It was another busy Thursday this week. There are a couple of Show reminders for you:
First - Meg has prepared the lists for you to bring in your quilts to Fairland Hall for photographs. Kerry is emailing everybody to remind you and also for those who were not there on Thursday.
The two dates are Thursday 26 July and Thursday 2 August.
Secondly - Narelle says that there are still some empty spaces for members to volunteer for the show. Sandwiches and slices are needed especially.
Val has decided to retire from the group. She misses Norma and her other friends she used to sit with and feels it is time to 'call it a day'. We will miss her and her wonderful dedication to the group.
Norma is well and enjoying her retirement home. She would love some visitors to chat to about quilting and sewing.
Felicity is home after a long 5 weeks in Concord Hospital. She is regaining her strength and is much better.
Janet C who moved to Queensland a while ago, says she misses us but has many fond memories of her time at HHQ. She still sews and is well, even though she is now well into her 80's.
Grace brought in some brochures from her talk at the Embroiderer's Guild. The women there are a dedicated bunch and very nice like us!
Iris showed the two quilts we were donating to Inala, which was formed and inspired by the work of Rudolph Steiner. Inala is committed to providing high quality support to individuals living with a disability.
Robyn J called in to say hullo. She has not been well and has been unable to join us for a number of weeks. Keep up the good work Robyn.
Doreen called just as I finished my talk on Thursday. She wished to be remembered to us and said how she often reads the comments on the card we sent her. It was such a nice surprise to hear her voice.
Show and Tell:
Sue S is one of our newer members. A friend suggested she try using a jelly roll and this pretty quilt is what she has made. Well done Sue!
Grace showed this colourful wagga. Flowers are always lovely and the puppy is cute.
Robyn S. made this wagga. The green really brings it to life.
Jenny S. told us that her book club was reading Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. Jenny listens to her books while she is sewing. Like a number of Margaret Atwood's books, the story is not a happy one. It was however an inspiration for Jenny to make her quilt blocks.The red colour is for the blood and the other blocks are relevant to descriptions in the book. Amazing Jenny. Perhaps listening to a book can help conjure up clear mind pictures.
Marie G, made this brown quilt. Perfect for the men in our lives!
Marie K. made this baby quilt. Marie works so quickly and has some of the busiest fingers in our group.
Jacky S. made this baby quilt out of Liberty fabric squares. It is so soft and pretty. Thank you Jacky.
Helena's daughter is moving overseas to study. Helena wanted to make a quilt to keep her warm and to help remember them all. Above is the front and below is the 'saucy' back - sure to put a smile on her daughter's face every time she sees it.
Below I have added this in to show part of the bag that Iris has made for our Traditional Raffle quilt. The blocks in the left column were made by Sybil and the hexagons on the right were made by Beryl B. Thank you Iris.
Not to be outdone, Helen K. made a bag out of a denim skirt. So clever! Thank you Helen.
Iris and Robyn S packed up 54 Baby quilts to take to the Grace Centre. In March this year they took 50 quilts to the Hospital. 104 Baby quilts so far this year is pretty outstanding. Well done girls.
A photographer from the Northern District Times came to the Hall this week to take some publicity shots for our show. Sorry about the poor resolution. Iris has some better ones on our Facebook page.
Until next week .......