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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

As always it was a lovely get together at Carrum Downs. With Wyn just back from the “Quilts of Valour” conference in Las Vegas there was lots of exciting news to share – even some about the conference!

At our next meeting we will be visited by Palm Beach Quilting – for a talk and a shop, so bring along your cash.


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This very striking quilt was made by Ramona for her son’s 21st (back in Feb. – so not too bad at all), and as you can see, was beautifully quilted by the talented Hermione. The quilt is made in Richmond colours for Justin’s AFL team.


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Here am I (Helen), with a quilt I am doing QAYG for my nephew Scott’s wedding to the lovely Josephine, only 3 1/2 years ago. Eventually there will be 7 rows of 6 blocks. I cut out 11” square pieces of fabric and marked the stitching lines clearly, then ironed freezer paper onto the back, and handed them out with multi coloured sharpies in the wedding day. Neroli Henderson, kindly did some art work on a few blocks for me as well. I have added hearts in fabric appropriate and meaningful for both families.


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Here is one of two 1600 quilts made by Wyn with Jelly rolls bought from Broadway Quilts in Sonoma, California, for her daughter’s guest accommodation – lovely colours. In the second photo Wyn is holding a stack of blocks from a challenge for the Quilts of Valour conference – very American themed, but very nice! Wyn and her cousin Helen took  a Rule steady donated by Marita as a prize, together with a Leesa Chandler bag (from her Australian fabric range) with matching coaster – both of which enchanted the Americans.


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Now amongst these three quilts are two donated by the American Quilts of Valour to the Australian Quilts of Valour ( I think!!!) as well a a quilt made by Simone (the third one, I suspect) which she has beautifully made for a friend who likes neutrals – Simone used Coates charms packs.


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Here is Jennifer all the way from Orange, with her “Travelling Kaleidoscopes 3”. As you can see, it is equally interesting  when viewed sideways or lengthways, and is double sided, with a hidden label. In one word, a masterpiece.


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Also from Jennifer, Oriental 4, which won 1st prize at her local show – congratulations!!! With an identical one for a friend. The third quilt is Oriental 7 – once more with a magnificent panel. And last but not least is a nifty bag that Jennifer designed for her knitting with special needle compartments.

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Here is the front and back of a baby quilt made by Ginny. The fabric was chosen by her daughter for her friend, who is a bit of a Goth – so fabric such as “Day of the dead” fabric from Mexico is featured. Despite that, it is a really lovely quilt.


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Here is a piece of hand quilting, and the work is so neat– you will see it better when you enlarge the photo, that Donna is completing after doing a workshop only 4 years ago – that sounds pretty normal. And she also brought along her nifty thread holder – purchased at a market in W.A. What a great idea – I am not boasting, but I have two of these handy gadgets!!!

And so, as it is almost time of our meeting on Wednesday 1st October – don’t forget that Palm Tree Quilting will be visiting us – with lots of show and tell as well as some of their fabulous shop – which is just around the corner.

And, setting a new record for lateness, I sign off,

Your roving reporter,

Helen Evans

Devon Meadows, Vic.

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