And here we have to usual part of our get together – before I post all the pictures and show and tell I would like to let you all know that we have decided to make chemo drip bags – mainly for men this time as our charity for next year and we will hold a working bee at one of our meetings – date yet to be announced, but start saving all your “manly” fabric for theses.
I still have a supply of the breast cancer cushions and bags (partly completed) for anyone who needs them for a friend or a local hospital.
And while we are on the topic of charity – next year’s Bedford Mystery Quilt – to aid children with disabilities in South Australia, will be put together at our meeting on the 2nd of May. If you look back on previous meetings reports you will see quite a few of this years’ completed quilts. And, because we have signed up so many people to do the quilt this year, Leisa Siegal is coming over from S.A. to help us out and also to tell us about the wonderful work of the foundation. We need to pay the balance for these kits by the December meeting.
Jennifer, Ramona and Narelle
Louise and Fran and Deidre and Robyn
Pam, Dianne and Maggie and Marilyn, Jo and Julie
Jane, Dianne R. and Wyn and Bar and Sally
And Marilyn and Helen (see Waverley mini quilts in the background).
Marilyn – knotting her knitted hat – great colours
Helen (moi) with her almost completed hexagon bag – made with reproduction fabrics. The bag beside it was given to me by a lovely angel - Anne-Marie Riley – several years ago, and when I saw the pattern for sale at the Kiama shop hop, I just had to buy it and try it for myself. Oh and a Christmas star decoration I am working on it also in the background.
Jane is making the lovely quilt “Fairy Garden” – part stitchery and part applique and also, this great bag she has made.
Sally’s progress on her Dear Jane border triangles.
Wyn finished this UFO from a Lees Chandler class at the Ballarat quilt in and is currently working on this multi coloured zig zag scarf.
Bar has made these easy bags (for her) for her daughter and 2 daughter in laws. The grommets the handles go through looked great – she got them from the Rosedale patchwork shop. She also has made a number of luggage tags for gifts – inspired by an item in our goody bag at Kiama.
Marilyn brought along a completed quilt top she has made for her grandson/daughter’s? kindergarten auction night – she is planning two quilts – one for blue group and one for yellow joining all the photos of the children together with cute yellow/blue spotted fabric. Unfortunately because of privacy laws we cannot show you these quilts with the photos, but let me assure you they look fantastic.
Julie was working on a very pretty stitchery and also brought along her completed mug bag in gorgeous coordinating fabrics. As usual she was a fast worker – she bought the pattern (a fund raiser for charity) at our last meeting! Her DH calls us the Mug Bag group!
Pam’s progress on her Geisha panel – love the Yo Yo flowers around her hair. Beautiful needleturn work.
Maggy continues bravely with her work on her 30+ year old cross stitch UFO.
Deidre’s current work in progress – it will make a beautiful glasses case.
Robyn – a cushion and needle case from the Beechworth shop.
A joint effort – Narelle and Louise made these HUGE bags for carrying everything from grand children to quilts – beautifully decorated.
Louise’s lovely bear stitchery – just gorgeous.
Fran is sewing all her spare hexagons together to make “something” for Christmas.
Jennifer is very proud of her “iris Exuberance” quilt which won an award in the domestic machine quilting section at the Victorian Quilt Show and has been chosen as one in five to be displayed at AQC in 2012. Jennifer’s Flying Free quilt also won a 2nd place in its section in the Victorian Quilt Show. Well done!
That is all for September – is it my imagination, or is the year going much too quickly?
Your roving reporter,
Devon Meadows, Vic