It was a great day for us all at Carrum Downs this month (yes . I have JUST got in, in time!). The weather continued to be HOT, so the a/c was very much appreciated, and we all relaxed and had a wonderful time. We were blesses with a visit from Marita, the rule steady lady http://www.keepquilting.com.au/ Marita brought along her shop and showed us her clever husband’s latest inventions!
As you can see, most of the usual suspects attended, and you can see Marita’s table of goodies in the far corner of the second and third photos – sorry I didn’t get a better photo of it!!
Cynthia, who has been very unwell, was presented with a lovely healing hearts quilt top from the group – assembled by the lovely Bronwyn. There certainly was a tear or two around the room!
Here Ginny shows us her pretty bear stitchery, as well as her next stitchery project – both Christmas themed.
Fran has been working on her UFOs – the magnificent purple quilt was a kit bought in Tasmania some years ago – inspiring for those of us who have panels and don’t quite know what to do with them! And Fran also brought along a unique disappearing 9 patch – with the added touch of circles added. A great new design innovation – although Fran did mention that some of her piecing didn’t quite match up – hence the circles to hide this – see you can never make a mistake in a quilt!! This quilt was beautifully quilted by Kylie Cannon.
Here we have a stunning, artistic quilt from Jeanette – Eucalyptus #1, beautifully enhanced with machine stitching. This was made in a course by Deb Layt, who will be teaching at the Bendigo Retreat.
And alongside this, we have a gorgeous stitchery from Maggy. What a lovely design.
Robyn was working on her Farmer’s Wife blocks – good luck with that Robyn! Although I really think the term Farmer’s Wife is redundant. As a farm girl myself, I feel the term is insulting to all the wives of farmers. Farmers wives, are farmers too!! Having seen the work that goes on in any farm I can vouch for that!!!
Deidre is working on another absolutely fabulous stitchery – beautiful work as always.
Here is Bar’s latest work – a change from hexagons, with her cats and mice. Very cute! And Sally is diligently quilting away on her beautiful dolphin quilt.
Here we have Bronwyn with a UFO she is finishing off – cobblestones and hearts. Lovely as always Bronwyn! And Wyn is working on a Bargello design – lots of work, but so effective. And Di, hand quilting the fugly fabric challenge from the Bendigo retreat committee.
Here we have Kate, doing some, shock! Horror! Real sewing! A rare sight at a scquilters get together. A stitchery from me (Helen), that has progressed by about two stiches since it was last photographed, and, hard to see, but some beautiful variegated stitchery work from Ramona.
This stunning centre block – beautiful needleturn work by, and here I am embarrassed to say, either Sandra or Ramona. But isn’t it just fabulous? And there was supposed to be a pic of stitchery work from Sandra, but I see alien forces have been at work, and – replaced it with…..surely not, it can’t be!!!! Oh yes, they are back, and so is the Doctor – tonight!!!! EXTERMINATE!!!!!!!!!
Speaking of which – I am sorry Jeanette that I didn’t get this done in time to advertise Olga Walters’ class on the 16th of March at Waverley Patchworkers, however, don’t forget that Bay Quilters are having a quilt-in on April 7th. Just made it in time for that one.
I will probably miss the next Carrum Downs meeting – so the lovely Ramona and Fran may together be producing out April blog – and gosh, it might even get done in a more timely manner!
Anyway, that’s all for March – hope you have enjoyed the report of our get together.
from your roving reporter,
Devon Meadows, Vic.