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, August 15, 2011

Wednesday 3rd August, 2011

Before I make up the tale of our August get-together I would like to remind everyone of the Mornington Peninsula Quilters Guild’s Exhibition – details as follows:

1st weekend in September – Saturday and Sunday from 10am at Toorak College, Mt. Eliza.

Great items for sale as well.

Now to our day at Carrum Downs -

What a gorgeous day it was – Spring visited Melbourne that week and the sunshine brought out much frivolous behaviour – yes, we sure had a fun day.

The trading table was full of special treats, with both Maggie and Laurel on the move – luckily not too far, so they can still join us at our monthly debaucheries.




A few pics of the happy crowd.



Front and back of Hermione’s quilt. She said that she didn’t remember making it when she was so ill last year – but found it in her UFO pile and quilted it (beautifully, of course), Naturally approximately half of us claimed that we had made it, but as Hermione says “Finders keepers”.

DSC01051 Ramona made this lovely specimen “Hills and Mountains” using 60 degree triangles for her twin sister Rose. Love the fabrics used.

DSC01054 Here Wyn (the good looking one) and myself hold up some beautiful fabric, which my friend Belinda and I stretched on to canvas (those who want to hear a record number of swear words are welcome to the DVD of this process for a mere cost of $99.99). I bought the fabric at the Kiama shop hop and loved it so much, I couldn’t bear to cut it up. I have plans for them.



Dianne M. has started a sewing group at her Church. 14 women turned up on the first day – which was a great success. Here are the first two projects she had them make – name tags (very useful) as well as mug rugs (also very useful). Good luck with your group Di!



Here Sally proudly (ok , there was a bit of persuasion) shows us her first Dear Jane triangle. Only how many more to go???

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A very warm welcome to Deidre who joined us this month – she brought along a beautiful stitchery bag and is currently working on this beautiful flower stitchery. Too clever!!

DSC01062 Wyn brought back this striking panel back from Tanzania and has incorporated it in this beautiful quilt. Wyn is kindly donating it to the church organisation which organised the Tanzanian trip. The binding, strips and flying geese used the challenge fabric from the Bendigo Retreat Committee’s annual weekend of fun and frivolity and occasionally planning! 2013 here we come.


DSC01063 Jennifer with yet another of her beautiful applique blocks – she is making them up as she goes along – not, as I wrongly (spank me! spank me!) wrote last month, doing a BOM from Anne Marie's store in Mentone.


DSC01064 What a fast worker! Julie, who joined us last month, borrowed a book from our great library and promptly made this magnificent table runner from a pattern in the book, Great work Julie – keep it up and we’ll have you organising the Christmas Party.


Pam purchased this panel as an outlined picture and has appliqued in her usual incomparable manner, a beautiful quilt top.

DSC01067 Laurel – and her beautiful version of block three of “Down in the Garden”. Love the colours she has chosen – don’t know why she is working on it sideways though.


DSC01068 Lovely Louise and her blocks for this year’s “Quilt for a Cause” – every year Moda Fabrics owner brings out a collection of reproduction fabrics to match antique quilts called “Collection for a Cause” – with proceeds going to charities. Looking at these fabrics makes one want to check it out on the Moda website. Great work, as always Louise.

DSC01069 Sandra working on her beautifully coloured Pies and Tarts quilt – pattern from (excuse guessing but I cannot read my scribble) Sue Dally? Daffy? Daily"? Sorry Sue – I do love your patterns.



Fran, firstly a beautiful cushion from a workshop with Leesa Siegel and secondly, a memory quilt she made for her mother’s 80th birthday some years ago. She asked family members to contribute to make a wonderful quilt which has become a memorial to her mother.

DSC01075 Ginny made this lovely stitcher’s pocket from a “Leanne’s House” pattern. A beautiful pattern and such lovely work. I was lucky enough to purchase this pattern from the trading table – next project??

Before I sign off, I am sure all of us who knew Anjii Solomon were shocked and saddened by her sudden death wish her a peaceful rest now.

Your roving reporter,

Helen Evans

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