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.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Wednesday 7th October 2015

Hello Scquiltes. October was our AGM (necessary for insurance purposes) in which Simone is still our grand poobah, Marilyn L. or treasurer and Marilyn W. our erstwhile secretary. I think that is all - thanks so much for volunteering ladies.We are all very grateful to them. We discussed some interesting guest speakers/ trunk shows for next year - and will keep you posted on our exciting plans for 2016.

I would also like to report that the Quilt In for "Australian Quilts of Valour" (join us on face book!) was a very successful day and Wyn and Helen C. are continuing to request the pillow slips - details of pattern were on our previous month's blog. I was at my(younger) sister's 60th birthday party so was unable to attend, but would highly recommend these Quilt In - they are lots of fun and are a great help for this wonderful cause.

And now we have Show and Tell

  Here - shock horror - is Helen (me) with samples of her dishcloth knitting. I have JUST learned to knit, so am sticking to easy, useful items. They are by no means perfect, but, let's face it - they are only dishcloths! I also started the Gnome Angel version of the"Farmers Wife 1930s" quilt - also on Face book. I did these two by machine, but plan to start again, using 1930s fabrics, by hand when my eyesight improves enough for me to hand sew again....

Shirley has been working on a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt you can see the lovely subtle fabrics she is using, both in the one she was working on and also the other blocks on her phone. it will make a beautiful quilt.

This exquisite quilt was finished by Bev for a lady who passed away. It has been finished QAYG and every block in it is lovley. Great work!

Bev also has made this beautiful quilt to raffle with Spa Quilters for fostered children in the Daylesford/Ballarat region. Bev was telling us about the "Quilts of Love" made by Spa quilters - 24" x 24". We will get details more about those so we can contribute to this cause which is close to many of our hearts.

Here is a Jeanette's first of  many 30's Dresden plates for a challenge with Waverley quilters - looking good!
Don't you love the 30's fabrics?

And here we are starting to see some colour in Virginia's hexagon creation - any more this month?????

Here is a very lively looking bag - made, I think, by Virginia. Very noice.

Bar has made this beautiful "Bali bag" it is a great pattern to make with a jelly roll and you can make it in different sizes - looking good!

   Robyn made this intricate little sewing bag on a weekend away with Louise - hopefully we will see one from her next time. Robyn cannot remember how she managed to put it together, and neither could any of us. A very clever job - well done.

Also from Robyn is this striking jelly roll 1600 quilt - using modern fabrics - for her niece's engagement - it has turned out well.

Simone has finished her Mr Fox quilt - and doesn't he look fabulous? As you can see - a couple of Mr Fox's needed a visit to the optometrist - cute glasses!
And - straight from the Op Shop - is this spectacular backing fabric for Mr Fox -ab fab!

 Now, Very Important Request -so sorry for the late notice - but squished as we are between the Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day for our next meeting THIS TUESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER. I felt we should have a little competition with racing head wear - be is fascinators (unfascinators), your old garden hat or something swish, there will be prizes for different categories. All you need is an old hat, or a round piece of cardboard or something else, a glue gun or a stapler and an imagination! Please have a go - I don't want to win all the prizes.

 There has been a late scratching, however, as you can see, I have broken the rocking horse I was planning on gluing onto my good garden hat (bought in Hawaii in 1981). Will have to plan a substitute for the starting gate. 

Sorry (as always) for the lateness of this blog - hope to see you with your racing bling on your heads (or anywhere you like) on Wednesday - that is THIS COMING WEDNESDAY - ONLY 3 DAYS AWAY.

Your roving reporter,
Helen Evans

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