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.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wednesday 6th of March 2013

It was a great day for us all at Carrum Downs this month (yes . I have JUST got in, in time!). The weather continued to be HOT, so the a/c was very much appreciated, and we all relaxed and had a wonderful time. We were blesses with a visit from Marita, the rule steady lady  Marita brought along her shop and showed us her clever husband’s latest inventions!

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As you can see, most of the usual suspects attended, and you can see Marita’s table of goodies in the far corner of the second and third photos – sorry I didn’t get a better photo of it!!

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Cynthia, who has been very unwell, was presented with a lovely healing hearts quilt top from the group – assembled by the lovely Bronwyn. There certainly was a tear or two around the room!


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Here Ginny shows us her pretty bear stitchery, as well as her next stitchery project – both Christmas themed.


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Fran has been working on her UFOs – the magnificent purple quilt was a kit bought in Tasmania some years ago – inspiring for those of us who have panels and don’t quite know what to do with them! And Fran also brought along a unique disappearing 9 patch – with the added touch of circles added. A great new design innovation – although Fran did mention that some of her piecing didn’t quite match up – hence the circles to hide this – see you can never make a mistake in a quilt!! This quilt was beautifully quilted by Kylie Cannon.


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Here we have a stunning, artistic quilt from Jeanette –  Eucalyptus #1,  beautifully enhanced with machine stitching. This was made in a course by Deb Layt, who will be teaching at the Bendigo Retreat.

And alongside this, we have a gorgeous stitchery from Maggy. What a lovely design.


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Robyn was working on her Farmer’s Wife blocks – good luck with that Robyn! Although I really think the term Farmer’s Wife is redundant. As a farm girl myself, I feel the term is insulting to all the wives of farmers. Farmers wives, are farmers too!! Having seen the work that goes on in any farm I can vouch for that!!! 

Deidre is working on another absolutely fabulous stitchery – beautiful work as always.


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Here is Bar’s latest work – a change from hexagons, with her cats and mice. Very cute! And Sally is diligently quilting away on her beautiful dolphin quilt.

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Here we have Bronwyn with a UFO she is finishing off – cobblestones and hearts. Lovely as always Bronwyn! And Wyn is  working on a Bargello design – lots of work, but so effective. And Di, hand quilting the fugly fabric challenge from the Bendigo retreat committee.

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Here we have Kate, doing some, shock! Horror! Real sewing! A rare sight at a scquilters get together. A stitchery from me (Helen), that has progressed by about two stiches since it was last photographed,  and, hard to see, but some beautiful variegated stitchery work from Ramona.

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This stunning centre block – beautiful needleturn work by, and here I am embarrassed to say, either Sandra or Ramona. But isn’t it just fabulous? And there was supposed to be a pic of stitchery work from Sandra, but I see alien forces have been at work, and – replaced it with…..surely not, it can’t be!!!! Oh yes, they are back, and so is the Doctor – tonight!!!! EXTERMINATE!!!!!!!!!

Speaking of which – I am sorry Jeanette that I didn’t get this done in time to advertise Olga Walters’ class on the 16th of March at Waverley Patchworkers,  however, don’t forget that Bay Quilters are having a quilt-in on April 7th. Just made it in time for that one.

I will probably miss the next Carrum Downs meeting – so the lovely Ramona and Fran may together be producing out April blog – and gosh, it might even get done in a more timely manner!

Anyway, that’s all for March – hope you have enjoyed the report of our get together.

from your roving reporter,

Helen Evans

Devon Meadows, Vic.

1 comment:

Ramona said...

Helen, that applique block is Sandra's, definitely not my standard of work!!!

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