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, December 17, 2012

Wednesday 5th December 2012

Hello again everyone!!! We had a great Christmas party as usual and enjoyed our Kris Kringle swap very much. I had to leave early, so alas did not take any KK pressie photos – but trust me,  beautiful gifts were exchanged, and ogled over.


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The first two pictures are of our pressie table – looking quite splendid. Then this was this cute snow folk pattern was brought in by Maggy – all ready to work on – except for the fact that she had forgotten part of her sewing kit – it was a hardship, but she managed to nibble away on the great food, chat all day and enjoy Sandra and Ramona’s secret recipe for punch.


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Here we have Jeanette with some ab fab show and tell – her first was a striking challenge quilt from the Waverley Scrapaholics group – the second a Leisa Siegal mystery “Quilt in a box” using fabric from her stash. I may have those two the wrong way around, if so please forgive me Jeanette. At least I know what her third quilt is – it is Esther Aliu’s “12 days of Christmas” mystery quilt from 2011, to which Jeanette hs added some beautiful, unique touches of her own. A true champion!!!


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Here. we have Frances with her wonderful quilt which she made from the Ricky Timms’ book  “Special Convergence” – she has named it “Tropical Harmony” – inspired by the lovely fabrics she used. The rest of the pics here are of some of the various projects that we were working on – all looking good.


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More work in progress, including one very cute and mobile one xx


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Another WIP and at long last we got to see Sandra’s impressive boots from Maceys in Houston – worth another trip???


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Here is Jo with this gorgeous table runner – beautiful and then a bag made by Jo (or someone in her friendship group) made out of a tea towel – of all things. he bag is shown inside and out. Whoever did make it was has a wonderful taste in tea towels – now wouldn’t that be a great challenge?

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Here are our lucky door prize winners – Sally and Maggy. We all had a fun day, appreciating a cool change in the weather thank goodness, and look forward to 2013.

Our first day is Wednesday 6th of February 2013 and please retreat visitors – don’t forget out bonus pre-pre retreat meeting on Wednesday 17th July 2013 – all welcome, so take this into acount when booking your flights etc.

So happy holidays and new year to all,



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