Friday 25 November 2022

Lots of 'Show and Tell'

 Hi all,     Judy is taking a well earned two week break,  Sandy was on 'news' for the day and Iris here on blog.  

It was good to see tables all full on Thursday with so much creativity activity happening.

Elva showed us the finished Riverside Pre-school Anniversary Quilt and received a huge round of applause. I don't have a picture. I understand it has been shown to the kids who participated in the squares  but it has yet to be officially presented and hung.    Let's hope that Elva will get that official picture.

Good to see Marie K back on Thursday.  She had two new finished quilts to show and donate.  The bright snowball block quilt for Amelia House and the Blue and Yellow for  Ukraine.    

A bright fun 'toddler' size quilt from Jane - I believe that is also going to Amelia House

Five more baby cot quilts from Carolyn ... including a Christmas theme

A pretty 'girlie' cot quilt from Robyn S. .. almost all the diamonds are fussy cut

Next week is Community Day, and Grace has an empty 'wagga' stash,  so she will be available to encourage us and help with fabrics to make a wagga.  As always, Grace has lots of creative ideas. 

The week after, Thursday 8th, is our Christmas break-up day.   Everyone is asked to bring a plate of food to share, your own glass for some bubbly and your own plate for food (single use plastic plates no longer available).   

Judy will be back next week   ....   meanwhile have a good sewing week.      Iris

Sunday 13 November 2022

10 November, 2022

 Hi Everyone,

This week, Elva, Joy, Jane and I were busy attaching the little squares to the top of the Wall Hanging we are making for Riverside Preschool's 20th Anniversary. Each child had drawn something on their square and a teacher had added their name. They were so cute. The girls were more elaborate with their drawings than the boys. A happy memory for the school to have. Joy was a huge help guiding us in the use of the fusible material. Elva will attach the backing. 

Olivia from RPAH has collected the 80 baby quilts from Sandy. The team at the hospital has been very busy as their original group of 8 helpers has reduced to 4. It was easier for Olivia to collect the quilts from Sandy's home rather than coming to the hall. Olivia was thrilled with all the quilts and thanked us again for our support.

Dates for end of year and AGM:

Our Christmas Party is 8th December.

We return to quilting on 19 January 2023.

Our AGM will be held on 23 February, 2023.

Show and Tell:

Kathy has made this most beautiful quilt. I have highlighted some of the features to show details. 

Until next time ....

Saturday 5 November 2022

3rd November, 2022

 Hi Everyone,

The year suddenly seems to be speeding by. We are well into November with Christmas around the corner. Time to start thinking about Christmas cakes and puddings. 

We will finish this year on December 8th when we have our Christmas Party. 

Grace had some good news this week. She had been in touch with Stepping Stone House to ask if they could use some of our Waggas. They have taken 14 which will keep the residents nice and warm. The weather is so changeable at the moment. One day is sunny and warm, and the next wet and cold again.

The Wagga cupboard is now bare. It is a great opportunity to get started on making one. Jane and Dawn were helping Grace do some stitching for a Wagga this week.

As it was Community day this Thursday, Christie and Ros were busy putting together their Community Quilt.

Sandy did a great day cleaning out the fabric cupboards, putting colours together and generally tidying up. A great job done Sandy.

Sandy also took 8 cot quilts and 4 quilts to Bear Cottage. One of the these was Sandy's "mask" quilt which was displayed at our show this year. It has gone to a good home. They can use cot  and single bed quilts. They would particularly like more quilts for boys. 

Thank you to Robyn Jnst. for donation of her step ladder. Ours went missing during the show. 

Also Robyn is busy making more fiddle mats for an aged care home nearby. 

Show and Tell:

Elva has made this Wagga for her son.

This amazing quilt is from Robyn Jms. All hand pieced. We roughly calculated there must be over 6,000 fabric pieces in it. Robyn loves to work on it in front of the TV. I admire her patience.

A close up of Robyn's quilt - the kaleidoscope design. In this photo you can see the circles more clearly.

Below the 14 Waggas donated to Stepping Stone House.

Until next week ....