Hello everyone – welcome to the diary of our beautiful day at Carrum Downs where it was all happening!
One virtuous group of us brought along our sewing machines to start work together on The Bedford Mystery Quilt. Some people (i.e. Jo) had already started, so we had to be careful not to look at her almost complete blocks (they did look very nice – not that I looked – really) while others (me actually) almost finished stage 1 – well there was a lot of interesting chatting going on, surprisingly really!
And here we have the non- mystery quilt ladies – encouraging us on with words of wisdom, encouragement and dare I say, the odd taunt(some very odd taunts!) while they did the usual – talked, ate and did a bit of stitching!
Well, I had literally run out of superlatives – so Kate kindly provided “amazing” and “exceptional” for Jennifer’s Baltimore album quilt. What a piece of magic! The only saving grace for we mere mortals is that is took Jennifer 15 years to make. There is hope for us all – well, for some of us! By the way, it is also beautifully hand quilted.
Wyn – as always helping others, has made this beautiful quilt – using a panel she bought from Ann-Marie’s fabulous shop in Parkdale.
Virginia purchased this quilt from Sandra Stevens when she had to stop quilting due to ill health. I am sure Sandra would approve of the extra border or two that Virginia has added – and of course the lovely quilting.
Here is a quilt that couldn’t be there on the day as young Preston made an early entrance into the world. Fran used one of the free patterns from the Hoffman fabric site Tony Sullivan mentioned last month. Fran used “I spy” themed fabrics for Preston’s quilt.
And that, my friends, is your lot for the month. Net month’s meeting is on Wednesday the 6th of May – many of the Mystery quilters will be continuing on their quest to complete their quilts. Many others will be just popping in until after morning tea, and then heading off to the Bathurst retreat. If you are en-route from Tassie, S.A., W.A. , or Qld, (you may have taken a wrong turn!) please pop in to say hello, however briefly, for a quick cuppa and a chat, before heading on your way to the retreat.
Your roving reporter,
Devon Meadows, Vic.