Saturday 30 July 2022

All Ready

 Hi Everyone,

As many of you know we were shut out of Fairland Hall again this week. The council did not have the courtesy to let me know. 

I had specifically asked that we have access for these last two weeks but my request fell on deaf ears.

The Hall is being re-roofed and painted. I will phone Council early the week after our show to check access status. 

I will contact everyone on WhatsApp and phone those who are not on WhatsApp.

The good outcome from meeting at the Town Hall has been our ability to check out bits and pieces for our show. So not all has been lost.

Message from Narelle:

If you are unable to come at your promised roster time over the weekend, please call me so we can arrange a replacement. 

If you have forgotten your rostered time call Narelle.

Wagga Area:

Grace will have a small stitching area in the Wagga space if anyone needs a break and a sit down.

Grace has two Waggas  to display with a written tribute to Doreen. Doreen introduced our group to the Wagga and was passionate about them.

Name Badges: 

Don't forget to wear your name badge.

Fire Sale for Members:

We will hold a Fire sale after the show for any items not sold. This will be in either Fairland Hall or the Town Hall depending on where we can meet.

Show and Tell:

Two Japanese style quilts from Marie K to be sold at the show.

Good luck and have fun at the show .......

Sunday 24 July 2022

Almost Ready

Hi Everyone,

We are busy with last minute details for our Show. There are still spots left on the Roster Sheet so if you haven't yet put your name down please do so.

The two quilts we are raffling this year are spectacular so keep selling the tickets. The traditional quilt is called 'Gentle Harmony' and the contemporary one 'Splashes of Colour'.

Things to BUY at the Show:

Suzie L. and her team have made amazing and wonderful items for sale. There are plenty of quilts of various sizes to choose from as well as 'must buy' items. You will find it hard to choose!

Narelle and Ros offer High Teas, sandwiches, cakes and slices as well as tea and coffee from the kitchen. All absolutely yummy!

Bicentennial Quilt:

On Wednesday evening some of us were at the Town Hall for the launch of our Bicentennial Quilt. It is now hanging in the museum. It attracted a lot of attention and looks amazing close up.

We are grateful to Hunters Hill Council for their support and enthusiasm regarding the quilt. Local residents were kept busy identifying the various houses, boats etc. depicted on the quilt.

The museum will be open for us on Opening Night but we will rely on museum staff volunteers for the rest of the weekend. We are hoping it will become a permanent display at the museum.

Baby quilts:

We have a large number of baby quilts ready for donation. Unfortunately Westmead has no requirements at the moment and RPA has not returned for more.

We will therefore switch to making cot size quilts that Robyn Jnst. can distribute. The best size is 40" x 50". There are many lovely designs available which gives us more scope to make some great quilts.

Large single bed quilts can also be donated. We do need to find other outlets though.

Show and Tell:

Baby quilt from Jane

Two baby quilts from Judy

Part of our Bicentennial Quilt which will now hang in the Hunters Hill Museum. 

Until next week .....

Monday 18 July 2022

July 14, 2022

 Hi Everyone,

I went to the Eastwood Quilt Show on Saturday. Their venue is huge! They are very lucky to have it. Many beautiful quilts on show and a large balcony area for the Cafe. There were four or so shops to buy quilting needs and fabric squares etc.

Friday was a very busy day for them. Their members had made sandwiches from 25 loaves of bread and they ran out! It was a lot quieter on the Saturday.

 A bundle of our flyers were on the entrance desk. We thank them for their help in advertising our show in August.

Bicentennial Quilt Display:

Council has told me that our Bicentennial Quilt is now hanging in the Museum and looks fantastic.

They intend to have the Museum open for our opening night so make sure you and your guests check it out. It will be displayed over the weekend depending on how many museum volunteers are available.

Selling Show tickets:

Don't forget that we have a prize for the most show tickets sold by a member. 

In the past Meg and Helena have been our best sellers.

Show and Tell:

Some of Carolyn's 10 baby quilts.

Three baby quilts from Sue D.

A pretty quilt from Sue D. for  her granddaughter in the UK who is moving into her 'big' bed.

Until next week ....

Saturday 9 July 2022

Getting ready for our Show

 Hi Everyone,

This is a busy month for us all as we get ready for our Show at the beginning of August.

Raffle Tickets:

Jonquil has been distributing the raffle Tickets. She now has plenty of Opening Night Tickets available.

We encourage you all to sell our tickets. As an incentive,  the member who sells the most show tickets will receive a prize. 

Helena and Meg were the two best sellers last show. Unfortunately Helena is away this year. So hop to it!!


Narelle has put the rosters out. There are still gaps so please put your name down if you see an opening.

For Opening night, remember no greasy, or oily foods or sauces and no dips.


We need 4-6 Safety ladders for set up and take down and for Iris and Jane to hang the banners out the front. Currently we only have two.


Take as many show flyers as you can and distribute to your friends and neighbours. I noticed an information board at my local Woolworths this week and will hang one of the big posters there. I will also take one to our local library.

Quilt Drop Off:

Kerry, Jane and Jenny will be at the Town Hall from 8:30 to 9:00 am to receive your quilts on Thursday morning. Tagging and checking can take a few minutes so be patient.

Husband Help:

We need some help setting up the quilt frames and then taking them down. If you have a handy husband or family member to help, we will be very grateful.

Show and Tell:

Baby quilts from Jane

Our 40th Anniversary Quilt will be hung at our Show.

A lovely quilt top from Marie K.

Baby Quilt from Bev using pieces from Kathy Doughty's designs.

Japanese style quilt from Marie K.

Marie again using up her 2.5 inch squares

Until next week ....

Friday 1 July 2022

A different day

Iris on blog again this week: should be back to normal with Judy next week.

Because the floors of our normal location in Fairland Hall were being worked on,  we were relocated to the Town Hall.  Although we missed having access to our storage cupboards,  it was an excellent opportunity to check out the spaces for the show set-up.  The renovations in the Town Hall are very impressive.

The small attendance looked even smaller in the large space.

There was no show and tell,  but I did find this work in progress by Ellen:  going green ? 

There was lots of chat and discussion about the show preparation, reinforcing the jobs in progress: 
Selling raffle tickets
Inviting friends for Opening night
Add your name to the rosters, including food for the Quilt cafe.
Spread the word:  distribute flyers

Change of subject:    Today, Friday, I went to the Quilt Show in the Dome at Sydney Olympic Park.    Some amazing quilts on display, but in case you haven't been or not going, one quilt has to be shared.

Grace's quilt

Fabulous Grace.

Until next week  ... keep sewing