We had such a busy Community day this week. Iris, Grace and Gil continued to tidy and spring clean our cupboards to make the fabrics easier to find.
Community quilts were being sewn and finished.
Grace reminded us that they will be starting to make Waggas soon for our next show. It is one our biggest fund raisers at the show.
Waggas are lovely to make in the Winter so make sure you think about giving one a go.
We also had 4 lovely ladies visit us to see if they would like to become members.
Sandy and her friend Debbie, another Debbie who goes to classes at Material Obsession and Olga who has come once three years ago and came back for a visit.
I am always amazed at the connection between people. Robin H. suddenly remembered Sandy from years ago and Alison knows one of the Debbies.
I always enjoy mentioning the Birthday Girls each month. However, I did forget Helen K. this month, much to my dismay.
My Birthday list obviously has some gaps, so I will endeavour to update it so I don't miss anyone in future.
I do apologise to Helen but wish her a very Happy Belated Birthday for 6 February.
It was also Akiko's Birthday on 6 February. Akiko is in Japan visiting her Mum. Ros sent her Birthday greetings and Akiko said her mother loves the quilt we sent.
* Our AGM is at noon next meeting, 14 February.
* The Sydney Stitches and Craft Show is on at Darling Harbour from 14-16 February.
* Helena and Alison will be hosting a workshop next Community Day on 7 March to make Alison's Amish Rag Rug.
So gather all your unloved and bright strips of fabric together ready for the workshop.
A Lovely Surprise:
From 2015 to 2018, Iris has been diligently gathering photos of our Community quilts that we donate, including the baby quilts and our Show Raffle quilts, and has had a lovely book made for us to keep in the Library.
The statistics are amazing. Four years of giving include:
* 460 Cot Quilts to the Grace Centre for Newborn Care
* 146 Lap size and Bed size quilts
* $4,480 cash from sale of Community Quilts at our show. This figure does not include the many Waggas we have made and sold over this period.
* Multiple Fiddle Mats, fiddle muffs, and Teddy Bears.
You should all be very proud of yourselves for these contributions to the Community.
Thank you to Iris for putting the book together and to everyone for your hard work and diligence.
Show and Tell:
First up above, Kerry displayed this lovely quilt made by The Orange Group - Ros, Narelle, Akiko, Helena and Kerry. Kerry was finishing the binding ready for a Community Quilt.
My group loved the pattern so much Susan D. has put one together for us which I will post when finished.
Beryl R. has also made the pattern. A striking design.
This beautiful quilt above has been made by Pamela R. Pamela has called it 'Branching Out' and has hand quilted it.. Pamela wants it to go to the Womens Shelter at Hornsby.
A stunning quilt. It will bring some joy and happiness to a lady in need.
Above and below, we have a couple of Suzie L.'s UFO's that she has finally finished. It is such a good feeling to finish something that has been waiting around for a while.
The pretty cushion is made from the beautiful William Morris fabrics.
Below is a child's quilt no doubt destined for Suzie's grandson.
Until next week .....