Friday 3 February 2023

Community Day

 Hi Everyone,

We had a lively and busy Community Day this week. The orange group starred again! No sooner had they put their pieces up on the design wall when suddenly the quilt was sewn together. Must be some sort of a record. I have a feeling that Christie had a lot to do with that. 

I look forward to seeing their new project next Community day.

Heather asked me to pass on news about Eastwood Quilters.

The group is having a Show and Tell evening on 22 March for a 7.30 start.

West Ryde Anglican Church.
14 Bellevue Avenue
West Ryde

Bring finished quilts and tops to show.

Light supper to follow and a lucky door prize.

RSVP by 15 March. to

* Bringing a mug will save on washing up.

Show and Tell:

Baby quilt from Alison and her friend.

Baby quilt from Christie with her pretty stitching.

The border of Heather's amazing quilt first then the whole quilt. All hand pieced. Heather will quilt it.
It has taken her 13 months so far.

Until next week ......

Sunday 22 January 2023

Welcome Back

 Hi Everyone,

It was so good to see everyone this week. Lots of news and stories to catch up on. All ready for a busy year ahead.

Our AGM will be held at noon on 23 February. We have a new bank account. Akiko will have those details on the AGM Agenda which Ros will be emailing out to everyone shortly.

Sandy has some Christmas Challenge packs to give to anyone who has not received one.

Show and Tell:

Lots of Show and Tell this week. Here we have 10 baby quilts from Carolyn.

Quilt from Bev

Jenny's Bonnie Hunter designed pattern.

Quilt from Bev.

Two beautiful baby quilts from Christie.
The stars are amazing, carefully blanket stitched around each one.
The triangle circles were paper pieced and the paper carefully removed after placement.
A lot of work and a great result.

A Wagga from Dawn who has never made one before.

Wagga from Jane who has never made one before either. Both excellent!

Quilt from Grace.
Grace has used beautifully soft velvet fabric for the centre, machine and hand stitched.

Another beautiful quilt from Bev.

A Victoria Findlay Wolf pattern from Bev. 

Until next week .....

Monday 5 December 2022

A Busy Community Day

 Hi Everyone,

A little late with the blog. We are renovating and my house is a nightmare. 

Dates to remember:

* Christmas lunch on December 8. Come around 11 am. Bring a plate of food to share, a glass, and a plate for yourself.

There will be three lucky door prizes. Susie M. is devising a special game for us all. Grace is bringing flowers for the tables. 

* We return to quilting on January 19, 2023.

* AGM to be held on 23 February, 2023.

Emergency Contact List:

This is hanging in the end cupboard for everyone to refer to. If your details change please let Kerry know so she can update it.

Grace has kits ready for Waggas. A good holiday project.

The orange group were busy starting another community quilt this week. Meg's group worked on their quilt as did Alison's group. 

Show and Tell:

Carolyn's ten baby quilts.

Cot quilt from Jane

Iris made this one from scraps and hand quilted it.

Baby quilt from Beryl B. all hand stitched.

The orange groups' finished community quilt.

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and holiday celebrations. 

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 ....

Sunday 30 October 2022

27 October, 2022

 Hi Everyone,

Another good day seeing friends, catching up on news and discussing our latest projects.

Sandy said that Bear Cottage can take cot and single bed quilts. 

Don't forget to fill in the survey. It is the best way for us make decisions that we all agree on.

In a couple of weeks we will receive the material for the wall hanging that the Riverside preschool has asked us to make to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. We will require a number of helpers to get it all done in time. It will be interesting to see how it turns out. 

Show and Tell:

Two baby quilts from Carolyn. See the little dragon flies on the top one.

80 baby quilts awaiting pickup.

Until next week .....