Hunters Hill Quilters

Hunters Hill Quilters meet every Thursday at Fairland Hall in Hunters Hill for 4 hours of stitching from 10.30am.

Read 'About Us' and follow weekly activities in the blog below

Friday, 12 July 2019

Another Happy Morning

Hi Everyone,

We had a big group attend this week. As always it was good to catch up with everyone's news.

Iris piled the 18 quilts going to the new Womens' shelter on the side table. What an impressive lot.
The new shelter is in Beecroft for women over 55 and for a minimum stay of two years. Twenty women can be accommodated.
Sallyanne wanted to have a quilt ready for each lady as she arrives.
I am sure the quilts will bring comfort and warmth.
Thank you all for your effort.

Iris then announced that our cupboard is bare! We will have to get busy.

The wadding will arrive next week.

Helena's Workshop next community day - Wendy William's Pieces of my Heart Quilt:

Helena has been given permission from Wendy Williams to hold this workshop over the next two Community days - August and September.

What to bring:

Choose a colour for the heart
Choose a contrasting background for the centre
You need a bigger square for the centre of the heart
More fabric cut into strips between 2" and 3" wide
Background fabric strips can be up to 4" wide
Ruler
Cutter
1/4" sewing foot
machine
freezer paper

From what I understand the heart is made from pieces of strip fabric.

Show and Tell:

Lots of Baby quilts


Six from Alison and her friend Ann 



 Four from Carolyn


 One from Bev with star machine quilting


Cot quilt from Robyn Jn


 One from Marie K.


And a cute one from Narelle

Iris will be standing in next week .....


Saturday, 6 July 2019

Lots of Show and Tell

Hi Everyone,

Community Day saw lots of activity in the hall this week.

I found Iris in the cupboard with a screwdriver in hand, removing a shelf. This is to allow space for our new larger roll of wadding that is arriving next week.

Robyn Jnst set Olga to work cutting up the scraps of wadding to be used in her sensory mats.
A big job. Thank you Olga.

The Black Group were busy making lots of amazing felt items for our show next year. There seems no end to their talent.

Meg's Green Group finished a Community quilt made from many scraps.

Christie was busy with the sewing machine and the Orange group making a Wagga.

I was catching up with everyone and actually didn't even sew a single stitch this week. Better luck next week.

Logans Fabrics:
I announced last week that Logans were closing. This week Sue St. came to me to say that she thought that was incorrect.
I called the shop and spoke to the Manager.
Logans is definitely NOT closing.

I do apologise for not checking further last week.

Traditional Quilt for Show:
Please volunteer to do some of the hand quilting for this beautiful quilt. Iris has the quilt this week so please see her if you are able to help.

Judge and Charities for our show:
If you have a suggestion for a judge for our show next year, please see Alison.
Also if you would like to recommend a charity, please do so.

Show and Tell:
Quilts for Women's Shelter

We reached our goal of 18 quilts. In fact I think there are one or two extra.





 The scrap quilt from the Green Group:


 Community quilt from Narelle. Red and White is always stunning.


Also another two from Robyn Jnst. 




Below we have three cot quilts for the Refuge at Sutherland.
First one from Bev.
Next two from Marie K. 




Below a quilt from Beryl R. The blocks were originally cut incorrectly for a particular pattern
but Beryl cleverly put them together to make this lovely quilt.


Another cot quilt from Marie K.


Our group photo with the quilts for the Shelter.
 Unfortunately the most important person, Iris, is missing as she took the photo.
We will make amends next time.



Until next week .....