Wendy entertained us with the background to the design of this quilt - if you want more information, please e-mail me privately and I will send you a copy of the story of this quilt.
Here are some of Wendy's other quilts - many of which were prize winners.
I am sure you will agree it was a fabulous display of quilts from Wendy, who went to great lengths to explain the background of each quilt - from the brumbies running from the Canberra bush fires to her unique map of Australia (including Tasmania!), and her beautiful portrait of her daughter. Many thanks to Wendy and her group for joining us on the day. And by the way, Wendy was the first female Chaplain to work in the Defence Force.
And now, for the rest of the day....
Some beeautiful stitchery work from Dianne G. Very pretty and the Queen Bee looks most regal. It will be great to see it finished.
Bar has completed this magnificent Farmers' Wife quilt in her usual magnificent fashion - just splendid! I did once question the sexism of calling blocks Farmers Wife blocks - as we know, all Farmers' wives are farmers too, but it was explained to me that the blocks originated from a magazine/periodical in the U.S. in the 20s and 30s called "The Farmers' Wife" - how times change!
Rosemary is working on this self planned hexagon project. It looks lovely - just like a magic carpet
Deidre's sister, as sisters do, sent her this cute birthday present in memory of the real Socks who went to cat heaven recently. Socks#2 will make a sweet doorstop
This is my collection of cottage garden (?) threads - which came to me, in a round about way, as a result of the Adelaide retreat in 1999. Michelle Watters, do you remember these? I should let you know that I have used and replaced many of the threads.
And last but not least , my basket - full of passionfruit. Where did it all go???
So that's it for March troops. Our next get together will be on Wednesday 6th of April. Another great day of stitching and friendship. As always, all Scquilters, near and far are welcome.
From Dodgy Productions of Devon Meadows,
Your roving reporter,