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.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday 5th March 2014

Finally I am back in the blogisphere – I have to watch out I don’t get sacked for dereliction of blog duty, however for now, I bring you our March blog, in all its glory.

Just be patient while I find the photos now – I don’t think the Washington monument was in any of the quilts…looking…looking…..

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Ok here we have a 1600 quilt that I made a while ago, but it now has borders and just needs quilting and binding. It is for Daughter Elizabeth. Then we have the remarkable sight of Lynda learning to knit!!! Progress was made, thanks to the excellent tutelage of Wynn, and as you can see, it is looking very good so far.


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This piece, which Marilyn did in a Craftsy course with Caroline Wharfe, using both machine and hand titching and beading – it is now mounted on canvas and is just beautiful. And Simone has made a special tote for her daughter’s birthday to hold her rainbow loom and all its bits and pieces. Any parent of a young child will know what a rainbow loom is ( alas I don’t!). The tote is very cleverly made – congrats to Simone.


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Here Robyn is, with her mother’s help. al ready for Christmas 2014, with this beautiful Christmas stitchery wall hanging. And lovely Louse has made this great couch companion for stitchers, together with the matching cute little scrap bin. The fabrics are just wonderful.


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Deidre – back with us after her wonderful nursing period in Africa – is making this sweet sock bag for her friend who has a sock problem with her family. And Kate’s final knitted doll is almost finished for another lucky young relative. The photo does not do justice to the intricate knitting that Kate has done – love the hat too.


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This magnificent piece of work shows that “we are not worthy”. Kate, again stunned us with this quilt, complete with machine embroidery in each square.


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First we have Marilyn, working on a tapestry she bought (complete kit) at the op shop. It is going to be wonderful. And Fran has made this black and white quilt – as requested by her grand daughter for her 13th birthday (grand daughter’s not Fran’s). It was quilted beautifully by Kylie Cannon of Finely Quilted Beaumaris.


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Here Bar is showing us a very pretty stable bag she has made for her sister in law. Very nice. And here is a quilt Sally made for a girl friend’s daughter ten years ago. It has been much loved and much washed , so Sally is replacing the binding. It has gently faded into a lovely vintage style.


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Here are the last two FQ packs that were left when my niece visited the Victoria and Albert museum and found them at half price. She very kindly bought them and posted them to me. Such beautiful fabrics and all reproductions of old fabrics produced exclusively by the V&A.


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This is a fabulous quilt made by Jeanette – with broiderie perse in the centre and then using repro scraps in a beautiful pattern around the centre. Gorgeous.



Now this is from Jeanette’s Ipad. You can see that a lady is working on a quilt. Many of you may be familiar with the SIMS family game – in the SIMS Free Play…module, Jeanette persuaded her son’s partner to add Quilting to hobbies for seniors. After twitching (bird watching), it is the most popular hobby now on this popular world wide game. The “senior” quilter, in her special quilt studio, goes through the whole process of making a quilt as part of the game, and you can even have a patchwork teddy bear in your Sims house.

And, last but by no means least, below you will see the raffle quilt for the St. John’s Quilters in Cranbourne. Di organised for some of them to make a basket block and it has been beautifully put together, and then quilted by Sue Foster from Lang Lang.

Tickets will be on sale at their Quilt show, celebrating 150 of St.John’s Anglican church in Cranbourne – details below the photos.

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The St.John’s Quilt Show and Art Exhibition will be held on Saturday 5th April 9.30 – 4.30 and Sunday 6th April 12.30 – 4.30 at the Bishop John Wilson Education Centre 27 Childers St, Cranbourne. Admission $5. Proceeds to the Blairlogie Living and Learning Centre. There will be refreshments, trading table and artwork by local artists for sale.

And on that note – I’m all blogged out for March.

Roving reporter

Helen Rvans

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