Sunday 21 October 2018

Guest speakers and a new member

Hi Everyone,

We were very pleased to welcome our guest speakers this week from Inala. Inala provides the highest quality support for individuals with disability.

Susi Stuby, a founding member, and Lucy Regan came to talk about their charity and the wonderful work that they do. The charity is now 60 years old.

Our members were very interested to learn more about the charity and to hear that our quilts have  helped raise necessary funds for them. Since 2010 we have donated 11 quilts to the charity.

Both Lucy and Susi were very taken with our hall , especially the light and the space we have. We are very lucky to have such a place for our meetings every week.

Grace offered 8 of our sensory or fiddle mats to them. Lucy was delighted to accept them and said they will be very welcome for some of their residents.

Grace also dropped off a number of the mats to the Montefiore Home in Hunters Hill. They were gratefully accepted.

Recipe Booklet:

A number of years ago, our group put together a booklet of members' favourite recipes. A few members  have asked that we do another one.

So if you have a favourite recipe that you would like to share with us all, please email to me and we will put them together for us all to enjoy.

Be sure to acknowledge the author/creator of the recipe for copyright purposes.

New member:

This week we were delighted to welcome Karen to our group. Karen has had much experience with QuiltNSW and also knows many of us already.

Shop next week:

Coleen Tracey will have a popup shop at our meeting next. Coleen makes lovely jewellery. It is a good opportunity to purchase early Christmas presents or something special for yourselves.

Show and Tell:

 Above is a lovely quilt from Helena, made from many of  Kathy Doughty's fabric ranges. Helena will donate the quilt to her golf club for their raffle.

Above is the finished quilt made from members' orphan blocks at our retreat this year. Iris took responsibility for the making of it and has hand quilted it. It is wonderful and shows what can be done with blocks in your stash that you are not sure how to use.

Above is a baby quilt from Laurel. The ice creams look good enough to eat. This one will go to the Westmead hospital.

A few of us are making a sampler quilt in a wonky or improv style. It is  fun to do. It is quite a challenge putting it all together. In true Jenny style, it  has been finished in record time. It looks great Jenny.

Above and below is a lovely Peter Rabbit cot quilt from Beryl R.  Beryl went to quite a lot of trouble to find 'just the right' Peter Rabbit fabric.  It will be well loved .

Until next week .......

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