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, November 10, 2008

Wednesday 5th November

We had a huge crowd for our November meeting and had a wonderful day - next month is our Christmas party, so keep an eye for all the details on the Scquilters list. Bags were the theme for this month - I did rather lose track of the descriptions of some of them - there were so many, so apologies in advance!
This is Louise's very useful - all purpose bag that has seem many Carrum Downs meetings!

My notes lost the plot here, but you can see it is a lovely bag made with hexagons & circles

Again - lost the plot! Is this a bag of Sally's? Done in a class at Mornington Peninsula Quilters???

Shashiko bag made by Wyn - now Ramona's as well as a bag basket (I think?)

Fran's impressive bag collection!

Fran's finished Mystery quilt in gorgeous Christmas prints from Fran's mystery quilt list on Yahoo.

Fran's "retreat" bag with pockets galore

Virginia's version of Ruth Buchanan's "C" for Cootamundra

"B" for Bondi

"A" for Adiminiby

Virginia's cat bag! An old favourite.

Kate's gorgeous collection

Kate with the lovely silk print she brought back from Madagascar. The writings on this one were translated as "Home sweet Home" - but unlike any Madagascan homes Kate saw.

Shirleys collection made in collaboration with Susan Mayfiled in NZ - some lovely bags!

Shirley's wonderful hand pieced hexagon quilt, using striking Amy Butler & Kaffe Fasset fabrics.
Magnificently quilted by Helen Hayes.

Bar with some of her favourite bags, including a knitted pumpkin bag, see below!

A brilliant bag made by Sue to take to Quilt & Craft shows with inserts for just about everything - wallet, glasses, key ring, mobile phone!

Sally - a stunning quilt made in a Pam Holland "Drapplique" class - see photo!

Sally's seminole practise blocks ended up as a great bag.

A stack & slash UFO which Sally finished for the Mornington Peninsula group's caring quilts.

An impressive bag

Sue with a Monica Poole bag - great use of ric rac.

Bronwyn, close ups of magnificent blocks from Leesa Chandler's Oriental BOM

The finished quilt - which Bronwyn changed just little bit - magnificent!!!

Marilyn - what can I say? Another wonderous bag lady!

A close up of this unique bag - the pattern was a gift from Wyn.

The above bags were all made by Marilyn - or for Marilyn - aren't they lovely?

Pam's latest efforts. Wow!!

A great bag made in Susan Mayfield's class at the Bendigo retreat - not sure who by but isn't it impressive? The class involved braiding the threads used for the handles as well as making the bag, of course.

a lovely bright bag made by Wyn for one of her grand daughters

Some great bags made by Wyn (& friends) including this Virginia Enright pattern which Wyn took a shine to and made for her grand daughter complete with photos

A great mug bag that Dianne R showed - made by Sally as her KK gift one Christmas here!

Lovely bag made by Jenni Strahan for me (Helen E)

Mystery bag maker!! These bags were made as a gift for all moderators & guides by a mystery benefactor at the Canberra (or was it Sydney?) retreat. I was lucky enough to be a guide at them time! It also included a rotary cutter holder inside. Will pay in FQs for any clue as to the maker!!!

More wonderful Scquilty gifts for me!! From Fiona Dunn, Sharon Staden & Roz Panetta.

I needed to make a quilt in a hurry for a Breast Cancer fundraiser - I pulled out some of my 9 patches from Susan Britton's wonderful swap & this was the result.

Label on the back of the quilt I made for my youngest sister's 50th - using a "recent" family photo. Can you guess which one is me (Helen E)? A clue - I'm not the one wearing a tie.

The 50th birthday quilt - a "trip around the world" for my sister Sandra.

Hermione demonstrating her hexagon laptop cover.

Helen Y with her nifty bag. A really useful pattern from Leanne Beasley - you can make the bag in different fabrics and swap the handles over.

Pam's bear Christmas bauble!! A very nifty decoration.

Even more of the little bears - someone is having a very beary Christmas! The pattern is by a friend of mine - Josey Freni from Devon Meadows, and is called "Joy" - just contact me for her details if you want to buy the pattern.
Pam with her self designed sewing cushions - a great idea!

And that is all for now - look out for details of our Christmas Party on the first Wednesday of December on the Scquilters list. We have lots of fun planned swaps, kris kringle,lovely Christmas food etc etc, untl next month,
Helen Evans
Devon Meadows, Vic

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