Thursday 15 June 2023

15th June

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who joined us today and it was lovely to catch up with some of our fellow quilters who we haven’t seen for a while.

Appliqué was the task for today and under the watchful eye of Kathy our Raffle Quilt continues to develop. Grace organised willing volunteers and seemed to spend most of her day on her hands and knees placing finished pieces together for the next stage of sewing. I am totally amazed how quickly our quilt is coming together. My gratitude to Kathy and Grace for your enthusiasm and to our members who are enjoying the challenge.

Waggas anyone? Calling all interested members who would like to take the opportunity to make a Wagga for the show. I guarantee it will keep you warm whilst you are sewing - a great winter ❄ project 🌨. See Grace if you are interested.

🧵 Next week Show Committee Meeting 1:30pm.
🧵 Retreat Weekend is on so if you wish to join us you can still add your name to the list.

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy

Thursday 8 June 2023

8th June

 Hi Everyone,

Thanks to Grace for her motivation and encouragement as we continue to develop our Raffle Quilt today. It is really coming together and stimulates conversations among our members as they cut, stitch and add completed work to the design wall.

Mission Australia were delighted with the baby quilts we donated last week. Many thanks to Jane for organising the delivery.
RizeUp posted on their Instagram page a picture showing one of our quilts we donated draped on the sofa of a newly completed residence. It certainly made the room look homely and welcoming.

Show & Tell
Cot Quilt completed by Judy G

Baby Quilt completed by Dawn

Baby Quilts completed by Sue D

10 Baby Quilts completed by Carolyn

🧵 Next week we will be continuing with appliquéing and feel free to continue with your own projects.
🚙  Retreat in October, we need to finalise numbers for our booking so add your name to the list if you wish to attend.

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy

Thursday 1 June 2023

1st June

Hi Everyone,

Our Community Day saw the start of our raffle quilt with cutting boards, rotary cutters and irons ready to start after our designer and coordinator Kathy gave us the rundown and plan for the day. We set up 5 work stations piecing triangles into squares, wedge rulers were used to create 7” circles, making straight fabric bend for branches and cutting leaves, flowers for appliqué work.

Thank you to everyone who worked tirelessly, we achieved a great deal today and look forward to continuing it all again next week.

The Raffle Quilt begins

🎈Happy Birthday to our members who celebrate their birthday in June 🎂

✂ Next we will continue working on the Raffle Quilt.
✂ If you wish to attend the Retreat Weekend in October please place your name on the list.

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy.

Thursday 25 May 2023

25th May

Hi Everyone,

Another day at quilting saw the Blue group’s finished collaboration of a quilt for Community and also 12 baby quilts were completed. Our members are always busy on quilting projects which makes my Thursday a day of joy seeing the progression of work in the room.

Hunters Hill Quilters was thanked for the baby quilts that were handed out to new Mums on Mother’s Day on the Little Wonder RPA Instagram account. One new family wrote a response of thanks for the beautiful gift and how it made a new Mum feel super special.

Some more investigation is being done before we finalise and announce the Charity for our 2024 show.

Heather delivered the 3 Community quilts and 1 from Marie K to Blue & Yellow Hearts.

Show & Tell
Baby quilt made by Beryl

Owls this week from Christie

10 baby quilts from Carolyn

Community quilt completed by the Blue group

😀Next week is Community Day and we will be starting the Raffle quilt.
😀Retreat Weekend  in October please add your name to the list ASAP.

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy.

Thursday 18 May 2023

18th May

 Hi Everyone,

Today our group donated several quilts to the Hornsby & Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter for their organisation to raise funds. This is a new concept in our partnership with HKWS, but we know that the quilts are appreciated and will bring great joy to the families who purchase them. We look forward to hearing how the funds are used to benefit women and families who seek refuge.

💙💛Blue & Yellow Hearts💙💛 are experiencing a high demand for quilts as the weather cools and we are fortunate to have a health supply of community quilts and were able to donate some this week.

Raffle Quilts for our 2024 show were decided today. Grace spoke to us about the planning of the raffle quilt and whether we would make one or two quilts for the show. Members were encouraged to discuss the making of quilts, Traditional or Modern. The outcome of the vote was to make two raffle quilts one of each type. Kathy has a concept design for the Traditional quilt and spoke about fabrics we could use and how we could make it flow to our ideas for the Modern quilt. At our next Community Day 1st June we will have purchased the fabrics so we can setup work stations for cutting, sewing etc. We will be under the watchful eye of Kathy and her quality control team.

Show & Tell
Narelle completed 2 Baby quilts

Jane completed a Baby quilt

Christie made a family of giraffes on a Baby quilt

Marie K completed a Grey & Rosy Red quilt for a worthy charity 

👉Next week 25th May 
- Voting for Show Judge and Charities
- Show Committee Meeting at 1:30pm
👉Community Day 1st June - starting the Raffle quilt
👉Retreat Weekend in October - if you wish to attend please add your name to the list

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy 

Thursday 11 May 2023

11th May

Hi Everyone,

How do you describe today’s amazing organic Appliqué Workshop with Kathy? We were inspired with Kathy’s knowledge and her brilliant teaching to encourage us to think and create out of our comfort zone. It was incredible to see how our members where enjoying making stems, leaves and flowers out of their fabric selections. The technique Kathy taught was certainly manageable for us all.
A huge ‘Thank You’ to Kathy for taking time out of your busy day to talk, teach and assist us with organic appliqué.


Heather delivered to Blue & Yellow Hearts the finished quilts for Ukrainian displaced people this week. Natalka who is the co-ordination was blown away with the large size of the quilts. Thanks to those members who contributed in making blocks and to those who took on the task of finishing the quilts.

If you are interested in attending the Retreat Weekend in October please add your name to the list ASAP.
Voting next week on the Raffle Quilt/s - more information at next week’s meeting.
Nominations for Show Judge and Charity to be finalised in the next couple of weeks.
Next 2024 Show Committee Meeting 25th May.

Show & Tell
10 Baby Quilts made by Carolyn

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy 

Thursday 4 May 2023

Community Day

 Hi Everyone,

A busy day today with members working on Community quilts. One quilt was in the process of working out colour combinations on the design wall, another having it’s label being sewn. Patience was being exercised with the piecing work of hexagons and at the end of the hall a table covered with a Wagga. I am always amazed at the variety and creativity of our members Community quilts.

Happy Birthday to our members who celebrate their Birthday in May. 🎂

Retreat Weekend 27th - 29th October  We are looking at Kurri Kurri TAFE for our retreat this year and have a tentative booking but what we require is to know if you are interested in attending. I have placed the retreat list on the table today for members to register your interest. We need a minimum number of 20 people to move forward with our booking. Narelle has the accommodation prices however they are based on 20 people attending so please consider coming and write your name on the list ASAP.

Quilt Show 2024  Last week I reported we had our first Show Committee Meeting - a copy of the minutes is on the table for you to read. Kathy has offered her expertise to design our Raffle quilt for the show. Today Kathy spoke to us about her ideas on the design and choice of fabrics. To help prepare us on the technique required for the raffle quilt Kathy will hold a workshop on Appliqué next week at quilting.

If you wish to participate bring with you some background fabric approx 8” , 5 or 6 different coloured fabrics for sewing a stem, leaf and flower, glue stick, mini iron and woollen ironing mat if you have them.

Show & Tell

Baby quilt completed by Christie

Community quilt completed by Orange Group

Looking forward to taking part in the Appliqué Workshop.
Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy