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, April 19, 2016

Wednesday April 6th 2016

Before I blog about our fun April get together, I would like to tell you all about our May "Cuppa for Cancer" meeting, to be held on Wednesday 4th of May. We will be going all out to raise lots of funds. To this end the following will be happening:

We ask everyone to bring a small plate of food to share for morning tea/lunch to make the occasion more festive.

We will open the trading table as a fundraiser, so bring along anything you want to sell, from jam to vegies, to fruit, to (of course) sewing supplies. We will have a lucky dip too. If you would like to contribute, please bring along wrapped gifts to about $10 in value. This will be FUN! They will be $3 of 4 for $10! There will also be a raffle with a choice of several different fun prizes. Tickets will be $1 each or 3 for $5.
And please wear something PINK - even if it is just a ribbon or jewellery.

Last year we raised a record amount and it would wonderful to beat this record, so please bring along LOTS of small change for your purchases. All Scquilters and friends welcome.

Now back to April. We had a lovely relaxed day of chatting and sewing - as always.

Ramona asked us all to "look busy". We did our best!

Dianne G was continuing work on her beautiful Bee stitchery quilt - love the colours.

The lovely Deidre - I ordered a couple of her nifty bags for carrying bottled water and a zippered section for keys - and look what she is doing for me! Deidre knows me too well, and I will be thrilled to carry my finished cow bottle bag. Isn't it wonderful?

Melody is continuing to work on her hexie swap. They have come from all over the world and will be decorating a beautiful vintage screen when they are all done.

Fiona has been working on "Sweet tea and green beans" - this is the absolutely beautiful border. Can't wait to see it all put together. It is a beautiful quilt and Fiona has done a magnificent job.

Stone the crows! It is me (Helen) - knitting (or trying to) still.

Some lovely embroidery from Marilyn L. - even if it is upside down!

Simone has made this fab baby quilt for a heavy metal fan friend. It includes recycled jeans and some appropriate signage. Rock'n roll!!!

Wounded Wyn - still as busy and productive as ever. Hope the bandages are off soon.

Marilyn W. has been working on "Stars in the wood" - such a beautiful pattern and her usual exquisite work.

Laurel is working on a Splendid Sampler block - looking good! Has anyone else got the Splendid Sampler bug? Apart from me?

Virginia - hexagons - still! What can I say, but one day in the dim distant future we look forward, very much, to the quilt's unveiling.

 Jeanette his working on this very pretty block - a tutorial from The Splendid Sampler - love the reds

 Bar is busy making some pretty scissors/needle holders as well as he beautiful hexagons from the book that Dianne R is reading

 Sally's new quilt is called F=Garden Wall - and what a great pattern it is. Well done.

Here is a 1600 quilt made by Ramona - lovely fabrics and a beautiful border

And that is it until our big fundraiser on the first Wednesday in May - please remember to bring along a plate to share and any items to sell as well as your spare pennies to spend -  and bring a friend as well, so we can help fight this scourge!

A quick bouquet of love to Melody , who is currently in Epworth Hospital and Maggy in Peninsula Private. Get better soon. We love you both.

 Until next time,
Your roving reporter,
Helen Evans

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