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, February 17, 2015

Wednesday 4th February 2015


Despite some of our crowd swanning around in Singapore (and we hear there was much “swanning”), we had a wonderful crowd and a fabulous time on our first day back for 2015.

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Dianne and Jo                                            Wendy and Robyn                      Ramona and Deidre


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Cynthia Virginia and Jan               Maggy and Laurel                         Simone, Helen (me) and Marilyn L.


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Bar, Dianne R and Sally                     Louise with her gorgeous grandson – her show and tell!!!


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Simone with her Mr Fox block (from Elizabeth Hartnett’s website). She is making a quilt with four Mr Foxes in various guises for her niece’s baby. She has also gone hexagon/fussy cutting mad with this great book.

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However Bar is still our hexie queen – she has made of these brilliant QAYG hexagons and has only 9 to go. Will we see the quilt next month? The pretty blocks beside bar’s are (I think) Di R’s and are (I think) headed for a table runner. Please forgive me Di if I am wrong about this – I will bring you a pressie back from Tassie xxx


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Cynthia was working on a great stitchery – a reprint of an old post card to make a pillow case – what a lovely idea’ I do hope Myrtle had a happy new year! And here she is with a beautiful hexagon scrap quilt – originally made for her Grand daughter’s 18th birthday, it had been lost for two years and was only discovered when she moved house and it was discovered sedged underneath the lounge. She blames DH’s poor vacuuming. And now she is keeping the quilt – I don’t blame her – it is lovely.


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Oh dear – Virginia has been on the hexie steroids again! Apparently this is going to cover a king sized bed. However, after months of whites and creams, we are starting to see some colour – the mystery thickens.


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First we have Jan (Welcome Jan) working on her “Dear Hannah/Jane quilt for her daughter Jan – the little blocks are exquisite. And the, from the Gail Pan appreciation society (Of which many of us are members!) Robyn shows us some beautiful stitcheries she has put together from attending Gail Pan stitching day – the fab one in the middle is designed by our very own Ramona xxx

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Here is Maggy’s challenge block for Bay quilters – a cute foundation pieced block if I ever saw one. Laurel is working on the centre of her Jane Austen diamond quilt – looking beautiful so far. and we have some very pretty stitching from Wendy too.


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The most glittering item of all our show and tell was Deidre’s engagement ring. A lot of things can happen over the Christmas break! Congratulations to Deidre and her very handsome  fiasco xxx


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Dianne is putting together this wonderful quilt for her grand daughter (or big blanket as her g/d calls it) using very pretty fabric and with lovely Ohio stars for the border. And this is my Chook quilt – Maggy Walker’s Country Journal (Journey?). A UFO purchased at the Hobart retreat in 2000. This year I have a cunning plan – one UFO then one new project, continuing in that order. Don’t let me forget!!! Currently I am stitching the leaves around the vine. Sandra McLay – where is yours – purchased at the same time – Ramona told me to ask you.


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Ramona will be blogging next month as I will be in Tassie for a couple of weeks, but please don’t forget my special Mad Quilters fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Research on March 28th.

Hope you can come to our next Carrum Downs get together on Wednesday 4th March as well as my fundraiser – details below:


Mad Quilters/Crafters sale for Ovarian Cancer Research

Other quilters/scrap bookers/crafters are invited to sell as well – bring along a card table (or two) and plenty of change. Everything must be clearly marked and CHEAPLY priced. $10 per stall.

When: Saturday 28th March 2015 from 10am

Where: 24 Olive Road (south/east cnr of Olive and Cross Roads),

Devon Meadows, Vic. Melway p. 138 Ph: 0417263958

(Check your Melway carefully – we are at the “No through Road” end (otherwise known as “The Paris End”) of Olive Rd.)

Free Sausage sizzle/ tea and coffee and, if you are lucky, at the end of the day, Champagne will be provided.

Gold coin donation towards Ovarian Cancer Research. Proceeds from some stalls and payments for stalls will be entirely for this charity, including a GREAT value “Lucky Dip” for sewers with a few surprises. Proceeds from some stalls will be for other charities too.

Hope to see you there!!!

Helen Evans

Mob: 0417263958


See you there,

your roving reporter

Helen Evans

Devon Meadows, Vic

1 comment:

Sharon Siacci said...

Lovely work everyone. I'm a bit concerned about Deidre and her handsom fiasco Looks like a great day Helen. Hope to come along one time. Enjoy Tassie and see you at Mad Cows Day.

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