Sunday 6 August 2017


What a full hall we had! Lovely weather, the draw of an inhouse workshop and members we hadn't seen for quite a while. All these factors came together to make a wonderful working group.

Many thanks to Helena for presenting an absorbing workshop devoted to applique techniques. With her extensive experience in this area of quilting, Helena was able to demonstrate and pass on many handy hints and new techniques. One of the delights of quilt groups is seeing the generosity of people in happily sharing their skills and experience with such wholesome joy. There is no jealous guarding of knowledge. Everything is shared. Fabulous!

And a couple of days later she entered the City to Surf Fun Run! What a multi-dimentional member she is! Always a delight Helena. And she thanks all those who generously sponsored her in the run to raise money for one of our community charities.

Grace showed a huge collection of Sensory Mats made by Robyn Johnson, again destined for various charities and nursing homes. These are now widely used and appreciated in the community. Well done Robyn. Your work for others is inspiring!

Robyn James thanked all for the final quilting done on the Traditional Quilt for our show next year. Only 12 months away now, but both quilts are now done. Onlythe binding needs doing on the traditional one, which is looking amazing. Well done Robyn and your team, and all those who assisted with the hand quilting. A huge job!


First up a shot of the beginnings of something grand which Grace and the orange group began. Even the early work on this looks spectacular. Imagine what the finished product will be like! Stay tuned.....!

Next, four beautiful baby quilts for the Grace Centre from Robyn S. Beautiful fabrics and clever design work make these most charming. Thanks Robyn.

Alison showed an amazing double wedding ring quilt which she has made for her daughter's marriage which is coming up. With the help of the mother-in-law, they put this whole thing together from start to finish in just one month! Truely AMAZING! Alison swears it is a one-off, she will never attempt such a thing again. I think we can all understand that position Alison. Congratulations indeed!

Helena showed her award-winning quilt for which she got a Judge's Commendation at the recent Guild Show. Now you see why she was the perfect candidate to give our applique workshop! A wonderful achievement Helena. Congratulations!

And finally, yet another little gem from our prolific member Gil. This is a MO kit, and a very sweet design.
A lovely result Gil. Well done!

And so August begins, and we start serious thinking and planning about next year's show.
Have a lovely weekend and week in this balmy weather everyone. Happy stitching!
cheers, Elva

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