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, May 6, 2009

Wednesday 6th May 2009

We did have a great day today at Carrum Downs - as we always do! I don't know about the other lucky Scquilters who attend, but I always look forward to our days of chatter, sewing, coffee or tea, but most of all the wonderful company. We had amost wonderful surprise, as you willl now see:-
Jenny arrived with an unopened parcel she had thought was her mothers' day present from her daughter who is o/s - but what she found was an even better surprise. Quilter Jill Owens, a lovely lady from Montana, whose husband is a fire fighter, had somehiow got hold of Jenny's address and has made this glorious quilt to be donated to a bushfire victim. Jill included a heartfelt letter - to be given with the quilt, which almost brought tears to our eyes. Thank you so much Jill. I cannot tell you what a wonderful feeling your quilt gave us today. Jenny is off to Kinglake on Friday to hand out more quilts, so I am sure yours will be donated without delay.
The label on Jill's quilt, which speaks for itself.

Some people who shall remain nameless (Marilyn) won a prize in the Jane McGrath foundation raffle at the Adelaide Retreat. This magnificent quilt made and donated by Jenny Bowker was the prize. It couldn't have gone to a nicer person. I know Marilyn will treasure it always.

The back 0f the quilt - showing Jennny's detailed quilting. There is also a beautiful poem on the label of the quilt.

Another bushfire quilt made by Marilyn. A disappearing 9 patch in a wonderful range of purples

Cynthia is "this close" to completing her beautiful stitchery heart - with, according to her, three million french knots!

Di R working on her Adelaide candlewicking class block

Wyn's finished Adelaide block - everyone who did this class agreed that it was a really great experience

Kate's "Wine and Roses" table topper challenge entry. Beautiful work.

This lovely quilt was made by Bronwyn for her niece's 21st. It is a tad late, but don't listen to the rumours that her niece is now 42. Bronwyn assures us it is only a few weeks late........

Bar made up this new pattern for a "Moonshine" bag. The fabric is just wonderul, as it the workmanship - of course

And lo and behold! Di R was given a "Moonshine Bag" by her Adelaide Angel - in beautiful purples

And from her Adelaide mortal Di received this great bag too

Another Adelaide triumph! Wendy made this absolutely precise mariners compass in the foundation piecing class. It was another class universally approved of and I can tell I will have to learn a few more tricks as I learnt foundation piecing from an idiot - yup self taught!

I received this ab fab bag from my mortal in Adelaide. See how wonderfully she has machine embroidered....

both sides! Thank you Lynell. I have already put it to good use.

Me with a couple of "Rubbish" bears I have made for either Bushfire victims or the Breast Cancer cushion ladies - I am sort of doing them for both. The pattern is from my good friend Inge

Ginny made quite a number of these Chooks for friends and family. I did wonder when she started fiddling with its bottom - but what a surprise, there was a zipper there and even more of a surprise, the chook was full of lollies

I think I can safely say that it was the sort of day the even those who weren't there will remember well. So, until next month, when we are holding "Australia's biggest morning tea" to raise funds for breast cancer research, look after yourselves and keep out of trouble - espescially you Wyn, you naughty thing!
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Helen Evans

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