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.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday 6th June 2012

We had a great “Biggest Morning Tea” day – with a wonderful array of yummy foods and lovely raffle prizes. Thanks, mainly to all the work done my Marilyn, we raised (I think) close to $400.

As always there was lots of fun and some wonderful show and tell. Now, I cannot show you all the Show and tell because some groups are still working on their Bedford quilts – we some of our pics will have to be delayed until after August, but here are the rest.


Ramona made this gorgeous quilt for her daughter Laura’s 21st birthday. She had done the stitchery a while ago, and 5 days before the birthday, as one does, Ramona decided (after Laura had admires some fabrics at Foothills Fabric and Threads), that she would make a quilt for the big day! I am pretty sure Hermione quilted it too.  If you enlarge the pictures, you will see that all the guests signed the strip on the back of the quilt. What a lovely memento of a very special birthday.


Wyn is holding up my 2012 year quilt, so far – I am trying to catch up as much as possible, before Townsville – but have every daily activity (nefarious or otherwise) recorded in my diary – so all is not lost. The beautiful brooch I am wearing, was a gift from my QDU biggest morning tea swap partner – Fiona Dunn – thanks so much Fiona!


Kali has moved from Hobart to Tecoma, in the Dandenong range – Hobart’s loss is our gain! Here she shows us her beautiful finished version of “Over the River and into the woods” – a Crabapple Hill pattern. Kali has made it in striking coffee colours – very effective. Welcome Kali.


Sally proudly showing us her last border on her DJ quilt – only a few blocks to go – after all these years. Great work Sally! Marilyn made this lovely wall hanging in a workshop with Debbie Lake – very beautiful and very clever.


Jennifer showing us the progress she and her work colleague have made on the lovely vintage Grandmother’s Flower garden quilt. And here we have this mammoth quilt from Bronwyn – made up of leaders and enders – so affective and so clever! What an effort – I think we would all like to make such good use of our scraps – if Bronwyn doesn’t take them all!


First, we have a WIP from Di, using what I believe is the Bendigo committee challenge fabric from three years ago – not sure who picked it, but it was a bugger to use! Frances proudly showed us the quilt she has made for her sister, who lives in Hong Kong. What a beautiful, intricate gift – the detail is incredible.


And here is Frances again, with a pattern that came as with a DVD in Quilters’ Companion. Frances sent away for more patterns and now there is no stopping her! She found it very useful for practising her free motion quilting as well. What beautiful work – I went home and immediately made sure that I had the same DVD – from Helen Godden.


Pam brought along her three (so far) challenge blocks from our Monday group – themes Faith, Life and Carnivale – brilliant!  I have promise to bring mine in next time- really!


Di M. is finishing off a pretty donated (partly finished) wall hanging for her Church’s street stall in Cranbourne – held today and tomorrow – well worth visiting. And Laurel has finished off a UFO from 5 years ago, started at Patchwork Pumpkin in Frankston. Very pretty.


Here is Cynthia’s version of “Over the River and into the woods” – beautiful in red – not too much left to go!  And here is someone knitting something – not sure what, as I didn’t note it at the time, but I am sure all will be revealed in the coming months.

And that is all for June folks – the blog will be turned over to Ramona in July as I will be extending my retreat stay in Townsville with a week on Magnetic Island (I know, someone has to do it)! Ramona will give you all the details of our Zentagle information day and workshop – to take place at our August get together – all will be revealed next month!

So bye for now

your roving reporter,

Helen Evans

Devon Meadows, Vic ( 15 minutes from Carrum Downs and half way between Melbourne and Phillip Island)

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