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, September 14, 2015

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - part Two

Wyn has a been helping her cousin Helen,to teach sewing at Beacon hills College, and these bags are the result. Aren’t they cute? and so pretty.

Looks like Jo’s quilt block has decided to follow Pooh – but just take a look and you will see how beautiful it is. It is from a BOM by Irene Black and is just stunning – love the colours.

Robyn is working on this cute Gail Pan stitchery. Don’t you just love Gail’s little birds?

 Deidre had dug out this UFO from 1990 to finally finish, and isn’t it beautiful. Such great work during your recovery from surgery. So glad you are back and looking so well and happy – but your wedding on the 6th of September may have had something to do with that too xxx

I am not sure who the lovely sewing machine stitchery belongs to Louise? Laurel? Ramona? Marona? It is a lovey stitchery anyway.

Laurel his working on “Miss Matty’s Parlour” by Megan Carroll, in beautiful fussy cut fabric.

Here is a simply spectacular little baby cardy for Sandra’s new grandson – don’t you love the colours? Congratulations on your newest grandchild Sandra!!!

Here, Fiona is working on the beautiful quilt “Green Tea and Beans”. It is looking so lovely and the colours are just fabulous.

Now Kate brought a well loved tapestry – the one she brings when she just wants to sit and chat. She did however do two stitches and we look forward to seeing it completed some time in the next decade, or two.

Dianne G was inspired, after seeing some of our UFO work, to bring out a 10 year old one of hers. It was made in the Karella Road shop in Frankston and is called “Pretty in Pink” – and it is!

Here are some of the blocks we presented to a surprised Deidre – with more to come – so she can make a memento of her wedding which was held the following weekend. Huge congratulations to Deidre and Geoffrey and all our love and good wishes for a happy future together.

Sorry for those of you who were at the retreat, but I only thought it fair to bring along my winning “What would a quilter wear in 1915” costume. The apron and veil are made up of 3 inch squares in various white fabrics, and for the cape, I adjusted a Christmas tree skirt pattern, lined with poppy fabric. The instruments are a sample of what myself and my assistants Dr Kathryn  and the notorious Ngaire used on our “patients” – the enema and the amputations being the most popular, although the VD case proved a hit as well. Thank you to Rosalie Quinlan for the lovely range of her fabric that I was lucky enough to win.

Now, for some announcements:

Saturday 19th September
St John’s Cranbourne - 19th 10am - 4pm at St. John's Church, 27 Childers Street, Cranbourne.      $5 entry
                        BYO lunch
                        Bring a project to work on
                        Mobile sharpening service for scissors, Knives etc.
                        Raffle & Door prizes
Irene Blanck is coming with her new book and show her quilts
Peppertree House designs - Jill Grey and Margaret Edwards with their beautiful kits for sales
Plus retailers, Gippsbeary Cottage, Sue's Stitches, Patchwork Passion and Lauren Wallace with fabrics from Quilters Barn
Proceeds to the Blairlogie Living and Learning Inc. This is an organization that looks after adult disabled getting them ready to live independently.
For further inquires ring Dianne 0409435769

Saturday 27th September

Presentation of this ANZAC Centenary quilt triptych -made by the combined Cranbourne Quilters – to the Cranbourne RSL Sth Gippsland Hwy., Cranbourne at 2pm – all welcome. This is an amazing quilt – the photo does not do it justice.

Sunday 3rd & Sunday 4th October
NOTYQ (North of the Yarra Quilters)
Quilt Exhibition 10am – 4pm
Eltham Community Centre, 801 Main Rd., Eltham
stalls, light refreshments and a quilt raffle $8 entry

And on the last Saturday in October there will be a working bee for Quilts of Valour at the Harkaway Hall – more details next month.
And in November Mornington Peninsula Quilters will have its big exhibition at Toorak College Mt. Eliza – again more details next month.

And a REMINDER to all at Carrum Downs. This year – for our December Christmas party Kris Kringle we will be making our gifts to swap, so start to think about what you will be making – there are limitless options! At the very least, you can buy a pattern and kit for something nice, but home made is best.

That’s all from your (totally bloggered) roving reporter for September – if you are having trouble joining our Yahoo group, our 2016 Retreat group and our Facebook groups – which I would urge everyone to join, because that is where most of the action takes place – just e-mail me and I can give you all the details.

Helen Evans
Devon Meadows Vic.



Melody said...

Great posts. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the group, so much I'll be back again and again and again.

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