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, August 26, 2014

Wednesday 6th of August 2014

Strewth! Where did August go? I could promise to be less tardy with this blog, but somehow, I suspect that it wouldn’t work. This month has been full of dental adventures that I won’t bore you with – needless to say you don’t want to hear the gruesome details anyway. You are here to find out what did (or did not) happen at the Carrum Downs Scquilters get together in August.
I present here, the censored version – should anyone require the uncensored version champagne would be required.
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IMG_1113 Here we are, all riveted by the wonderful Lisa Smallridge from Sunset seams. Lisa entertained us with tales of her acrylic template business – have a look at her website for more information  and tales of model aeroplanes. Lisa had a wonderful range of templates for sale and she makes them to order for quilters all around the world. If, for example you are making the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the crosses quilt, she can be of great help!
Then came Show and tell:
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It was lovely to see Shirley, who had, and I quote “got lonely for quilters”. she brought along her lovely “Liberty Plus Quilt” – made because her sister Jean had also made on. Hello Jean!!!! A beautiful tapestry cushion of a giraffe, made for her daughter in law, who is a zookeeper. And she was working on her hand pieced Periwinkle stars. Very pretty. Hope to see you again very soon Shirley.

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Here, we have Wyn’s sock and a half. Beautiful colours and i have written “Kitchener grafting – toes!” Make of that what you will. Then we have Marilyn with her pet? part? sock – looking good.

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Here are Virginia’s tone on tone hexies – looking great, and Jeanette’s clamshells – in a beautiful range of fabrics. The delightful coin purse is from a Mai Misaki kit. Jeanette either bought or made this one – however she got it, it is a lovely piece of work.

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Here am I  (Helen), with a raggy rose quilt (Fat Cat patterns) – made with challenge fabrics from St.John’s and Friends Quilters, made in great haste. The fabrics are more vibrant than the picture shows, as I am standing in the sun. Then. and I forgot to bring my, finally finished, one of three farmhouse stitcheries for my siblings for Christmas. Also there is a picture of our actual farmhouse – to show that it is pretty close to the stitchery, which I purchased from Bella in Qld.

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Aren’t these the cutest baby shoes? Sandra has made these for her grand-daughter Emily. They are just beautiful.  And, here we have a beautiful version of Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice quilt. A triumph for the maker – whoever she is – either Bar or Sandra made this spectacular quilt. My notes here are a tad confusing. However Bar DID make this absolutely fabulous kangaroo – love everything about it. Apparently, so does Bar, as the little buggers are currently breeding at her home.

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Here we have this monumentally beautiful effort from Jennifer. The quilt is called “Don’t Look Now” and is for her first Grandchild. It is absolutely exquisite and the detailed quilting by Wendy Watkins of Honeypot Quilting was definitely a labour of love.  Everything about it is beautiful – befitting its tiny recipient.

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Also from Jennifer – a fabulous siggy quilt from the first Bendigo retreat. Yet another beautiful piece of work – front and back.

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Now, from Simone a beautiful tapestry she picked up the kit for at the op shop – just lovely. And, also a hexie bag made from the lovely Judy Newman’s pattern, which she picked up at the Melbourne Quilt Show. Simone has fussy cut all her hexies for a beautiful effect. Someone else in our little group has done a class with Judy to make the same bag and is expected to bring her finished product along any year now – I promise!

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Robyn has done her usual beautiful work – having found this sweet pear hanger, she had to find a pear project. And what a lovely one it is! Robyn went to a Beautiful Stitches day with Gail Pan and Helen Stubbings and made these wondrous items – the wall hanging on itsbeautiful stand and the cute as cute little bag. Such a clever and talented bunny is Robyn.

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Marilyn got this gorgeous scarf as a gift. It is from the Chinese museum at Ararat –but I am sure many of our happy hookers could easily make one. And her bag was made at the AQA quilt in weekend.

And so we are finally done – JUST in time for our next get together on Wednesday September 3rd.
Be there or be square,
your roving reporter,
Helen Evans
in sunny Devon Meadows, eating mandarins from the garden.

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