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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Special Invitation to Scquilters 2012 Townsville Retreat



Just a taste of the fun at previous retreats!

"I'd like to invite you to Southern Cross Quilters Retreat Townsville 2012
in the beautiful tropics of North Queensland. Winter is when we know why we
live in North Queensland. We would like to invite you to join us to
experience it too.
Visit the site for the 2012 SCQ Retreat in beautiful, relaxed ,tropical,
You will find the Expression of Interest form there, ready for you to print
off and send us.
You will also find details about how to book accommodation.
And make sure you keep checking back, for new details posted each week.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Townsville in June/July 2012.
and The Committee
SCQ Retreat Townsville 2012 "

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wednesday 7th September 2011 part 2

And here we have to usual part of our get together – before I post all the pictures and show and tell  I would like to let you all know that we have decided to make chemo drip bags – mainly for men this time as our charity for next year and we will hold a working bee at one of our meetings – date yet to be announced, but start saving all your “manly” fabric for theses.

I still have a supply of the breast cancer cushions and bags (partly completed) for anyone who needs them for a friend or a local hospital.

And while we are on the topic of charity – next year’s Bedford Mystery Quilt – to aid children with disabilities in South Australia, will be put together at our meeting on the 2nd of May. If you look back on previous meetings reports you will see quite a few of this years’ completed quilts. And, because we have signed up so many people to do the quilt this year, Leisa Siegal is coming over from S.A. to help us out and also to tell us about the wonderful work of the foundation. We need to pay the balance for these kits by the December meeting.


Jennifer, Ramona and Narelle



Louise and Fran and Deidre and Robyn



Pam, Dianne and Maggie  and Marilyn, Jo and Julie



Jane, Dianne R. and Wyn     and Bar and Sally


And Marilyn and Helen (see Waverley mini quilts in the background).


Marilyn – knotting her knitted hat – great colours


Helen (moi) with her almost completed hexagon bag – made with reproduction fabrics. The bag beside it was given to me by a lovely angel - Anne-Marie Riley – several years ago, and when I saw the pattern for sale at the Kiama shop hop, I just had to buy it and try it for myself. Oh and a Christmas star decoration I am working on it also in the background.


Jane is making the lovely quilt “Fairy Garden” – part stitchery and part applique and also, this great bag she has made.


Sally’s progress on her Dear Jane border triangles.


Wyn finished this UFO from a Lees Chandler class at the Ballarat quilt in and is currently working on this multi coloured zig zag scarf.


Bar has made these easy bags (for her) for her daughter and 2 daughter in laws. The grommets the handles go through looked great – she got them from the Rosedale patchwork shop. She also has made a number of luggage tags for gifts – inspired by an item in our goody bag at Kiama.

Marilyn brought along a completed quilt top she has made for her grandson/daughter’s? kindergarten auction night – she is planning two quilts – one for blue group and one for yellow joining all the photos of the children together with cute yellow/blue spotted fabric. Unfortunately because of privacy laws we cannot show you these quilts with the photos, but let me assure you they look fantastic.



Julie was working on a very pretty stitchery and also brought along her completed mug bag in gorgeous coordinating fabrics. As usual she was a fast worker – she bought the pattern (a fund raiser for charity) at our last meeting! Her DH calls us the Mug Bag group!



Pam’s progress on her Geisha panel – love the Yo Yo flowers around her hair. Beautiful needleturn work.


DSC01153 Dianne brought along this unique teddy bear Harrods bag – a memento of Will and Kate’s wedding. Very cute.



Maggy continues bravely with her work on her 30+ year old cross stitch UFO.


Deidre’s current work in progress – it will make a beautiful glasses case.


Robyn – a cushion and needle case from the Beechworth shop.



A joint effort – Narelle and Louise made these HUGE  bags for carrying everything from grand children to quilts – beautifully decorated.


Louise’s lovely bear stitchery – just gorgeous.


Fran is sewing all her spare hexagons together to make “something” for Christmas.




DSC01163 Jennifer is very proud of her “iris Exuberance” quilt which won an award in the domestic machine quilting section at the Victorian Quilt Show and has been chosen as one in five to be displayed at AQC in 2012. Jennifer’s Flying Free quilt also won a 2nd place in its section in the Victorian Quilt Show. Well done!

That is all for September – is it my imagination, or is the year going much too quickly?

Your roving reporter,

Helen Evans

Devon Meadows, Vic

Wednesday 7th September 2011 part 1

I have divided the photos of our September Meeting into two parts this month due to the extra pics included in this trunk show.

When the Waverley Quilters turned 25 certain members were asked (volunteered!) to make a 16” square quilt to represent what was in vogue during each year of their existence. They used there own fabrics, but had a choice of three bindings in different shades of grey to bring all the quilts together. The group is now 30 years old and the five quilts to represent those years are in progress.

Here are the 25 mini quilts in date order – I must admit, they were a spectacular sight on our wall and created a lot of interest – you may some some familiar names among the makers of these quilts.

DSC01100 1981/81 Hexagons “Granny’s Garden”  Darelle Castelow


DSC01102 1983 Sampler quilt – Mary Ecgies, Joanne Donelon and Sue McQuillen


DSC011051984 Log Cabin – Hilly Van Zylekom


DSC011071985 Pieced stars – Jayne Sinnot


DSC01109 1986 Double wedding ring – Jennie Sherlock


DSC01111 1987 Cathedral Windows – Betty Brown


DSC01113 1988 Amish – Mariya Waters


DSC01115 1989 Margaret Rolf Animals – Deborah Nye


DSC01117 1990 Japanese – Pat Yong


DSC01119 1991 Bargello – Elna Bauman


DSC011211992 Recycled Jeans – Marlene McPherson


DSC01123 1993 Colourwash – Jenny Lindton


DSC01125 1994 Baltimore – Bronwyn Pick and Linda Crouch


DSC01101 1995 Buttonhole applique – Heather Molina


DSC01103 1996 Crazy – Judy Hammersla


DSC01106 1997 Stack ‘n Whack Kaleidoscope– Gale Wicks


DSC01108 1998 Nine patch alternating with applique flowers – Patricia Carol and Debbie Jones


DSC01110 1999 3D flowers – Linda Steele


DSC01112 2000 Origami folding – Jill Abery


DSC01114 2001 Stained glass – Annemarie Campbell


DSC01116 2002 Realistic Pictorial – Richmond Bridge – Jo Botherway


DSC01118 2003 Machine Applique – Jeanette Holkner


DSC01120 2004 Redwork – Anne Andrews


DSC01122 2005 Raw edge applique – Katie Johnson


DSC01124 2006 Art Quilt – Susan Iaconne


I apologise for the quality of some of the photos (note the quilts of course!!), but I’m sure you will agree that it is a wonderful display and we look forward to the next five quilts joining them.

Helen Evans

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