First of all, thank you to Susan and Iris for standing in for me last week. My friend from Lucerne in Switzerland loves Sydney and enjoyed the sun while she was here. She has now gone back to -2 Degree temperatures.
* Tidy Up - Iris bought some smaller boxes for fabric storage as they are easier for us to handle.
Quick as a wink Grace grabbed the big boxes for the Kitchen Supplies and larger fabric pieces we use for Community quilts. A great job done and thank you.
Grace also presented us with a new Carpet Sweeper she had purchased from Bunnings. It works really well and saves us having to use the heavy vacuum cleaner. Kerry had fun showing us how well it picked up our bits of cotton and crumbs.
Felicity is doing really well and is in Steamboat, Colorado. She loves the cold which would be a nice change from our 40 Degree heat on Thursday.
Hayley was able to join us as well. She had some news. She and her husband are moving to the Torres Strait Islands for some time.
The Islands are a part of Queensland and have a population of 48,500. The people of the Islands are distinct from the Aboriginal people and the rest of Australia.
It is a wonderful opportunity for Hayley and her husband and very much an adventure for them.
The good news is that Haley will be back for our Retreat in September. We look forward to hearing all about her 'new' life!
Akiko - Ros called me a couple of weekends ago to ask if we could present a quilt to Akiko for her mother who is very ill. Akiko's mother has given us some beautiful Kimonos to use in our quilts as well as other Japanese fabrics.
As Akiko cannot stay in Japan for a long period, Ros thought her Mother would gain some comfort from the quilt.
As it happened, Iris was just finishing the binding on a quilt made from some blocks that Hayley had donated.
We presented the quilt to Akiko on Thursday and she was quite overcome.
Thank you Ros for thinking of it.
Dates for your Diary:
* The Sydney Stitches and Craft Show will be held at Darling Harbour from 14 - 16 February.
In the past the show has been held at Rosehill.
QuiltNSW will have a presence at the show as well.
* The QuiltNSW Show will be held from 19 -23 June this year.
If you would like to enter a quilt, the Entries open Monday 4 February and close Monday 11 March.
A separate newsletter will be sent out soon with more information.
Show and Tell:
Only one photo today. This quilt was put together by June and quilted by Susan St J. The blocks were made by members of the Burra Burra Quilt Group, which is long gone.
Iris has called it Old Amish as it is in the traditional Amish style and colours.
The quilt is very light and will make a lovely lap quilt.
Until next week and some cooler weather hopefully .....