sign up if you can. Joy says January, February and March are already taken. Wow!


Iris presented this outstanding quilt which was begun by Adrienne before she became too ill to complete it. She had done the centre appliqué work and some of the edges. Grace completed the appliqué around the centre, and also basted the finished quilt ready for quilting. Iris hand quilted the inside and June did the outside areas. A combined effort, and a wonderful result ladies. Well done! I'm sure Adrienne will be delighted. It only remains what we will do with this gem. No hurry.

And a close-up.....

Iris showed us her completed hexi quilt, which is gorgeous. There are quite a few of us working on hexi designs such as this, and bit by bit we're finishing them. It's a delightful design which we took a fancy to. Well done on this one Iris. 

Judy G showed us her completed quilt which she was working on at the last retreat. It looks amazing! An optical masterpiece indeed! The colours are outstanding Judy, and the piecing is remarkable, which can be seen in the close-up below. Well done! Spectacular!




As you can see, some outstanding work being produced as always. 
See you all next week as we head into November!
Cheers, Elva

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