Friday 14 March 2014

Thursday 13th March

Check out the information about:    2014 Hunters Hill Quilt Show
Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th: 10 am to 4 pm
Opening night: Thursday, August 7th at 7pm

Comments after last week's blog were good.
So I was asked to give it another go this week.
I'm having a bit of a struggle this week, to get it right. 
Can't use colour for example, hope that the photos have been reduced in size!
Will check that out for next time, but don't want to wait much longer posting this blog.

It was great to see Felicity at quilting today!

'business' of the day from Elva:

  • Membership fees to Audrey, please.
  • Entry forms for quilt show are due the 10th April
  • Workshops: Jessica would still love to hear your suggestions
  • Raffle tickets will come available next week
Iris has made a fabulous book of the Round Robin Challenge.
Everybody who is interested can order it by talking to Iris.

Show and Tell

Susan made sure we have some nice quilts to donate to the Bush Fire Appeal
This one is made by Ros, I'm not sure if it got a name!

Wall hanging made by Grace

Two blankets decorated with some nice labels and finished with colourful binding!

Ozzie, Ozzie,Ozzie
Made by Susan H.

And look at the back!  :))

Public Open Day 
See the quilts before they go to their new homes
One day only: Fri 21st May 2014
10am - 7pm  Free entry!
Springwood Salvation Army
15 - 23 Frances St Faulconbridge

There was more Show and Tell
Joy made an sea theme inspired cushion for her daughter's 30th Birthday,
Happy Birthday

Judy S. made a camouflage quilt for her youngest son.
He is thrilled about it, so are we!
Using the Hexandmore ruler.

Happy stitching,

Thursday 6 March 2014

Thursday 6th March

My premiere as a blog contributor!
How exciting is that?
So forgive me if I do forget to write down important information, cause I'm pretty sure I will.

Today was community day.
The hall was buzzing.

Kathy D. did a demonstration/workshop with the Kaleido Ruler!
Thank you Kathy.

Merlyn did a good job chain sewing a lot of the triangles together.

 Show and Tell

4 quilts given to Community by Marie Grove

Blue Brick

Red Brick

Scrappy Bettie

Red Serpent

The orange group finished 2 more quilts from the donations they got from Helena's golf friend Avril.

Purple Haze

Sunny Garden

Grace made this gender neutral fabulous quilt for the Bush Fire Quilt Appeal


There will be many more quilts for community to show in the nearby future, cause we saw a lot of donated tops!

Avalon Quilters
They have their show on this Friday 9am.-7pm.and Saturday 9am.-5pm.
in the Uniting Church hall, Bellevue Ave, Avalon Beach

Happy Stitching,
I'm of to Canberra now to see the Historic Map exhibition, which should be fantastic,

Saturday 1 March 2014

Another week of inspiration

Check out the information about:    2014 Hunters Hill Quilt Show
Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th: 10 am to 4 pm
Opening night: Thursday, August 7th at 7pm

First the 'business' of the day from Elva:

  • Membership fees to Audrey, please.
  • Entry forms for quilt show are available - if you haven't received yours,  talk to Grace. 
  • Community Update:  Susan suggests that when considering your next Community quilt,  think about making it 'Gender Neutral'. Susan also mentioned that all the wards of Macquarie Hospital would like some more quilts. 
  • Workshops: Jessica would love to hear your suggestions
  • 2014 Raffle quilts will be entered into the Guild Show

And now 'Show and Tell

A perfect little cot quilt - but my confession, I can't remember who it was from - can someone please leave a comment with the name of the maker.  It is really cute.

Heather told us about the the Bedford Mystery Quilting Challenge.   If you would like to participate, the email contact is: .      Heather shared this quilt with us: the result of a previous year's challenge.  She has received all the prepared fabric and instructions ready to start again with this year's challenge.

Moina showed this prefect baby quilt for the new baby in their family.  

Check out the detailed quilting !

and from one of our prolific members, Jenny,  a quilt top for community:  just a few scraps, she said !

A rainy weekend is just the weather for lots of sewing.   Enjoy your week.  Cheers Iris

Sunday 23 February 2014

Another fun sewing day !

Check out the information about:    2014 Hunters Hill Quilt Show
Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th: 10 am to 4 pm
Opening night: Thursday, August 7th at 7pm

I'm starting with some good news ..  Felicity has again rallied ... an amazing lady.  As always, our thoughts and best wishes are with her and all our other members fighting health problems.

And the business news:  membership fees are due and payable to Audrey.  If preferred, a direct deposit is possible. Elva or Audrey have the bank details.

Community news:  Susan has a contact for the donation of quilts for the recent bush fire victims.  The request is for mostly 'men's' designs.   Susan will focus on a community effort next week for those who want to be involved,  using fabrics from the cupboard stash.  

Show and Tell:

What a 'Ray of Sunshine' this is !    Made by Narelle and her team for the Community 'stash'.

A cot quilt for the Grace Center 'stash' from Elva

and a quilt by MO Kathy using her very own fabric - Wandering Mind.  As well as showing her quilt, Kathy shared the story of the naming of her collection.    I couldn't decide which picture to use:  so I've included them all.  As well as designed in Australia, the fabric is made in Australia.

And the quilt is stunning as well as the fabric!

That's all - it is a perfect Sydney sunny afternoon  - so I'm going outside to enjoy.
Have a good week,  Cheers Iris

Sunday 16 February 2014

Welcome our new 2014 Committee

Check out the information about:    2014 Hunters Hill Quilt Show
Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th: 10 am to 4 pm
Opening night: Thursday, August 7th at 7pm

Thursday 13th combined business and sewing.   We applauded the outgoing 2013 HHQ Committee and welcome in the new committee for 2014.   

It was with much pleasure that I welcomed Elva and 'pinned' her with the President's badge.  Ailsa's newsletter will have all the details and the pictures.   

After 7 years of being on the HHQ committee in various roles,  it is time for me to take a back seat.  The last three years as President has been a special time - and I send out a huge thank you to everyone for the support, friendship,inspiration and many fun times.  

And also for my wonderful quilt  .....  I have already worked out how I'm going to quilt it - just need some of that precious thing called 'time'

Show and Tell

Our new community coordinator, Susan H., showed this 'blue lattice' community contribution made/finished by Helena and her team

And a new wagga has been added the wagga stash,  using hexagons from the 'cupboard' on a wool background.  

Susan H.  contributed two more cute cot quilts for the Grace Centre 

Heather showed us the quilt she made as a challenge with her on-line group: it was a 'sort of ' mystery quilt as rules were given each month for each block.  

This fabulous blue quilt,  my memory fails me, but I think it is Marie K's (someone correct me if I've got it wrong) and fabulously quilted by Susan St J.

And last but not least - our 2014 Contemporary  raffle quilt,  'Metropolis'   - all ready to go to our  'professional photographer '.

That is all  ...   I'll continue to be a Blog contributor,  but over time I'm sure that Elva and Helena will contribute.   If anyone else is interested,  just let Alison K.and I know, and it will be organised.

Have a good week  ...   Cheers Iris

Sunday 9 February 2014

Shopping Day Thursday

Keep the date:    2014 Hunters Hill Quilt Show
Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th: 10 am to 4 pm
Opening night: Thursday, August 7th at 7pm

Thursday was a shopping day with a visit from Michelle Jenkins from Lucky Lantern,  Michelle brought many fabrics from Japan - cottons and linens.  

We wished our January birthday girls,  Jill, Deidre, Lindy and Robyn Jo.a belated happy birthday and wished  'Little' Beryl' happy birthday for this weekend.

Show and Tell

Our traditional Raffle quilt which was aptly named Bush Bouquet went on show for all to see.    The two Robyn's were applauded for a fabulous work of art - the embroidery and the quilting are spectacular.  My picture does not do it justice - sorry.

Carolyn had a finished quilt top - made over the weekend !  Multi-sized fractured blocks.

Jessica stepped outside her usual style with this almost traditional design:

and with this colourful black and white cross quilt top.

and finally ...  thank you to Grace for this cot quilt to add to the stash for the Grace Centre.   

See you next week  ...    Thanks,  Iris

Saturday 1 February 2014

Last sewing day in January 2014

Keep the date:    2014 Hunters Hill Quilt Show
Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th: 10 am to 4 pm
Opening night: Thursday, August 7th at 7pm

The first month of the new year gone already !

A couple of Event updates:
  • The Retreat information is now available - 16th to 18th May at Redleaf Resort, Blackheath :Kerry has the details.  Add your name to the list for a weekend of sewing, talking, laughing, celebrating, shopping and fun.
  • And another reminder of the AGM on 14/2 and to get your nominations to June asap.
Book Review:  Alison K was so disappointed with her new internet quilting book purchase:  Quilts inspired by Jane Austen,  that she felt the need to advise us all not to buy it !     A case of 'don't judge a book by it's cover' .

Stepping Stone House 'thank you':   Grace read us the 'long'  thank you email that she received for our 'Santa' donations to the kids at Stepping Stone House.  If you would like to read it again - just let Grace know.

Show and Tell: 

I noticed Susan D. was working on a quilt that  we hadn't seen before - so Susan shared it with us:  a little girls quilt.  
My picture does not do Susan's  pretty quilt justice

... and the butterfly detail

Henny showed her just finished Teddy quilt for a new baby due to arrive in the next couple of weeks.  We also enjoyed the love story of the baby's mum and dad. 

'Ain't love grand'


The wagga 'queens', Doreen and Gil  have done it again:  check out the fringing  ...

Another good week at HHQ   ...   see you next week.   Cheers Iris