Sunday 11 December 2016

Small correction! 11/12/16

Sorry, I was going to come back and put the correct restart date in. Too many Christmas parties! I think my brain has exploded!
Happy holidays and happy Christmas all.


A wonderful, happy Christmas party in the hall this week, to round off yet another great year at Hunter Hill Quilters. Lots of party games, fabulous food, laughs and companionship. 
Thanks so much Helena for being camera person this week. You really captured the flavour of the day.
Have a wonderful break everyone, and come back refreshed and with a finished traditional block and a finished contemporary one! See you all again on Thursday, 














Sunday 4 December 2016


Yes, it was a final push for community work this week, with Grace presenting small repeating workshops throughout the day. These were devoted to demonstrating the techniques we will all need to complete the blocks for the 2018 Comtemporary Quilt. Thanks so much Grace. It was fascinating, and quite new to most of us, but something many had been wanting to try. Below are a few round-the-room shots of the workshops and of girls practicing the art. Looking very promising for another spectacular raffle quilt!





The other delight this week was that Colleen set up her 'Christmas Shop', and many girls went shopping for gifts to both give or keep! Some gorgeous items as always. Many thanks Colleen. Some of the Christmas shopping is done!


We congratulated Susan D and Laurel on getting the all-clear from their docs! What a year it's been, but you've both nailed it! Well done. Here's to 2017.....

Iris reported on two letters of thanks from happy recipients of our community quilts. One was from the Grace Centre for their 'Race for Grace' project and the other was from The Brain and Mind Institute for the cheque after the 2016 show. Always good to get this feedback and know our efforts are appreciated.

A group of six quilts being donated to Stepping Stone House was presented.
The first was by Robyn S.......


The second by Grace...


The third by Lindy...


The fourth by Grace...


And finally the fifth by a combination of girls..


The sixth was by Iris...


And the back...


Then at official Show and Tell time, we saw yet another baby quilt from Lindy...


A group effort from June, Robyn S, Maree, Iris and Jenny - started at the last retreat and called "Tumbles". It will be donated to the community collection.



Well done girls!

Finally we got to see Grace's award winning (3rd place) prize quilt from the recent Modern Quilt Show, held in Glebe.
It's a fabulous piece based on the ideas of an 'artist' Grace has been inspired by. The Quilt is called "Square Dance".




Congratulations Grace!

Well, don't forget it's our last Thursday for the year coming up. See you on Thursday with a glass, a plate of food and your glad-rags on! Get ready to party....!
We start setting up at 11am, and the fun starts at 12pm.

Cheers everyone.