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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wednesday 1st October

It was a great, virtuous day at Carrum Downs on the first Wednesday in October. We had our Breast cancer Comfort Cushions effort where we sewed, overlocked, pinned, turned etc to make cushion and bags for the BCCC organisation. The founder Paula Summerfield gave us a very informative talk and we all talked about our own experiences of how much these very useful gifts mean to women with breast cancer.

A couple of completed Xray bags - there are no commercially available bags for holding xrays.

Completed bags for holding those awkward drainage tubes

Pam & Laurel taking a break on the "sweat shop" line!

Fran and Marilyn at the forefront of our effort

A bit quiet this month due to everyone bringing either their sewing equipment or being stuck at home with the dreaded lurgy! But still wonderful!

Well, this wall hanging tells its own story! It was made for me by Susan, a lovely member of my weekly Monday group . It was an unexpected gift and I was quite overcome by it. It is now proudly displayed on the wall of my real shed, which I might add, looks nothing like this.

Ginny made this beaded worm for her DH to use as bait at the Monash Graduates Ball at the Melbourne Aquarium. As there was an underwater theme (what a surprise!), he requested the worm so he could catch a mermaid.

Ginny then set her talents to making this wonder coat - ab fab and full of beaded, watery themes!

Ginny - front view redundant in her splendour!!

The final triumph! An exquisitely embroidered marine themed bag - note all the beading.

Bar's lovely version of the Ricketty Stitches pattern "Spring is Here"

A close up of her beautiful work

Robyn's lovely new bag.

Opps!! What is my gorgeous great-neice doing in show & tell? I wonder how her photo ended up here??? At least for the purposes of show & tell she is holding her dolly wrapped in a quilt I made for Elizabeth's teddy, Mrs Honeypot, in 1996!
I would like to thank everyone on behalf of Paula for all the good work done for the BCCCC group and hope that we can repeat it next year.
Thus endeth this month's blog. Our next meeting takes place on Wednesday 5th November. Same bat time, same bat station. Different bat theme though - November will be a BAG meeting, we want to see bags you have made, been given or otherwise acquired.
until next time,
Helen Evans
Devon Meadows, Vic

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