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, August 28, 2016

Wednesday the 3rd of August 2016

What, you may ask, happened to our July get together? Ask away, for those of us who sailed away on the Pacific Peal for this year's SCQuilters retreat, also have no idea of what shenanigans occured during July. By the way, I am sworn to secrecy about the retreat because we all know "What happens at retreat stays at retreat".
So, to make a short story long, apart from guilty looks and lots of laughter I am unable to report anything at all about our July meeting. I suspect that alcohol, satanic rituals and some very bad behaviour was involved, so will say no more on the subject except, that  wish I had been there to take part.

Now to August, where things had calmed down a just a little, but plenty of fun was still to be had.

Marilyn L. surprised us all. She has been hiding her (red) light under a bushel. You see Marilyn has been hiding the fact that she is a "Red Hat Lady" and is getting her bling (Red Hat Ladies like bling and lots of it) ready for the Re Hat gathering on Norfolk Island. From Marilyn's descriptions of her previous adventures, we suggest that Norfolk Islanders lock their door for the duration. Click to enlarge the pics and you will see just how much bling Marilyn will be blinging to Norfolk Island. Good luck for a great gathering!!!

Those of you who did the foundation Piecing pop up class at the Retreat may recognize what I (Helen) have done with four of the blocks we made. I have become re-addicted  to foundation piecing and have decided that this will be the first block of a "Tip toe through the Tulips" quilt.

At the retreat, the challenge was to make a pin cushion. This is my Zombie pin cushion.

Last but not least,by any means is my beautiful cow bag. We had a sea shanty package swap and by some (very) strange coincidence, I was lucky enough to receive the package Lynley had herded, all the way from Perth. I was very mooved to "win" her package, which was wrapped in this cow bag. Some have mooted that the swap was fixed, buts udders know it was meant to be.

Virginia's self designed king size hexagon quilt, which we show you from time time time, is starting turn into a lovely pattern. Very well done Virginia - this quilt is going to be legendary.

Here is Laurel's gorgeous "Springtime" quilt - for the Beaconsfield Quilt Show. It certainly looks like spring - so beautiful. Details on the show at the end of the show and tell.

The dynamic Deidre has finished her amazingly gorgeous African Flower blanket. The flowers are so beautiful and, there is a U tube video which shows you how to make them. Yay! Note to self - learn to crochet.

Kate has used her extensive skills on her embroidery machine to embroider this beautiful ladybird on her pocket. It is so cute and very clever - just like our Kate.

Melody is working on Irene Blanck's confetti quilt in wonderful "confetti" colours, with exquisite fussy cutting. Such beautiful work.

Once again Melody brought a long something very special. At CWA House in Toorak, they had an open day and Melody was able to purchase this fabulous blanket for the princely sum of $20. Of course she couldn't resist bringing it in to show us all. The crocheted flowers are absolutely fantastic. Dear CWA ladies, please charge a bit more for your exquisite craft work - we are happy to pay!!!

Here's a close up of one of the lovely flowers - all different!

Carol was working on this delightful Christmas stitchery - such beautiful work - congratulations!

Fiona is working on a quilt following a class at Treehouse Textiles ( love that shop!). Wonderful selection of fabrics.

 Lyn is working on a quilt from "Hugs and Kisses"  - at least I hope these hexagons are hers!

And also some exquisite work on a Hatched and Patched pattern - so pretty, Lyn.

The lovely Dianne G, continues with her beautiful knitting. We were shocked to hear of your heart problems Dianne, but, I imagine, not half as shocked as you. However, we are so happy to hear, that, after bypass surgery, you are on the road to recovery. Melody and I, in particular sincerely hope that you will be joining us again VERY soon, for our crochet lessons, and, of course, your wonderful company. Love from everyone at Carrum Downs Scquilters.

Bev tried hexagons - she has done enough. This will be a table runner - but an exquisite one, none the less.

Bev, always generous, has made yet another quilt for Ballarat family services. This Rodeo quilt is for a little boy. Well done - as always - Bev.

Simone has made this great cushion for a friend. It is a lovely gift - both front and back. Great fabrics too!

Wyn has knitted this beautiful infinity scarf. It looks fabulous on her doesn't it? Love the pattern - perhaps one day I will graduate from dishcloths????

Some dates to remember:

September 10th - Beaconsfield Quilt Show -Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre, 8 O'Neil Rd. Beaconsfield. Proceeds to Beaconsfield CFA..

October 1st (10am - 5pm) and 2nd (10am - 4pm)  Bay Quilters Quilt Show, Beaumaris  Library Complex, Reserve Rd. Beaumaris. Proceeds to Profits to Sandringham and Beaumaris Surf Life Saving Clubs

And, of course we will be meeting again on Wednesday September 7th.  Alas, I will be in Hobart, but I trust a good time will be had by all.

Your roving reporter,
Helen Evans

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