We had a large group this week at our meeting. It was good to see some who haven't been for a while.
* We had a visit from two of the ladies from the Westmead Childrens Hospital this week. Caroline provided a substantial morning tea for us and Nadine spoke about the baby quilts we donate to them. She and Caroline explained what they want us to make for their Kangaroo-a-thon to be held for two weeks from 15 May 2019.
These are special quilts that the mothers will use for their newborns to keep them both warm during their skin-to-skin contact time. This close contact between mother and baby has many benefits for the growth of the baby, especially those who are premature.
These special quilts are to be 28" square. Robyn S. will have some of the wadding available for us next week.
The colour preference is teal but other colours are welcome. The teal colour is associated with the Development Unit of which Nadine is in charge.
The colour purple is associated with World Immaturity Day. Some purple can be used in the 'Kangaroo Quilts'.
35 of these quilts are required.
Nadine told us that the hospital is linked to a Special Care Nursery is Alice springs. She asked if we would mind if they give some of the 26" quilts to this unit.
We can use indigenous fabrics for these quilts.
She also said that they had only 20 of our baby quilts in their cupboard. We gave them another 45 on Thursday. This will carry them over the Christmas period.
So keep up your good work with the baby quilts as they are obviously required and used.
* Iris received an email from Katie re the Lord Mayor's Picnic quilt. Katie said the quilt is spectacular and gorgeous. She and the Event Manager, Allison, will come to our meeting next week to thank us.
* Inala has chosen to present us with an award in recognition and acknowledgement for our contributions to them for many years.
Show and Tell:
Lots of photos this week.
First we have a baby quilt from Marie K.
This one below is from Grace.
Above Robyn H. has finished her Quaker Sampler which is stunning. Such beautiful handwork.
Lindy has made the pretty quilt above for Community. The 'half star' block received many positive comments.
Above is an Alphabet quilt Suzie L. made for her grandson. Everyone wanted to know what the different fabrics were that she used for each letter. A very lucky little boy to receive such a gift.
Above we have a quilt from Sheila. Sheila had a stash of Japanese fabrics and put them together in a pattern that Carolyn had designed. Every block has been handstitched in the Shasiko style.
Another amazing quilt.
The two baby quilts below are from Lindy.
The back of Sheila's Japanese quilt below. Just as good as the front.
Another close up of Robyn's Quaker Sampler below.
The three baby quilts below are from Susan H. Susan had attended a class using curved piecing. You will agree that she has used her new found knowledge well in the middle quilt.
Below is a baby quilt from Marie K.
That's all for this week. Until next time .....