Monday, November 14, 2011

November 2011

Last Saturday was our Christmas party... and a good time was had by all. I will let the pictures do most of the talking. I apologise in advance because I am not even going to attempt to put them in any semblance of an order because I don't have the time or patience to mess around with blogger tonight.

This is Robyn in all her Christmas finery.

A lovely beaded doll from Pam Nevins

Some Sue Spargo blocks by the other Pam

Pam, Lillian, and Sharon chatting

Pam with her Sue Spargo blocks

Pam in all her finery

A quilt by Pam Nevins

And another quilt from Pam N

A wall hanging by Julie

Opening secret santa gifts

Margarets bag

Margaret all dressed up.

Lynell's Hexagons in progress

Lynell won the lucky door prize which was this very cute box of pins.

This was Lillians beautiful quilt

Julie brought along all her Christmas quilts for show and tell to get us in the Christmas mood.

Julie in her outfit.

From left to right Julie, Margaret, Jan and Robyn enjoying the festivities.

Jan with her challenge block finished already

This is a bag given to Jan as part of a swop

This is Pam with the prize for her outfit

This is Jan in her outfit.

She won one of the prizes for her outfit.

All the ladies in their Christmas finery.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

October 2011

Hi All,

Another month has past and we are hurtling towards Christmas at an astonishing rate.

As usual, on the 2nd Saturday in October a group of Scquilters braved the wind and rain to meet at the Quilters Store. Below are photos of our show and tell.

There was of course much as chatting and gossip as there was sewing.

This is first timer Lillian chatting with Jan.

Here are Robyn and Shaaryn working away.

The lovely block was made by Lillian using a technique she had just learnt. (Apologies but I have forgotten who she learnt it from.

This beautiful embroidered quilt was made by Jan.

Jan also showed off these disappearing 9 patch blocks which she was making into a bag.

This beautiful woollen pincushion was Shaaryns.

Robyn had lots to tell, having recently returned from a trip to the states. She had this lovely bag which she got from a fabric store over there.

It had tape measure for handles.

She also brought along this very clever cushion that she had made. It is for resting your sewing on as you sew, so that it is resting at a good height and you are not hunching over.

Being totally disorganised that morning my show and tell was this couch quilt that I made many years ago, it happened to be the only thing to hand as I was dashing out the door.

Finally, we have this lovely fabric. Shaaryn donated a piece to be shared up among the meeting attendees as a challenge. We have to make something with it by the first meeting of next year. Shaaryn has suggested we might like to make a 12 inch block, we can then put the blocks together to make a charity quilt.

Our November meeting will be the last for the year, so we thought we would make it a bit of a Christmas break up. If everyone could bring a small plate for a shared lunch and if you would like to take part in a gift swap, a small gift to the value of $10.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 2011 Meeting

The usual merry band of Scquilters met at the Quilters Store in Auchenflower on Saturday.

Lots of gossip and show and tell was undertaken. Unfortunately, there aren't so many photos because I forgot to take my camera.

Below is a Christmas wall hanging by Sharron.

This was Sharron's first quilt.

And these are some very cute baskets and a bag.

This is a work in progress that I took along to ask for some advice about quilting. Looking at the photo now I am starting to think I should add another border.

This is another one of mine, the result of a workshop with Cecile Whatman a couple of years ago.

Until next month...