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.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Wednesday 5th March

Welcome to our first ever "blogged" meeting! After seeing Pennie Darling's excellent blog of Sydney Scquilters get togethers, we decided to join the club. From next month - now that I know we are officially blogging, I will take photos of everyone working on their projects as well as any noteworthy antics from Hermione et al! So, I do apologise for our slightly abbreviated (or is it inebriated) first blog. Those of you who follow my monthly descriptions of Carrum Downs will know of my talent for mis-writing details, not being able to read my own writing or leaving someboy out (sorry Wendy!). You will be pleased to know that you that none of this will change - just the location of my writings. Also, as a blog virgin, I apologise in advance for any mistakes - I am sure there will be many! So, without further ado, her we go ....... "It was the best of times, it was...." ooops, wrong beginning, I'll try again! I usually don't mention morning tea, but in this case I will make an exception - Ramona's lemon cake was "to die for" & Jo's wonderful scones with my home made raspberry jam were so yummy, let's just say a lot of diets were temporarily suspended! The usual fun and frivolity took place. Plus, Wyn, Marilyn and Kate all told us about their wonderful textile tour of Egypt and surrounds with fellow Scquilter Jenny Bowker. We don't have photos of the wonderful works they purchased and brought along to show us, but Kate has put some photos on the Scquilters Yahoo page - they are really worth a look. From their descriptions of this tour, I would strongly advise that you sell your family (anyone want a slightly used DH - will throw in a 16 year old for free!) to go on one of these tours if Jenny does one again!

Show and Tell - we had an Easter theme, but, as always, all show and tell was welcomed.

Miriam (welcome Miriam - a new Scquilter from Endeavour Hills) was working on a Starburst hand pieced quilt - hopefully we can show you the finished product next month - she brought along an Anne's Glory Box BOM, crazy pieced in diamond shapes with beautiful touches of lace, trims and embroidery.

Miriam also brought along a sweet Easter bunny - in keeping with the theme.

Wendy brought along a block roll (not pictured) she had made with a cut down pool noodle following Ramona's & Helen Y.'s show & tell last month. Plus, she had a gorgeous snowball/nine patch in girly fabric for her new great-niece.

Robyn brought in some Easter eggs - beautifully painted and decorated. Our Robyn is full of hidden talents!

Louise let us see a row of the Dear Jane she is doing, slowly, but exquisitely as always!

Lynne was in a 9 patch Christmas swap and has added stitcheries to produce a lovely quilt.

Lynne also brought a stunning disappearing 9 patch. Here it is!

Wynn brought a gorgeous quilt that she had made at the Ballarat Quilt in - using up the "Sweet Romance" range of fabrics. Cheryl Prater of Aspendale Vic custom quilted it beautifully.

Di - brought her Easter Bunnies out of the closet for our meeting. They were an ab fab trio.

Marilyn, our super humble over-achiever showed us her Oriental fabrics, out together in wonderful pattern and also quilted by Cheryl Prater.

Kate bought up some cheap and cheerfull fabrics to try Hidden Wells with this spectacular result.

Lastly myself, Helen E. dragged some mouldy oldies out of the quilt cupboard. One quilt of Easter Bunnies.

This one shows my "good face for radio" as it is commonly known! I am holding my Easter Bunny.

And last of all my Liberty Cooks tablecloth that I bring out every Easter.

Well, I hope to improve my blogging by the time I do the report for next month's meeting. Speaking of which, our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 2nd April. It is a school holiday meeting so it will be a "Bring a plate to share for lunch" day! Our theme for Show and tell is "Autumn". We look forward to seeing both our regulars and any visitors on that date. Until then....... it is bye from your roving reporter,
Helen Evans,
Devon Meadows, Vic.
( for those who don't know - Devon Meadows is a rural area approx half way betweeen Melbourne & Phillip Island and fortunately, only 15 minutes from Carrum Downs)


Vireya said...

I'm happy to be the first to comment!

Wish I could get down there some time, I always seem to have things on when it is Carrum Downs day.

Auntie Jappa said...

Hey Helen well done, lovely way to present it all!!!
And LURVE the face for radio pic - you also have the voice for it1

Nicole & Phil said...

I always love to read your carrum downs posts in SCQ...and now I can see the photos really easily!
I wish I lived in your area....looks like agreat bunch of people.
thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

Well done Helen. Hopefully I'll make it to the April meeting. I was working in Feb & Mar so missed them. Fingers crossed for April.

Ozjane said...

Well done oh expert virgin.
Great way to have show and tell
The best way to do the photos is to download Picasa.. I shall email you.

This is of course in my humble opinion!!

Lindi said...

Congratulations on your first blog post, Helen. You've done very well!
I look forward to your future posts, and it is nice seeing the work rather than just reading about it on SCQs - lovely work, all of you.

Lissa Jane said...

Helen.. Well done! a big gold star for you, and I had a laugh at your good face for radio comment.. of course my face is used for making gorilla biscuits at the bakery *W*

take care and can't wait to see your next entry!

PS I LOVED everyones projects, specially Wyn's circular flying geese, its a beauty!

Foothills Fabric & Threads said...

Well done Helen, a fantastic job.

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