Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Qld Scquilters GetTogether! Occasionally...

Hi everyone,
we have finally got a blog to keep everyone up to date with what has or will happen at the Brisbane based Qld Scquilters monthly get-togethers. The one that has just happened, on 1 November, was a very small but cheery group...Melissa Fox, Helen Smart and Shaaryn Griffiths.
Melissa brought along a beautiful quilt, with hand appliqued circles, which Melissa was making for her mother's 60th birthday....Shaaryn wanted to know if Melissa would adopt her...

Helen had several lovely quilts, one was a Malaysian batik 'wholecloth' quilt. It looked really stunning. Helen had used an entire batik sari for the top and another for the back, and then handquilted around all of the batik motifs on the top. Her other quilt was a heavily beaded blue on blue quilt... Helen's version of a Lisa Walton quilt 'Aurora'. The beading was beautiful.

Shaaryn brought along a quilt top, a version of Natalie Ross's 'Ladybugs on Parade' which she is making for her sister-in-law, who wanted a bright happy quilt to put on a sofa. It really is cheerful.

Our next Get-together is on Sunday 6th December. Same place, same time... Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street (at the top end of Queen Street near the Victoria Bridge). We kick off at 11am. We'd love as many people to come as possible. And we ask that everyone brings a plate of something Christmassy to eat and share. Also, if everyone could bring a small wrapped present, to the value of say $10 worth of materials, for a gift exchange. There will also be a couple of small things for a prize draw, so the more people who come the better!