Thursday 31 August 2023

31st August

Hi Everyone,

Today we were lucky to experience a hint of spring with new growth visible from our wonderful outlook at Fairland Hall, and our members were busy working on the Raffle quilts or personal sewing. Our resident Wagga Wizard Grace had a table setup with some eager volunteers to help Sue tie her Wagga. The hand quilting of the Raffle quilt continues and is progressing well. Thank you to Jenny who has sewn our Traditional and Modern Raffle quilt tops together for us and to the ladies who are patiently doing the hand quilting - you are a talented group.
Modern Raffle Quilt

2024 Show
Have you ‘Saved the Date’ for our 2024 Quilt Show? Hunters Hill Council has mentioned us in their enews letter - Hunters Hill News under the heading Save the Date with a photo of our members holding quilted squares advertising the Hunters Hill Quilt Show. We are thrilled to have received confirmation from Hunters Hill Council that they will sponsor our 2024 show.

Show & Tell
Pamela R made this quilt for Community - quilted by Grace
Carolyn completed 10 Baby quilts
Grace made 4 Baby quilts for World Prematurity Day for RPA Little Wonder

Reminders
7th September Community Day
15 - 17th September QuiltNSW Exhibition 2023 - www.quiltnsw.com
21st September HHQs Birthday - please bring a glass for some bubblesšŸŽ‚šŸ¾
3 - 5th November Retreat at St Joseph’s Kincumber 

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy




Thursday 24 August 2023

24th August

 Hi Everyone,

That was an exciting day today with the beginning of quilting our Traditional raffle quilt. Grace had kindly basted the quilt and we set up a table so a group of 4 people could begin the quilting. The Modern quilt is being sewn together by Jenny and the backing has been chosen so we are well on the way with both the raffle quilts.

QuiltNSW Exhibition 2023
QuiltNSW are looking for volunteers to help at their show so please consider giving some time to assist them if possible. Thursday 14th September help is required for setup through to 17th September.

Show & Tell
Suzie made a quilt for her son’s school fundraiser quilted by Helen
Jane completed a Baby quilt
Alison completed a Baby quilt
Christie completed a Baby quilt

Reminders
15 - 17th September QuiltNSW Exhibition 2023
3 - 5th November Retreat at St Joseph’s Kincumber

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy


Thursday 17 August 2023

17th August

 Hi Everyone,

Work continues on the second raffled quilt today and thank you to everyone who returned their finished appliquƩ work. The creativity at the design wall was in full swing with tape measures and pins at the ready as the rows of work went up. Completed squares and rectangles of sewing were being moved around like chess pieces until everyone was satisfied with the finished design.


Retreat
Narelle has emailed everyone the details of our weekend away to members who have indicated they are attending our retreat in November. We will keep up you to date with information as needed and reminders about payment, so stay tuned. Please visit the website for St Joseph’s Kincumber as they give clear directions on how to  find them  - see the web link here www.stjosephskincumber.org.au

2024 Show
Next week we will be having our next Show Committee meeting at 1pm. Please inform Ros if you have any matters that need to be added to the agenda.

Show & Tell
Carolyn completed 10 Baby quilts

Heather completed a quilt to be donated to Blue & Yellow Hearts

Grace quilted her Wagga on a road trip to Art Quilt Australia in Geelong where her quilt called Seeking the Sun (not shown) was exhibited at the National Wool Museum. Congratulations Grace.

Reminders
24th August Show Committee meeting at 1pm
15 - 17th September QuiltNSW Exhibition 2023
3 - 5th November Retreat at St Joseph’s Kincumber

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy

Thursday 10 August 2023

10th August

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who have returned their Bird appliquĆ© handwork ahead of the return date. We need  to have all the pieces completed and returned by 17th August.

A huge Thank You to Jenny who has sewn all the rows together on our Traditional raffle quilt it looks amazing. No photo will be posted at this stage but stay tuned, it will be worth the wait!

Sue D has made a couple of quilts for her granddaughter who will be visiting from the UK in September and of course it has been made in her favourite colour, pink. Sue’s next project will be quilts for her grandson.

Robyn J has taken 8 baby quilts today to deliver to Amelie House for us.

Show & Tell
Baby quilt made by Sue D

Reminders
17th August return completed raffle quilt appliquĆ© 
24th August Show Committee Meeting at 1pm
15 -17th September QuiltNSW Exhibition 2023
3 - 5th November Retreat at St Joseph’s Kincumber

Until next week,
Happy quilting, Sandy

Thursday 3 August 2023

Community Day

 Hi Everyone,

Our first meeting for August so that means Community Day today at HHQs. A busy day with groups working on various quilts and a time to catch-up with each other.

šŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday to the ladies who celebrate their birthday in August wishing you a fabulous day for your special celebration.

We received a Thank You note during the week from Bear Cottage thanking HHQs for the quilts we donated to their organisation. 

Retreat
Our retreat at St Joseph’s Kincumber has been booked and the deposit has been paid. Narelle will be able to give us final details and cost amounts soon, so stay tuned. 

Quilt NSW Exhibition 2023
Will be held at Grand Pavilion, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse - Friday 15th September to Sunday 17th September from 10am to 4pm.  Ticket cost is $22 (Free parking at venue) www.quiltnsw.com for more details.

Show & Tell
Marie K finish her 5th quilt for Blue & Yellow Hearts
Marie K made a Baby quilt for Amelie House
Baby quilt made by Marie K
Christie completed a Baby quilt
Jenny loves a surprise challenge and made these amazing socks

Reminders
17th August (or earlier) return completed raffle quilt appliquĆ© 
24th August Show Committee Meeting at 1pm
15 -17th September QuiltNSW Exhibition 2023
3 - 5th November Retreat at St Joseph’s Kincumber

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy





Thursday 27 July 2023

27th July

Hi Everyone,

The design wall was up today for the task of working out the layout for our modern raffle quilt. Kathy and Grace where kept busy with all the completed 4”squares along with the appliquĆ© birds to find the right position on the quilt. Could everyone please have your appliquĆ© work completed and returned to quilting by 17th August.

Retreat change of date and venue. Narelle has been busy on the email informing us of the changes to our retreat. If you would like to join us please see Narelle so your name can be added to the list. 

St Joseph’s at Kincumber 3rd - 5th November

Show & Tell
Sue D completed 2 quilts for Community 

Judy has completed 1 baby quilt & 2 cot quilts for Community


Sheila completed a baby quilt
Carolyn completed 9 baby quilts
Reminders
17th August (or earlier) return completed raffle quilt appliquƩ
3-5th November Retreat @ Kincumber

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy






Thursday 20 July 2023

20th July

 Hi Everyone,

Another wonderful day to enjoy stitching with the ladies at Hunters Hill Quilters. I was delighted to see the “homework” for our raffle quilts being returned and looking forward to our next Community Day to see how it will all come together. Thanks to the ladies who took some birds home today to be appliquĆ©d.

Narelle will be contacting the members who are interested in attending the retreat, so please let us know if you haven’t been contacted. Details to follow in next week’s blog.

Marie K has completed another quilt to be donated to Blue & Yellow Hearts. Sue D made two quilts while she has been away for her home with colourful appliquĆ©d flowers. Sheila made a cot quilt by using up her “scraps” of fabric. Baby quilts were made by Beryl R, Marie K, and Christie.

Show & Tell
Marie K’s quilt to be donated to Blue & Yellow Hearts
Cot quilt completed by Sheila 
Baby quilt made by Beryl R
Baby quilt by Maie K for Amelie House
Baby quilt made by Christie
Reminders
3rd August Community Day - Working on the Raffle quilts
24th August Show Committee Meeting at 1pm

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy