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.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wednesday 3rd Fenruary 2010

Here we are - back for 2010!  It was a nasty stinking hot furnace of a week, so our numbers were down a little, but it was a lovely day with all our holiday catching up!! I don't think the noise level got below warp factor 10 at any stage.
If you are new to Scquilters and live within a radius of 500km of Carrum Downs, please come along and join us. Don't be shy if you are visiting from interstate also. We love having visitors!

Wendy brought along this colourful I Spy quilt for her great-nephew.  A gorgreous piece of work -and the quilt as well, Wendy!!

Bar made this striking picnic rug - using lots of scraps. A brillliant idea.

Marilyn made this wonderful wedding gift for her god-daughter. She used aboriginal fabrics and had it professionally quilted by Cheryl Prater.

Jennifer added another 75,000 stitches to her Floral Flourish quilt - to give more of a trapunto effect - very successfull!

Here I am with my 9 patch blocks from the monthly Scquilters' swap the year before last - coffee and cream was the theme. I had challenged our Monday group to use a FQ of fugly fabric - so used mine in this quilt top. The fugly fabric is of course, the snake-skin fabric. I got some advice on how to do the borders from the gals!

Another one from me, again from our Monday group. We did a pizza box swap - my theme, surprisingly was cows. I am going to put this up in my mother's room in her nursing home when it is quilted - the quilt, not the nursing home! I was very lucky to receive a block for this quilt from the lovely Pauline Sisson before she passed away last year. Hers is the cow surrounded by two hearts, with a bell around it's neck.

Jennifer once more, with her ab fab free motion quilting on her Unchained butterflies quilt.

Another look at Floral flourish, complete with tassels.

Laurel's lovely chenille cushion - lots of work and very well done.

Laurel again with her bright and cheery table topper.

Marilyn with her magnificently machine embroidered cushion.

Marilyn with her Bay Quilters "pack of cards" challenge wall hanging. Brilliant- would you agree that she has "aced" the challenge?

And a better view of Marilyn's wedding quilt for her god- daughter. We have seen this quilt made previously in oriental prints and now this version with aboriginal prints- both equally be-au-tiful.

Pam with her fugly fabric Kirribilli bag - not so fugly any more! In fact,it is rather nice!

Hilly's heart quilt that she made for her friend who visited from Holland a couple of years ago - using all Australian fabrics. A lovely gift.
Wyn has produced a certificate of thanks for the Bendigo Bank for the generous grant we received to purchase books for our library. 

That is about it for February - next month, on Wednesday 3rd March, we will have Tony Sullivan from Victorian Textiles as our guest speaker. Tony is always very entertaining and full of information about new products etc.

Your roving reporter,
Helen Evans,
Devon Meadows, Vic.


Ramona said...

YAY Helen, Great job. Boy you were quick.
xxx Ramona

Julie said...

Just found your blog, my Mum lives not far from Carrum Down so have passed on your details to her. She's an avid quilter. Great quilts too by the way.

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