Carrum Downs Scquilters

Photo diary of the monthly meetings of Carrum Downs Scquilters (at the Carrum Downs Library/Community Centre) on the first Wednesday of each month. We are all members of the Australasian Quilting group Southern Cross Quilters. The Library/Community Centre is located on Lyrebird Crescent - just near the corner of Hall Road - Melway page 100 ref: H3 (see L for library at location. If you need more information e-mail me or phone 0417263958.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

September 2018 continued part 2

And still a few more of Marie's quilting journey

What a fantastic range of quilts Marie has made - over her quilting years.

 Here clever Sandra has decorated a yazzi bag with a fabulous Gail Pan stitchery. Are you thinking what I am thinking? Wouldn't it make a glorious Christmas gift for someone? It is that time of year now!

 Laurel's Liberty hexagons! I like the sound of that, and the look is even better. What a wonderful way to use small pieces of liberty fabric! Or any lovely fabric for that matter.

 Maggy has put together these really sweet books for her latest great-grandchild. What a wonderful achievement Maggy! Both for the fabric books and your new precious great grandchild. We need a photo!

 I would recognise those legs anywhere - have known them since secondary school. Janine has put this lovely charm square quilt together for a new baby in the family. Lucky baby!

Don't quote me on this, but I think this is the plan for Virginia's hexie behemoth, which we will see in a few pics.

 From Kerry, a sample of her magnificent work on the now-famous Places of the Cross Quilt. (or POTC). What a lovely colour combination. Great work Kerry.

 Here is Virginia's actual quilt! We can see some colour coming into it at last.

 Above we have, firstly Dianne G's Book folder. What a great idea for us readers. Another good idea for a Christmas present - particularly for a young reader.

Also, from Deb, a gorgeous hexagon bag, using the most beautiful fabrics.

 Can you guess what Tracey is knitting? Yes! You are right! It is a jumper for her cat. I didn't get to find out any more about said moggy, but I imagine and old arthritic feline, who will appreciate his owner'slovingly knitted cover up for the colder months.
 A true cat lover x

Denise mmade this gorgeous hanbag, with just the prettiest stitchery on it - I hope she is keeping it for herself - I know I would!

 Helen C. Now Helen, I need to explain this very carefully, or people might get the wrong idea. At the NZ Scquilters retreat, earlier this year, the lovely Michelle , taught a crocheted apple bag pattern. Helen had done crochet before, but not for a squillion years. So, the short version is that she inadvertantly made what she has christened - a pineapple bag, and a very nice pineapple bag it is!  You may have to use your imagination - but not too much ladies!!!!

Julie and Linden are making these cute infinity boxes. A great idea for children of any age. The pattern is a wee bit confusing, but I am willing to give it a go. I have even bought the foam squares, so I must be serious, although you two clever ladies did make it look so easy. In the photo below is Linden's beaut stittchery quilt - great work so far. We would love to see more of it.

 Again, I absolutely love this small quilt! It really is a work of art. Once more I lost the plot. All I can say is that anyone who has had a stroke will understand.

You will notice that there are many quilts without names or descriptions. I can only apoligise again. I haven't been well lately and simply could not work out which is which. I did make the following notes:
Bev - had a beautiful (as always) quilt
Margaret - an applique sniggly quilt
Lois - raffle prize for Breast Cancer mornng tea - details to follow
Kaye - almost finished Kansas Troubles quilt - six years in the making
Rosemary - AQA member exhibiton quilt - as we would expect from such a wonderful quilter
Lorraine - medallian project - and hexagons
Lucy - hand quilted panel

Now for special diary notes:

4th October Breast Cancer morning tea at Selandra Rise Retirement Village, Clyde Nth. (Between Devon Meadows and Berwick!)

13th and 14th October 10am -4pm Cotton Tales quilt exhibition, Belgrave South Progress Hall 127 Colby Drive, Belgrave Heights. Entry $5
Quilt (and other prizes) raffle, Lucky Dips, Devonshire teas, sausage sizzle and shops on site. All in aid of the Belgrave South/Heights Country Fire Authority.

27th October Quilts of Valour quilt in 10am - 3pm Tasks can be selected as you arrive. All skill levles welcome. Irons, ironing boars and rotary cutters available. Bring a basic sewing kit, sewing machine (if you like)  which will be tagged for free. Morning and afternoon tea provided/ BYO lunch
Harkaway Hall, King Rd. Harkaway. Helen 97073535 or Wyn 95849512

Our next get together is in two days time- Wednesday 3rd of October 10 -2 and don't forget our guest speaker  the wonderful Julie Adamson - best is show at the Melbourne quilt show and expert quilt valuer.

Until then,
Your roving and very befuddles report,
Helen Evans


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