Photo diary of the monthly meetings of Carrum Downs Scquilters (at the Carrum Downs Library/Community Centre) on the first Wednesday of each month. We are all members of the Australasian Quilting group Southern Cross Quilters. The Library/Community Centre is located on Lyrebird Crescent - just near the corner of Hall Road - Melway page 100 ref: H3 (see L for library at location. If you need more information e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0417263958.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
I must apologise for the extreme lateness of the blog this month - even for my. I actually managed to lose the photos! I was almost ready to ask everyone to bring back their show and tell again for March, when I finally found them in a very oddly named folder. Please do not ask me how I managed that. I have no idea, but will be extra careful with next month's photos.
Welcome to the lovely Kathy - a new member. Kathy was working on an English paper pieced Blue wren. Looking great so far. Such a gorgeous little bird too.
Carol also brought show and tell in the form of her grandchild - but, sadly we didn't get a photo. It was so nice to have a visit from you Carol - hope you will be back properly next week - as well as a few who couldn't make it, and one who forgot - no names Melody.
It really was a wonderful day. I came home with that lovely Scquilty feeling that only comes with getting together with other Southern Cross Quilters, so if you are visiting, or in the area, please join us next week - on Wednesday 1st March
Details are at the top of the blog - although we now meet at 10am (I haven't worked out how to change that yet!).
Your roving reporter,
Devon Meadows (very close to Carrum Downs)
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Carol has been the busiest of bees and completed all of the above beautiful works, including a magnificent cross stitched Christmas stocking for her son and the beautiful Fig and Berry pattern on the hanger. The remaining patterns are from Gail Pan's fabulous stitching days (correct me if I am wrong - please), and you can see that Carol has used Gail's pattern and made gorgeous little bags with it.
Jeanette (all baubled up), has brought along a lovely Esther Aliu Christmas wall hanging - a Christmas tree representing the 12 days pf Christmas, as well as this striking cushion from Gita Gramma's website - with splendid echo quilting - done beautifully by Jeanette. It looks like a great project for we mere mortals to practise on - hope I have the spelling right!
Jeanette has won the Christmas trivia quiz for the last umpteen years, so I decided to make it more of an historical quiz, as well as a bit different this year. Guess who won? You would be right in thinking Jeanette won again. Congratulations again Jeanette!
I would very much like to mention a project started by an American woman.It is called the 70273 Project. It is to remember that number - the number disabled, elderly, disliked, so-called useless people executed by the Nazis prior to the second world war. This is the instruction pdf with links to her website:
or you can contact Jan Mac - email@example.com or 0418149076
As one of many (I assume), I knew about this dreadful "euthanasia", but not the extent of it. As a non-practicing Jew, I can only imagine that the Jewish race was over represented in these numbers. The idea is to make a white block with a red cross on it. The size and details are on the PDF - it is more or an "X" than a cross in the blocks shown - I have read all the details, but it is all explained in the PDF and on this lady's website.
In the meantime- our next get together will start at 10am on Wednesday 1st of February. Don't forget to bring a mug, your and and something to stitch or knit, plus any show and tell if you have it. I don't know about you, but I have been suffering badly from Scquilter withdrawal.
Your roving reporter,
Helen Evans (Helen Riordan Evans on FB)
Devon Meadows, Vic
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