It was a full day at our meeting this week with lots happening.
Coleen Tracey is a local gemologist specialising in Design and Creation.. She is also an invaluable helper at our Quilt Show every two years for which we are very grateful.
Coleen kindly agreed to bring some of her wares along this week for us to purchase as gifts or items for ourselves. It was lovely for us all to catch up with her and to browse her 'goodies'.
Thank you Coleen.
Lord Mayor's Picnic Quilt:
Jenny and Iris put the blocks together last week or so. Grace took it home and has quilted it. It looks spectacular. The quilting was admired by everyone.
Thank you Grace.
Dragon Boat Ladies:
You may recall that we made a quilt in pinks for the Dragon Boat Ladies in Geelong who were raising money for Breast Cancer. We each contributed a block and Grace put them together and finished the quilt.
In gratitude the Dragon Boat Ladies sent us a parcel containing chocolates, caps, a flag, and a pen.
Everything was distributed and the chocolates were very welcome.
It is always very nice to receive feedback about our quilts.
Sydney Community Services:
Sydney Community Services are the previous Ryde and Hunters Hill Community Services. We have given them many quilts in the past. During the week we were contacted by one of their staff to ask if we were happy to donate a quilt for their Art and Craft Show. This will be held in Gladsesville Shopping Centre from Novermber 9th.
They provide services such as Meals on Wheels, aged care, help residents to stay at home and remain independent, home nursing, respite care, etc. etc.
There is a photo of the quilt we gave them below. We thought it is very appropriate for an Art Show.
Quilt as you go:
Susan H. spoke to us about a different way of making 'quilt as you go' quilts. I really like the result and the quilt stays very flat and even.
Thank you Susan.
Remember that Jenny has put three books about Quilt as you go in the library for us all to borrow.
Our Recipe Booklet:
Bev has given me the first recipe for our new cookbook we are putting together. Gil will have something for me next week. So it's now up to you all to find your favourite recipe and send it to me.
It can be savoury or sweet.
Show and Tell:
Above is a baby quilt from Lindy. Lindy has now made three quilts from $10 worth of fabric. Such pretty fabric too.
Above is the quilt we have given to Sydney Community Services for their Art and Craft Show.
Pamela R. made it.
The pretty quilt above is from Robyn S. I believe it will be a quilt for community.
Until next week .....