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, July 21, 2014

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Here we are again, and you may ask what happened to our June blog entry.  Let’s just say it is missing in action (as I was for June) and may or may not turn up. But never mind, I am sure the usual suspects attended with the usual marvellous show and tell, and that the usual shenanigans took place. So just imagine what our June meeting would have looked like, and you should be spot on.

As for July – well it was decided that we should celebrate our “Big O” birthdays this month,as there seem to be an inordinate number of them in past and future months.

And here we have the (willing and unwilling) birthday ladies – no age no pack drill, but let’s just say that, as the oldest, Maggy had the privilege of cutting the beautiful cake (made by Di K.).

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Here we have the birthday girls in all our glory. Left to right: Helen (me), Virginia, Jeanette, Maggy, Marilyn and  Wyn. In the second photo Maggy is doing a fine job cutting the cake. It has just occurred to me, the with the exception of Maggy (the eldest),  we are practically  lined up in order of age!

As you can see, the audience was riveted!


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Here we have Cynthia’s progress on her beautiful stitchery quilt she is making. Welcome back Madam Cyn, after your many adventures. Meanwhile,  Jeanette has been doing some beautiful stitching on a Japanese cloth – exquisite!


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Here is a cute bag for lost socks that Deidre (minus cast) is making for a friend. A lovely idea. And Virginia looks to be working on some tiny hexagons – we await with excitement the unveiling of the pattern. Go Ginny!

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More hexagons from a very new Scquilter who was dragged along by Virginia – bugger I have lost your name, but you are a very nice lady and welcome back any time!!! And a crocheted, soon to be Hippopotamus from Maggy. If you look very carefully you will see the finished picture beside the riot of beautifully constructed hexagons.

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Yet another lovely pair of socks from our Marilyn – very pretty. And a beautiful birthday gift for her from a dear friend – the long and short of it! Doesn't it look magnificent?


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Wyn is making this beautiful mega beanie for one of her three million, lucky great-grandchildren. Gorgeous isn’t it?


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Here Di M. has just started her “Sweet tea and sweet beans”  or is it “Sweet tea and green beans” quilt? Either way, it is showing marvellous promise – can’t wait for the next instalment!  These lovely brigh twisted hexagons are from Bar, who continually amazes us with her hexie output.


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An unusual array of Chantelle from myself – Helen this month. An almost completed stitchery – I discovered this one in a shop in Brissie. It is virtually identical to the farm house I grew up in, so I am doing one for each of my siblings for Christmas this year! Next, just to prove to Ramona and others, that I do occasionally work on my BOM’s, here I have made a start on Rosalie Quinlan’s “Best Friends Forever” block of the month – so far so good(ish). Next is a hexagon bag I made, using my Liberty (and similar scraps – I bought the pattern at either the Bathurst or the Kiama shop hop! And last and least, my “Ancestor” A4 challenge quilt, which depicted a privateer ancestor who got up to lots of dirty deeds – for which I am still apologising.


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Sally working steadily on her beautiful appliqued block – love the colours. And last, but least (no! no! no! – just joking Sandra – I still love you xxx). Sandra was working on an older Gail Pan Christmas BOM – beautiful as always. The background is flannel and the applique fabric is felt – a lovely effect.


And there you have it – a fun day with even funner friends was had by all.

Next time we meet, on Wednesday 6th August 2014, Lisa Smallridge, the proprietor of  “Sunset Seams” will honour us with her presence, a talk about her business and some nice items for us to buy. Having recently used Lisa’s services to arrange for a particular template to be made, I can highly recommend her work!


Until August, be there or be square,

your roving reporter

Helen Evans

Devon Meadows, Vic.

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