Friday 26 February 2021

Low News Week

 Hi Everyone,

Not much in the way of news to report this week. We had 31 members and as usual lots to talk about and discuss.

The power points in the kitchen weren't working so we couldn't boil the kettle. Luckily the zip hot water was OK.

As well as notifying council about this, I  have requested two more tables. Here's hoping!

Iris has had a strong response from her Facebook posting of our two show quilts last week. We are all looking forward to getting back to our 'normal' round of Quilt Shows. Fingers and toes crossed.

Joy pinned her show quilt together this week. It is a masterpiece. So much intricate work. She used a beautiful Japanese linen for the border.

Next meeting is Community day. We will be asking if some of you can sew the extended hexagons together. They are from Val's stash and there are a lots of them.

Show and Tell:

A wall of wool hanging in North Sydney. Colourful and fun.

Carolyn's 10 baby quilts this week, She has now brought in 80. 

Baby quilt from Sheila

Community quilt from the red Group. Arkansas Crossing pattern.

Robyn Jnst. has finished this amazing quilt or wall hanging. Robyn embroidered it using 60 skeins of thread. Amazing!

Until next week ......

Saturday 20 February 2021

Successful AGM

 Hi Everyone,

We had a successful AGM this week.  Thank you to Ros and Iris for chairing the meeting. In 2020 we had a paid up membership of 55.

We hung the Show Raffle quilts for Iris to photograph for publicity. Respecting the social distancing rules not all of us could be photographed together unfortunately.

A reminder that 2021 fees are now due. $110 to be paid online or given to Akiko.

I was very impressed with the reports given at the meeting. They were all excellent. Thank you to all committee members.

We are going to have a Show Committee meeting on March 11 at 9 am. If anyone has any input about the show please talk to me or Alison.  

Show and Tell:

A final puppet shot - Geppetto

Baby quilt from Bev

Baby quilt from Judy

Three cot quilts from Laurel for the Robyn's refuge.

Val gave us a rather large quilt to be finished. Due to its size, Ros decided to make it into two quilts.
A sterling effort Ros. Thank you.

The wall hanging I promised a week or so ago. Elva is working it for a friend. A Wendy William's design.

Until next week .......

Monday 15 February 2021

Special Photos

 Hi Everyone,

We had 26 members this week. 

A reminder that the AGM is next week. We can now have 6 members per group so most of you will be able to attend.

Also a surprise visit from Pamela Reeves. Pamela dropped in 4 quilts to be donated. 

Jacky Smith also stopped in to say she will not be back to quilting as she has severe arthritis in her hands. I do hope she can pop in now and again just to say hullo.

A friend of mine went to see The New Quilt exhibition in Windsor last week. She and her husband were in awe of the work on display. I have some photos below.

Perhaps some of you can go together and make a day of it. Exhibition from 6 February to 11 April at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery (top floor), 300 George Street, Windsor.

Plenty of parking and a large space for social distancing. Hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm. Closed Tuesday and Public Holidays.

It is also walking distance from Windsor Railway Station.

The Sydney Craft and Quilt Show is currently scheduled for 30 June to 4 July at the Sydney Showgrounds. Quilt NSW are currently reviewing the flow-on consequences for their show this year.

Show and Tell:

The four quilts from Pamela. Grace machine quilted them.

Photos from The New Quilt exhibition. So much detail and imagination. A wonderful display.

This one is not a 'real' lady looking at the quilt but is a part of it. The artist chose a pregnant lady as the background quilt is of seeds ready for germination.

Until next week .....

Saturday 6 February 2021

More Puppets

 Hi Everyone,

We had a group of 25 this week. It seemed quieter than normal but lots happening nevertheless.

It is good to see both Jonquil and Robyn returning regularly. It is Doreen's birthday at the end of the month. I have a card for her. Those present this week wrote in it. I will bring it again next week for those who were not rostered on. Gill said Doreen loves reading the messages and remembering everyone.

Sandy has found an unfinished quilt from Val in the cupboard. Val had sewn oodles of stretched hexagons together. Alison and Sandy have halved the very long rows. For next community day we will ask for volunteers to sew a row or two together. It will be a very pretty quilt when finished.

I was very taken with a Wendy Williams piece that Elva was working on this week. It was originally started by one of the elderly residents at the Montefiore residence. Elva is finishing it for her. I forgot to take a photo but will do so next week if Elva has it with her. 

AGM 18th February. We cannot accommodate everyone to attend but if you would like to watch on Zoom let me know and Helena will set it up.

Show and Tell:

Sheila made three baby quilts last week using leftover blocks and fabric for a bigger quilt. Many remarked on her machine quilting. It is very effective.

Alison's puppet friend Bruce bought a 3D printer, used Alison's old Apple Mac and 3D printed the bag, hat and staff for Don Quixote. There seems no end to his talent. Amazing!
Doreen's doily in full view as well.

Until next week .....