Sunday 26 January 2020

Our Temporary Move

Hi Everyone,

You are all aware of our temporary move to the Scout Hall. The council is quoting a time of three weeks before we can get back to Fairland Hall. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

It is difficult for many of you to come to the Scout Hall. It does not have airconditioning which is unpleasant in the hot weather we are experiencing,
Elva's group has decided to meet together at her house for a morning of stitching. This is a good idea for those members who cannot easily get to the hall.

22  brave members gathered this week. We had three fans between us but the 40 degree heat saw us all beginning to wilt so we called it a day just after 1pm.
We did make the best of the morning and as always, it was good to catch up for a stitch and chat.

Wadding: Grace has taken the wadding to her house. If you need any, please contact Grace and she will cut it and bring it for you.
Also Jenny has the baby quilt wadding.

We received more of the black and white blocks.  Keep them coming!
Olga brought her finished Wagga and we had a number of baby quilts for Show and Tell.

Good news from Meg. She is on the road to recovery, is getting stronger every day and her pain has gone.

Show and Tell:

Olga's finished Wagga ready for the show.

Two baby quilts from Carolyn

Two Baby quilts from Sheila

Another one from Carolyn

Until next week .....

Friday 17 January 2020

A New Year

Hullo everyone,

Welcome back to our quilting year. As it is our Show Year, we expect to be very busy.

It was wonderful to see so many of you this week. We all had lots of news to catch up on, what we did over the break and various stories to share.

Unfortunately Meg is unable to join us for a while as she is still suffering from her pelvic fracture. We send our best wishes, Meg. We miss you.

Kathy was able to join us this week, which is always a pleasure,.
Kathy has totally reorganised her shop, Material Obsession. Haberdashery items are easier to find. Fabrics are all together along the walls, etc. I am excited to go see it. The photos look great.
If you are over that way, do call in and have a look. I am sure you will find something you can't live without.

Our Contemporary Show Raffle Quilt:

Unfortunately we have had a copyright issue with 4 of the blocks we used in our Contemporary quilt we expected to raffle for our show this year.
We have decided to not show it but instead we will fast track the Christmas Challenge quilt to replace it.
If you haven't picked up a package from Iris for your block, please do so.
Many of us used the holiday to make the block. Iris put them out on a table for all to see.
I must say they were pretty fantastic. I am always amazed at how innovative and clever our ladies are.
The quilt is going to be spectacular!

Annual General Meeting:

Our AGM will be held on February 13, 2020 at 12 noon. Jenny will be emailing the Agenda to everyone in the next few days.

Show and Tell:

A baby quilt from June. My favourite Sunbonnet Sue block.

Pretty baby quilt from Beryl R. with a peacock in the centre.

A wonky star with ready-made owl panel baby quilt from Jenny.

This beautiful bag has been made by Susan H. The embroidery on it is amazing. I have photographed the side with the silk embroidery. This will be Susan's work bag for meetings. It is almost too lovely to use.

Community quilt from Jenny. Jenny has used a Holly Hunter Chunky Churn Dash pattern.

One of our "Orphan" quilts for Charity. Quilted by Iris.

Wagga from Susan H. ready for our show in August.

Until next week .....