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.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday 3rd September

As always, it was a lovely meeting last week at Carrum Downs. It was great to see Maggy out and about at last ( still in a wheelchair, but getting around!). I seem to have lost my notes - so if any of the following show & tell information is incorrect, please let me know and I will correct it!
Hermione - a great scrap UFO - now finished.

Laurel - her healing hearts in oriental fabrics with wonderful border fabric as well. A great job.

This is what happens when we leave Robyn, Louise and Narelle to their own devices! A weekend get-together produced these wonderful block rolls.

close up of the work on the block rolls

Robyn with an "extra" - the mother of all block rolls! Dare we ask????

Pam with another of her the all purpose quilts she makes for new babies in her family. It does them from the rolling on the floor stage right through to using in their cars, doing much the same thing, we suspect!!

Fran - her "around the world in 20 quilts"challenge - very well done - see for more details!

Fran - no longer a UFO - made using FQs of lovely flannels.

Sally with a GFG hexagon quilt made in the 70s - Sally is finishing it off for a friend.

A close up of all those 70s fabrics!

Jo - an exquisite bag made for a friend's daughter's wedding - the photos don't do it justice!

A close up of the wedding bag.

Jo's wonderful landscape work - what can I say?

a closer look!

Bar - a gorgeous quilt for new family member "Matilda Grace" - love the braided border.

a close up.

Marilyn with the lovely raffle quilt she has made in 30s fabrics for her church.

Ramona - machine quilted this one for a girlfriend's 5oth. Love the colours!

Ramona again - her Leanne Beasley's "A Quilter's Journey" masterpiece!


Below are some of the WIPs (or should that be PHDs) from around the table!

As you can see, it was a very productive day!
I would like to remind everyone that for our next meeting on October 1st we will be working on cushions, bags etc for the Breast Cancer Comfort Cushion charity. Details as follows:

For our next meeting we will have a working bee for the BCCC (Breast Cancer Comfort Cushion) organisation. There will be a variety of jobs that we can all do, so still bring your own sewing projects and we can swap places on the “sweat shop” line! There will be a variety of jobs to do, from cutting out patterns to pinning bag straps, to machine appliqué, to over locking, to straight sewing, to ironing.

We will need some of you to bring along the following:
Good scissors
Sewing machines
Sewing machines with a good appliqué/buttonhole stitch
An over locker or two
Machine thread – both plain (i.e. cream, grey & black) and variegated
Rulers and cutting mats
Irons and small bench top ironing boards
Power boards/extension cords
Anything you think I have forgotten

Paula Summerfield, who started the BCCC organisation, will be here to help us and will speak about how and why she started the charity group and how much it helps Melbourne’s and Victoria’s breast cancer sufferers.

The BCCC people have pre-cut sets of the patterns for us , however, if anyone chooses to donate any fabric for their future use, 1 ½ metres of nice cotton fabric is required for each “set”, in a cheerful novelty print or floral – the BCCC girls particularly like butterfly themed fabrics. However, any nice fabric you would use for your quilting would do fine.

Helen Evans
Devon Meadows, Vic

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