Well folks, here at long last is all the info from our wonderful Christmas Party – held way way back at the beginning of December. I apologise for the extreme delay, but as the month progressed, both my dodgy laptop and my mother deteriorated progressively. Fortunately my mother is on the mend, however, the laptop, not being covered by Medicare is hanging on by a thread – “as we speak” husband Merv is preparing my new one – so at least our February get together will be covered by not only new laptop, but (are you listening Ramona?) a new shite and briny camera – !
Just explaining – to my lovely Adelaide Angel – Ann Bennet that I (Helen E) have done more of this wonderful gift from her than it looks – I am stitching by colour and finished the tiny writing on ALL of the blocks and am now almost finished doing all the windows on all the blocks!
Another work from Fran – this wall hanging has a story to it. It is called “Emma’s Tree” after a young mother who sadly died of breast cancer. Her mother Miriam is more than happy for anyone to make this pattern up – as long as they tell the story of Emma on their quilt/wall hanging – I am about to try add the file to the Scquilters yahoo site, but if anyone cannot access it – just e-mail me and I can send it to you.
The above photos are all of yet another masterpiece from Sue – she tackled the “Brest of friends” quilt published this year in Homespun magazine and did a magnificent job – have a close look at all the photos, including the one where the skirt of the girl is full of French knots – how many hours Sue, or did you lose count after 3 million?
The above quilts resulted from last year’s “Christmas Star Block” competition – where the lucky winners have brought in their completed (or partially completed) quilt tops to show the rest of us . What a wonderful effort from our winners.
Obviously, stars are more popular than angels, as we had 81 star blocks last year, and only 9 angel blocks this year – or perhaps we were just all busy and tired, anyway, we hope to see three angel quilts next year at our Christmas party from the above gorgeous blocks.
These stitcheries were made by me as a result of a lovely day at “Glenharrow” in Belgrave with Rosalie Quinlan and Leanne Beasley – We all got these two beautiful kits – and I hope to bring the completed items along early in the New Year.
So, until our next get together on Wednesday 3rd February 2010, have a wonderful New Year.
Your roving reporter,
Devon Meadows, Vic.