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, July 23, 2017

Wednesday 5th July 2017

As usual, it was a wonderful day at Carrum Downs. We espescially welcomed back Sheila. It was an abdolute joy to have her back with us, and we look forward to seeing her regularly once more - with updates on her renovations as well as her lovely girls (chooks!). Back from her interrupted round the world trip was our lovely Ramona, who had suffered a family tragedy - lots of love and hugs and a few tears for our favourite Carrum Downs character.

Jo made this gorgeous quilt, using Australian fabrics for her "daughter" as a wedding quilt. "Daughter" worked at Uluhru, so the Aussie theme was most appropriate. As always - a beautiful quilt from Jo.

Some exquisite crochet work from Maggy, who  amazes us with the new stitches she continues to learn, despite her recent setbacks. Good on you Maggy!

Wow!!! Wyn has put together her version of Jenny Bowker's "Shimmering Quilts", and boy what a fabulous version it is. Made with so much love, for her grand daughter Madeline, who was badly injured in the chaos that was the "Falls Festival" at Lorne this summer. I am sure Madeline will love it.

Marilyn has finished this amazing UFO - "Ring Cycle" by Leesa Siegal. A simply gorgeous quilt.

Meanwhile, I (Helen) brought along a Gail Pan stitchery to work on, while I showed Kathy how to foundation piece the following.
Kathy put this together so well - a yummy peppermint/choc ice cream!

Here is a panel, I am quilting for my 11 week old great niece. I brought it along unfinished, as I want to get it finished and given to little Maggie asp. I saw the end product in the Mildura quilt shop while at the retreat and fell in love with it - didn't even realise it was a panel.

Jeanette brough along an old project last month - Japanese Ginko - and has fallen in love with it - particularly as she is now working on the project in her chosen colours - and don't they look fantastic.

Kathy was away last month - doing a class in Lennox Head, with June Macdonald - who proved to be a wonderful tutor. Here, she is showing us he beautiful QAYG table runner - a great project.

Sheila brought along some hexigons she has been working on in 20s fabrics. Looking very lovely - I believe she did one stitch on the day - so much time spent catching up. Once again  - welocme back Sheila x

Deidre, as usual, has been knittinf/crocheting away on donations of baby clothes to take to Africa on her next trip there - which is comig up very soon. What a beautiful little dress!

Pam has been trying to find the best pattern for these bags used hold IV drugs, so those using them can get out and about. Once Pam has the right pattern I am sure we can all have a go at making some.

 Virginia, working away on her hexagon masterpiece. Go Virginia!

This lovely sewing kit was designed and made by Lynne. I was lucky enough to win her goody bag at the Mildura retreat. Thank you Lynne, I love it!

In my notes, I mention a basket quilt made by Ramona -our erstwhile photographer Ramona neglected to take a photo of her lovely quilt - we will have to see it again!

A few notes: Vic quilters are holding a Back Basting workshop on August 14th. Ring Lola Petschauer 53582905 for details

Vic Quilters Shwcase is on again this week from Thursday 27th in Jeffs Shed. Always a fabulous show.

Geelong Quilters Exhibition is on 24-26 November at Deakin Uni Waterfront Campus, including a special "Quilts tell stories" exhibition of vintage quilts.

Visits to Tasmania and Europe will, sadly, prevent me attending again until our November meeting. I hope that the blog - even if it is only pictures, will continue in my absense.

Thanks everyone for a great day!

Your roving (a lot these next months) reporter,

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