Monday, November 15, 2010

Brisbane Get Together 12 November 2010

Apologies in advance for the state of the blog. My camera is doing strange things and seems to have recorded all the photos to its clipboard rather than the memory card and they don't seem to be the best quality, plus my hotmail just got hacked so I am hedging my technological bets this evening and keeping it as simple as possible

A dedicated group of SCQuilters met at the Quilters Store on Saturday for our last get together of the year.

We all brought a plate and had a lovely spread for lunch. I suspect I exceeded my recommended calorie in take for the day just in banoffie pie.

We had a secret Santa with everyone receiving a small gift.

And of course we did lots of sewing and talking and then had show and tell.

Lynell was working on this cute little stitchery.

This was my knitting. A scarf I am making.

And also had this newly finished red and cream quilt to show off.

Eldona showed us a Christmas tree quilt she is making.
As well as this nearly finished baby quilt.
Julie brought along some christmassy items

Sharon had a bag.
Margaret had an array of calico bags she was decorating for her market stall.

Apologies to all concerned, but I can't remember whether the following were part of the show and tell or the secret Santa... but they are very cute.

Next meeting will be in February next year. Same place, same time, second weekend in February.



Monday, October 11, 2010

October 2010 Get Together

The usual dedicated bunch of Queensland Scquilters met on Saturday
for our November meeting. As usual there was much chatter and
merriment and a vast amount of show and tell. I don't know how
everyone gets time to be so creative.
(Apologies if the format is slightly off today, it keeps spacing it out all over the place)

Julie brought along a
bag set she recently

Sharon had a pink and purple quilt made for her daughters
birthday... and also an adorable little round bag.

Robyn showed off a teddy bear quilt as well as two bags.

Sharron was working on an embroidered wool top and Shaaryn
showed off a beautiful yellow quilt.

My contribution to the show and
tell was an advent calendar and a
set of quilted place mats and table

In addition to this
Pamela demonstrated
how to make covered
and embroidered
buttons and a few of the
ladies had a go.
Our next meeting will be
13th November,
10am-3pm, Quilters and
Embroiders Store, Evans
Road in Brisbane.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Coming up...

At our October and November meetings some generous souls have agreed to do some demonstrations/mini tutorials.

At the October meeting you will have a chance to see how these beautiful embroidered buttons are made.

Running across the October and November meetings you will have a chance to see how this cute little bag is put together.

There will be no meetings in December and January but we will reconvene, same place, same time in February 2011.

A fantastic time was had by all at our September get together in Brisbane, though it did get a little risque there for a time after the first Fokker joke was told.

Not everyone had show and tell, but there was still plenty to look at. Sharryn brought along two finished quilts.

Pamela outdid everyone with three.

Sharron bought along this one which was from the same swop as one of Pamelas.

Jan showed off an embroidered quilt top she was working on.

And last but not least, Julie showed off her candied hexagons.

Until next time,


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Scquilters Queensland Meeting 14 August 2010

Hi All,

Lots of thank yous are due to Shaaryn who has been updating the blog about our meetings up to this point.

I will be taking over the blogging, and will endeavour to do my best. However I am new to the world of blogging, so go easy on me, I expect plenty of stuff ups and weird random stuff to happen to the blog as I go along.

We had a great meeting on Saturday. In attendance were myself, Lynell, Robyn, Julie, Pamela, Christine, Marion, Margaret, Shaaryn, Sharon and Aldona. Julie did a demonstration of the back basted needle turn applique technique, which was fantastic as it seems to take a bit of the time and effort out of the applique process.

Lynell showed off a minature quilt from a block swap with Pat Weir Smith from WA. The swap took place in 1999 and the miniature top was done then, she has recently added borders and quilted it.

Robyn brought along an adorable bag made from an Ella and Skysie designs pattern.

Julie had finished a red and black childs quilt, with a matching back, for which she brought the fabric after the last meeting....

...she also had a stitching tote from a Cath Walker design.

Pamela showed off a piece she started in a Sue Spargo class which had leaves made from cotton, ultrasuede, wool and silk appliqued onto wool and embroidered and embelished. She also had a pile of georgeous, bright candied hexagons.

Christine was working on some blocks from Roseville Album by Kim McLean.

Marion brought along two completed quilts for us to look at.

As did Aldona.

Margaret was working on the life is beautiful block of the month by Helen Stubbings, and she showed us a very lovely African ladies bag.

Shaaryn had a cute project bag as well as all her Dear Jane blocks, on which she is making excellent progress.

And finally I was working on my version of U is for unicorn, based on the Eileen Campbell book.

Until next month.