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, October 13, 2014

Wednesday 1st October 2014

It was another fabulous get together at Carrum Downs on the first Wednesday of the month. We welcomed a new friend, Diane and also welcomed back Deidre (without her plaster cast). It really was a lovely day for talking and chatting and a big thank you to Jo for baking our very tasty morning tea. Simone popped in with her beautiful daughter to collect fabrics to be donated to a disadvantaged school in WA for sewing classes and what seemed like more than the usual fun and chatter took place – if that is possible.


Here is a beautiful doll’s quilt (slightly enlarged) made by Robyn. Beautiful fabrics and a lovely design.



Sally made this absolutely striking quilt from a sketch her daughter made. It is a spectacular work of art, magnificently executed by the very clever Sally.


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Dianne M.’s lovely sister Glenys – a visitor from time to time to our group, who lives in Cairns – made this quilt for Di’s daughter on completion of her law degree. Glenys has included all sorts of fabric, relevant to Sarah’s life, career and love of travel, as you can see for the close ups. The lovely pattern is a Disappearing Hour Glass – you can find it on Missouri Quilting’s U-tube site. Well done Glenys! And in Carlton colours too – Sarah will love it.



Here “as we speak” Cynthia is knitting this beautiful lacy look shawl, using lovely variegated wool. The wool was purchased from Morris and Son in the old Sportscraft building in Melbourne – where the CBD group meet monthly.



Marilyn was fortunate enough to attend a workshop with felting queen Elizabeth Armstrong at Dymocks in the city – with this fantastic result.  Absolutely beautiful work. Marilyn told us that Elizabeth was a marvellous tutor.


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Deidre has finally finished a beautiful embroidered doily – after only 25 years. And it was worth the wait – a really sweet embroidery pattern! She also brought along her glasses case, made with fabric to remind her of her beloved Africa. And, last but not least, one of her finished very cute sock bags. Well done Deidre


Here Marilyn has assembled her lovely hand pieced quilt for us to see her progress. This was from a class at one of the Scquilters retreats – obviously a most successful one!


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Here is my contribution to show and tell – which I took, but forgot to show and tell! The lovely scarf was made by my wonderful neighbour for my Big 0 birthday. And during the day I was working on poppies (here is one of them!) for the 5000 poppies project, which you can read about here:


Well, until next time: Wednesday November 5th 2014, when we hold our AGM. I have sent a copy of the minutes of our previous meeting (as an attachment) to the Carrum Downs Yahoo group. If anyone wants a copy, please e-mail me (

We are most keen for new people  to join our committee – a requirement of Insurance regulations – so that hard working members like Ramona, who has never been off the committee can retire for a while at least!

So, until November 5th,

that is it from you roving reporter,

Helen Evans

Devon Meadows, Vic.

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