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.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wednesday 5th November 2014

How excitement! It was our AGM – that means, basically, that due to insurance issues we are an incorporated whatsit and need to elect official Scquilters every year to various positions.

Our beloved past Grand Poobah, Ramona Herman, has retired (for a little while) from the committee of which she has been a member since the Neolithic age. Thank you Marona for everything you have done over the years.

Our new Chancellor of the Exchequer is Marilyn L. Our new secretary of state is Marilyn W. Then we ran out of Marilyns, so it was the wonderful Simone, who so kindly volunteered to be our new Grand Poobah. We bow to you Simone and hope you enjoy your elevated position. Thank you so much.

Once the formalities were over, it was back to chat, sew, chat, eat, chat sew, chat and Show and Tell – and here it is:


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Here, the lovely Wyn shows us the whole cloth bed runner she made with this exquisite fabric she bought while in the USA, as well as the 1600 quilt she has made for he daughter’s guest suite – a 50s caravan in their back yard  - what a wonderful idea. Wyn also made curtains while staying in said caravan, but had to leave them behind as they, too were for her daughter. What a wonderful mother she is!



Isn’t this impressive? Laurel made this striking 9 patch out of 2 and a half inch squares. Don’t you love the black background?

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Here is Jeanette’s beautiful work on her Di Ford Mystery quilt. The centre medallion block is all appliqued in Jeanette’s usual beautiful style.



Simone has started making scrap Lemoyne stars – looking very good so far Simone


Virginia has made good progress on her neutral hexagons – the camera doesn’t do them justice, but they are looking fantastic


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And from me (Helen) farmhouse stitchery #2 for sister #2 to finished, but yet to be framed for Christmas. Also, a raggy flower quilt (Fat Cat patterns), which I forgot to bring, but just have to add the binding to, for my niece in Sydney. Grace requested blues and purples – so that is what I used!

No pictures, but the big news is that Ramona has cleaned up her sewing room and, if her Face book pics are anything to go by, it is looking stupendous. Always a huge job as we all know so well.

Now here is an IMPORTANT notice:

Our next get together is on Wednesday December the 3rd. It will be our “All singing,  all dancing Christmas extravaganza” CDs from the official “Evans Daggy Christmas Collection” will be played for your listening pleasure. A Christmas quiz may  take place. There may be a special prize for the Christmas quiz which may take place.

We request that, as well as any show and tell you have, you bring some Christmas themed show and tell – it can be a little decoration or a huge quilt – anything you have made especially for Christmas.

We are having our usual Kris Kringle pressie swap – a gift of around $15 –$20. Can be purchased or home made – either is perfectly fine.

And please bring a small plate of food to share for our special Christmas lunch. I have plates, Christmas napkins and tablecloths all ready to bring, as well as decorations, a tree and Big Bad Merv to set everything up.  If anyone has some special Christmas decorations, please bring them along on the day.

So, until next month, when we will be rocking around the Christmas tree,

it is you roving reporter.

about to have a well earned drink,

signing off for November,

Helen Evans

from the wilds of Devon Meadows, Vic.

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