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.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014


V.I.P. Message for May meeting

For our next meeting on Wednesday 7th May we will be holding our extravaganza Biggest Morning Tea – oops no – even bigger than that – our Biggest LUNCH. We are asking all of you to bring a small plate of delicious food to share for our lunch to aid Cancer Research. We will be joining with Vic Quilters this year in supporting Ovarian Cancer.

Now, we want you to be cashed up as there will be a lovely raffle and the all proceeds of the sale of all items on the trading table will be donated as well. So, please go through your stashes/books/ mags. etc. for anything that you may not need, but that someone else is sure to want to buy – all for a great cause.

Be there or be square!!!

Now to what did or did not happen on Wednesday in Carrum Downs last week.


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Maggie’s almost completed Owl cute stitchery and Sally’s Jacobean applique quilt top – beautifully done in spectacular colours.


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Marilyn has made a Quilt of Valour in the striking shades of yellow and blue. It is a split 4 patch . Marilyn used 5inch squares – so keep it in mind for charm packs! Yellow and blue is always a beautiful combination!

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This a a pattern that Bronwyn has designed to be used with a jelly roll – she has very kindly made it available to anyone making charity quilts – very clever. And here is a big cushion to sit on for yet another (#9 in fact) of Wyn’s great grandchildren. If you can guess his name, please e-mail me privately and I will send you a little prize!

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Here Simone shows us her fabulous Dogs with personality quilt – from an old American magazine or book. They are so cute with their sunglasses – I urge you to click on this one, in particular, to see it up close (but click on all the pics anyway!). Simone quilted this herself too. For the first time in many many years I (Helen) am hand piecing a quilt. This is a medallion quilt by the lovely Judy Newman, and as you can see , I am using retro fabrics.


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Here is lovely Robyn in a terrific scarf she has made, in time for the cooler months, and also with a great little quilt – a pattern from Jennifer Knowles.


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Jo showed us thus Gift quilt for Waverley Patchworkers – lovely in yellow and black – another fabulous colour combination.  Jo also showed us her completed Bedford mystery quilt – however we are not allowed to show you that one yet, as Jo, as usual, is ahead of the pack.



And here are a few of the gels hard at work for a change.


So, please don’t forget our BIG day next month – we also have some interesting speakers/g us over the visiting us in the near future as well as a our BIG O birthday celebration in August for the many of us having Big O birthdays this year.


The Waverley Patchworkers Inc are having their fabulous, wonderful Quilt Show at the Mt. Waverley Community Centre Sat. 31st May – Sun. 1st. June Entry $8 with all profits to the Waverley Benevolent Society. There will be a fabulous quilt display, food, quilt shops and patchwork/Quilting and product demonstrations.

The Sunbury Stitchers and Quilters – those clever gals, are having a quilt show themed  “Old Days New Ways” on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June. Admission $7 seniors $5 at the Memorial Hall, Stawell St. Sunbury. With some wonderful traders, refreshments and a quilt raffle. Ph: 5428 3502

It sounds like June will be a busy month for us all – after Launceston!

That is all (I think…) for now – see you next month, if not sooner.


Helen Evans

Your roving reporter

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