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, November 11, 2013

Wednesday November 6th, 2013

It sure was a fabulous day for our November get together. So hard to believe that next month we will have our wonderful Christmas meeting (more on that later).

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Jennifer brought along her beautiful applique project – such lovely fabrics and magnificent work! Finished, it will be a masterpiece.


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Here we have Cynthia’s bootie for her soon to be born grandson/granddaughter. So pretty, and she assures us that she does plan to do a matching one. Wendy is holding up a lovey Christmas stitchery for lucky relatives in the UK, as well as a very pretty scrap quilt – pattern from Moda Bake Shop – for babies at Monash Medical centre.


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Jeanette has made up a new Christa Black design for Waverley patch workers charity quilts project. In the past year 200 quilts have been made and donated to worthy causes. Then I (Helen) have an almost finished stitchery – to go to a very special person. Also some beautiful fabrics my sister sent for my birthday earlier in the year. They are reproductions of V&A designs. And last but not least, my solar powered, waving Queen that my sister and brother in law so kindly brougt back for us, after 6 months abroad.


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Here we have a beautifully stitched rose pattern by Marilyn #2 and an ab fab applique lap sized quilt, quilted by Cheryl Prater from Marilyn #1.


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Here is Jo’s gorgeous round robin Quilt. The theme was “Holiday destination”, and the details are just beautiful. Jo did the seagull block in the middle and her long time RR partners. They all had to use some of the challenge fabric too, and what a wonderful result. Even the netting in the second photo was hand made!


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Here is Simone’s very first quilt. What an absolutely splendid sampler quilt it is. Simone used the QAYG method for quilting it. I think we have a born quilter here.  And Louise has already finished Ramona’s pattern from a stitchery day that many of us attended, run by Ramona and Gail Pan in Narre Warren East. It was a great day with fabulous patterns from the girls.


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And here are both of Ramona’s patterns that were part of that stitching day. In the first photo she has mounted one version on canvas and made the other into a wall hanging as Louise has done – equally beautiful. And her second pattern was this lovely hexagon, notebook cover – so pretty.

During the course of the day Ramona mentioned how important our monthly extravaganzas were to her for the friendship and sanity they provide, and I think we all feel that way – I know I do! So our Christmas get-together, always terrific, will be extra special this year, with great door prizes and lots of fun. Please don’t forget to bring your Kris Kringle gift (home made or $15-$2o) for our fun pressie swap, as well as a small plate of Christmas food to share for lunch on Wednesday the 4th of December. And, if you have some Christmas show and tell, it would be extra special!

Also, we are asking that you bring along one (or more) unfinished 9 1/2 “ Christmas themed blocks. Any type of block is most welcome, for us to make into charity quilts.

Victorian Textiles have donated plenty of batting for charity quilts, and I will be bringing some along to each meeting for anyone who would like to make a charity quilt. Next year we will be concentrating on “Very Special Kids” (for younger children), and ”Canteen” for older ones, but you are welcome to make any quilt for the charity of your choice as well.

A reminder that the Mornington Peninsula Quilting exhibition – a great show, held every second year – will be held on the 16th –17th of November at Toorak College, Mt. Eliza. There will be traders and hand made items for sale as well – suitable for Kris Kringle gifts???

That is all from your roving reporter,

until next month,

Helen Evans

Devon Meadows, Vic.

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